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  • 1. Lawrence M. Ferber, Ph.D.Licensed PsychologistNew York & California470 Spring DriveEast Meadow, New York, 11544(650) 533-2775 (Mobile) (516)6234602 (Home)lawrenceferber@sbcglobal.netEDUCATIONPacific Graduate School of Psychology – Palo Alto, CAPh.D. Clinical Psychology 2006Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Palo Alto, CAM.S. Psychology 2002York College of Pennsylvania - York, PAB.S. Psychology 1999 Summa cum laudeCity University of New York - Brooklyn, NYA.A. Music 1983LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONSCalifornia State Board of Psychology: Licensed Psychologist #PSY-23261New York State Board of Psychology: Licensed Psychologist #018460SPECIALIZED TRAININGCognitive Behavioral Therapy with David Burns MDFour Day Training Seminar, San Francisco, CA (2010)Competency-Based Clinical SupervisionAmerican Psychological Association Online Academy (2010)New York State: Child Abuse and NeglectWild Iris Medical Education, INC., Comptche, CA (2009)Domestic ViolenceJohn F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)Human SexualityJohn F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)Child Abuse: Assessment, Treatment and RecoveryJohn F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)Domestic Violence: Spousal and Elder AbuseJohn F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)Substance Abuse Treatment,John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)Substance Abuse TreatmentSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Rockville,Maryland, (2000)Therapist Training,State of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania, (1999)
  • 2. Drug and Alcohol - Intensive Out-Patient (IOP)Reality TherapyChild and Family TherapyPharmacologyDepartment of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)Stress ManagementDepartment of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000) Confidential Training IncludingEthics on Drug and Alcohol Department of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)HIV/TB/STDsDepartment of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)Family Therapy in AddictionsDepartment of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in ActionDr. William Glasser, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, (2000)MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTSThe Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and co-morbid disordersPosttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) With Deployed Military PersonnelFatherhoodEngaging fathers for youthEvidence Based Preventative interventions regarding optimal child developmentClinical GerontologyPROJECTS OF PERSONAL PASSION AND COMMITMENTPreventive Therapeutic Interventions for Multi-Cultural Adolescent Populationswith Substance Use Disorders• Formulation and Continual Development of Treatment Plans and Interventions forAdolescents’ with Substance Use Disorders using Group, Individual, & Family Modalities• Utilizing Client-Centered Approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, as well asBehavioral, Cognitive Behavioral and Psychoanalytical Therapy• Psycho-educational Training for Identified Patient Family Members and Staff• Providing the Most Accurate Diagnosis (using DSM IV Criteria) Utilizing PsychiatricEvaluations Includes a Battery of Both Objective and Projective Testing and AssessmentMeasures• Collection of data and Collateral Information including but not limited to, MedicalRecords,Academic Records, Self Report, and Family Information.• The Use of a Comprehensive Biological, Psychiatric and Social HistoryHomeless Veterans• Veterans Hospital, Menlo Park, CA• Facilitate and organize patient/staff music group designed to play functions such asgraduations’ and parties for veterans’ hospitalsConsultant: Engaged Fatherhood• Development/Training/Implementation of Supporting Fathers Involvement Projects• Development/Training/Implementation and Development of curriculum for AdolescentConsultant: Pilot study regarding teen pregnancy/Hartford CTPreventive Therapeutic Interventions for Multi-Cultural Adolescent Female Populations
  • 3. Formulation and Continual Development of Treatment Plans and Interventions forAdolescents’ with Substance Use Disorders using Group, Individual, & Family ModalitiesUtilizing Client-Centered Approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, as well asBehavioral, Cognitive Behavioral and Psychoanalytical TherapyPsycho-educational Training for Identified Patient Family Members and StaffProviding the Most Accurate Diagnosis (using DSM IV Criteria) Utilizing PsychiatricEvaluations Includes a Battery of Both Objective and Projective Testing and AssessmentMeasuresCollection of data and Collateral Information including but not limited to, Medical Records,Academic Records, Self Report, and Family Information.The Use of a Comprehensive Biological, Psychiatric and Social HistoryHomeless Veterans Rehabilitation ProgramVeterans Hospital, Menlo Park, CAFacilitate and organize patient/staff music group designed to play functions such asgraduations and parties for veterans’ hospitals Consultation on Engaged FatherhoodDevelopment/Training/Implementation of Supporting Fathers Involvement ProjectsDevelopment/Training/Implementation and Development of curriculum for AdolescentPUBLICATIONSAre post-treatment differences a function of pre-treatment characteristics in non-completers,completers, and graduates of the homeless veterans rehabilitation program?Dissertation Abstracts International. (UMI No. 3222765) Ferber, L. (2006).UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTSTime-limited psychotherapy: A Clinical Case. Ferber, L. (2004).Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: On Substance Use Disorders. Ferber, L.(2003).Effects of Religiosity/Spirituality: On Substance Dependence. Ferber, L. (2002).Adult ADHD: Maximum Risk in Substance-Dependence. Ferber, L. (2001).SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONSThe Supporting Involvement All Site Conference for The Alberta Psychiatric Association: AProven co-parenting intervention assessing/addressing child abuse, neglect and substanceuse risk factors: Oakland, California, Lawrence Ferber, Ph.D., Marsha Kline Pruett,Ph.D.,M.S.L., & Kyle Pruett, M.D.The California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare; Supporting FatherInvolvement as an Evidenced-Based Intervention in Child Welfare Services, Oakland,California, April 20, 2010. Ferber, L, & Buddenhagen, P.Engaging Fathers as Co-Parents in Low Income Families of Color: Bringing the Program toLife April 26, 2010. Lawrence Ferber, Ph.D., Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, M.S.L., Kyle Pruett,M.D., Presentation/Round Table Discussion for The Association of the National Council onFamily Relations (NCSL), San Francisco, California, November 13, 2009.Supporting Father Involvement (SFI). Training Presentation for Fred Finch AdolescentResidential Facility, Oakland, California, June 12 & 26, 2009. Ferber, L., & Ward, T.L Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change. Presentation for Spouses and Partners of
  • 4. Veterans with Children, Sesame Street, Richmond, California, 2009The Role of Program Completion and Aftercare in a Domiciliary Therapeutic Community:Presentation for Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California. Ferber, L.Inadvertent Plagiarism of a Musical Melody: Presentation for American PsychologicalAssociation Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999/ Symposium: Ferber, L., Landau.,LWORK HISTORY5/2011-PresentLawrence Ferber, Ph.D., Psychologist/ Private Practice: Wantagh-Seaford -CounselingServices, P.C., Mark Pearlman & Associates, Wantagh New YorkMake patient appointmentsHIPAA documentation authorizedObtain appropriate intake and release formsMaintain and Manage legible filesKeep up to date recordsMake appropriate diagnosesMake referrals to Psychiatrist or other medical professional when appropriateSeek Peer Consultation when appropriateKeep record of all fees received and moneys owedInsurance and Manage CareObtain insurance authorization and eligibility, and understand insurance reimbursementpolicies and patient co-pay and /or deductable responsibilitiesFill out insurance forms (HCFA or form specific to patient’s insurance)Knowledge of number of approved sessions for client, date of when services are to beterminated, and date when new OTR needs to be sent to Insurance or Managed Care12/2010-PresentNational Stress ClinicSenior Psychologist (www.nationalstressclinic.com)Provide therapy/clinical interventions for individuals that are unable to mobilize to apsychologistUtilize techniques and strategies designed to raise the quality of patient’s lifeProvide diagnoses and develop individual treatment plans using specific Goals andmeasurable objectives necessary for reduction and/or relief of symptoms.Use policies and procedures of the National Stress Clinic in order to provide documentationsuch as progress note, testing, and assessment measures.Consultation with staff regarding specific patients4/2007 – 10/2010Supporting Father Involvement Project/ Study - Richmond, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA (EvidencedBased Intervention based on 30 years of research) Developed by Phillip Cowan, Ph.D.,Carolyn Cowan, Ph.D. (Scientists,’ Professor of Psychology, University of Berkeley CA),Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, (Smith College of Social Work) & Kyle Pruett, M.D. (Yale)Group Leader/Consultant/TrainerConducted initial clinical interviews with fathers and their partnersConducted Domestic Violence interviews with potential group members
