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Abbi (Hattem) Koch

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B.A. PSYCHOLOGY FROM UCLA; M.A. IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT FROM WASH. STATE; PH.D. SOCIOLOGY, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY FROM USC 

DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, DEPT. OF FAMILY MEDICINE, UNIV.NO.CAROLINA  

PLAYING CLASSICAL MUSIC, WALKING, RAISING CATS, GALLERY BROWSING, ENVIRON- MENTAL & WOMEN'S ISSUES 

LIVING IN WEST TEXAS  

BEING IN AN INTIMATE, REASONABLE AND PERMANENT RELATIONSHIP; AND AS A SIDE BENEFIT, MANAGING TO MAINTAIN AND EVEN BUILD OR EXPAND MY CAREER 

EUROPE, ISRAEL, HAWAII, USA, TORONTO 

HAVE A BABY AND WORK ONLY IN A PSYCHOTHERAPY PRIVATE PRACTICE 

I have lived in 5 states and 2 countries and lost track of how often I've moved during grad school! 

Chapel Hill NC (+ a year abroad in college) 

PhD 

yes 

My favorite times in my career have involved variety -- the years when I combined working 2 or 3 days a week with being a stay-at-home mom the other 2 or 3 and the years when my clinical office was attached to my house and I taught 2 days a week surrounde 

Psychotherapy -- in addition to direct patient care, I have taught, supervised, and mentored undergraduates, graduate students, and primary practice medical residents, directed a consortium of mental health practitioners working in primary care, engaged in research, and am an author and co-author of a number of professional papers and 2 books. 

Yes 

I retired from teaching in May, 2015 and am allowing my clinical practice to disappear on its own. 

2 sons (26 and 29 years old), 2 step-daughters (44 and 47 years old), 1 daughter-in-law (29 years old), 1 daughter-in-love (24 years old), and 1 step-son-in-law (45 years old) 

None yet! 

Canada and Mexico, most of western Europe, as far north as Norway and as far south as Greece, and 3 countries in the Middle East. 

One of the middle eastern ones. 

My sons, hiking the Swiss Alps, seeing the Northern Lights (including driving a dog sled!). I am most peaceful surrounded by the people and pets I love, doing the simple things of everyday life that provide a backdrop to the highlights. 

Who my sons have become and the occasional client who has overcome incredible obstacles and changed her/his life significantly for the better during our work together. 

Found a way back to the west coast decades sooner. 

I aspire to live fully and genuinely in the moment until there are no more moments to live.