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Greta L. Todd, Ph.D. 
Voice Mail: (562) 304-9191
Professional Website: http://www.drgretatodd.com/
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works in: Long Beach

Education  

Palo Alto University (APA accredited)

Palo Alto, Ca. 94304

Doctor of Psychology (PhD)
Certificate in Forensic Psychology Proficiency (07/2005


Masters of Science Clinical Psychology (10/2006)

Palo Alto, California Graduated: 06/2008

  

Saint Mary’s College

Moraga, CA 94556

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)                   

Department of Psychology

Major: General Psychology

Graduated: 05/2001    

  

Professional Experience  

  

  

  

  

  

10/14-present             Federal Bureau of Prisons ,Victorville Complex 

Full-Time                    Victorville, Ca. 92394 

                                      

                                    The Federal Correctional Complex, Victorville is composed of 2 medium- 

Security institutions, a United States Penitentiary, and a minimum-security female Camp. Psychologist duties include psych screenings and assessments based upon clinical interviews with inmates. Specialty areas include being the Suicide Watch Companion Coordinator and creating and implementing programming in the Special Housing Unit (SHU). Weekly duties also included making recommendations to multidisciplinary staff (e.g. security staff, unit staff, facility management) regarding behavior and mental health issues affecting inmates.

  

01/15-present             Dr. Greta Todd (private practice) 

Part-time                    Long Beach, Ca. 90802

  

Professional duties include providing individual and group treatment to adults and adolescents 16 years and older. My approach utilizes a client specific approach which could include a combination of interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioral, skills training, existential). Areas of experience include mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, relationship issues, sex offender treatment, and conduct disorders.   

  

08/13-01/15                 Archeus Psychological Associates 

Part-time                     Dr. Greta Todd (Private Practice) 

Torrance, Ca. 90505 

                                       

Professional Duties 

Dr. Greta Todd and Archeus Psychological Associates provide individual and group treatment to adults and adolescents 16 years and older. My approach utilizes a client specific approach which could include a combinations of interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioral, skills training, existential). Areas of experience include mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence, relationship issues, sex offender treatment, and conduct disorders.   

  

12/13-07/14                 Taft Correctional Institution (MTC) 

Full-time                     Taft, Ca. 93268 

                                                             

Taft Correctional Institution is a privately held prison which currently has a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The facility holds 1700 inmates at the Minimum compound and 500 at the Low security camp. Responsibilities included individual and group therapy, behavioral and suicidal risk assessment.  

  

Appointed to Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator (DAPC) for Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) for the BOP.  Reviewed Pre-Sentencing Incident Reports (PSIs), the self report questionnaire, combined with a clinical interview to determine if inmate meets DSM criteria for a substance abuse disorder. If they do, submit report to BOP who will determine inmate’s eligibility for halfway house.  

  

03/13-08/13                 California City Correctional Institue 

Part-time                    California City, Ca. 93504 

                                       

                                    Professional Duties 

CCA is a provider of correctional solutions and detention centers on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Marshals Service, nearly half of all states and nearly a dozen counties across the country. Psychologist duties included psych screenings and assessments based upon clinical interviews with inmates. This also includes making recommendations to multidisciplinary staff (e.g. security staff, unit staff, facility management) regarding behavior and mental health issues affecting inmates.  

  

    

08/12 – 11/13              Vericare 

Part time                     San Diego, Ca. 92123 

                                    

                                    Professional Duties 

Vericare sets the standard for excellence and integrity in geriatric mental health services through multi-disciplinary behavioral interventions. We partner with respected, long-term care facilities to deliver compassionate care, behavioral health services and therapeutic wellness programs for the elderly. As part of an integrated behavioral healthcare team, Vericare’s community of professionals provides a spectrum of therapies including individual psychotherapy, psychotropic medication management, behavior management and rehabilitation support services.

