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Lawrence M. Ferber, Ph.D.

155 E. Walnut Street Long Beach New York, 11561 (650) 533-2775 lawrenceferber@sbcglobal.net

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Palo Alto, CA Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 2006

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Palo Alto, CA M.S. Psychology 2002

York College of Pennsylvania - York, PA B.S. Psychology 1999 Summa cum laude

City University of New York - Brooklyn, NY A.A. Music 1983

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

California Board of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist #PSY-23261 (2010)

New York State Board of Psychology

Licensed Psychologist #018460 (2010)

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with David Burns MD Four Day Training Seminar, San Francisco, CA (2010)

Competency-Based Clinical Supervision American Psychological Association Online Academy (2010)

New York State: Child Abuse and Neglect Wild Iris Medical Education, INC., Comptche, CA (2009)

Domestic Violence John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)

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Human Sexuality John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)

Child Abuse: Assessment, Treatment and Recovery John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)

Domestic Violence: Spousal and Elder Abuse John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008)

Substance Abuse Treatment, John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA (2008) Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Rockville, Maryland,

(2000)

Therapist Training, State of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania, (1999)

Drug and Alcohol - Intensive Out-Patient (IOP)

Reality Therapy

Child and Family Therapy

Pharmacology Department of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)

Stress Management Department of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)

Confidential Training Including Ethics on Drug and Alcohol Department of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)

HIV/TB/STDs Department of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)

Family Therapy in Addictions Department of Health, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (2000)

Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in Action Dr. William Glasser, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, (2000)

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MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

The Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and co-morbid disorders

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) With Deployed Military Personnel

Fatherhood

Engaging fathers for youth

Evidence Based Preventative interventions regarding optimal child development

Clinical Gerontology

PROJECTS OF PERSONAL PASSION AND COMMITMENT

Homeless Veterans

Veterans Hospital, Menlo Park, CA

Facilitate and organize patient/staff music group designed to play functions such as graduations and parties for veterans’ hospitals

Consultation on Engaged Fatherhood

Development/Training/Implementation of Supporting Fathers Involvement Projects

PUBLICATIONS & UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS

Ferber, L. (2006). Are 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. (2004). Time-limited psychotherapy: A clinical case. Unpublished manuscript. Ferber, L. (2003). Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy: On substance use disorders. Unpublished manuscript. Ferber, L. (2002). Effects of religiosity/spirituality: On substance dependence. Unpublished manuscript. Ferber, L. (2001). Adult ADHD: Maximum risk in substance-dependence. Unpublished manuscript.

SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS

The Supporting Involvement All Site Conference for The Alberta Psychiatric Association: A Proven co-parenting intervention assessing/addressing child abuse, neglect and substance use risk factors, Oakland, California, April 26, 2010. (co-presenter) Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, M.S.L., Kyle Pruett, M.D.

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The California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare; Supporting Father Involvement as an Evidenced-Based Intervention in Child Welfare Services, Oakland, California, April 20, 2010. (co-presenter)

Engaging Fathers as Co-Parents in Low Income Families of Color: Bringing the Program to Life. Presentation/Round Table Discussion for The Association of the National Council on Family Relations (NCSL), San Francisco, California, November 13, 2009. (co-presenter) Marsha Kline Pruett, M.S.L., Professor at Smith College of Social Work

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Supporting Father Involvement (SFI). Presentation for Fred Finch Adolescent Residential Facility, Oakland, California, June 12 & 26, 2009. (co-presenter) Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change. Presentation for Spouses and Partners of Veterans with Children, Sesame Street, Richmond, California, 2009

The Role of Program Completion and Aftercare in a Domiciliary Therapeutic Community. Presentation for Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California, 2004. Inadvertent Plagiarism of a Musical Melody. Presentation for American Psychological Association Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999

WORK HISTORY

4/2007 – Present Supporting Father Involvement Project/ Study - Richmond, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA (Evidenced Based Intervention based on 30 years of research) Developed by Philip.Cowen, Ph.D., Carolyn Cowen, Ph.D. (Scientists,’ Professor of Psychology, University of Berkeley CA), M Kline Pruett, PhD, (Smith College of Social Work) & Kyle Pruett, M.D. (Yale) Group Leader/Consultant/Trainer

Conducted initial clinical interviews with fathers and their partners

Conducted Domestic Violence interviews with potential group members

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 and case review

Participated in Office of Child Abuse (OCAP) hosted trainings and all project meetings

11/02/2010 - 11/12/2010 CHE Senior Psychological Services, Brooklyn, New York Licensed New York State Psychologist . Diagnosis and treatment of mental illness for the Elderly

• Referral Process and Physician Orders

• Report of Initial Diagnostic Interview

• Individual/Family Systems & Group Psychotherapy Modalities

• Developed Specific Treatment Plans for Patients’

• Tested patients’ using specific batteries of psycho-metric tools & interpreted results

• HIPPA Psychologist Compliance

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4/2010 – 7/2010 Arizona State University-Prevention Research Center-Tempe, Arizona “Bridges to High School Program” (Developed by Nancy A. Gonzalez, PhD., Foundation Professor, Department of Psychology, ASU., Larry E. Dumka, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, ASU., Anne Marie Mauricio, Ph.D. Associate Research Faculty, Program for Prevention Research, ASU. Consultant/Reviewer

Culturally broaden “The Bridges to High School Program” (family-focused preventative intervention)

Review and make suggestions/modifications on existing curriculum.

