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Many members of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association are available for speaking engagements, commentary on current events, and workshops. Contact the following members directly if you have a need for a psychologist to speak on these issues.

Disclaimer:  This list is provided solely for informational purposes, and is not intended to be used for clinical referrals.  No actual confirmation of training or licensure by individuals on this list is conducted by SCCPA.  An individual's inclusion on this list is a not a recommendation nor endorsement by SCCPA.  SCCPA accepts no responsibility for the training, education, or competence of individuals listed and assumes no responsibility  or liability for any damage arising directly or indirectly from services provided by any mental health professional on the list.  Individuals are solely responsible for interviewing individuals on this list regarding their qualifications.



Areas of Interest



Francis Abueg, Ph.D.
  • Posttraumatic Silencing: Guilt, Shame, Fear & Taboo in Survivor Disclosure
  • Hypomania and Bipolar Process in the PTSD Survivor: An
    Understudied But High-Risk Problem
  • When to Really Worry About Excessive Worry & What to Do About It
  • Mindfulness Meets Exposure Therapy: The Best of Two Worlds
  • Best Practices in Trauma Treatment: Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Evidence Based Approaches (ACT, PE, CPT, DBT & EMDR) (For Therapists and Clients)
  • Disaster Mental Health and the Trauma-Informed Organization
  • Mobile Technology Applications in Disaster Mental Health

1230 Sargent Dr., Suite 110
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

James Barrick, Ph.D.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – An Anxiety Treatment
  • Valentine's Day Special – Dealing with Conflict
  • Three Universal Laws of Human Behavior
  • Positive Aspects of Aging – What Nurses Need to Know
  • Positive Aging and Self-Esteem
  • A Program for Stress management
Author of How to Create a Positively Moving Experience

15466 Los Gatos Blvd., #302
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Bonnie Bernell, Ed.D.
  • Guided autobiography/Treasures that matter –
    Writing your legacy and slowing the onset of disease
  • What matters? Now what! Making choices
  • Having the relationship of your dreams
  • Hot monogamy
  • Meeting and mating – How to meet THE person you want to meet
  • Bountiful living. Stop "weighting" to live your best life
851 Fremont Avenue, Suite 98
Los Altos, CA 94024


Arthur Bodin, Ph.D., ABPP
  • Relationship conflict
    • At home and work
    • With partner and children
  • Avoiding, managing, benefiting from, and moving beyond conflict-until next time!
  • School bullying
    • Definition and measurement of prevalence
    • Impact of bullying reduction programs
    • Different philosophies of coping with bullying
555 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Deb Burgard, Ph.D.
  • Eating disorders, body image, and weight preoccupation
  • Size acceptance, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (HAES)
  • Fitness issues for large people
  • Policy issues around children and weight
  • Issues to address for people considering and who have had weight loss surgery
  • Women's sexuality, lesbian and bisexual issues
  • Stereotype management skills for stigmatized groups
  • Using technology to support sustainable health practices
5050 El Camino Real, Suite 202
Los Altos, CA 94022

Ruth Clifford, Ph.D.
  • Couples' Sexual Problems

851 Fremont Avenue, Suite 107 Los Altos, CA 94024

Adam Dorsay, Ph.D.
  • Positive Psychology: Increasing Happiness, Fulfillment, and Fostering Resilience

1120 McKendrie Street
San Jose, CA 95126

Alan Kessler, Ph.D.
  • Anatomy of a good relationship
  • Impact of parental addiction on child development
  • Psychology of sexuality
  • Depression
  • How psychotherapy works

400 Carlton Ave., Ste. 2
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Barbara Kirsch, Ph.D.
  • Body/Mind Approaches to Therapy
  • Coping with Holidays
  • Dealing with Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Women's Issues
  • Preparing for Retirement

919 Fremont Ave., Suite 202
Los Altos, CA 94024

Paul J. Marcille, Ph.D.
  • Adolescents and Crises of Adolescence
  • Men's Psychology
  • Transitioning from High School to College
  • Career and Personal Transitions for Men
  • Managing Stress
  • Culture Shock and Culture Adaptation (based on 18 years experience managing an international school in Paris)

700 West Parr Avenue
Suite K
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • The Psychological Phenomena That Superhero Stories Reveal
  • Life Lessons That Superheroes Teach Us
  • Overcoming Eating Disorders
  • Improving Your Relationship With Food


Serenity Sersecion, Ph.D.
Dr. Sersecion is available to give the following talks in English and Spanish:
  • Multicultural Psychology: cultural humility, working with different populations, intersectionality, gaining insight into own identities
  • LGBTQ+ concerns
  • Latinx population
  • Dissociative identity disorder, and other dissociative disorders from a plural positive focus
  • Working with various sub-cultures: online, video games, geek, furry, brony.
  • Art therapy with adults

Lois Sharp, Ph.D.
For the general public:
  • Ten Tips to Treat Insomnia
  • Anxiety: From Paralysis to Productivity
  • Depression: Fighting the Silent Fiend
  • Active Listening: Helping without Hurting
  • Stress Management
  • Other topics available upon request
For mental health professionals:
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Introduction to the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
  • Cognitive Therapy for Depression
  • Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety

3920 Saratoga Avenue
Suite 105C
San Jose, CA 95129

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.
For the general public:
  • Growing up Asian in America: Balancing Emotional Health & Success: A Talk for Parents, Teens and Educators (with Vickie Chang, Ph.D.)
  • Asian American Adolescents: The Challenges of Navigating Two Cultures
  • Bridging the Cross-Cultural Generation Gap: A Workshop on Listening and Communication Between Parents and Teens in Multicultural Families
For mental health professionals:
  • Asian and Asian-American Cultures: Implications for Treatment
  • Asian and Asian Indian Cultures: Clinical Implications (with Sharon Pereira, MFT)

415 Cambridge Avenue
Suite 3
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Nancy Wesson, Ph.D.
Workshops offered:
  • Relationship Skills
  • Couples Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Codependency
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety

2672 Bayshore Pkwy #618
Mountain View, CA 94043

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