Curriculum Vitae

HEATHER STONE, PH.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 21112

930 Mendocino Ave., Suite 203
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707.291.7386
email: drstone@drheatherstone.com

www.drheatherstone.com

EDUCATION

MERIDIAN UNIVERSITY, Petaluma, California.
2005: Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology.

AMERICAN COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, San Diego, California.
1987: Master of Arts, Psychology, with Specialization in Counseling Psychology.

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, Los Angeles, California.
1985: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology.

*Received writing award for best ethics paper

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Private Practice, Santa Rosa, California.
Feb. 2007 – Present
Private practice setting specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, postpartum anxiety and depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), relaxation training, assertiveness training, and psycho-education to adults and adolescents utilizing evidence-based treatment. Provide ongoing assessment of client progress through the use of psychological measures. Provide clinical consultation/training to individual therapists, medical professionals, and agencies in the community.

CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Colleague Assistance and Support Program (CLASP)
Oct. 2010 – Present
Approved provider of educational and psychological services to California Psychologists; support CLASP’s mission to reduce stress, distress and/or impairment in the lives of California psychologists while enhancing the general health and mental well-being of members of the profession.

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY, SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
California Board of Psychology, Sacramento, California.
2008
Participated within a seven-person team of experts in the development of the California Psychology Supplemental Examination.

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, CONTRACT SERVICE PROVIDER
United States Coast Guard, Family Advocacy Program.
Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2008
Perform assessment, crisis intervention, and/or ongoing psychotherapy to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse, relocation issues, special needs, and child abuse and/or neglect. Collaboration with Family Advocacy Specialist in treatment planning, clinical issues, and safety issues. Provide verbal and written reports with recommendations for treatment.

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
St. Joseph Health System, Partial Hospitalization Program, Behavioral Health. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, California. Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, California.
Nov. 2006 – Mar. 2008
Facilitated psycho-education and therapy groups, incorporating approved curriculum and standard group facilitation techniques. Conducted initial assessments of new clients; developed, reviewed, and updated treatment plans and incorporated input from treatment team. Attended treatment planning meetings; participated in discharge planning; and monitored medical records. Provided crisis intervention and conflict resolution. Assessed the degree of danger to self or others as well as grave disability, and made arrangements for 5150. Assessed for suspected domestic violence, child or adult dependent abuse, and provided appropriate intervention based on hospital policy. Made appropriate referrals to community services for aftercare and long-term support.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ANXIETY DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM
Ananda Institute, Santa Rosa, California.
Aug. 2004 – Feb. 2007
Created and launched the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program at a non-profit outpatient clinic, which subsequently received a $20,000.00 grant to treat children, adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety. Expanded agency’s services to include individual therapy, groups, and psycho-education for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Selected and ordered state-of-the-art assessment tools and client workbooks. Wrote a training manual for therapists outlining diagnostic criteria, medical concerns, medications, assessment, clinical interventions, and treatment protocol. Provided ongoing training to staff and interns.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Ananda Institute, Santa Rosa, California.
Aug. 2004 – Feb. 2007
Provided psychotherapy to clients in Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program and Community Counseling Services. Provided supervision to doctoral level interns. Participated in clinical rounds; presented 8-minute client summaries to team; attended and/or provided didactics; attended case conferences; created treatment plans and treatment summaries. Collaborated with and/or provided written reports to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, attorneys, and referral sources, including Sonoma County Mental Health (Child Protective Services), Family Court/ Mediation Services, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Coastguard, and Jewish Family Services.

INTAKE SPECIALIST
Ananda Institute, Santa Rosa, California.
July 2005 – Feb. 2007
Conducted intake interviews for Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program and Community Counseling Services. Wrote intake summaries including multi-axial working diagnoses. Conducted patient triage and assisted Clinical Director in assigning new cases; presented new cases to team. Trained Intake Coordinator; created Standard Operating Procedure for intake positions.

JUVENILE PROBATION COUNSELING COORDINATOR
AND KIDS PROJECT COORDINATOR
Drug Abuse Alternative Center, Santa Rosa, California.
Aug. 2003 – May 2004
Youth Program: Liaison between drug rehabilitation agency and Sonoma County Juvenile Probation Department. Participated in bi-weekly multi-disciplinary team to assess the needs of troubled youth at Juvenile Hall. Facilitated Life Skills Group; Pregnancy Group; and Making Choices Group. Conducted intake interviews; screenings; and assessments, including Addiction Severity Index (“ASI”) at agency and on site at two high schools. Provided case management; oversaw drug testing; and monitored attendance. Synthesized data from countywide school-based program, (Toward No Drugs), and created narrative and statistical report. Collaborated with Sonoma County Mental Health and Office of Education; residential programs; and other agencies, at Consortium for Kids Project.

