Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice - Washington, D.C. / Consulting: Berkeley, CA
Psychotherapy, Assessment, and Supervison
Psychotherapy, Assessment, and Supervison
Sub-specialty program: advanced psychotherapy training
As a senior staff member of this social services agency, I trained and supervised 15 pre and post doctoral clinical psychology graduate students. This included teaching courses in psychodynamic clinical theory, family systems therapy techniques, psychodiagnostic assessment, and the weekly clinical case conference.
As a contract employee of Johnson Controls, Inc. I worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which was jointly managed by both the Dept. of Energy and the University of California. As a staff member of the EAP department located in the Health Services Department at this national laboratory we provided EAP services to a group of 9,000 employees. Regular duties include Human Reliability Program psychological evaluations of MMPI-2 and interview information to determine suitability for safety and security sensitive positions.
At this six bed level 14 residential treatment facility consisting of a residence and an intensive day treatment program for seriously emotionally disturbed adolescent girls, I ran the day treatment program. This work included planning, implementing, and executing day treatment; collaborating with social work staff; leading 5 psychotherapy groups per week; crisis management and intervention; as well as regular consultation with managers and informal supervision of line staff.
Pediatric neuropsychology research project funded by Center for Disease Control. Utilized over 1200 subjects and neuropsych battery of 15 unique instruments. Collaborated in training and certification of 7 child assessors who were Ph.D. and masters level psychologists. Provided crisis on-call coverage for research clinics. Consultation with project managers and principle scientist re: use and application of neuropsychological instruments, liability and risk management, and data management procedures. Interface with clinic managers, parents of subjects when necessary, and information technology professionals. Provided parent feedback letters on research results consistent with IRB guidelines.
As a case manager in the Enhanced Outpatient Program in the Administrative Segregation @ this state correctional facility, which includes level 1-4 inmates, I carried a caseload of approximately 20 inmates most of whom suffered from severe, chronic mental illness. While @ San Quentin I actively participated with two psychiatry fellows in a weekly forensic seminar UCSF Law and Psychiatry fellowship program.
Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: In-depth knowledge of and facility with the following instruments: WAIS-III; WISC-III; NEPSY; Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning Test; Behavior Rating of Executive Functioning
Learning Disabilities: Expertise in assessing a wide range of disorders including ADHD, dyslexia, non-verbal learning disabilities, memory impairment, etc. in children, adolescents, and adults. Knowledge and facility with the following instruments: WIAT-II; Stanford Binet Achievement subtests; Connors and Gordon Diagnostic Systems Continuous Performance Tests; Connors parent report inventories; CELF-III selected subtests; Finger tapping tests; Grooved Pegboard Manual Dexterity Test; etc.
Personality Assessment: 5+ years experience assessing personality functioning in children, adolescents, and adults using both objective and projective instruments that include the following: Rorschach; TAT; MMPI; Projective Drawings; Million; and Personality Inventory for Children, etc.
Assessment of Memory, Dementia, and Organic Brain Impairment: Expertise in assessing disorders of memory utilizing the following instruments: Wechsler Memory Scale; Children’s Memory Scale; Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Test; California Verbal Learning Test; Boston Naming Test, etc.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND ASSESSMENT TRAINING
Ongoing self-study 1993–Present: Ongoing education through self-study of latest neuropsychological assessment texts, instruments, listserv discussions, as well as seminal texts and articles in the field. Ongoing self-study of adult and pediatric neuropsychology,
Advanced (Hospital Based) Assessment Seminar, Chestnut Lodge Hospital, Rockville, MD, 1997–1999: Attended intensive bi-weekly two hour advanced seminar led by senior psychologist Rebecca Reiger, Ph.D. Regularly presented clinical case material to seminar and physicians and psychologist’s campus wide.
Neuropsychological Assessment at CSPP Alameda - provided by professor Michael Drexler, Ph.D. CSPP, Alameda, CA, 1992–1993: Advanced course with accompanying clinical component. Designed to provide students with the theoretical and technical skills and knowledge to conduct competent research and examinations as well as implement effective neuropsychological treatments. Specific content areas included: neurodiagnostic techniques, global assessment strategies, diagnostic differentials, primary prevention of neuropathology, and neuropsychometric instrumentation and issues related to the reliability and validity of data collection methods.
Neuropsychological Assessment Seminar at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Neuropsychological Assessment Seminar offered by Jonathan Cannick, Ph.D, 1992–1993.: Covered clinical neuropsychological assessment with emphasis on geriatric specialty integrated with inpatient geriatric ward at CPMC.
150 bed psychiatric hospital providing a full continuum of care to adults, adolescents, and children including acute inpatient, residential, day treatment, and partial hospitalization. Duties include co-managing acute inpatient ward with Clinical Administrative Psychiatrist, group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, psychodiagnostic assessment, and research activities
The Mental Health Clinic is the outpatient division of the Department of Psychiatry of CPMC. It offers comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations, individual therapy (adult, adolescent, and child), group psychotherapy, psychiatric medications, and psychological testing. Theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. The Inpatient service admits patients seven days per week, 24 hours per day: services for adult patients who require the safety of an inpatient stay for diagnostic assessment and brief treatment.