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Licensed psychologist

Los Angeles, CA
March 17, 2018

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Curriculum Vitae

Leticia Padilla-Alvarez, PSY *8145

P.O. Box 773

Armona, CA 93202

323-***-**** *

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


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


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