M.S.W. | Indiana University, 1974 

M.Ed. | American University, 1971 

B.A. | George Washington University, 1968 

Marilyn has worked in a  psychiatric facility, community mental health, and private practice with children, adolescents, and adults. Active in the social work community for over 35 years, she is a Past President of the Greater Washington Society For Clinical Social Work and served on the Board of the Society for Spirituality And Social Work. She was a founding member of The Clinical Social Work Institute where she was on the Clinical Faculty and served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

The Institute honored her with the Elma Kahn Wolf Award for Contributions to Clinical Social Work (2005) and with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree (2008). In private practice in Arlington, Virginia, she has been a seminar and meditation group leader, and has presented papers and workshops nationally and internationally for over 30 years. ​