Peter Adler, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

About Dr. Adler

I believe in the capacity of each person to transcend obstacles and problems. With caring, empathic, and expert guidance, I assist clients to tap into their strengths, and use these to overcome the challenges bringing them for treatment.
 

My education and training date back thirty years. During this time, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, problems, and age groups.

Experience:

Private Practice, 2006 to present

Children's Health Council, 2000 - 2010

  • Director of the School-Age Group Program
  • Psychotherapist, assessment and treatment of complex developmental, behavioral, and psychological cases
  • Supervisor of post-docs, psychiatry residents, and pre-docs in the CHC-Stanford Internship Consortium
  • Trainer in Second Step and Steps To Respect social-emotional training curriculum

Bristol Park Medical Group (Orange County)

  • Psychotherapy and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults
  • Child and Adolescent specialist

Private Practice (Orange County), 1992 – 1998

  • Psychotherapy and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults
  • Employee Assistance
  • Consultation

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, 1992 – 1995

  • Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Royale Therapeutic Residential Center (Orange County)

  • Director of Psychology in three-unit adult inpatient facility
  • Assessment and treatment of psychiatric inpatients
  • Supervision of post-docs; staff training

Center for Counseling (San Diego)

  • Child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy
  • Addressed marital issues
  • EAP 

Harmonium (San Diego)

  • Child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy
  • On-site school counselor

Alvarado Parkway Institute (San Diego)

  • Group, couples, family, and multi-family therapy to hospitalized and outpatient eating disorder patients

Education and Training

Doctoral Degree

  • California School of Professional Psychology, APA accredited
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1989

Masters Degree

  • California School of Professional Psychology, APA accredited
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, 1984

Bachelors Degree

  • Dominican College of San Rafael
  • BA in Music, 1976

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Royale Therapeutic Residential Center, 1989 – 1991

Internships

  • Alvarado Parkway Institute, 1985 – 1986
  • Professional Community Services, 1984 – 1985

Practicum

  • Pathways Drug and Counseling Center, 1983 – 1984

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