Moments: Breaking Through Tough Times
Dr. McArthur graduated with a BA from the
University of Rochester in English Literature. She then
attended Columbia University and the Arts Studentsí League in
New York City to acquire qualifications for her to achieve a
Master of Arts in Teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design
in sculpture and drawing. She then taught art to middle schoolers.
Dorothea (known as Dorrie) married David
and moved to the west coast, acquired a Masters, Doctorate and
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is currently in private
practice. (See section on Psychotherapy for details). She has also written eight books.
and her husband adopted their daughter, Kendall, at birth and began
a cooperative adoption in which their daughter visited periodically
with her birth family. Kendall is presently in contact with all
of her extended birth family while both birth and adoptive mothers
have respected and enjoyed time with each other.
In 1994, McArthur created the Independent
Psychotherapy Network, a group of fifteen psychotherapists meeting
monthly to share information for the purpose of maintaining their
clinical practices at the highest level of quality. She has
been elected their president for the past twenty-five years. (therapyinla.com)
In her spare time, Dorrie does gardening with
succulents and takes expeditions into nature. She and her
husband have enjoyed thirty years of choral singing, resulting in
performances at the Los Angeles Olympic Ceremonies, Hollywood Bowl
and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Together they rescue and
care for many dogs and cats who have lived in their home over
50 years of marriage.
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