Adult Program: Facilitated Women’s Process Group and Perinatal Group. Orchestrated and co-facilitated drug Intervention. Provided crisis counseling to adults as part of emergency response team to residential recovery program.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT
Center for Anxiety and Stress, Santa Rosa, California.
Dec. 1997 – Dec. 2003
Psychological Assistant to Jeffery R. Martin, Ph.D. Provided individual, exposure-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders; facilitated Women’s Group; performed psychological research; co- created training video for seminars and workshops.

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Buckelew Programs: The Avenue, Napa California.
Sept. 1999 – Feb. 2002
Directed Supported Living Program. Supervised front line staff, and provided education and training. Provided one-to-one counseling to adult residents; conducted intake interviews and hospital assessments; and conducted treatment team meetings. Carried emergency pager and provided emergency response to ensure the safety and stabilization of decompensated clients. Facilitated Symptom Management Group; Vocational Group; Women’s Group; and House Meetings. Provided outreach and support services to Napa County community clients living outside of Program. Participated in weekly Consortium meetings with Napa County Mental Health; collaborated with County case managers; Crisis Team; Child Protective Services; and Adult Services of Napa County. Responsible for Medi-Cal audits and maintenance of client files in compliance with Medi-Cal regulations.

PATIENT EVALUATION COORDINATOR/URGENT CARE COORDINATOR
Kaiser Permanente, Dept. of Psychiatry, Santa Rosa, California.
July 1996 – Sept. 1998
Coordinated psychiatric services for children and adults. Conducted intake interviews and assessments; made referrals for medication, psychotherapy, chemical dependency, and health education; provided patient triage; acted as liaison between patients, clinicians, and community resources. Provided back-up and relief for Urgent Care Coordinator.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT
Petaluma Valley Hospital, Behavioral Health, Petaluma, California.
July 1995 – Aug. 1997
Psychological Assistant to Steven R. Hubert, Ph.D. Provided individual psychotherapy to adults and seniors; participated in treatment planning with staff. Wrote psychological evaluations and reports to Social Security, Workers Compensation, Probation Officers, and Hospital Admissions

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELOR
Hospice of Petaluma, Petaluma, California.
Sept. 1994 – May 1996
Provided individual and group psychotherapy to children, adults and seniors in grief. Conducted psychosocial assessments of bereavement clients, hospice patients, and their families; provided emergency response to elementary school; provided counseling to terminally ill patients; provided referral services; collaborated with outside mental health professionals.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND VOLUNTEER SERVICES:

Self Care Forum for Psychotherapists
Redwood Psychological Association,
Sonoma County, California.
2013
Guest Speaker/Presenter: “The Paradoxical Role of Compassion in Therapists’ Self Care.” Part of a four-person team of presenters hosting a continuing education and wellness workshop for psychotherapists. Presented the paradoxical role of compassion and its potential to reduce burnout while increasing resilience, enthusiasm, and fulfillment for the therapist.

Lomi Clinic, Santa Rosa, California.
2012
Guest Speaker/Presenter: “An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” Provided training workshop for licensed psychotherapists, interns and staff.

Redwood Psychological Association,
Sonoma County, California.
2011
Guest Speaker/Presenter: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.”  Provided continuing education seminar for licensed psychologists.

Santa Rosa City Schools and Sonoma County Office of Education
2007-2008
Consultant to Santa Rosa City Schools and Sonoma County Office of Education, Alternative Education Department. Co-presenter at California League of Middle Schools and California League of High Schools on issues of bullying and disruptive behaviors. Co-presenter at two Safety Conferences in Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, CA.

Introduced and discussed the potential uses of cognitive-behavioral techniques for skill- building, emotional regulation, and classroom management.

12-Step Recovery Group
2007
Guest Speaker/Presenter at 12-step recovery group for Compulsive Hoarding. Provided psycho-education to laypersons and sufferers of compulsive hoarding, introducing research-based treatment approaches and techniques.

Sonoma County Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASA”)
2005-2007
Professional consultation in bi-monthly case reviews involving placement issues, medication protocols, treatment plans/implementation, clinical red flags, and advocate relationships. Speaker/Presenter of workshop, Anxiety and Our Youth, Nov. 2007.

Publications:

A Sign of Codependency: Compulsive Giving
RPA Dialog Newsletter, June 2012 ( Volume 19 #3);
California Psychological Association website, Category 2; Care Related Articles

Look: You Are Not Your Mind
RPA Dialog Newsletter, December 2012 (Volume 19 #6)

Missing Pedophile OCD: Don’t Let This Happen To You
RPA Dialog Newsletter, September/October 2015 (Volume 22 #3)

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