private practice clinical psychologist in Sonoma County
child custody evaluations and
		mediation Daniel B.
Pickar, Ph.D., ABPP; Child & Family Clinical and Forensic Psychology collaborative divorce mediation
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Daniel Pickar's Resume

Daniel B. Pickar, Ph.D.
New Address/Fax Number
as of June 1st:

1212 College Ave., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel: (707) 566-0296
Fax: (707) 843-5095
Email: dpickar@sbcglobal.net

family law expert witness
		    testimony in Northern California

Daniel B. Pickar, Ph.D., ABPP

Child & Family Clinical and Forensic Psychology

1212 College Ave., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Telephone (707) 566-0296
Facsimile (707) 843-5095
Email: dpickar@sbcglobal.net
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:

1978

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
B.A. with Honors; Psychology

1982

California School of Professional Psychology
Berkeley, California
M.A. in Clinical Psychology

1984

California School of Professional Psychology
Berkeley, California
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (APA Approved)
 

Licensure and Board Certification:

Licensed by the Board of Psychology of the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance (1986). Psychologist License PSY9317. Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), American Board of Professional Psychology (1993).
 

Present Professional Activities:

2/87-
Present

Private Practice of Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Santa Rosa, CA

Forensic Psychology Services: child custody evaluations, sexual abuse evaluations, adoption evaluations, personal injury evaluations, divorce mediation, child custody evaluation work product reviews, and consultation to attorneys regarding child custody issues. Clinical Psychology Services: psychotherapy and psychological assessment with children and adults, psychoeducational testing. Expert Witness Testimony: expert testimony conducted in the following California Jurisdictions: Lake County, Marin County, Mendocino County, Napa County, San Francisco County, and Sonoma County.

9/86-
Present

Staff Psychologist
Child and Family Services, Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Rosa, CA
Responsibilities include individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults, family, group, and couples' therapy; psychological assessment, consultation to emergency room and medical departments; supervision and teaching of postdoctoral psychology residents; current Program Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for Suicidal Adolescents.
 

Past Professional Experience and Training:

7/89-
4/01

Division Chief, Child and Family Services
Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Santa Rosa, CA
Responsibilities include overall clinical and administrative supervision of treatment team, case conference leader, program development, liaison to other medical departments regarding child psychiatric services, and overall coordination of children's outpatient services.

7/89-
7/94

Director of Psychology Training
Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Santa Rosa, CA
Responsibilities include recruitment and overall clinical and administrative supervision of post-doctoral clinical psychology interns.

2/91-
9/93

Clinical Consultant
Civil Custody Unit, Sonoma County
Department of Probation, Santa Rosa, CA
Responsibilities included clinical group supervision and case consultation to probation officers regarding child custody probation investigations.

11/87-
6/90

Clinical Consultant
Department of Special Services, Santa Rosa City Schools
Santa Rosa, CA
Responsibilities included bi-monthly clinical group supervision and case consultation to school psychologists.

9/84-
8/86

Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology (Full-Time)
The Menninger Foundation
Topeka, Kansas
Responsibilities included individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults, inpatient hospital treatment and management, psychological testing, forensic evaluations, group psychotherapy, family therapy, hypnotherapy, clinical research, supervision of psychotherapy and psychological testing with graduate students in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas and Topeka State Hospital, consultation to local school psychologists.

9/82-
8/84

Predoctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology (Half-Time)
McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute of St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Responsibilities included individual psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and children, clinical rotations on children's inpatient unit and adolescent day treatment program, psychological and neuropsychological testing, family therapy, group psychotherapy.

9/82-
6/84

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Psychodiagnostic Assessment
California School of Professional Psychology
Berkeley, CA
Duties included assisting in teaching intellectual and personality assessment course to graduate students.

9/82-
9/83

Graduate Teaching Associate
First Year Clinical Practicum
California School of Professional Psychology
Berkeley, CA
Duties included teaching techniques of interviewing, supervising videotaped therapy sessions.

9/81-
7/82

Intern in Clinical Psychology (Half-Time)
Contra Costa Training Institute
Concord, CA
Responsibilities included individual psychotherapy with adults and children, family therapy, group psychotherapy.

1/80-
9/81

Treatment Coordinator (Full-Time)
Phoenix Programs, Inc. - PAC House
Concord, CA
Long-term residential treatment program for chronically disturbed adults.
Responsibilities included individual, group, and family therapy; case management, crisis intervention, program development, staff supervision.

6/78-
1/80

Associate Director (Full-Time)
Phoenix Programs Transitional Services
Concord, CA
Community-based transitional program serving individuals recently released from psychiatric hospitals and halfway houses.
Responsibilities included clinical supervision of staff and of a semi-independent housing program; individual, group, and family therapy; job placement, housing and educational assistance, crisis intervention.

Summers
1977-
1976

Mental Health Worker (Full-Time)
The Devereux Foundation
Devon, PA
Residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed children.

9/76-
1/77

Teacher Aide (Part-Time)
The Bellefaire School
Cleveland, OH
Residential school for emotionally disturbed children.
 

Membership in Professional Societies:

American Psychological Association
California State Psychological Association
Redwood Psychological Association
   (Former Chair - Ethics Committee)
Society for Personality Assessment
American Board of Professional Psychology
Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
 

Editorial Boards:

Editorial board member, Journal of Child Custody
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice
Ad hoc reviewer, Oxford University Press
 

See Publications and Presentations

psychological and
			psychoeducational evaluations