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Peter Gleason, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Work History 
Psychology Intern (September 2010 - August 2011)
Switzer Learning Center, Torrance, CA
Enable the student with autistic-like behaviors, emotional disturbance, cognitive impairment, or with explosive behavior to access his education goals. Build rapport with students in grades six through high school, maintaining a therapeutic relationship throughout the school year.   Be familiar with and utilize therapeutic techniques in structured and milieu environments. Design neuropsychological test batteries and measures of achievement, administer tests, and prepare reports. Attend IEP meetings for each student, presenting test results, behavioral analyses, and counseling goals to the team. Work on interdisciplinary teams with teachers, aids, speech therapist, staff, and student’s family to enable the student to meet their goals with success. Prepare and maintain emergency plans for each student. Conduct semi-structured clinical history interviews with accompanying prepared report. Participate in individual and group supervision activates.

Psychological Assistant (September 2009 - May 2010)
Moreno Valley School District Head Start Program, Moreno Valley, CA
Observation and consultation with teacher/family of students with behavior or developmental concerns; play therapy with students to reinforce appropriate boundaries and communication, practice limit-setting, ease transition anxiety, and build self-esteem; coordinate with school psychologist as well as speech, language, and learning specialists to inform treatment planning.

Psychology Practicum Trainee (April 2009 - August 2010)
Pediatric NeuroAssessment Program, Loma Linda, CA
Conduct semi-structured intake interviews with patient and family; prepare and administer an appropriate battery of cognitive, achievement, attention, language, motor, sensory, and psychosocial tests; consult with pediatrician for medical problems; score, interpret, and present results to family; prepare a comprehensive report of all findings; provide recommendations and referrals as appropriate.

Psychology Practicum Trainee (August 2008 - May 2009)
Riverside Community College Counseling Center
Provide mental health services to the student population of a community college; conduct intake interviews; design treatment plans and intervention strategies; teach relaxation techniques and behavioral monitoring skills; work in conjunction with interpreters for the hearing impaired; provide resources to services in the community as needed; lead outreach activities to engage students in proper health practices.

Psychology Practicum Trainee (June 2008 - June 2009)
Kids FARE: Pediatric Psychology/Neuropsychology  Consultation, Loma Linda, CA
Serve as consult/liaison to medical staff for pediatric rehabilitation inpatients admitted in either rehab or an acute care floor. Provide assessment and therapeutic services for pediatric patients with various injuries and illness such as traumatic brain injury, full to partial paralysis, terminal and chronic illness, and orthopedic problems. Duties included formulation of clinical hypotheses, administration and interpretation of neuropsychological, emotional, cognitive, behavior and assessment batteries, parent feedback, writing of psychological reports, and case presentation and weekly Case Conferences. Duties also included coping and adjustment skills, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychological/emotional support to patients and families; consultation with Rehabilitation Physician, Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers, and Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists.

Psychology Practicum Trainee (August 2007 - August 2008)
Tarzana Treatment Center, Tarzana, CA
Conduct Addiction Severity Index (ASI) semi-structured intake interviews; Diagnose a range of psychological, developmental, social, and substance-related disorders; develop treatment plans and recommendations; provide crisis intervention for suicidal or hallucinating patients; provide brief therapy for short-term adult patients; conduct educational and process group work for youths aged 11-18; provide long-term therapy for adolescent patients; consult with social workers, school specialist, and judicial representative to inform treatment; prepare progress reports for patient’s court hearing; attend weekly didactic seminars informing treatment technique and diagnostic considerations.

Psychology Practicum Trainee (July 2006 - July 2007)
Psychological Services Clinic, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Provide outpatient individual, couples and family psychotherapy; administer assessment batteries, attend and participate in weekly case conceptualization presentations and didactic seminars regarding technique refinement and case conceptualization understanding.