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					                            Brennan D. Peterson
One University Drive                                                                  (w) 714-744-7915
Orange, CA 92867                                                         Email: bpeterson@chapman.edu

Professional Work Experience
       Chapman University, Director of Clinical Training, Assistant Professor of Psychology,
       Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Orange, CA August 2003 – present
           Conduct and publish scholarly research
           Direct the clinical training of students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program
           Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Family Systems and Family Therapy,
              Family Life Cycle and Aging, Marital Therapy and Domestic Violence, Diversity in
              Marriage and Family Relationships, and Introduction to Psychology

       American Psychiatric Association, Staff Liaison to the Board of Trustees, Washington, D.C.,
       June 1998 to August 2000
              Worked directly with the APA‟s President and Medical Director to organize and carryout
               quarterly APA Board of Trustees meetings
              Reported Board policy decisions to APA staff on topics such as the annual budget,
               APA‟s relationship with managed care, and membership and recruitment efforts
              Coordinated the timely dissemination of preparatory reports to Board members and staff

       American Psychiatric Association, Practice Research Network Coordinator, Washington, D.C.,
       June 1995 to June1998
              Coordinated the 1996 and 1998 National Survey of Psychiatric Practice including
               sampling, survey design, study implementation, and analysis
              Analyzed and summarized findings resulting in publications in multiple journals
              Managed database development and coordinated flow of information between APA staff
               and psychiatrists participating in the network

Education
       Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, May, 2003
           Dissertation defended, August 2002. Title: Examining the individual and dyadic coping
              processes of infertile men and women and their relationship to infertility stress, marital
              adjustment, and depression
           Interests: Infertility, family relationships, family therapy, clinical supervision

       M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Tech, Falls Church, VA, December 2001
           Thesis defended, August 2000. Title: Examining congruence between couples‟ perceived
              infertility-related stress and its relationship to depression and marital adjustment in
              infertile men and women
           Cumulative GPA: 3.92

       B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 1995
            Cumulative GPA 3.80
            Business Management minor

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Teaching Experience_________________________________________________

       Marshall University Graduate College, Summer Faculty, Counseling Department, South
       Charleston, WV, May 2002 to 2003
              Develop class syllabus, teaching plans, and presentation topics for 16 graduate
               counseling students studying Adult and Family Development and Transition
              Grade written assignments and provide feedback and consultation to students regarding
               clinical interventions that facilitate family development during transitions
              Monitor students long distance learning between classes through internet discussions

       Virginia Tech, Instructor, Department of Human Development, Blacksburg, VA, September
       2001 to May 2002
              Developed syllabus, policies, procedures and teaching plans for undergraduate class titled
               „Family Relationships‟ for approximately 200 undergraduate students
              Presented lecture material and moderated class discussion
              Graded class reaction papers examining topics including historical changes in the family,
               adoption, parent-child relationships, marriage, divorce, and re-marriage

       Missionary Training Center, Instructor, Provo, UT, May 1993 to April 1995
              Implemented a five-week training program to volunteer missionaries
              Provided interactive feedback on missionaries teaching performance
              Conducted weekly interviews and evaluated missionaries personal progress

       Brigham Young University, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Dr.
       Harold Miller, Provo, UT, September 1993 to April 1994
              Supervised 12 undergraduate students
              Graded student writing assignments and essay examinations

Clinical Experience__________________________________________________
       Marriage and Family Therapist, Private Practice, Orange, CA, Oct 2005 – Present

              Specialize in treating marital and couple distress, infertility, and anxiety.
              Work with parents and children to address family difficulties including adjusting to
               divorce, remarriage, and adolescents.
              Treat individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, sexual addiction, childhood trauma,
               substance abuse, and chronic pain.

