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EDUCATION

 

2002 – 2007    Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, specializing in child & adolescent psychology.                                                                                            _     Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA

(APA Accredited)

 

2002-2005    Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, specializing in child & adolescent psychology.

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

(APA Accredited)

 

1999 – 2002    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Psychology

Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2001                Unsung Hero Award

                         Chosen by the Palo Alto Police Department for outstanding duties to the community through volunteer work at the YWCA Rape Crisis Center.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

2011 Internal Family Systems (IFS)

                        Level 1 certified in IFS including specialized training on treating trauma survivors.

 

2006 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

                        Model of psychotherapy that combines trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral therapy.  

                        Essential components include: Establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationship; psychoeducation about trauma; emotional regulation skills;    

                        stress management slills; connecting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to trauma; narrative therapy; cognitive and affective processing of

                        truama; education about healthy interpersonal relationships; safety skills; coping with future trauma reminders; parental treatment components

                        including: parenting sklills; joint parent-child sessions to practice skills and enhance trauma-related discussions.

 

2000 Rape Crisis Counselor

                        State of California-certified training in treating survivors of sexual abuse. Member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

09/07 – 08/08 Postdoctoral Psychology Resident, Kaiser Child Psychiatry, San Jose CA.

Individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and collaterals.  Clients vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms and DSM-IV diagnoses.  Intake assessment, treatment planning/implementation, DSM-IV diagnosis, IEP participation, psycho-education, skill development, case management, crisis intervention, risk assessment and management, multi-provider coordination, development of other community supports, and psychological evaluations.

Supervisor:  Gary Rezowalli, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

08/06 – 07/07 Predoctoral Psychology Intern, EMQ Children and Family Services, Campbell, CA.

Community based outpatient clinic. Individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and collaterals.  Clients vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms and DSM-IV diagnoses.  Intake assessment, medical billing, treatment planning/implementation, DSM-IV diagnosis, IEP participation, psycho-education, skill development, case management, crisis intervention, sexual abuse treatment, risk assessment and management, multi-provider coordination, development of other community supports, and psychological evaluations.

Supervisor:  Kathy Lee-Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Director of Internship Services, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

07/04 – 08/06 Clinical Assessment Team (CAT), Fremont, CA.

Conducting complex psychological evaluations with children, adolescents and adults, involving child abuse and custody cases. Writing in depth psychological assessment reports for psychologists and the courts regarding child abuse and custody cases.  

Supervisor: Hagit Glickman, Ph.D., Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

07/04 – 07/05 Psychological Trainee, Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC), Fremont, CA.

Practicum Student therapist in community based outpatient clinic.  Individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and collaterals.  Clients vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms and DSM-IV diagnoses.  Intake assessment, medical billing, treatment planning/implementation, DSM-IV diagnosis, IEP participation, psycho-education, skill development, case management, crisis intervention, sexual abuse treatment, risk assessment and management, multi-provider coordination, development of other community supports, and psychological evaluations.

Supervisor: Blair Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Clinic Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Sally C. Reese, MFT

 

06/03 – 05/04      Psychological Trainee, Gronowski Clinic,

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

Practicum Student therapist in community based outpatient clinic. Conduct individual and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. Clients vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms and DSM-IV diagnoses.  Other duties include intake assessment, treatment planning and implementation, DSM-IV diagnosis, progress reports, and therapy termination.

Supervisor: James Livingston, Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

06/03 – 05/04 Clinic Assistant, Gronowski Clinic, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA

Duties as an employee include phone screening, intake, billing, and client services.

Supervisor: Julia Shiang, Ph.D., Clinic Director, Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

10/03 – 05/04 Social Awareness Group for Asperger’s Syndrome, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

Co-creator and student therapist in community based outpatient clinic; client population of children with Asperger’s Syndrome and their parents. Duties include curriculum and group development, telephone screens, best-fit assessment, running social skills groups, and running parent education groups.

Supervisor: Julia Shiang, Ph.D., Clinic Director, Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

04/03 – 05/04 School Counselor, Sequoia High School, Redwood City, CA.

Individual and group counseling at high school with adolescents experiencing emotional, educational, acculturation and family difficulties.  

Supervisor: Julia Shiang, Ph.D., Clinic Director, Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

09/00 – 09/03 Rape Crisis Counselor.  Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Palo Alto, CA.  

24-hr crisis counseling on hotline.  In person counseling, Accompaniments to court appearances, Accompaniments to SART exam/evidence collection, and Community action and education.

Supervisor: Melanie Clemmons, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

09/01 – 09/03 CAPP (child assault prevention project) Specialist, Volunteer. Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Palo Alto, CA.  

Sexual assault awareness educator for parents and children, Presentations in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.

Supervisor: Melanie Clemmons, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

09/01 – 09/03 TAPP (Teen Assault Prevention Project) Specialist, Volunteer. Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Palo Alto, CA.  

Sexual assault prevention educator for middle and high school students.  In classroom presentations to teach about the prevention of sexual assault.

