Alexandra Clarfield is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive professional experience. In addition to her MS in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Temple University, she has completed training in cutting edge treatments for trauma such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and studied mindfulness-based approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Hakomi.
Other training subjects include developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, assessment and treatment of law enforcement candidates and first responders, and treatment of trauma including combat trauma, as well as multigenerational trauma in the Native American population.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Clarfield worked with patients not only in private practice but also in a wide variety of other settings. She has worked in schools and on Indian reservations, in a children’s hospital, on a home-based palliative care team for veterans, and on a US Army base overseas.
She is a Qualified Medical Examiner providing Workers’ Compensation Evaluations in the State of California (See Home) and has experience providing expert witness testimony in the civil courts as well (See Psychology Expert Witness). She provides fitness to practice evaluations for the California Board of Registered Nursing and in peace officer appeals, including applicants disqualified on the basis of their psychological evaluation.
Dr. Clarfield brings to her work substantial and diverse skills and expertise, as well as her own life experience that includes a deep sense of adventure, love of nature and commitment to social service.