Robert W. Poston, Ph.D.
Qualifed Medical Examiner
1987 - 1991 Center for Psychological Studies, Albany, CA Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
1984 - 1986 University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA M.A. Counseling with emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy
1981 - 1984 Weber State University, Ogden, UT, B.S. Psychology
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
California State Licensure as a Psychologist, License Number: PSY 14613 - expiration date April 30, 2013
Qualified Medical Evaluator for the Industrial Medical Council of the California, Department of Industrial Relations.
QME # 975148 - Reappointment due April 15, 2015
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
1998 - present
Independent Contractor : for the Department of Mental Health and California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation at several facilities including: Corcoran State Prison, Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, San Quentin State Prison, Salinas Valley State Prison, California State Prison, Sacramento and the Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program. Various Assessment Reports including: Mentally Disordered Offender evaluations, Condemned Inmate Evaluations, Competency Evaluations and Board Of Prison Hearing Reports as well as Risk Assessment reports for inmates with violent and sexual offences. Also performed the assessment of newly arrived inmates and conducted individual and group psychotherapy with inmates with serious psychiatric disorders.
Feb 1993 - present
Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area: Individual and Group Psychotherapy, specializing in victims of violent crime, work-related stress and psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment for children, adolescents and adults. Workers Compensation Evaluations and Disability Evaluations for Social Security. Associate with Neuropsych Alliance performing evaluations and psychotherapy for geriatric patients in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.
Feb 1991 - Feb 1993
Sierra Clinic, San Francisco, CA : Post Doctoral Fellowship: Provided brief and long term psychotherapy to an ethnically diverse population. Duties included: facilitation of group therapy, psycho diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention.
Aug 1990 - Oct 1992 First Hospital Vallejo, CA: Mental Health Counselor: Responsibilities included; milieu management, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, chemical dependency assessment and intake interviews with multi-ethnic chronic and acute adult psychiatric patients in a multidisciplinary treatment approach.
Feb 1987 David Grant US Air Force Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA, Pre-Doctoral internship: Provided in-patient and out-patient personality and neuropsychological assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, participation in the Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, stress management workshops and structured group therapy for couples in physically abusive relationships; Population served was active duty military, their dependant and military retirees, with wide range of psychiatric disorders.
Sep 1985 - June 1986
Catholic Social Service, Vallejo, CA, M.A. internship: Provided individual, marital and family therapy to a multi-ethnic population. June 1984 Social Actions Office, Hill Air Force Base Utah, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, B.S. practicum: Provided individual and group psychotherapy in a drug and alcohol treatment program. Also performed in-take assessment for persons with substance abuse issues.
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