About Alexandra Clarfield Ph.D.

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 completed training in cutting edge treatments for traumatic stress disorders including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. She completed in depth training in mindfulness-based approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Hakomi. Her experience in the treatment of trauma is both comprehensive and tailored and includes specialty areas such as combat trauma and multigenerational trauma in the Native American population.

She has extensive experience with assessment and treatment of first responders including veterans and enlisted military, law enforcement candidates and fire fighters. 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 served as a school psychologist in remote rural communities and on Indian reservations and she has provided clinical care for children and families in a childrens hospital. She served the military community working on a US Army base in Europe and as part of a home-based palliative care team for veterans with the VA.

She is a Qualified Medical Examiner providing WorkersCompensation 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, appeals for peace officer applicants and screenings for the FAA.  She has been invited as a guest editor for peer reviewed journals in her field.

Dr. Clarfield brings to her work substantial and diverse skills and expertise, as well as her own life experience, her commitment to social service and love and appreciation of nature.

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