Resume


Education

 

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Pepperdine University (1999)

License

State of California: Psychologist  Lic. No. PSY 17729 (Licensed since October 2001)

Experience

10/2001 - Present
Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice
Santa Monica, CA
I provide psychological assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic treatment to adults and adolescents.

4/2010 Ė Present
Staff Psychologist
Bridges to Recovery

Los Angeles, CA

My primary role at Bridges to Recovery is to provide individual psychotherapy (4-5 sessions per week) as the coordinator of a clinical team that delivers therapeutic services to adult inpatients receiving intensive residential treatment. I also conduct couples therapy, family therapy, group psychotherapy, and psychodiagnostic evaluations. 

 

11/2007 Ė 7/2010

Supervising Psychologist / Program Coordinator
Saint John's Ė Child and Family Development Center

Santa Monica, CA

I provided, and supervised, outpatient services to families with children having severe emotional and behavioral problems. Services included individual, group and family treatment, Clinical Assessments, and Psychodiagnostic Evaluations. I also Coordinated the Psychodiagnostic activities of the CFDC's Clinic for Learning and Attention Disorders (CLAD) including supervision of clinicians, recruitment, program development, training, community outreach, and outcome monitoring (11/07 to 4/10). 

 

6/2007 - 8/2008
Adjunct Professor
Argosy University

Santa Monica, CA
I provided classroom instruction to Masters Level Students covering the topics of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and Child and Adolescent Development.

8/2007 - 12/2007
Clinical Consultant
Dubnoff Center for Child Development

Burbank, CA
I conducted Psychodiagnostic Assessments of Children and Adolescents.

10/2001 - 11/2007
Supervising Psychologist / Program Manager
Child and Family Guidance Center

Northridge, CA
Outpatient assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic treatment of severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, and their families.  Supervision of unlicensed clinical staff.  Conducted Psychodiagnostic Evaluations. Oversight of Clinic Operations, Program Development, Staffing, and Case Assignment.

9/1999 - 9/2001
Psychology Fellow / Registered Psychologist
Reiss-Davis Child Study Center
Los Angeles, CA
Primary Supervisor: James Incorvaia, Ph.D.
Secondary Supervisors: Anahita Naficy, Ph.D.; & Janet Ciriello, Ed.D.
Psychological assessment and psychotherapy with outpatient Children, Adolescents, & Families. Neurofeedback with ADHD children and adolescents

10/1997 - 9/1999
Psychology Intern / Psychological Assistant
Wright Institute Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Supervisors: Paulene Popek, Ph.D. / Allen Yasser, Ph.D.
Ann-Marie Kelly, Ph.D.; Susan Mendenhall, Psy.D. / Carl Hoppe, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy with outpatient adults.

8/1996 - 9/2001
Psychological Assistant
Sharon Sterne, Ph.D.
Los Angeles, CA
Clinical assessments and psychotherapy with adults and adolescents.

9/1996 - 9/1997
Psychology Extern
The H.E.L.P. Group
/ Los Angeles Center for Therapy & Education
Sherman Oaks, CA
Clinical Supervisor: Ilene Bell, Ph.D. / Bethany Gauverau, LCSW
Diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families with special needs. Individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Crisis management, psycho-education, psychological assessment.

1/1996 - 8/1996
Psychology Extern
Pepperdine University
Psychological and Educational Clinic, Culver City, CA
Clinical Supervisor: Bruce Gordon, Ph.D.
Individual psychotherapy and psychological assessment

1/1996 - 9/1996
Psychological Assessment Clerk
Los Angeles County Hospital
/ University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Supervisor: Mike Ward, Ph.D.
Psychological assessments of adult psychiatric inpatients.

1/1995 - 12/1995
Psychology Extern
Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA
Clinical Supervisor: Steven Graubard, Ph.D. / Linda Grayson, Ph.D.
Individual Supervisor: Roberta Falke, Ph.D.
Adult psychotherapy

9/1993 - 9/1994
Psychology Intern
Verdugo Mental Health Center
, Drug Free Program, Glendale, CA
Supervisor: Jane Maki, MFCC
Individual psychotherapy and Intake assessment with dual diagnosis patients.

9/1992 - 9/1994
Research Assistant

Universitywide AIDS Research Project: Needle sharing practices in adolescents.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Research, Los Angeles, CA
Principal Investigator: Michele Kipke Ph.D.
Administrative assistant, literature review, instrument development, data collection, data analysis.

9/1991 - 9/1992
Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Los Angeles, CA
Outpatient substance abuse treatment; assessment interview; drug testing, individual, family, and group counseling; psycho-education

2/1989 - 9/1991
Caseworker / Substance Abuse Counselor
Los Angeles Youth Network, Los Angeles, CA
Interview assessments; case management; emergency assistance; individual, family and group counseling; individual and group drug counseling; outreach; health education

Dissertation / Masters Project

Strang, E.L. (1999). Metaphor and the Verbalization of Affect. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Strang, E.L. (1994). Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Dysthymic Disorder.
Unpublished masters project, California State University Northridge.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Member (1994-current)

Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Member (1998-current)

California Psychological Association
Member (2004-current)

Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Member (2010-current)

International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Member (2010-current)

Trainings and Presentations

Provided MCEP Accredited Trainings on the following topics:

Multisystemic Therapy: An Overview

February 8th 2006

Saint Johns Hospital, Child and Family Development Center, Santa Monica California

 

Diagnosing ADHD in Children and Adolescents

October 8th 2008

Saint Johnís Health Center, Child & Family Development Center, Santa Monica California

 

Treating ADHD in Children and Adolescents

November 11th 2008

Saint Johnís Health Center, Child & Family Development Center, Santa Monica California

 

Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents: An overview

November 11th 2009

Saint Johnís Health Center, Child & Family Development Center, Santa Monica California

 

Other Trainings

Multisystemic Techniques in the Treatment of Residential Adolescents

November 15th 2006

Rancho San Antonio, Residential Treatment Facility, Chatsworth California

 

Parent-Centered Treatment of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

April 27th 2007

Argosy University, Santa Monica California