Tribute to Margreta Klassen


Margreta Klassen


Los Angeles, CA






David Charles Klasson


Jessie Irene Aselstine


Donald Cole Wargin


Cathleen Carole, Melissa Christine, Nancy Eileen, Richard David


Dorothy Janice Klasson


Herbert Hoover High School, Glendale, CA 1945 graduate Chaffey Community College A.A. 1966 Pitzer College Claremont, CA B.A. 1968 California State University, Los Angeles, CA M.S. 1972 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont,CA Ph.D. 1982




Newport Psychology Group


Child Care 1940-1942 Retail Sales 1942-l945 Bookkeeper 1945-1946 Switchboard Operator 1947 Laundress 1948-1950 Bookkeeper 1955-1959 Newspaper Reporter 1958-1960 Freelance Writer 1958-1968 Receptionist, University 1960-1962 Academic Grader 1966-1968 University Intern Counselor 1969-1972 University Guidance Counselor 1972-1974 University Graduate School Program Director 1976-1979 University Staff Therapist 1988-1997 State and National Practicum Examiner 1985-1997 Marital and Family Therapist 1974-2004 Program Director Juvenile Connection 1998-2000 Clinical Supervisor OC Youth and Family Services 1999-2000 Clinical Care Manager Mental Health Insurance Co 2001-2004 Psychologist, Clinical Practice 1995-2008 Provider, Various Managed Mental Health Care Panels


California Psychological Association International Stress Management Association Orange County Psychological Association American Psychological Association, past American Board of Psychological Specialties Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, past New York Academy of Science, past International Society of Police Surgeons


Diplomate 1997 Senior Fellow Emeritus 2002 Who's Who CA 1988-2003 Who's Who World 1996 Who's Who Health Care Providers 1990-1993 Who's Who American Women 1990-1993 Susan B. Anthony Award 1972 Golden Poet World Congress of Poets 1991 Pi Lambda Theta Alpha Iota Chapter National Education Honor Society 1977 Who's Who International 1991-1993


Poetry, Classical Music, (listening) Film, Reading Creative Nonfiction and Biographies Mentor/ Younger professionals


Participant, Los Angeles Poetry Festival 2003 Member, Leadership Committee, Pitzer College Alumni Association, Orange County Chapter, Member, Advisory Council Balboa Performing Arts Foundation, 2000 Member, University of California, Irvine Town and Gown 1995-2008 Discussant, New Life Club (widows and widowers association)1999-2008 Member, Planning Committee, Women For, The Great American Write-In 1997


Participant, Senior Olympics, Senior Games 1992-1998 In my youth, I stated that I wanted to be somebody in my own right, not just an addendum to someone else's life. I believe that I have accomplished that. I am grateful to those who stood by me and supported me on my interesting journey through life. my children, and my mentors. In December 2009, my book, Soul Stealing, Abuse of Intimate Power, Reflections on Love, Sex, and Marriage was published.