Dr. Clifford R. Dunning, PH. D., LMFT, LPC

Professional Experience:

Multi-site counselling facility serving individuals, couples, families, and groups, in numerous areas of specialization, including: marriage and family therapy, dysfunctional family relations, domestic violence intervention, post traumatic stress disorder, conflict resolution, male female and child abuse, critical incident debriefing, internet addiction and stress reduction.

Highlights of Educational Positions While in US Marine Corps:
Director, Challenge and Development Center (drug rehabilitation center), Okinawa, Japan
Professor of Psychology, UMD Overseas Division, Okinawa, Japan
Supervisor of Therapy, UMD Overseas Division, Okinawa, Japan
Supervisor of Counselling Practicum, UMD Overseas Division, Okinawa, Japan
Intructor of Psychology and Sociology, Pepperdine University, CA, Chapman College, CA, Park College of Kansas City, Ft. Myer, VA, and Northern Virginia Community College, Fairfax, VA

Director / Clinical Psychotherapist (1978 - Present)
Established mental health practice and grew it to three centers in the metro Washington DC, area. Managed full time private practice and oversaw staff of licensed clinicians and interns working towards licensure. Assessed clients individually, determined diagnoses, identified risks, provided intervention if necessary, devised treatment plans, and implemented courses of action, Screened clients for potential drug/alcohol abuse. Served as member of Crisis Care network and provided services at locations where emergencies occurred. Acted as forensic expert in court cases involving clients. Delivered expert clinical evaluation and support to court, law enforcement officials, and social service agencies.