Employment 2018-02-05T23:13:03+00:00

Employment

  • Attending Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2015 – Current
  • Attending Psychiatrist, Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2015 – Current
  • Ward Chief, Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2013-2015
  • Senior Consulting Psychiatrist, Children’s Institute, Los Angeles, 2013-2015
  • Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trauma Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2006 – Current
  • Chief, Child and Adolescent Crisis, Emergency and Consultation Service, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2006-2013
  • Weekly overnight call and supervision of psychiatry residents at Augustus Hawkins Hospital, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2009-20014
  • Clinical Child Psychiatrist and Consultant, Maternal/Child AIDS Clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2011 – 2012
  • Clinical Psychiatrist, Men’s AIDS Clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2011 – 2012
  • Faculty Member, General Psychiatry Emergency Services, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2011
  • Ward Chief, Adolescent Inpatient Unit, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2005— 2006
  • Psychiatric Relief Work, (volunteer), International Medical Corps, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, April-May 2005
  • Chief of Child Inpatient Unit, Kedren Hospital and Community Treatment Center, Los Angeles, California Sept. 2004- Feb. 2005
  • Director of Research, Hathaway Children’s Clinical Research Institute, Sylmar, California, 1999-2004
  • Chief of Psychiatry, Hathaway Children and Family Services, Sylmar, California, 1989-1991
  • Clinical Child Psychiatrist, Hathaway Children’s Village, Sylmar, California, 1988-1991
  • Consultant, Child Psychiatry Program Development, Hollygrove Children’s Center, Hollywood, California, 1997
  • Private Practice in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Manhattan Beach, California, 1989-1995
  • Qualified Medical Examiner, evaluation and treatment of psychiatrically injured workers, Los Angeles, California, 1989-2001
  • Counselor/Team Leader, St. George Homes, Jungian residential treatment for schizophrenic and autistic adolescents, Berkeley California, 1977-1978

Committee Membership

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Substance Abuse Committee, 2006 – 2011 National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Complex Trauma Committee, 2010 – 2011
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (AACAP), Disaster and Trauma Committee, 2004-2009
  • AACAP, Psychotherapy Committee, 1992-2001
  • AACAP, Outcomes Research Taskforce, 1995-1999
  • AACAP, Residential Treatment Committee, 1994-1999
  • AACAP, Assembly of Regional Councils Delegate (AACAP) 1997-98
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Founding Chairperson, Residential Treatment Committee, 2004

Society Membership

Local

  • Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1989-current
  • Executive Committee, 1994-2000; President 1999
  • Southern California Psychiatric Society, 1985-current Executive Council; Regional Representative, 1995-1999

National

  • American Psychiatric Association, 1985-current
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1989- current
  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, 2001-current
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association, 2008-current
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 1995-1998

Consulting

  • Residential Treatment Program Assessment, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, UCLA (part of NCTSN), 2004-2005
  • Child Psychiatry Program Development, Hollygrove Children’s Center, Hollywood, California, 1997