Cathryn was a first generation college student who began her higher education at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. She was a member of the Center for Science Excellence and remained on the honor roll and dean’s list during her time there. She completed her bachelor of science degree at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, California, graduating summa cum laude, with a major in therapeutic re-creation and a minor in psychology. She received an Outstanding Student award from the Department of Recreation, and was the recipient of several competitive academic scholarships including the Helen J. Cushman Memorial Scholarship and the Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholarship. Her graduate studies took place at Argosy and Brandman universities, where she majored in counseling psychology and marriage and family therapy.
Cathryn has held the following professional positions: Re-creation Therapy Supervisor, Summit Medical Center/Sutter Heath. Re-creation Therapist, Eden Medical Center. Re-creation Therapist, Herrick Hospital. Re-creation Therapist, The Veterans Administration, Physical Therapy student, Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Physical Therapy student, Children’s Hospital Oakland, Visual Perception Psychology Research Assistant, Cal State East Bay. Personal Trainer/Nutrition Advisor, 24 hour Fitness. Personal Trainer/Nutrition Advisor, Self employed. Massage Therapist, Self employed.
Cathryn is a Certified Therapeutic Re-creation Specialist (CTRS), Re-creation Therapy Intern Supervisor, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Personal Trainer/Nutrition Advisor, Phlebotomy and EKG Technician
Cathryn is also certified in the following independent study courses
Entrepreneurial: Management and Leadership Skills for Women, Manufacturing Overview, Better Warehouse Management, How to be the Best Possible Boss, The Writer’s Workshop, Fast Thinking
Spiritual: Intro to Shamanisim (She served as assistant instructor), Quantum Touch, Feminine Power: The Essential Course for the Awakening Woman, Writing From Your Soul, Playing the Matrix, Beyond Limits, Intuitive Meditation. Applied Kinesiology (Muscle Testing), Intuition Medicine, Expanding Consciousness, The Law of Attraction, Soul Growth, Clairvoyance
Cathryn’s Most Important Education
Cathryn’s most important education came from the school of hard knocks: her life experiences. Particularly, the mistakes she made and the lessons she learned that helped her not make those mistakes again. She evolved exponentially as a result of the many hardships she experienced which led to her personal growth. She is currently writing a book about her life (See the FAQs page to read an excerpt from the book). Expected publishing date is 2020.