Linda Wollesen, M.A., RN, LMFT
Linda Wollesen, M.A., RN, LMFT, has focused her 35-year career on public health nursing and collaborative community-based services to low-income and ethnically diverse families. She worked as a nursing visitor in housing projects in East Los Angeles, nursing supervisor in Santa Clara, and program manager in Santa Cruz County, all in California. Her clinical expertise includes services and care coordination for children and infants who have special needs or who are in foster care. Most recently, she supervised a research replication site for the David Olds Nurse–Family Partnership in Monterey County.
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from California State University at Los Angeles, Ms. Wollesen received her master’s degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from the University of Santa Clara and is a licensed therapist.
Ms. Wollesen is the author of the Life Skills Progression™ (LSP) instrument and pioneered the reliability and content work for the tool with the support of a fellowship from ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. She is currently the director for Life Skill Outcomes, LLC, which provides LSP training and best practice consultation and developed an LSP database for use by programs using the LSP. She conducts training nationally in the areas of maternal/child outcome data management and clinically for reflective function and other best practice interventions.