                                                                                          

    

03/12 – 09/12              QTC Medical Group, Inc 

Part time                     Diamond Bar, CA 91765 

                                                                            

Professional Duties: 

QTC leverages over 30 years of experience along with proven proprietary technology to deliver services related to disability and occupational health examinations conducted by our network of highly trained providers. As a Level II Evaluator, I am equipped to ensure that I develop unbiased medical evidence so I can produce clear, consistent, and complete medical reports needed by each of our clients. Clientele range from teenagers to elderly patients residing in skilled nursing facilities.  Reports are submitted within a 72 hour period supervisors and then to the Department of Mental Health. 

  

                                     

08/08 – 08/11             Coalinga State Hospital 

Full time                    Coalinga, CA 93210 

                                                                                        

                                    Professional Duties: 

Coalinga State Hospital houses California's Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) under Megan and Jessica's Law.  This state hospital houses close to 1200 men and is currently a mix of SVPs and Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDOs) transferred from Atascadero State Hospital.  Patients range in age from 22 to 93, with the mean age around 57.  Within the clinical team there are Social Workers, Rehabilitation Therapists, Nurses, and Psychologists (who are the team lead).  During my time at CSH, I have been exposed to several different populations within the hospital.  These ranged from the Admissions Unit, Geriatric Unit, Behavorial Unit, and the treatment unit.  My experience at this facility has been invaluable. 

  

Experiences include and are not limited to clinical interview, chart review, initial assessment of suicide risk using the Beck Suicide Screening Instrument (BSSI) and the Reason For Living Inventory (RFL), initial assessment including historical and legal documentation and subsequent report writing, creation and implementation of Wellness and Recovery Plans using the principles outlined in the Enhancement Plan and basing treatment recommendations on individual needs and goals based on the current diagnoses devised from case formulation and progress reports. I apply psychological knowledge and techniques to issues related to mental and developmental disabilities and other mental disorders, conduct Phase group for Sexual Offenders involuntarily civilly committed, conduct behavioral assessments and create/implement behavioral guidelines, serve as Team Leader in the Wellness and Recovery process and am an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team. I further provide staff training and consultation to various disciplines.  

  

08/05 – 07/08              Youth Service Center 

Full time                      Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Intern 

                                      San Mateo, CA 94402 

                                                                        

                                    Training and Experience: 

The Youth Service Center (YSC) internship program is a unique and rewarding one. The facility houses both male and female adolescent and young adult criminal offenders aged 8-21 years and includes a full high school recognized by the State of California allowing for a rich learning experience unlike any other. Engaged in bi-monthly didactic seminars focused on cognitive behavioral and behavioral treatment techniques and forensically oriented trainings, such as Client Dangerousness, Self-Injurious Behaviors, Reactive Attachment Disorder, psychopharmacological interventions, forensic assessment, and related gang activity. Received training via workshops and seminars mandated by the State of California which include Conflict Resolution, Motivational Interviewing, and Suicide Prevention. Duties include weekly groups, including grief, survivor of abuse, trauma, commitment offense, and substance abuse. In addition to groups and individual clients, administered, scored, and interpreted psychological and personality testing with report writing aimed at identifying client strengths to help aid in diagnoses and treatment planning.  

  

Actively involved in weekly interdisplinary team meetings (IDT) and monthly Psychology Department staff meetings and receive individual and group supervision at least four hours per week. Awarded Letter of Accommodation by the Director of Juvenile Probation for work-related and professional contributions in a crisis situation.   

  

   

07/04 – 07/05              Community Counseling and Education Center 

Part time                     Psychology Clerk: Pre-Intern               

Fremont, Ca. 94538 

 

Training and Experience: 

The Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) is primarily a community based practicum with a focus on mood disorders, alcohol/drug abuse, sexual abuse, parent-child relationships, and domestic abuse. I was engaged in weekly didactic seminars focused on the structured clinical interview of children, family, and adult patients, the administration and interpretation of psychological and personality tests, cognitive assessments and neuropsychological screening instruments.

  

The practicum further provided individual supervision, direct observation of assessment administrations, and group supervision including the presentation of challenging cases. My duties included the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological, personality, cognitive, neuropsychological screeners, of children, adults, and families.

