About Dr. Shubs

OVERVIEW

 I have been in private practice since 1981 and have taught, trained, and supervised other mental health professionals.

I have published articles in professional journals in the area of trauma. I hold a diplomate from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and was Chairman or Co-chair of the Victim Treatment Committee of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association for twelve years. I was on the professional advisory board of Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, advocacy, and intervention in stopping teen dating violence, for ten years.

I have been a local and international speaker, lecturer, and presenter, for professional and general audiences, on topics including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychological recovery for victims of violent crime, relationships, self-esteem, bioenergetic analysis, the mind/body connection, and gay/lesbian/bisexual issues.

I have been interviewed for TV, radio, and various forms of print and Internet media on a range of issues concerning clinical psychology.

I have held the American Psychological Association’s Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders since 1996.

I am a Supervisor and Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, integrating bioenergetic analysis, contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and other psychotherapeutic modalities since 1974.  I was editor of two publications concerning bioenergetics.

Special study has been in the area gay, lesbian, and bisexual life, growth, development, coming out, being out, relationships, and homophobia.

For several years I was seeing people in medical settings where patients were recovering from illnesses including strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or various other conditions affecting their mind and their emotions.

I served several terms on the Boards of the Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists and the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. 

See below for more detailed information


BACKGROUND, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING

LICENSES

  • Psychologist; License: PSY8912 (2/4/85).
  • Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; License: MFC16629 (10/9/81).


CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

  • Trauma
    • Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 1997.
    • CISD Certificate, Southwest Region C.I.S.M. National Network, 1993.
  • Addictions
    • Certificate of Proficiency, Certified by the Board of Governors of the APA College of Professional Psychology in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, 1996.  Maintained yearly.
  • Bioenergetic Analysis (somatic psychotherapy)
    • Supervisor, Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis [SCIBA], (1996).
    • Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, 1989.
  • Other
    • Community College Counselor Credential; No. 180766.
    • Community College Instructor Credential; No. 180765.
    • Teaching Credential, Parent Education, 1978 – 1992.

 

SCHOOLS

  • 1982:  Ph.D. in psychology, United States International University, San Diego, CA.
  • 1979:  Advanced Training Program, Southern California Bioenergetic Society, Newport Beach, CA.
  • 1978:  M.A. in psychology, with clinical specialization, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1970:  B.A., Columbia University, New York, NY; major, political science; minor, psychology.

 

OFFICES HELD

  • Chair/Co-Chair, Victim Treatment Committee, Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), (April, 1992 – 2004).
  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists (LASCP), (1994 – 2003).
    • Program Committee Chairperson (1994 – 1997).
    • Special Projects Chairperson (1997 – 2003).
  • Professional Advisory Board, Break the Cycle: A Domestic and Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program (1997 – 2007).
  • Professional Task Force, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Los Angeles Chapter (1997 – 2003).
  • Clinical Editor, SCBS Newsletter, information and communication publication of Southern California Bioenergetic Society.  (1986 – 1997).
  • Editor, SCBC Journal, Southern California Bioenergetic Conference. (1993 – 1996).
  • Board of Directors, Southern California Bioenergetic Society. (1989 – 1997).
  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  (1983 – 1986).

 

PUBLICATIONS (print) 

 

