1995-2000 LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL (APA accredited) Loma Linda, California
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy; Clinical Psychology
1995-1998 LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL (APA accredited) Loma Linda, California
Degree: Master of Arts; Experimental Psychology
1991-1995 UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS Redlands, California
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Minor: Physical Education
April 2010-Current SPORTS CONCUSSION ASSOCIATES Seal Beach, California
CLINICAL DIRECTOR CONCUSSION CLINIC
Clinical Activities: Design, implement, and market an outpatient concussion clinic within a physical therapy sports medicine clinic. Develop relationships and provide services for local Community Colleges, Universities, sports teams, and the local community in conjunction with physicians and a Certified Athletic Trainer. Provide serial assessment with Clinical evaluation and ImPACT testing as appropriate as well as treatment of sports related as well as industrial related concussions. Provide education regarding test results, nature of concussion, as well as guide exertion and return to activity/play readiness with regards to school, work, and sportsrelated activities. On-going consultation with families, coaches, Certified Athletic Trainers, physicians, and case managers regarding recommendations, course of recovery, and return to life/sports/work. Assessment and treatment is often conducted with an interdisciplinary team comprised of a Physician, Certified Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, and neuro-optometrist.
Designated as a Center of Excellence for Major League Baseball medical services.
CERTIFIED BRAIN INJURY SPECIALIST TRAINER
Clinical Activities: Provide courses for education and training on traumatic brain injury to qualified health care professionals and proctor examination for Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
February 2008-Current EXPERT WITNESS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Clinical Activities: Provide Neuropsychological assessment, attorney education, and legal testimony for litigated cases ranging in severity from mild traumatic brain injury to catastrophic polytrauma. Provided expert testimony in San Bernardino Superior Court.
CASA COLINA CENTERS FOR REHABILITATION
CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST NEUROPSYCHOLOGY/REHABILITATION SERVICES
Clinical Activities: Conduct Neuropsychological/Psychological evaluations and treatment within a post-acute brain injury program, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital and an outpatient neuropsychology clinic within an interdisciplinary treatment team. The patient population includes adults with acquired brain injury (traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, anoxia, encephalitis, etc.), spinal cord injury, stroke, dementia, amputation, and other neurological and orthopedic injuries. Clinical activities include establishing quick and effective rapport with patients and families in distress, gathering pertinent information from the medical chart, the treatment team members, and the clinical interview. Activities also include providing education on a variety of medical and psychological aspects of injury and rehabilitation, engaging in psychotherapy with patients, couples, and families, providing leadership in team rounds and family conferences, and constructing and implementing behavior plans. Psychoeducation/psychotherapy groups are also facilitated and include: Emotional Management, Relationships, Women’s Groups, Awareness, Adjustment, Executive Skills, Spinal Cord Living, Healthy Lifestyles, Caregiver Education, and Brain Injury Education.
Assessment is comprised of brief inpatient as well as comprehensive neuropsychological/psychological evaluations, including testing, scoring and interpretation of test data, clinical interviews of patient and family members, report writing, feedback of test results, and treatment based upon results. Communication of test results, recommendations, and interventions/treatment with interdisciplinary treatment team and other staff is also conducted. Additionally, supervision and teaching of graduate level students is performed.
CLINICAL DIRECTOR CONCUSSION CLINIC
Clinical Activities: Design, implement, and market an outpatient concussion clinic within a department of Sports Medicine. Develop relationships and secure exclusive contracts for services with local Community Colleges, Universities, and sports teams, in conjunction with Certified Athletic Trainer. Provide serial assessment with Clinical evaluation and ImPACT testing as well as treatment of sports related concussions. Provide education regarding test results, nature of concussion, as well as guide exertion and return to activity/play readiness with regards to school, work, and sports-related activities. On-going consultation with families, coaches, Certified Athletic Trainers, and physicians regarding recommendations is provided. Work is often conducted with an interdisciplinary team comprised of a Physician, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Physical Therapist.
HONORS AND AWARDS
1999-2000 National Deans List
1997-2000 Selma Andrews Research Fellowship
1995 Cum Laude, University of Redlands
1995 High Honors in Psychology, Department of Psychology University of Redlands 1993-1995 University of Redlands Deans List
1994-Present Member of Psi Chi-National Honor Society in Psychology
1994-Present Member of Pi Gamma Mu-International Honor Society in Social Science
1994-Present Member of Omicron Delta Kappa-National Leadership Honor Society
2002-2007 Internal Review Board: Member – Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
2007-2008 Internal Review Board: Chair – Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
2002-2008 Bioethics Committee: Member – Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
- American Psychological Association
- Division 22-Rehabilitation
- Division 40-Neuropsychology
- American Psychological Society
- International Neuropsychological Society
- National Academy of Neuropsychology
- Sports Neuropsychology Society
- Professional Level Membership