2004. Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Behavior with a concentration in Change Processes through Dialogue and a Specialization in Leadership Development, Union Institute & University, Cincinatti, Ohio (Dissertation: "Transformative Conversations: Executive Coaches and Business Leaders in Dialogical Collaboration for Growth").
1998. Certified as Mediator.
1996. Became a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, Houston-Galveston Institute, Houston, Texas. The training as Family Therapist was received from a Collaborative Language Systems and constructivist theoretical perspective.
1991. Summer Clinical Internship at the Ackerman Institute, New York.
1986. Advance Training in Family Therapy at the Berkshires, Massachusetts with Carlos Sluzki, Salvador Minuchin, Gianfranco Cecchin, and others.
1979-1995. Various postgraduate clinical training programs, seminars, workshops and conferences on Family Therapy.
1978. Master of Arts (Educational and Developmental Psychology), Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan (Project: "How to Have a Successful Marriage: A Program for Premarital Preparation").
1977. Bachelor of Music, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Other educational experiences include training in the use of several personality tests, like the Sixteen Personality Factor Test (16PF), the Meyer-Bricks Temperament Inventory and the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis, several adult and child intelligence tests, and several projective tests, including the Rorschach Test and others; workshops on the use of Transactional Analysis combined with Gestalt techniques in psychotherapy; and attendance at numerous meetings, workshops, seminars and training sessions in family life education and therapy. Founding member of EIRENE, the Latin American Faculty of Family Counseling and Pastoral Care of the Family.