California School of Professional Psychology (currently Alliant University), Berkeley/Alameda
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology: 1997
American Psychological Association accredited program
University of California at Davis
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology: June 1991
Prehospital Care/Paramedic Program: June 1983
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Lafayette/Walnut Creek, CA (2002 to present)
Evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in a private practice setting. This includes brief, problem-focused treatment as well as dynamic long-term psychotherapy and play therapy for a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic and acute stress disorders, victims of physical and sexual abuse and behavioral/parenting issues. Many of these children/adolescents have major mood and/or neurodevelopmental disorders, including Tourette’s, Asperger’s, ADHD and learning disabilities.
Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Medicine Specialist
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Department of Medicine
in Park Shadelands and Martinez, CA (2001—2013)
Evaluation and brief treatment of medical patients in a primary care setting. This included brief treatment, medication consultation and monitoring with the primary care physicians, routine and urgent assessment of patients with emotional struggles, and brief treatment of medical patients with co-morbid psychological symptoms. Primarily cognitive, behavioral and psychoeducational interventions assisted patients in reducing stress and improving coping skills. Developed and implemented a psychoeducational group for patients with fibromyalgia. Extensive evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain. Co-facilitator for a psychoeducational group for cardiac patients. Neuropsychological screening for dementia/memory problems and extensive interaction with other providers in a multidisciplinary setting.
Supervised Clinical Experience
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Department of Mental Health Walnut Creek, CA (September 1998 to March 1999).
Provided brief individual child, adolescent and family psychotherapy as a full-time staff clinician on the Child and Family Team. Conducted psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents. Co-facilitated parent and preschool behavioral program (“Parenting TOTS”).
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Department of Mental Health Martinez, CA
(September 1997 to August 1998)
Provided brief, problem-focused individual, family, and couples therapy for a diagnostically diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. Conducted comprehensive psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment services for adults and children. Rotations included chemical dependency, eating disorders and an intensive outpatient day treatment program for acute psychiatric problems.
U.C.S.F. Benioff Childrens Hospital Oakland, Department of Psychiatry Oakland, CA
(September 1996 to August 1997)
Outpatient work included long-term dynamic individual and family psychotherapy with ethnically diverse children and adolescents presenting with a broad range of psychological disorders and challenging social and environmental circumstances. Provided urgent inpatient diagnostic consultation, brief psychotherapy and staff consultation for multi-problem pediatric patients in a medical hospital setting. Included long-term, intermittent work with chronically ill pediatric patients.
First Hospital Vallejo, Vallejo, CA
(September 1995 to June 1996)
Conducted brief individual, group psychotherapy and crisis intervention with children, adolescents and adults in crisis within a psychiatric hospital setting. Provided psychodiagnostic assessment and neuropsychological testing for children and adults in collaboration with a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Bay Area Community Resources/New Perspectives Berkeley, CA
(September 1994 to June 1995)
Provided counseling to adolescent and pre-adolescent at-risk youth in an urban public middle school setting. Conducted brief and long-term individual and group psychotherapy with ethnically diverse clients presenting with a range of emotional, behavioral and academic problems.
Other Professional Work Experience
Department of Public Health, City and County of S.F. San Francisco, CA
Served as primary 911 responder for a municipal ambulance service. This included: medical triage, advanced life support and transport of the sick and injured; crisis intervention for psychiatric emergencies involving suicidal and violent patients; domestic crisis intervention and bereavement counseling; assessment of abused children and chemically dependent individuals.
Families First Davis, CA
Provided behavior modification intervention for severely emotionally disturbed children in a residential group home. Coordinated and implemented a summer enrichment program of art and play therapy.
Yolo County Juvenile Hall and Probation Department Woodland, CA
Supervised and counseled incarcerated and probated minors from an ethnically diverse background.
Grevin, F. (1996). Post traumatic Stress Disorder, ego defense mechanisms and empathy among urban paramedics. Psychological Reports, 79, 483-495.
C.S.P.P., Alameda: 1993-1994
Clinical Dissertation: completed November 1994. Principal researcher for a quantitative study assessing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, ego defense mechanisms and empathy among urban paramedics. Chaired by Christopher Tori, Ph.D.
University of California at Davis; 1989-1990
Research assistant for a long-term project assessing preverbal communication between infants and mothers. Principal researchers were Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. and Susan Goodwin, Ph.D.
Contra Costa Psychological Association
Herbert A. Schreier, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Children’s Hospital and Research Center
747 52nd Street Oakland, CA 94609
Elea Bernou, Ph.D.
Mount Diablo Blvd. #305
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phylis Kramer, Ph.D.
Behavioral Medicine Specialist
Department of Medicine Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Private practice in Danville, CA