Verna continues to take part as both a student and teacher in workshops and courses. Below is her formal education and a selection from hundreds of hours of continuing education spanning three decades.

Formal Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
    Graduate Department of Social Work, Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
    Human Services Department, Metro State College, Denver
  • Undergraduate Studies
    University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Continuing Education
    Institute in Integrated Education and Community, McGill Institute, Montreal, Canada

Continuing Education

  • Verna and Dr. Patrick Carnes

    Verna with Dr. Carnes in 1995

    Career Coaching
    with Nan Burnett, Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc, Denver, Colorado

  • The Secret Sin: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction in Our Churches
    with Dr. Mark Laaser, NCSAC Church Leaders Workshop, Denver, Colorado
  • Treatment Issues of Sexual Trauma/Compulsion: Five Day Advanced Training Workshop|
    with Dr. Mark F. Schwartz, River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, New Orleans Louisiana
  • Treating Sexual Addiction
    with Dr. Patrick Carnes, one of the world’s leading educators and authors on sexual compulsivity and trauma issues