Dr. Spitz received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University (née Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine) in Downers Grove, Illinois. She maintains current California licensure as a Clinical Psychologist.
Dr. Spitz received on-the-job training in numerous milieus, including a private neuropsychological practice in Chicago, Illinois where she participated in specialized neuropsychological training and testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders, dementia, and other degenerative diseases with psychological effects. Dr. Spitz has had extensive training in substance abuse disorders and their treatment through her work in residential treatment centers in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, she has undergone rigorous training in correctional psychology in a forensic environment in Arkansas and Central California.
Her current private practice is primarily assessment based. She performs various evaluations including pre-surgical clearances, pre-employment screening, intelligence and achievement, Autism Spectrum screening, disability determination, personality based assessments, and IME/AMEs. Besides her private practice, Dr. Spitz performs examinations for the State of California, Department of Disability Determination.
Dr. Spitz is actively involved in her field. She provides public speaking engagements by request and belongs to numerous psychological associations. She has recently finished obtaining her certificate in Pet Loss and Bereavement from the APLB and is currently pursuing her Post Doctoral Masters degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology. She continually seeks to stay on top of current empirical research, as well as expand her knowledge and offerings in the field of psychology.
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