                                                                                  

01/04 – 06/04              Sequoia High School Project

Part time                       Psychology Trainee: External Practicum

                                    Redwood City, Ca. 94062

  

Training and Experience: In association with Palo Alto University, graduate students provided counseling to diverse, multicultural high school students who struggle with several of concerns (e.g. parent-family relations, gang activity, interpersonal concerns with friends). 

  

           

01/04 – 08/04              Grownowski Clinic

Part time                       Psychology Trainee: Internal Practicum

                                    Palo Alto University 

                                    Department of Psychology 

Palo Alto, California 

                                

Training and Experience: 

The Grownowski Clinic provides client care for individual adults, adolescents, and students for the diverse, underprivileged, and underserved populations within the South Bay.  My duties included performing intake evaluations, report writing, and a one to four client caseload with these populations. Therapeutic issues entailed adjustment disorders, major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and interpersonal V-Code designations. I participated in the formulation, discussion, and case conceptualization of clients with peers, advanced doctoral students, and licensed supervisors in group and individual supervision. I also received basic attending skills training and used video/reflection exercises to help facilitate this training. 

  

Employment Experience

 

  

2005 – 2007                Community Association for Rehabilitation (C.A.R.) 

Part time                       Psychological Assistant 

Palo Alto, CA 94306 

                                     

                                    Duties: 

Providing respite care to parents of children and adults who have either a physical or mental disability.  These disabilities included but not limited to mental retardation, Parkinson’s diseases, seizure disorder, multiple sclerosis, wheel chair bound patients.

  

2001– 2004                 Seneca Center

Part time                       Psychological Assistant (Residential Counselor/School Counselor)

                                    Concord, CA 94518

 

Duties: 

                             Teaching and tutoring of severely emotionally disturbed (S.E.D.) adolescents (male and female) who range in age from 10 to 19 years old in a level 14 locked facility.  At Seneca Center, I was involved in two programs, the school and the residential program.  Working with these adolescents allow for the opportunity to provide counseling skills toward individual and group therapy, discussing day to day problems they might encounter, improving social skills, discussing future educational plans, and improving relationships with their families. 

  

Awards 

 

  

2002-2008                                      Koret Fellowship Award 

 Palo Alto University 

  

2005                                           Letter of Accommodation 

Youth Service Center 

San Mateo, Ca, 

Provided by: Larry Silver, Director of Juvenile Probation 

  

2004-2005                                    Student Council Treasurer 

Palo Alto University 

  

Teaching Experience  

 

  

02/09 – 08/11              New Employee Orientation (NEO)  

                                    Coalinga State Hospital

                                   

                                    Duties Included:

Providing all new employees of the State of California to CSH an understanding on how to interact with mental health patients (specifically sex offenders).  This lecture included a review of the DSM-IV/TR with an emphasis on mood disorders, personality disorders, and paraphilias.  This lecture was conducted once a month to a wide range of disciplines which included nurses, psychologists, social workers, and administrative staff.

  

Affiliations 

  

 

American Psychological Association (APA) – Professional Member Division 12, 6, and 45 

California Coalition on Sexual Offenders (CCOSO) – Professional Member 

Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) – Professional Member 

  

  Research Experience 

  

  

9/06-5/08                    Doctoral Project: Program Evaluation 

Title: Examining Caregiver Stress Characteristics within the Latino Population  

                                       

My doctoral project was successfully defended on November 10, 2007. The focus of this study was to gain a better psychological understanding of the stress characteristics (comparatively between Latino and Caucasians, and Latino men and women) of 264 caregivers at the Palo Alto site and 225 caregivers at the Miami site, who care for adults who have a form of dementia.  In 1995, these participants (and others) were apart of the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiving Health (REACH I), which focused on using active interventions to reduce depression and burden.  Measures included Center for Epidemiological Studies for Depression (CES-D) and the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist (RMBPC). 

    

09/01 – 01/02              Research Assistant 

Research assistant to Department of Psychology Chair, University of California, Stanford. My duties included data collection and entry of the SCID, appointment coordination, and administering research instructions and research questionnaires to student athletes both at Stanford and San Jose State University. 

  

  

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