  • 5. Provided and facilitated group meetings for fathers and co-parenting couples (planning,preparation and debriefing after meetings)Met with Supporting Father Involvement Study staff for ongoing project coordination andcase reviewParticipated in Office of Child Abuse (OCAP) hosted trainings and all project meetings4/2010 – 7/2010Arizona State University-Prevention Research Center-Tempe, Arizona/Cultural DiversityConsultant/ Curriculum Reviewer:“Bridges to High School Program” (Developed by Nancy A. Gonzalez, PhD., FoundationProfessor, Department of Psychology, ASU., Larry E. Dumka, Ph.D., Associate Professor,School of Social and Family Dynamics, ASU., Anne Marie Mauricio, Ph.D. Associate ResearchFaculty, Program for Prevention Research, ASU.Review and make suggestions/modifications on existing curriculum.Modify videos, homework assignments, language, handouts, and components of theprogram in order to be relevant and effective for African American families2/2009 – 9/2009Health and Human Services - San Francisco, CAPsychiatric Social Worker Curriculum Assessment of more difficult psychiatric casesProgram developmentCrisis intervention, individual and group therapeutic interventions for adult populationProvide case management, collateral contacts, mental health consultation and collaborationwith community service providersClinical consultations to program in order to ensure quality of care and appropriatedocumentationProvide brief intervention with challenging individuals to assist in re-establishing selfcontrol, accountability and responsibility.Provide linkages to behavioral health services within the Community Behavioral HealthServices System of Care as appropriate.Work collaboratively with Non Violence Alliance (NoVA) case managers to identify clients’strengths and resources (individual, familial, or community)History and diagnosisConduct crisis intervention; including assessment of danger to self and/or others andmakes appropriate referrals as needed. Conduct psycho-education in group settings. Maintain up-to-date client records5/2005 – 12/2009 Our Common Ground (formally known as “Daytop Village”) Adolescent InpatientRehabilitation Residential Treatment Facility - Redwood City, CADeveloping specific Individual Education Plans (IEP)Facilitating “Encounter, Gender, Extended, Probe, Boundary and Process” groups weeklyFacilitation of various psycho-educational seminarsDeveloping specific treatment plans which entailed formulation of DSM-IV diagnosis plussetting particular goals and objectivesProviding individual, family and group therapy weekly
  • 6. Administering psychological testing, interpretation and data entryResponsible for preparing case-presentations on previous and current residentsTrained other pre and post doctoral clinicians1/2006 - 3/2006Veterans Hospital – Menlo Park, CAResearch Assistant Study:Developing topics of interest for literature reviewRecruitment and eligibility analysisTeaching Assistant - Psychodynamic IDevelop curriculumInstruct clinical interviewing techniquesTutoring1/2003 - 6/2004Pacific Graduate School of Psychology - Menlo Park, CAResearch AssistantStudy: Assessing Pro-Social Standards and self-attention in the development of pro-socialregulations with children in kinder-garden and the first gradeExamining research methodsDeveloping topics of interest for literature reviewReviewing literatureWriting and editing manuscripts12/2003 - 6/2004Veterans Hospital – Menlo Park, CAResearch AssistantStudy: Examining the outcomes of abstinence, homelessness, and housing of 336 participantsin a 180-day drug and alcohol residential treatment facilityStudy designTesting participantsData entry and analysesWriting and editing manuscripts9/2001-10/2010Pacific Athletic Club - Redwood Shores, CAFitness SpecialistProvide instruction to members regarding the use of weight lifting and cardiovascularequipmentSuggest individual workout routines specific to member’s particular needs9/1998 - 9/1999York College of Pennsylvania - York, PAResearch AssistantStudy: Examining inadvertent plagiarism of musical melodiesReviewing literature
  • 7. Data entry and analysis6/1981 - 8/2001Musician - Brooklyn, NYBand Leader & Studio MusicianHONORS AND RECOGNITIONPsi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology – 1998MEMBERSHIPS (PAST & PRESENT)American Psychological Association (APA)Society for Family Psychology (Division 43)Addictions (Division 50)Adult Development and Aging (Division 20)Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse (Division 28)California Psychological AssociationAssociation for Advancement of Behavior TherapyThe Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMPH)Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern CaliforniaNew York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA)Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA)ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND INTERESTSChange and transformation for individuals, groups, and organizationCreativity, communication, and writingSPSS statistical softwareStrong leadership and human dynamicsPublic speaking and presentingPsychological Testing & Assessment measures evaluationBasic knowledge of grant-writing processWell-developed interpersonal communication skillsRecruitment of participants’Data entry and analysesWriting and editing manuscriptsREFERENCESMarsh Kline Pruett, Ph.D, M.S.L, Maconda Brown O’Connor Professor Smith CollegeSchool of Social Work (415) 585-795T. LaNae Jaimez, Ph.D Clinical Director Our Common Ground (Formally known as ” Daytopof California”) (650) 367-9030Phillip Cowan Ph.D., Scientist & Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of CaliforniaBerkeley, California ((510) 643-5608