Congratulations to both Laura Caloca, PsyD, and Stephanie Abel, PhD, for completing their psychological assistantships at Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC. Both provided years of excellent service to our patients and will be missed. We wish them success in their future endeavors!
Dr. Silva has hired a new psychological assistant, Angela Patino, MA.
Angela Patino is a Doctorate of Psychology, PsyD candidate in Clinical Forensic Psychology from the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University in San Diego. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from Alliant in 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Patino received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the California State University of Long Beach. Her clinical experience includes treating “at-risk” and “in-risk” children, adolescents, adults, and elderly with dual-diagnosis at inpatient and outpatient sites. Ms. Patino has worked with individuals experiencing severe and persistent psychiatric disorders, intellectual disabilities, chronic pain, social/emotional and behavioral issues, trauma, and individuals facing loss, grief, and bereavement. She has also served as a Program Coordinator for a tailored day program offering recreational, vocation and continued education programs for adults with disabilities in San Diego county.
In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Patino has an extensive forensic background providing specialized rehabilitative forensic mental health services to various challenging, criminal-justice involved populations. She has also conducted psychological evaluations within the criminal, civil, and family courts. Additionally, Ms. Patino has served as an Assistant Editor for five international scientific journals, including the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse; Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma; Journal of Child Custody; Journal of Family Violence; and Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. She has publications in the areas of child custody, intimate partner violence, and expert witness testimony.
Currently, Ms. Patino is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Registered Psychological Assistant, PSB94022641 working under the supervision of Dr. Silva, PSY22738 at Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic (PNBC). Ms. Patino provides treatment to individuals experiencing symptoms related to chronic pain, mood disturbances, and other issues hindering their daily functioning. She also assists Dr. Silva in conducting neuropsychological evaluations for individuals presenting with possible neurological injuries or other medical conditions. Overall, she specializes in working with individuals from a trauma-informed and multicultural perspective, primarily using a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach along with integrative modalities.
“In the words of Mahatma Ghandi, ‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony’. I look forward to guiding my clients find their journey back towards balance and harmony.”
Seeking a Spanish-speaking psychological assistant with strong therapy and diagnostic skills to provide therapy services and psychological evaluations to adults with chronic pain conditions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and somatoform disorders, many of whom are Spanish-speaking only. Opportunity to learn and utilize biofeedback as well. Supervision would be provided by Delia Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN. Please send a cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the practice can be found at: www.neuropacific.com
- Post-doctoral level (or graduating this year with PsyD or PhD in clinical psychology)
- Ability to conduct therapy sessions in Spanish
Part-time position that would require two days per week of administration and scoring of neuropsychological testing for a board-certified neuropsychologist. Training on administration of these tests would be offered, as well as supervision by Dr. Silva. Bilingual Spanish-speakers preferred, but not required. Pay is based on experience level. Please send a letter of interest and CV to: email@example.com
PNBC is pleased to have Deborah Steinberg, MD on board to provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment to our Workers’ Compensation patients! Dr. Deborah L. Steinberg is a board-certified psychiatrist. In addition to her training in adult psychiatry, Dr. Steinberg completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She earned her medical degree from Ohio State University in 1991. Dr. Steinberg completed an internship in psychiatry at NYU Medical Center and then completed her internal medicine residency in Miami at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. After practicing as an internist, she returned to complete her psychiatric training at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. She has worked in a variety of settings including community health settings, VA hospitals, and private practice. She is bilingual since childhood (English and Spanish). Her professional interests include the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders.
Seeking a psychiatrist to provide medication management and brief therapy to Workers’ Compensation patients in an outpatient setting. Hours are flexible and may start off as 1-2 days per month, while the psychiatrist is credentialed with insurance companies. The psychiatrist would be working alongside a neuropsychologist, and three psychologists. This is an ideal position for a psychiatrist looking to supplement their income in a comfortable, low-pressure environment while being part of a growing private practice. Long-term commitment is required, as the psychiatrist will be credentialed with several Workers’ Comp insurance companies.
Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC is a small and growing private practice located in Bankers’ Hill neighborhood of San Diego. We have a very collegial environment and provide patient services as a team. We pride ourselves on high quality of care to our patients. We provide neuropsychological and psychological evaluations, psychotherapy services to adults, and HRV biofeedback. Primary diagnoses we see include: depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain conditions, and traumatic brain injuries. More information can be found at: http://www.neuropacific.com
- Initial psychiatric consultation (with reports)
- Medication management
- Brief counseling
- Consulting with psychologists and coordinating treatment
- Writing progress notes in an electronic health record system
- Current medical license in CA
- Board certification in psychiatry
- Spanish language fluency desired (but not necessary)
Please submit a letter of interest and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.