Marilla Waesche Pivonka, M.A., MFT, Lic. #MJ 021755
240 Tamal Vista Blvd., Suite 290
Corte Madera, CA 94925
QUALIFICATIONSLicensed Marriage, Family, Child Therapist, 23 years, California License, #MJ 021755.
Experienced Consultant/Trainer in managing faculty / board / parent conflict resolution, trauma and cross-cultural issues.
EDUCATIONMaster of Arts, Clinical Psychology; emphasis on Child Development; Antioch University, San Francisco, California; 1982.
Graduate Study in Special Education; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; 1971-1973.
Bachelor of Arts, Pre-med/General Studies; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; 1965.
Italian Language, Sculpture, and Printmaking; Putney Institute of Art, Putney, U.K. 1966
German Language; University of Vienna, Austria
EMPLOYMENTPsychotherapist in private practice, Corte Madera, California, USA. 1986 – present:
2007, December: Sri Lanka, co-led Sri Lankan Teacher Training Seminar, Module 8, “Trauma, Response, Recovery and the Arts”
2005, March: Sri Lanka; assisted in training Sri Lankan teacher trainers and counselors in emergency response, identifying trauma, offering healing strategies for post traumatic stress disorder in survivors of the Tsunami.
1989 – present: Educational Consultant - Clients include: California Neuropsychology Services, Media Learning Center; Santa Rosa Charter School; Mill Valley Middle School
Internships: Child Study Unit, UC Medical School; Haight Ashbury Children's Center, S.F., CA; Community Institute for Psychotherapy, S.R., CA;
Co-coordinator, Project S.W.E.A.T. (Student Worldwide Environmental Action Teams)
Curriculum Coordinator and Teacher, School for Contemporary Education, McLean,Va.
Coordinator of Pre-school Activities, Save the Children's Fund, Borough of Westminster, London, England
Houseparent, Children's Home Society of Washington during UW undergraduate years.
AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPSSecretary, Board of Directors, California Neuropsychology Services.
Vice President, Wednesday Morning Dialogue, CA
President, WBCNA, (West Blithedale Canyon Neighborhood Association),1985-87, and 2000-01, 2003-06, Mill Valley, California
Women's Leadership Institute, Women's Leadership for a New Century - Building Beyond Beijing,1996, Mills College, Oakland, California, USA, worked with the Planning Committee; Co-ordinated music, poetry and concept for collaboration with 'Women Walking Tall, entitled, "Voices of the Earth, Women of the World"; led singing during the Closing Session, Oakland Mills College Greek Theatre.
Performances for Bread and Roses: performances for institutional audiences - 7 years
1993, Publication of art work in Fabrizio Lomonaco, NUOVO CONTRIBUTO ALL'ICONOGRAFIA DI GIAMBATTISTA VICO (1744-1991), Guida editori, Copyright 1993 Guida editori Napoli (Italia); 92 (1978). Litografia di M. Waesche Pivonka, p. 338, Fig. XCII; description, p. 339. An aluminum plate lithograph depicting Giambattista Vico, the 17th Century humanist philosopher who searched for a balance between classical and relativist doctrines.