       Outpatient Therapist, LDS Family Services, Fountain Valley, CA, June 2004 – Dec 2005

              Conduct outpatient therapy with couples, families, and individuals.
              Treat disorders including marital conflict, parent-child concerns, and depression
              Consult with local clergy leaders to coordinate treatment plans




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Clinical Experience (cont.)____________________________________________
       Outpatient Counselor, Chapman University Student Psychological and Counseling Services
       (SPCS), Orange, CA, September 2003 – September 2004

              Conducted outpatient counseling with Chapman undergraduate and graduate students
               dealing with a wide-range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment,
               school-related stress, relational problems, and family concerns.
              Contributed to group supervision meetings with SPCS staff and interns

       Doctoral Intern, New River Valley Community Services, Blacksburg, VA, August 2002 to
       July 2003
              Conducted outpatient therapy with children and adolescents dealing with anger,
               substance abuse, self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder,
               oppositional defiance, divorce, parental abandonment, parental abuse, and foster care
              Provided school-based outpatient services for high school students at risk for poor grades,
               peer-related violence and substance abuse
              Conducted in-home family therapy with clients and their caregivers

       Group Facilitator, New River Valley Community Services, Strengthening Families Group,
       Blacksburg, VA, January 2000 to July 2003
              Led Strengthening Families Group for parents and their children ages 6 to 14
              Educated parents and children about strategies to improve family communication, reduce
               family conflict, and increase family unity
              Conducted parent and children‟s family group to increase understanding of individual
               curriculums

       Family Therapist Resident, Family Therapy Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA,
       August 2000 to May 2002
              Provided marital, family, and individual therapy to clients dealing with depression,
               anxiety, bereavement, marital conflict, domestic violence, and sexual abuse
              Received individual and group supervision (both live and video)

       Family Therapist Intern, Center for Family Services, Virginia Tech, Falls Church, VA,
       August 1999 to August 2000
              Provided marital, family, and individual therapy to diverse clinical population in the
               Washington, D.C. area dealing with issues such as marital conflict, parent-adolescent
               conflict, domestic violence, divorce, suicide ideation, child abuse, and depression
              Received individual and group supervision (both live and video)

       Group Facilitator, Center for Family Services, Virginia Tech, Anger Management Group, Falls
       Church, VA, November 1999 to May 2000
              Co-conducted weekly anger management group for court-ordered batterers by educating
               group members about the patterns of abuse, escalating signals, and control strategies
              Encouraged men to accept responsibility for abuse and commit to violence-free living




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Clinical Experience (cont)____________________________________________
       Call Manager, Northern Virginia Hotline, Arlington, VA, May 1997 to May 1998
              Managed calls from individuals experiencing loneliness, grief, depression, relationship
               difficulties, physical abuse, rape, and suicidal ideations
              Received 40 hours of training in empathic listening and crisis intervention

       Volunteer Caseworker, Alexandria Mental Health Center Clubhouse Program, Alexandria, VA,
       November 1996 to March 1997
              Provided services for individuals suffering from mental illness including employment
               facilitation, transportation, and grocery shopping



Publications – Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters____________
       1. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., & Feingold, T. (in press). Anxiety and sexual stress in men
              and women undergoing infertility treatment. Fertility and Sterility.

       2. Peterson, B.D., Feingold, T., & Gold, L. (2007). The experience and influence of infertility:
              Considerations for couple counselors. The Family Journal, 15, 251-257.

       3. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., Rosen, K.H., Skaggs, G.E. (2006). Gender differences in how
              men and women referred with in vitro fertilization cope with infertility stress. Human
              Reproduction, 21: 2443-2449.

       4. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., Rosen, K.H., Schulman, R.S. (2006). Coping processes of
              couples experiencing infertility. Family Relations, Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied
              Family Studies, 55, 227-239.

       5. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., Rosen, K.H., Skaggs, G.E. (2006). The relationship between
              coping and depression in men and women referred for in vitro fertilization (IVF).
              Fertility and Sterility, 85, 802-804.

       6. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., & Rosen, K.H. (2003). Examining congruence between
              couples‟ perceived infertility related stress and its relationship to depression and marital
              adjustment in infertile men and women. Family Process, 42, 59-71.

       7. West J.C., Zarin D.Z., Peterson B.D., Pincus H.A. (1998). Assessing the feasibility of
             recruiting a randomly selected sample of psychiatrists to participate in a national practice-
             based research network. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 33, 620-623.

       8. Peterson B.D., West J.C., Tanielian, T., Pincus H.A., et. al. (1998). Mental Health
              Practitioners and Trainees. In Mental Health United States, 1998. Manderscheid R. and
              Henderson, M.J., eds. Department of Health and Human Services Pub (SMA) 99-3285.
              Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998.

