Child & Adolescent Psychology Los Angeles Expert 522420 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have spent over 40 years as a Psychologist with expertise in eating disorders, general child & adolescent psychology, and youth mood disorders. My focus has been on the role of temperamental, cross disorder genetic and neural influences in eating disorders, the pharmacotherapy of pediatric affective disorders, and predictors of long term outcomes in eating and affective disorders. I have also offered my services as an eating disorder expert witness for more than 25 years by providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes joining the faculty of a major university in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1975, and serving as Director of the Eating Disorders and inpatient attending psychologist without interruption for the past 40 years. In addition to my extensive clinical expertise, I have authored 250 scientific papers, articles, and book chapters, and my accomplishments in research, service, and teaching have been recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology University of Pittsburgh
M.S. Clinical Psychology University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Psychology Queens College – CUNY

Licenses Certifications

Licensed as a Psychologist (clinical) in California
Specialty Certification in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by American Board of Professional Psychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Awards & Affiliation

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology
Eating Disorders Research Society
Academy for Eating Disorders
Society of Biological Psychiatry
American Psychopathological Association

Primary Affiliation

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology