I work one day a week with special neds children utilizing therapeutic horseback riding techniques. We have also started a therapeutic riding program for veterans,especially those with PTSD and returning combat veterans. There is no charge for either of these programs. We also work with visually impaired children utilizing therapeutic riding some of whom are totally blind. I have a therapy dog we use in this process. (Jimmy the Chow Chow). My special interests are trauma and related problems as well as chronic neurological illness and the psychiatric applications to these conditions.
As a first responder my work has encompassed Advance Wilderness Life Support and I am a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. This involves the application of emergency medicine in the wilderness which is consistent with my equestrian interests. I have taught emergency medicine and first aid to wilderness enthusiasts, equestrians and others interested in outdoor medicine.
My personal interests are in writing technical papers in psychoanalysis and I have written four books and about 100 technical peapers including book reviews of my colleagues. I am currently working on a paper on Asian art and Buddhist perspectives of life and death. I enjoy swimming and Yoga.