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Maya is a Master's Candidate at DePaul School of New Learning. Her degree focuses on clinical expertise and technology transfer skills in the areas of women's issues, substance abuse, child welfare, corrections, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Highlights About Maya

Author - If Only I'd Had This Caregiving Book. (2006) Authorhouse. Bloomington, Indiana. Maya's Model is for stressed out professional and family caregivers of ill or disabled loved ones.

Counselor Magazine - In the November 2004 edition of Counselor Magazine, renowned researcher and author named Maya as one of the top 60 woman making a difference.

PBS - TV - Maya was manager of Project SAFE, an award winning project featured in the Bill Moyers series on addiction titled Close To Home, demonstrating the power of collaboration to rebuild the lives of addicted families in the child welfare system.

Criminal Justice - As consultant & trainer, Maya co-developed a gender responsive curriculum and training video to train correction officers and conducted a training of trainers.

Radio Interviews - Maya was interviewed on two Chicago radio shows, with officers and women detainees, who'd been positively influenced by Maya's gender competence training.

Governor's State University - Maya is on the GSU Addictions Advisory Board, and is adjunct faculty, teaching the women and addictions courses (classroom and on-line). GSU is the oldest (since1972) Master's in Addiction Programs in the nation.

Won Award - In 1991 Maya received the Keith Keesey Award for her progressive approaches and impressive outcomes with addicted women. Those same approaches have become incorporated into every quality treatment program in the nation today.

Master Trainer - Maya is a member of a team of trainers conducting training of trainers and mentoring upcoming trainers in the field of addictions for Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Counselor Association (IAODAPCA).

Consultant - As a national consultant and trainer Maya guides treatment programs and treatment professionals to envision and evolve.


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