Registered Psychological Assisstant
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
University: Alliant International University
Major: clinical Forensic Psychology

Registered Psychological Assisstant

EDUCATION

California School of Forensic Studies
Alliant International University
San Francisco, CA
Psy.D Clinical Forensic Psychology Student
2011- 2017
Dissertation: Search for the Female Successful Psychopath- A Five Factor Model Approach

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
BA in Psychology
August 2005-December 2009

Languages - Fluent in Spanish and English

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Lydiana Garcia (Private Practice)
September 2018- Present
Psychological Assistant/ Psychometrician
Supervisor: Dr. Lydiana Garcia
• Conduct test administration as supervised by a Licensed Psychologist
• Test scoring in support of a Licensed Psychologist
• Report writing
• Editing reports
• Data collection and management
• Translation services
• Perform clerical tasks and administrative support

About Face DVIP
October 2018- October 2019
Clinician
Supervisor: Dr. Lydiana Garcia
• Conduct Individual Counseling (male adults)
• Group Counseling (sex offender treatment, 8 groups)
• Perform clerical tasks and administrative support
• Administered assessment (Risk Assessments and sexual interest test)
• Test scoring in support of a Licensed Psychologist
• Report writing
• Formulate case conceptualizations
Sharper Future
August 2017- October 2018
Post- Doctoral Internship
Supervisor: Dr. Samaro

• Conduct Individual Counseling (case load 50, male adults)
• Group Counseling (sex offender treatment, 13 groups)
• Perform clerical tasks and administrative support
• Administered assessment (Risk Assessments and sexual interest test)
• Test scoring in support of a Licensed Psychologist
• Report writing
• Formulate case conceptualizations
• Translation services

Sharper Future
August 2016- October 2018
Pre-Doctoral Internship
Supervisor: Dr. Samaro

• Conduct Individual Counseling (case load 36, male adults)
• Group Counseling (sex offender treatment, 6 groups)
• Perform clerical tasks and administrative support
• Administered assessment (Risk Assessments and sexual interest test)
• Test scoring in support of a Licensed Psychologist
• Report writing
• Formulate case conceptualizations
• Translation services

Psychological Assessment, Inc.
September 2014- 2016
Psychometrician
Supervisor/ CEO: Dr. Dempsey

• Work closely with the CEO to further the mission of the Company
• Conduct research on behalf of the Company
• Perform clerical tasks and administrative support
• Conduct test administration as supervised by a Licensed Psychologist
• Test scoring in support of a Licensed Psychologist
• Editing reports
• Report writing
• Data collection and management
• Translation services

Psychological Services Center
July 2014- 2015
Practicum Student
Supervisors: Dr. Hoffman

• Conduct Individual Counseling (case load 8-10, adolescents)
• Group Counseling (conflict resolution group)
• Assessment (Personality, psychoeducational assessment)
• Conduct Crisis Management sessions
• Formulate case conceptualizations
• Conduct Educationally Related Mental Health Services- Functional Alameda County Evaluator

HOPE Program
July, 2013- July, 2015
Practicum Student
Supervisor: Dr. Dempsey

• Conducted Individual counseling (case load- 8-13, adults)
• Conducted Group counseling (young and adult sex offender group)
• Administered assessment (personality, cognitive, risk, and initial assessment)
• Attended monthly meetings with probation officers regarding case load
• Attended monthly California Coalition of Sex Offenders
• Formulated case conceptualization

HOPE Program
January 2013- July 2013
Clinician
Supervisor: Dr. Dempsey

• Conducted Individual counseling (case load- 10, adults)
• Conducted Group counseling (young and adult sex offender group)
• Perform clerical tasks and administrative support





Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program
July 2012- June 2013
Practicum Student
Supervisor: Dr. Dempsey and Julian Weinstein, MFT
• Conducted Individual Counseling (case load- 10-15, adults)
• Conducted Group Counseling (Codependency and Process Groups)
• Re-entry to community assistance

Assessment Administered and Interpreted:

• Level of Service and Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI)
• STABLE & ACUTE 2007 (SARATSO Instrument for Dynamic Risk Assessment)
• Sex Offender Treatment and Intervention Progress Scale (SOTIPS)
• Affinity Measure of Sexual Interest-Version 2.5
• Beck’s Anxiety Inventory
• California Psychological Inventory
• Differential Ability Scale (DAS)
• Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, Third edition (MCMI-III)
• Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Second edition (MMPI-2; Short Form; MMPI-A)
• Mini-Mental State Exam-II (MMSE-II)
• Wechsler Memory Scale-III/IV (WMS-III/IV)
• Rorschach Inkblot Test
• Rotter Incomplete Sentence Blank; Second Edition
• Symptoms Checklist- 90 Revised
• Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Second Edition (ABAS-II)
• Beery-Buktenika Developental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI)
• Conners 3rd Edition
• Robert’s Apperception Test for Children (Roberts-2)
• Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC)
• Trail Making Test (TMT)
• Stroop Color-World Test
• Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition
(BASC-3)
• Projective Drawings (HTP)
• Rey & Taylor Complex Figures Tests
• Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, Second Edition (Vineland-II)
• Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)
• Wide Range Achievement Test, Fourth Edition (WRAT-4)
• Woodcock Johnson III Test of Achievement
• Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Fourth Edition (TONI-4)



SKILLS-
Computer Skills – ARMS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Power Point, SPSS, Internet Browsers, Microsoft Outlook


CERTIFICATIONS-

• California Sex Offender Management Board, Apprentice Certification. (GAL5324)
• Level of Service – Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI) Certification by the SARATSO (State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders)
• STABLE 2007/ Acute 2007 Certification by the SARATSO (State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offender)
• CJIS Security (Advanced)

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT-

• Member of the American Psychological Association since 2012

RESEACH EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS-

• Galarza, D., Testa, A., Rappaport, L. (2017) The search for the female successful psychopath: A five factor model.
• Smith, S., Dempsey, R., Karlsson, R., Galarza, D., Evans, S. (2014) Use of hentai and other animated pornography among sexual offenders (a preliminary study)
• Galarza, D., Evans., S. (2014) Multicultural Sex Offender Treatment. California Coalition on Sexual Offending conference in San Leandro, California.

VOLUNTEER WORK -

• Comunidad Compartiendo Amor (“Community Sharing Love”) Teach/Tutor unprivileged children. From August 2004- 2005