       9. Pincus H.A, Peterson B.D., Suarez A.S., Zarin D.A. (1998). The structure of psychiatrists‟
              outpatient practice. Psychiatric Services, 49, 747.


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Publications – Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters (cont.)______
       10. Peterson B.D., Pincus H.A., Suarez A.S., Zarin D.Z. (1998). Referrals to psychiatrists.
              Psychiatric Services, 49, 499.

       11. Zarin D.A., Pincus, H.A., Peterson B.D., West J.C., Suarez A.S., Marcus S.C., McIntyre,
              J.S. (1998). Characterizing psychiatry: Findings from the 1996 National Survey of
              Psychiatric Practice. American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 397-404.

       12. Olfson M.A., Tanielian T.L., Peterson B.D., Zarin, D.A. (1998). Routine treatment of adult
              depression. Psychiatric Services, 49, 299.

       13. Zarin D.A., Peterson B.D., Suarez A.S., Pincus H.A. (1997). Source of patient-care income,
              work settings, and age of male and female psychiatrists. Psychiatric Services, 48, 1387.

       14. Zarin D.A., Peterson B.D., Suarez A.S., Pincus H.A. (1997). Practice settings and sources
              of patient-care income of psychiatrists in early, mid, and late career. Psychiatric
              Services, 48, 1261.

       15. Peterson B.D., West J.W., Pincus H.A., et. al. (1996). An Update on Human Resources in
              Mental Health. In Mental Health United States, 1996. Manderscheid R and
              Sonnenschein MA, eds. Department of Health and Human Services Pub (SMA) 96-3098.
              Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996.


Publications – Professional Articles____________________________________
       1. Peterson B.D. (2006). Advances and complexities: In vitro fertilization and embryo freezing.
              Family Therapy Magazine, 16-23.


Articles Submitted and Under Review___________________________________
       1. Sheridan-Walsh, M.A., Peterson, B.D., & Rosen, K.H. The experiences of parents of
              adolescents in family therapy: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Marital and Family
              Therapy.

       2. Goldberg, P.D., Peterson, B.D., Rosen, K.H., Sara, M.L. Cybersex: The impact of a
              contemporary problem on the practices of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs).
              Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.


Publications and Books in Progress_ __________________________________
       1. Peterson, B.D., Pirritano, M., & Schmidt, L. Congruence on coping and communication
               patterns in couples experiencing infertility and its impact on infertility related stress.
               Human Reproduction.

       2. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., and Davidson, S. Examining the relationship between
               infertility-specific stress, marital adjustment, and anxiety. Fertility and Sterility.

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       3. Peterson, B.D. & Eifert, G.H. Treating infertility-related stress with Acceptance and
               commitment therapy (ACT). Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

       4. Peterson, B.D., Eifert, G.H., & Feingold, T. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in
              the treatment of couple distress. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

       5. Davies, C., Peterson, B.D., & Rosen K.H. Attachment and pursuer-distancer patterns in
             clinical couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

       6. Peterson, B.D., Feingold, T., & Eifert, G.H. ACT on Marriage: Using acceptance,
              commitment, and value-directed action to have the marriage you want. New Harbinger
              Publications, Inc.


Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts_________________________
       1. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., Feingold, T. (2007). Anxiety and sexual stress in men and
              women undergoing infertility treatment. American Society for Reproductive Medicine
              (ASRM)Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

       2. Peterson, B.D. (2006). The individual and dyadic coping patterns of couples undergoing in
              vitro fertilization (IVF). Resolve: The National Infertility Association’s Southwest
              Regional Conference. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), CA.

       3. Peterson, B.D. Newton, C.R., Rosen, K.H., & Skaggs, G.E. (2005). How men and women
              referred for in vitro fertilization cope with infertility stress. American Society for
              Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

       4. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., Rosen, K.H., & Schulman, R.S. (2004). Dyadic coping
              processes of infertile couples and their relationship to infertility stress, marital
              adjustment, and depression. American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual
              Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

       5. Peterson, B.D., Newton, C.R., & Rosen, K.H. (2001). Examining the congruence between
              couples' infertility-related stress and its relationship to depression and marital adjustment
              in infertile men and women: American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
              Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

       6. Peterson, B.D., & Sine, L. (2000). The emotional effects of infertility. American Psychiatric
               Association (APA), Institute on Psychiatric Services, Philadelphia, PA.

       7. Peterson, B.D., & Sine, L. (2000). Male and female emotional response to infertility: A
              Proposal for DSM-V. Collaborative Family Health Care Coalition, Bethesda, MD.

       8. Pincus, H.A., Zarin, D.A., West, J.W., & Peterson, B.D. (1998). Managed care delivery
              7systems and psychiatric treatment patterns. American Psychiatric Association (APA)
              Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.




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       9. Zarin, D.A., Peterson, B.D., & Pincus, H.A. (1997). Characterizing psychiatry: Findings
              from the 1996 National Survey of Psychiatric Practice. American Psychiatric Association
              (APA) Institute on Psychiatric Services, Washington, D.C.

       10. Zarin, D.A., Peterson, B.D., & Pincus, H.A. (1997). Characterizing psychiatry: Findings
              from the 1996 National Survey of Psychiatric Practice. American Psychiatric
              Association (APA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Professional Presentations ____________________________________________
       1. Peterson, B.D. (2007). Treating infertility stress using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
               (ACT): A single case study. Copenhagen Multi-Centre Psychosocial Infertility
               (COMPI) Research Program, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

       2. Peterson, B.D., & Pirritano, M. (2007). Examining the relationship between coping and
               infertility stress using the couple as the unit of analysis. Copenhagen Multi-Centre
               Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research Program, University of Copenhagen,
               Copenhagen, Denmark.

       3. Peterson, B.D., & Fletcher, P.J. (2007). Coping through the infertility journey. Resolve, The
              National Infertility Association Southwest Region Public Education Meeting. Santa Ana
              California.

       4. Peterson, B.D. (2006). Gender differences and couple‟s relational dynamics in coping with
              infertility. LDS Family Services. Fountain Valley, California.

       5. Peterson, B.D. (2002). Conducting student led collaborative research. Human Development,
              Student Symposia, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Awards

       Scholarly Research Grant (2007). Examining the Longitudinal Coping Patterns of Danish
               Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment. Faculty Research and Development Council,
               Chapman University, $1,900.

       Chapman University Department of Psychology Outstanding Service Award (2006). For
             exceptional service in the role as Director of Clinical Training (DCT). Undergraduate
             Honors Reception, Chapman University, May 2006.

       Prize Paper: American Society for Reproductive Medicine‟s (ASRM) Mental Health
               Professional Group (MHPG), October 2001. “Examining the congruence between
               couples' infertility-related stress and its relationship to depression and marital
               adjustment in infertile men and women.” (Published in Spring, 2003, Family Process)

University Service
       Chair, Graduate Accreditation Committee, Department of Psychology
       Chair, Graduate Training Committee, Department of Psychology
       Chair, Graduate Advancement Committee, Department of Psychology
       Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Psychology

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University Service (cont.)
       Chair, Comprehensive Examination Committee, Department of Psychology
       Member, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee, Department of Psychology
       Member, The Psychological Services Clinic Advisory Board, Department of Psychology
       Member, The WCLS Curriculum Committee for Graduate Programs, Wilkinson College

Professional Service
       Reviewer – Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy (JMFT)
       Reviewer – Family Relations (NCFR)
       Reviewer – Journal of Marriage and Family (NCFR)
       Reviewer – Psychological Reports
       Reviewer – Perceptual and Motor Skills
       Reviewer – Depression and Anxiety
       Reviewer – Social Science and Medicine
       Reviewer – Human Reproduction
       Reviewer – Future Medicine - Therapy

Licensure__________
       California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). License Number MFC 42157.
       Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). July 5, 2005 – Present.

       Utah Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). License Number 6399011-3902.
       Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. January 22, 2007 – Present.

Professional Designations
       Approved Supervisor (AS). American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
       December, 2005.

Association Memberships

       American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
       California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Clinical Member
       American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Member
       American Society For Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Mental Health Professional Group




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