Leticia Padilla-Alvarez, PSY *8145
P.O. Box 773
Armona, CA 93202
323-***-**** * firstname.lastname@example.org
Fluent in Spanish
Doctoral of Psychology - Clinical Forensic Psychology Conferred Jul. 2014
Alliant International University - Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts in Clinical Forensic Psychology Conferred Dec. 2012
Alliant International University – Los Angeles, CA
Clear California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Conferred May 2005
California State University at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts in Psychology Conferred Sept. 2002
California State University at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Senior Psychologist Specialist Oct. 2014 – Present
Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Coalinga, CA
Responsibilities: Apply forensic psychological knowledge in treating patients with severe mental, developmental, and substance abuse disorders. As primary clinician responsibilities include identifying treatment needs and designing individualized treatment plans, reporting and assessing individual progress, contributing to making appropriate legal decisions, and acting as primary responder in instances of disruptive and assaultive behavior. Duties include evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and case planning to mainly forensic populations. Participate in treatment team, staff, and professional meetings. Work collaboratively with other disciplines and consult with legal experts. With provisional privileges participate in Psychology Clinical Training Committee while supervising interns and unlicensed psychologists. Provide individual and group therapy (i.e., Spanish) to inmates and sexually violent predators (SVP) using various techniques including CBT for psychosis, DBT, motivational interviewing, and behavioral interventions. Participated in DBT Implementation Committee and attended weekly clinical consultation group. Was awarded the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMHSPEP) in 2016 by the Health Professions Education Foundation and featured in the Board of Psychology’s summer 2017 Newsletter. Participate in trainings such as ‘Changing Patient Behavior in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.’
Supervisor: Cory Fulton, Psy.D. - Senior Psychologist Supervisor; Psychology Department Chair
Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern to Senior Clinician Jul. 2013 – Aug. 2014
Sovereign Health of California – Culver City, CA
Responsibilities: Offered individual, family, and group therapy utilizing a variety of milieus and treatment techniques to multiethnic patients with addictions and / or mental disorders. Provided holistic clinical services including assessment, therapy, case management, and community referral resources. Provided neuropsychological assessments to ethnically diverse and severely mentally ill patients. Conducted, designed, and justified diagnostic batteries and responded to specific referral questions. Afforded patients’ other clinical services such as clinical record keeping, medical, pharmacotherapy, and report writing. Consulted regularly with patients’ treatment team including psychiatrists, primary care providers, and nutritionists. Received on-going training including weekly on-call telephone service, DSM-5, clinical procedures, and neuropsychological assessment literature updates.
Total Hours: 2,021 +
Supervisor: Bobbie Carlson, Ph.D. – Director of Training
Practicum Externship Sept. 2012 – Jun. 2014
Augustus F. Hawkins Family Mental Health – Los Angeles, CA
Responsibilities: Provided neuropsychological and psychological assessments (in English and Spanish) to the public with ethnically diverse and severely mentally ill patients. Gained training in evidence based assessment interventions and AFH-FMHC trauma focused recovery model. Translated sessions between Spanish speaking patients and mental health clinicians in triage department. Designed and justified psychodiagnostic batteries and responded to specific referral questions. Selected, administered, and interpreted standard neuropsychological and psychological assessment instruments. Gained experiences understanding cultural and socioeconomic variables in assessment and diagnostic interviewing.
Total Hours: (754+) - Volunteered for 1 year post-externship
Supervisor: Paul G. Longobardi, Ph.D. – Lecturer; Senior Community Mental Health Psychologist
Practicum Counselor Sept. 2011 – Aug. 2012
Aegis Medical Systems, Inc. – Pomona, CA
Responsibilities: Utilized a holistic approach and provided outpatient treatment services to the male and female adult patients from multiethnic and majority backgrounds. Provided case management, social work, and counseling services. Updated patients’ quarterly treatment plans, identified treatment needs and designed individualized treatment plans, and reported and assessed progress. Provided patients weekly therapeutic services.
Total Hours: 831.5
Supervisor: Valla Walker, Psy.D. – Clinical Psychologist
Psychological Assistant Sept. 2011 – Mar. 2012
Paladin Eastside Psychological Services, Inc. – Montebello, CA
Responsibilities: Offered trauma focused therapy to victims of crimes clients including individuals, families, and foster children. Provided therapy to children with disorders such as ADHD, depression, or behavioral and oppositional problems. Conducted intake interviews and prepared treatment plans.
Total Hours: 360 (6 mo.)
Supervisor: Jorge Zamora, Psy.D. – Clinical Psychologist
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, Irvine, CA Apr. 2002
Responsibilities: Presented study findings of classroom environment effects on the academic motivation of at-risk college students.
Tenth Annual CSLA Symposium, Los Angeles, CA Mar. 2002
Responsibilities: Conducted presentations on study findings on quality of high schools related to academic motivation.
Independent Teacher Contract Consultant Sept. 2005 – Jun. 2014
Los Angeles County Office of Education - Downey, CA
Responsibilities: Taught, evaluated, and implemented educational objectives using STAR computer software. Provided one-on-one and small group instruction to females on probation.
Psychology Instructor Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2009
Los Angeles Trade Tech College – Los Angeles, CA
Responsibilities: Taught General Psychology to college students. Methods of student evaluation included multiple choice and short essay exams, problem solving exercises, and research assignments.
Kinder, First, and Second Grade Teacher Sept. 2005- June 2010
Los Angeles Unified School District - Los Angeles, CA
Responsibilities: Responsible for teaching students the educational curriculum. Implemented Open Court Reading, Harcourt Mathematics, and Into English instruction. Collaborated with teachers, parents, students, and the community in carrying out job functions and meeting individual student needs. Participated in professional development activities / in-service trainings such as Classroom Management, weekly faculty meetings, and conferences (learning styles, etc.). Involved in various school committees (i.e., Social Committee, School Site Council, Safety Committee, UTLA Chapter Chair, and Discipline Committee). Assisted with the coordination and organization of the Learning Center.
Dissertation Aug. 2011- Jan. 2014
California School of Forensic Studies – Los Angeles, CA
Project: Designed independent research study that examines sub-clinical psychopathy scores, measurement of social protective factors, and earned penalties and sanctions. Adult participants were recruited from the Qualtrics Survey program using a nationwide sample from the United States. Conducted data analysis, results and discussion, and defended and published.
Unit 25 Super Star, Recipient for exemplary service to DSH-C 2017
Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMHSPEP), 2016
Recipient of the Health Professions Education Foundation and featured
in the Board of Psychology’s summer 2017 Newsletter.
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology 2000, 2013
Alliant International University at Los Angeles and CSULA
Advocacy Committee, Member 2013
Alliant International University at Los Angeles
California Psychological Association, Student Member 2011
Golden Key National Honor Society 2001
California State University at Los Angeles
Spanish Language Proficiency 2014
Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources
Cory Fulton, Psy.D. [Senior Psychologist; Psychology Department Chair]
Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Coalinga
24511 West Jayne Avenue.
Coalinga, CA 93210
Michael Manbeck, Psy.D. [Senior Psychologist]
Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Napa
2100 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558-6293
Bobbi Carlson, Ph.D. [Clinical Psychologist; Director of Training]
Sovereign Health of California
6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230
Paul G. Longobardi, Ph.D. [Lecturer; Senior Community Mental Health Psychologist]
Augustus F. Hawkins Family Mental Health
1720 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Valla Walker, Psy.D. [Clinical Psychologist]
675 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103