Modify videos, homework assignments, language, handouts, and components of the program in order to be relevant and effective for African American families

2/2009 – 9/2009 Health and Human Services - San Francisco, CA Psychiatric Social Worker

Assessment of more difficult psychiatric cases

Program development

Crisis intervention, individual and group therapeutic interventions for adult population

Provide case management, collateral contacts, mental health consultation and collaboration with community service providers

Clinical consultations to program in order to ensure quality of care and appropriate documentation

Provide brief intervention with challenging individuals to assist in re-establishing self control, accountability and responsibility.

Provide linkages to behavioral health services within the Community Behavioral Health Services 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 diagnosis

Conduct crisis intervention; including assessment of danger to self and/or others and makes appropriate referrals as needed.

Conduct psycho-education in group settings. Maintain up-to-date client records and case documentation

5/2005 – 12/2009 Our Common Ground (formally known as Daytop Village) Adolescent Inpatient Rehabilitation Residential Treatment Facility - Redwood City, CA Pre-Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Psychologist Assistant Internship (working directly with adolescent substance abuse patients)

Developing specific Individual Education Plans (IEP)

Facilitating “Encounter, Gender, Extended, Probe, Boundary and Process” groups weekly

Facilitation of various psycho-educational seminars

Developing specific treatment plans which entailed formulation of DSM-IV diagnosis plus setting particular goals and objectives

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Providing individual, family and group therapy weekly

Administering psychological testing, interpretation and data entry

Responsible for preparing case-presentations on previous and current residents

Trained other pre and post doctoral clinicians

1/2006 - 3/2006 Veterans Hospital – Menlo Park, CA Research Assistant Study:

Developing topics of interest for literature review

Recruitment and eligibility analysis

Data entry and analysis

Writing and editing manuscripts

3/2004 – 6/2004 Pacific Graduate School of Psychology - Palo Alto, CA Teaching Assistant - Psychodynamic I

Develop curriculum

Instruct clinical interviewing techniques

Tutoring

1/2003 - 6/2004 Pacific Graduate School of Psychology - Menlo Park, CA Research Assistant Study: Veterans Recovery Program

Examining research methods

Developing topics of interest for literature review

Reviewing literature

Writing and editing manuscripts

12/2003 - 6/2004 Veterans Hospital – Menlo Park, CA Research Assistant Study: Examining the outcomes of abstinence, homelessness, and housing of 336 participants in a 180 day drug and alcohol residential treatment facility

Reviewing literature

Recruitment of participants

Testing participants

Data entry and analyses

Writing and editing manuscripts

9/2002 - 1/2003 Pacific Graduate School of Psychology - Palo Alto, PA Research Assistant

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Study: Assessing pro-social standards and self-attention in the development of prosocial self- regulations with children in kindergarten and first grade

Reviewing literature

Testing participants

Data entry and analyses

9/2001-10/2010

Pacific Athletic Club - Redwood Shores, CA Fitness Specialist

Provide instruction to members regarding the use of weight lifting and cardiovascular equipment

Suggest individual workout routines specific to member’s particular needs

9/1998 - 9/1999 York College of Pennsylvania - York, PA Research Assistant Study: Examining inadvertent plagiarism of musical melodies

Reviewing literature

Study design

Testing participants

Data entry and analyses

Writing and editing manuscripts

6/1981 - 8/2001 Musician - Brooklyn, NY Band Leader & Studio Musician

HONORS AND RECOGNITION

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology - 1998

MEMBERSHIPS (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 Association

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMPH)

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

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New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)

Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA)

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Change and transformation for individuals, groups, and organizations

Creativity, communication, and writing

SPSS statistical software

Strong leadership and human dynamics skills

Public speaking and presenting

Assessments and measures evaluation and scoring

Basic knowledge of grant-writing process

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

REFERENCES

Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D, M.S.L, Maconda Brown O’Connor Professor Smith College School of Social Work (415) 585-7950

T. LaNae Jaimez, Ph.D Clinical Director Our Common Ground (Formally known as Daytop of California (650) 367-9030

Phillip Cowen Ph.D., Scientist & Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of California Berkeley, California ((510) 643-5608