Dr. Bruce Levinton
Licensed Psychologist
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  About Dr. Levinton  
  1992 - 1996 The San Francisco School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA
Ph.D. (dual emphasis) Clinical Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Dissertation: Female Inmates in a Predominantly Male-Populated Co-Gender Halfway-House: An Interview Study.
  1990 - 1992 New College of California Graduate School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA
M.A. Social - Clinical Psychology
  1989 - 1990 New College of California Weekend College Program, San Francisco, CA
B.A. Humanities with an emphasis in Psychology
  1964 - 1968 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Matriculated in a Bachelor of Architecture Program
  Professional Work Experience  
  2001 - present Independent Practitioner, San Francisco, CA
Practice specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and industrial/organizational consultation. Provide individual psychotherapy with adults, adolescents and children coping with loss, bereavement, crisis resolution, substance abuse/dependence, stress/fatigue, anxiety and phobias, parenting, sexual and physical abuse, and creative blocks and spirituality. Consultation with referring medical and mental health providers. Provide couples and family counseling focused on clarifying needs and improving communication and problem solving skills, controlling domestic violence, and improving parenting skills. Provide industrial/organization consultation (see description below).
  1982 - present Independent Practitioner, San Francisco, CA
Industrial/Organizational and Financial Consultant
Provide brief problem focused and ongoing consultation with personnel supervisors and managers, and human resource development directors with a specialty in employment related issues including: Career development; stress, anger and time management; financial counseling; crisis intervention; trauma debriefing; psychoactive substance abuse treatment; and social skills building and improving interpersonal relationships.
  1997 - 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, San Francisco, CA
O.M.I. Family Center, an agency of the City and County of San Francisco's Department of Public Health Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Provided individual psychotherapy, family therapy, collateral counseling, and case management brokerage to a large case load of severely and chronically mentally ill adult and child patients, and dual-diagnosed patients. Co-facilitated group therapy for medical- socialization adult groups, a weekly teen boys' group and a weekly adult men's group. Performed telephone crisis counseling and evaluation/assessment intakes for prospective adult and child clients.
  1996 - 1997 Registered Psychological Assistant, San Francisco and Oakland, CA
Cornell Corrections, Inc., a transitional program for clients under the supervision of the United States Bureau of Prisons. Provided psychodiagnostic evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy; developed and conducted didactic training programs; and consultation and training to case management staff. The clientele was adult, primarily male, who presented with a range of mental disorders including functional and substance use disorders.
  1994 - 1995 Predoctoral Neuropsychological Intern, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Department of Public Health, Health Center #1. Performed clinical interviews and history taking, and test administration and evaluation with medical/mental health providers referring patients for psychological assessment. Patient population was a socially and culturally complex and under served group, with HIV and AIDS, substance abuse and mental health concerns.
  1993 - 1994 Predoctoral Intern, San Francisco, California
Eclectic Communications, Inc.,Provided brief problem focused psychotherapy, stress management, group counseling, and psychoactive substance abuse counseling for both male and female inmates in a privately owned residential halfway-house contracted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  1991 - 1993 Predoctorate and Masters Level Intern, San Francisco, California
The Oakes Children's Center, Inc. Provided play therapy with seriously emotionally disturbed children and individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy with students' parents.
  2001 - present Author and Publisher: The Free Viewpoint
Resumption of monthly journal as described above with a more in-depth and educative perspective affecting a wider range of clinical issues and variegated human diversities.
  1986-1989 Author and Publisher: The Independent Viewpoint
Wrote a monthly journal to approximately 100 readers featuring articles and essays on education, family issues, communication, counseling techniques, and personal experiences involving the value of psychotherapy in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder.
  1996 United States Bureau of Prisons
San Francisco Community Corrections Contractor's Training Conference
Salinas, California
Guest Lecturer:
"Are Females and Males Different? (Programming Differences Between the Sexes)"
  Profesional Affiliations  
  American Psychological Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
The International Association of Counselors and Therapists
The Institute of Research in Metapsychology
The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners: Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  Available upon request.

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