Dr. Lisa Harris, Ph.D.

 (LIC. #PSY14248)

818/687-4928

lisa@drlisaharris.com

 


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EDUCATION:          Ph.D.  1992 – University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology 

                                    M.A.   1987 – University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology

                                    B. A.   1985 – University of California, Los Angeles, Psychology

 

 

CLINICAL INTERESTS:  Individual and couple adult, older adult, and adolescent psychotherapy; depression and bipolar disorder;  relationship issues; divorce therapy; women’s issues; eating disorders; aging and care-giving issues; work stress.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1996 – Present            Program Director of Adult Outpatient Services and Program Coordinator of Older Adult Program.  Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, Venice.  Managed chronically mentally ill adult (350 clients) and older outpatient program (150 clients).

 

1992 – Present            Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Resource Center, Agoura; Santa Monica Family Consultants.  Provided brief and long-term individual and family therapy for adults, couples and children in a private practice setting.  Performed organizational recruiting and testing of assistant directors for the entertainment industry and small corporate mediations and trainings.     

             

 1992 – 2000               Assistant Clinical Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles campus.   

                                    Taught Family Systems Theory, Sex Roles and Gender, Couples Therapy, and Intercultural Laboratory. 

 

1992 – 1993                Staff  Psychotherapist, UCLA Psychology Clinic.  Provided long-term individual and family therapy for adults and children.

 

1990 – present             Part-time Professor, Loyola Marymount UniversityTaught Marital and Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, Psychology of Marriage, and Introductory Psychology in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs.

 

1990-1996                                      Staff Psychologist, Psychology Intern, EAP Counselor and Emergency Services Staff Worker.  Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.  Provided crisis and long-term individual and family therapy for adults and children.  Performed adult and child psychological assessments.  Taught drug prevention strategies to elementary school children.  Co-taught a family therapy seminar for the Didi Hirsch staff.  Worked on counseling and referral community hotline.  Performed initial intakes for crisis clinic. Provided EAP counseling.  Supervised interns.

 

1990–1992                  Lifestyle Management Consultant, Kaiser Hospital at Sunset, Los Angeles. Designed and implemented workshops and led psychotherapy groups on nutrition, exercise, body image, stress management, relaxation and assertive communication in weight control program.

 

1987-1992                   Project Coordinator, UCLA Psychology Department.  Coordinated research project involving in-home interviews of family members undergoing divorce or separation.  Co-authored major paper regarding spouses attributions about divorce.  Supervised 10 research assistants.

           

Professional Presentations

 

“The Realization of a Dream:  Easing the Transition From a Community

College to the UC System.”  Presented workshop at the tenth annual

Third World Counselors’ Association conference at UCLA, 1985.

 

“Working Through the Maelstrom of Divorce.”  Presented workshop at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association annual conference at UCLA, 1993.

 

“Working Through the Maelstrom of Divorce.”  Presented workshop at the California Psychological Association annual conference in San

Francisco, CA, 1994.

 

“New Roles for Professional Psychologists Working in Divorce”.  Presented workshop at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association

annual conference in Los Angeles, CA, 1995.

 

Honors And Awards:             Dean’s Fund Fellowship.  1986-1987

                                                Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with highest honors, UCLA, 1985

                                                Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society member, 1980 – 1981

                                                Chancellor’s Scholarship, 1980.

Grants 

 

Institute of American Cultures, UCLA, A Cross-Ethnic Study of Marital Conflict, $750, 1989.

UCLA Program on Mexico, A Cross-Ethnic Study of Marital Conflict, $750, 1989.

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