MAJOR PRESENTATIONS

  • 2009: Presenter, “Transference & Countertransference in the Treatment of Traumatic Experiences of Adulthood”
    • California Psychological Association (CPA), Annual Convention, Oakland, April 17, 2009.
  • 2008: Presenter, “Transference and Countertransference Issues in Working with Victims of Violent Crime and Other Traumatic Incidents of Adulthood”
    • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), 24th Annual Conference, Chicago, November 13, 2008.
  • 2008: Presenter, “Transference and Countertransference in Treatment of Traumatic Experiences in Adulthood”
    • Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), 13th Annual International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, September 16, 2008.
  • 2000: Presenter, “An Object Relations Attachment Model: My Integrations of Object Relations and Bioenergetic Analysis.”
    • Black Butte Conference, September 21-24, 2000.
  • 1998: Presenter, “Countertransference and the Treatment of Victims of Violent Crime.”
    • Victim Treatment Committee Training Program: “Assessment & Treatment of Victims of Violent Crimes,” Sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Victim Treatment Committee.
  • 1996: Presenter, “Transference and Countertransference.”
    • Victim Treatment Committee Training Program: “Assessment & Treatment of Victims of Violent Crimes,” Sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Victim Treatment Committee.
  • 1996: Presenter, “Bioenergetic Analysis and Object Relations.”
  • 1995: Presenter, “Long-Term Treatment Issues.”
    • Victim Treatment Committee Training Program: “Assessment & Treatment of Victims of Violent Crimes,” Sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Victim Treatment Committee.
  • 1994: Co-presenter, “Transference and Countertransference in the Treatment of Victims of Violent Crime.”
    • Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Annual Convention.
  • 1994: Presenter, “Phenomenology and the Internal Experience of the Victim.”
    • Victim Treatment Committee Training Program: “Assessment & Treatment of Victims of Violent Crimes,” Sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Victim Treatment Committee.
  • 1994: Presenter, “Transitions in Contact with Another Person.”
    • Southern California Bioenergetic Conference; San Diego, CA.  Conference Theme: Transitions.
  • 1993: Presenter, “Characterological Issues of Treatment.”
    • Victim Treatment Committee Training Program: “Assessment & Treatment of Victims of Violent Crimes,” Sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Victim Treatment Committee.
  • 1993: Presenter, “Case Conference in Working with Victims of Violent Crime.”
    • Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Annual Convention.
  • 1993: Panel Participant: “Working the Front Lines: Reporters and Traumatic Stress.”
    • Sponsored by FAIR/LA & LACAMFT.
  • 1993: Panel Participant: “Unique Client Management and Damages Issues Raised by Domestic Battering, Rape, Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, and Civil Violence.”
    • Forensic Update Conference: “Psychological Damages as Elements of Proof in Cases of Violence Against Women: Update for Expert Witnesses, Treating Therapists, and Attorneys,” Sponsored by Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Forensic and Victim Treatment Committees and The California Women’s Law Center.
  • 1993:  “Explorations in Self and Other with Bioenergetics.”
    • Pacific Northwest Bioenergetic Conference; Mt. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Conference Theme: Endings.
  • 1992: “Victim Treatment in the 90’s.”
    • Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Annual Convention; Co-presenter: Mia Baker, J.D., Program Administrator for L.A. County’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program.
  • 1992: “Working with Victims of Violent Crime.”
    • California Psychological Association, Annual Convention; Co-presenter: Michael Siegel, Esq., attorney specializing in assisting victims of crime.
  • 1991:  “Victim Treatment in the 90’s.”
    • Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Annual Convention; Co-presenter: Arturo Perez, Assistant Program Administrator for L.A. County’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program.
  • 1990:  “Men’s Issues in the ‘90’s.”
    • Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Annual Convention.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • APA (American Psychological Association), Member.
    • Division of Psychotherapy, Division 29, Member.
    • Division of Psychoanalysis, Division 39, Member.
    • Division of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, Member.
    • Division of Independent Practice, Division 42, Member.
    • Division of Media Psychology, Division 46, Member.
    • The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51, Member.
    • Division of Trauma Psychology, Division 56, Member.
  • CPA (California Psychological Association), Member.
  • LACPA (Los Angeles County Psychological Association), Member.
    • Victim Treatment Committee, Chair/Co-Chair (April, 1992 – 2005).
    • Media Psychology Committee, Member. (1995 – present).
  • LASCP (Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists), Member.
  • AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), Member.
  • CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), Member.
  • LACAMFT (Los Angeles Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), Member.
  • IIBA (International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis), Member.


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