Supervisor: Melanie Clemmons, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

11/01 – 05/02 After school care for children with developmental disabilities, Volunteer. PARCA, Burlingame, CA.  

After school caregiver for special needs children.

Supervisor: Gretchen Wehrle Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

11/01 – 05/02 Group counselor for siblings of children with developmental disabilities, Volunteer.  PARCA, Burlingame, CA.

Conducted a support group for siblings of children with developmental disabilities.

Supervisor: Gretchen Wehrle Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

09/05 – 06/06     MMPI-2 Family Problems Scales in Child Custody Litigants.

Research for dissertation examining the validity of the MMPI-2 Family Problems Scales with child custody litigants.  

Supervisor: Roger Greene Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

09/03 – 06/05 Member.  Research Group. Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

Research assistant for a study assessing development of a self-regulatory system in children.

Supervisor: William Froming, Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

01/01 – 05/01 Asperger’s Syndrome: General Attentional Difficulties in children, how similar are they to those in ADD/ADHD?

The degree of inattentiveness was investigated in groups of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome.  

Supervisor: Nusha Askari Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

 

PAPERS PRESENTED  

2001

Leib, R., Askari, N. Ph.D. (May 2001).  Asperger Syndrome: General Attentional Difficulties in children, how similar are they to those in ADD/ADHD?

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2014 -- Current         Clinical Supervisor, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, Santa Cruz CA

Clinical Supervisor to school counselor.  Consulting on all cases, run psychoeducational parent groups, psychology class presentations.

 

2013 -- Current         Clinical Resource Provider, Monterey Coast Preparatory School, Scotts Valley CA

Provide monthly resource for students and parents to assist in highest level of psychological, social and educational functioning.

 

09/08 – Current        Clinical Psychologist, Felton CA

Private practice doing Individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and collaterals.  Clients vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms and DSM-IV diagnoses.  Intake assessment, treatment planning/implementation, DSM-IV diagnosis, IEP participation, psycho-education, skill development, case management, crisis intervention, risk assessment and management, multi-provider coordination, development of other community supports, and psychological evaluations.

 

09/07 – 08/08 Postdoctoral Psychology Resident, Kaiser Child Psychiatry, San Jose CA.

Individual, family and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and collaterals.  Clients vary widely in terms of severity of symptoms and DSM-IV diagnoses.  Intake assessment, treatment planning/implementation, DSM-IV diagnosis, IEP participation, psycho-education, skill development, case management, crisis intervention, risk assessment and management, multi-provider coordination, development of other community supports, and psychological evaluations.

Supervisor:  Gary Rezowalli, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

02/05 – 01/06 Behavior Therapist / Junior Consultant, Enriching the lives of children with autism (ELCA), San Jose, CA

Duties include providing a preschool education while integrating speech therapy, social and life skills training and OT to children on the Autistic spectrum.

Supervisor: Jennifer Herbert

 

12/03 – 01/05 Behavior Therapist / Junior Consultant, Creative Learning Center, Mountain View, CA.

Duties include providing a preschool education while integrating speech therapy, social and life skills training and OT to children on the Autistic spectrum.

Supervisor: Tamila Sayar

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

2014 -- Current         Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

 

2008 – Current        Monterey Bay Psychological Association

 

2000 – Current American Psychological Association Graduate Student (APAGS)

 

2000 – 2002        Psi Chi, National Honors Society in Psychology

 

 

ELECTED POSITIONS HELD

 

2001 – 2002 President, Psi Chi, National Honors Society in Psychology. Notre Dame de Namur University Chapter

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

2010 – Current Psychological Consultant

Consultation and guest speaker provided to local schools such as Scotts Valley High, Kirby, Scotts Valley Middle School, Good Shepherd…

 

09/00 – 09/03 Rape Crisis Counselor.  Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Palo Alto, CA.  

24-hr crisis counseling on hotline.  In person counseling, Accompaniments to court appearances, Accompaniments to SART exam/evidence collection, and Community action and education.

Supervisor: Melanie Clemmons, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

09/01 – 09/03 CAPP (child assault prevention project) Specialist, Volunteer. Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Palo Alto, CA.  

Sexual assault awareness educator for parents and children, Presentations in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.

Supervisor: Melanie Clemmons, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

09/01 – 09/03 TAPP (Teen Assault Prevention Project) Specialist, Volunteer. Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center, Palo Alto, CA.  

Sexual assault prevention educator for middle and high school students.  In classroom presentations to teach about the prevention of sexual assault.

Supervisor: Melanie Clemmons, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

11/01 – 05/02 After school care for children with developmental disabilities, Volunteer. PARCA, Burlingame, CA.  

After school caregiver for special needs children.

Supervisor: Gretchen Wehrle Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

11/01 – 05/02 Group counselor for siblings of children with developmental disabilities, Volunteer.  PARCA, Burlingame, CA.

Conducted a support group for siblings of children with developmental disabilities.

Supervisor: Gretchen Wehrle Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist