About Us

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Nina T. Rodd, Ph.D.


620 Newport Center Drive,
11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660

              
310-378-7172


 

 

Education:

Ph.D.: General/Clinical Psychology, 1993-1994
Alliant International University, San Diego, CA

M.A.: Educational Psychology, 1981
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

M.Ed.: Education/Counseling and Guidance, 1978
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

B.A.: Psychology, Tehran, Iran 1976
Licenses (Current):

Clinical Psychologist
License Number PSY 16624, Feb. 2000

Qualified Medical Evaluator, Psychologist (Industrial Medical Council)
Lic.# 945261, 2002-2011

Diplomate, Board of Psychological Specialties,

The American College of Forensic Examiners: Diplomate I.D. No. 14207, 1998

Marriage, Family and child Therapist

License Number MC18629, 1983

School Psychologist
Certification Number 930001759, 1981

Current Affiliations:

American Psychological Association

The American College of Forensic Examiners
Board of Psychological Specialties

Forensic Expert Witness Association

Clinical experience in private practice:

Private Practice: 1983-Present
Provided the following services: South Bay, 1990-2004; Westwood, 1986-1994; Beverly Hills from 1983-1986 :

  •     Psychological evaluation, treatment, and expert witness evaluations of medical-legal cases (psychological trauma caused by discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, medical malpractice and major injury accidents in adults and children).
  • Designated expert witness and consultant in numerous Psycho-legal cases.
  • Courtroom, arbitration and deposition experience as an expert witness.
  • Comprehensive Medical-legal evaluation for workers compensation system in plaintiff and defense arena.
  • Performing comprehensive psychological evaluation involving psychological injuries to children (being victims of violence, accidents, traumatic divorce and severe injuries).
  • Providing consultation and treatment to inpatient and outpatient entities.
  • Neuropsychological and Psycho-educational testing and evaluation of adults and children.
  • Consult and treatment in inpatient (psychiatric and dual diagnosis) and outpatient settings.

In-Patient Practice:
Hospital Affiliations (provided psychological services ):

  •     Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, 2008-present.
  •     Little Company of Mary Hospital, San Pedro, CA,      September 2004- 2012
  •     Centinela Hospital, Inglewood, CA, September2002-December 2003
  •     Del Amo Hospital, Torrance, CA., February 2001- February 2003
  •     Robert F. Kennedy, Hospital, Hawthorne, CA., 1994-2002.
  •     CPC Westwood Hospital, West Los Angeles, CA., 1989-1993.
  •     Suncrest Hospitals, Stanton and Torrance, CA., 1989-1993.
  •     Las Encinas Hospital, Pasadena, CA., 1984-1986
Teaching experience:
     

Argosy University:  2008-2012

  • Teaching Forensic Psychology to the graduate students in the field of Forensic Psychology.
  • Teaching position: 2007 -

Tactical Advantage Group/Claims Med:
  • Teaching the fundamentals of neuropsychological evaluation.
  • Adjunct Professor: Summer 2001

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, Culver City, CA
  • Taught Psychotherapy Techniques to the graduate psychology students.
  • Affiliate and Lecturer: 1996-1998
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Inglewood, CA
  • Provided training to graduate students in Psychology and counseling.
  • Adjunct Professor: Winter 1986
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, CA
  • Taught theories and practice of marriage, family, and child therapy to MFT program.
  • Professor (Full Faculty status): 1983-1985
YUIN UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, CA:

  •     Introduction to Psychology for undergraduate students.
  •     Public Health/Mental Health regarding social and mental health issues.
Professional positions:
   
Elected member of Board of Directors: Dec.2004-2010
Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Chapter Coordinator: 2003 - 2012
American College of Forensic Examiner
Providing Continuing Education for the chapter members in South Bay area.

Psychotherapy Intern Supervision: 1990 – 1998

Pre-licensed MFT Candidates

Private Practice Consultant – 1990-1998
M. HABIBI, M.D. NEURO SURGEON, Hollywood, CA
Provided consultation, evaluation and treatment of psychological trauma caused by severe back injuries and brain concussion.

Clinical Director: 1990-1994
COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT CENTER, Westwood, CA
Clinical management and interns supervision.

Consultant: 1989-1991
BEHRUZAN, M.D., HEALTH CLINIC, Hollywood, CA
Provided psychological testing and evaluation for defense, involving work injuries, for various companies.

School Psychologist: 1986-1990
LA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Los Angeles, CA
Performed psychological, psycho-educational evaluation, consultation to staff and parents, and periodical lectures to the district staff.

Clinical Program Director: 1985-1987
TIERRA DEL SOL, Sunland, CA
Developed a clinical treatment program and managed staff in Behavior Modification treatment program for Developmentally Disabled (State Funded Programs).

Program Coordinator: 1980-1984

HARBOR REGIONAL CENTER, Torrance, CA
Provided evaluation of the clinical needs of developmentally disabled clients and coordinated IPP and IEP, with other professionals and physicians.

Intern School Psychologist: 1979-1981
INGLEWOOD AND HAWTHORNE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, Inglewood, CA
Provided psycho-educational testing and evaluation.

Assistant Director and Therapist Intern: 1979-1980
VIEW HEIGHTS PSYCHIATRIC AND GERIATRIC HOSPITAL, Los Angeles, CA
Developed new group therapy activities for the psychiatric in-patient population.

Intern Psychotherapist: June to November, 1979
FOOTHILL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Psychiatric Inpatient Program), Sylmar, CA
Coordinated group therapy and individual therapy activities.
Publications/Research:
     

  • Psychological Treatment:  Gap Therapy: Orange County Psychological Association
  • Women’s Collective Unconscious: In progress (to be published).
  • Sexual Harassment at Work and Post-Traumatic Stress: Forensic Expert Witness Association, Summer 2005
  • Forensic Psychologist in Sexual Harassment Complaints: Long Beach Bar Association, Summer 2004.
  • Forensic Psychologist in Sexual Harassment Complaint: Forensic Expert Witness Association, Spring 2004.
  • Doctoral Dissertation (Reprints Available Upon Request): A Psychohistorical Research and Analysis. (of the king of Iran).
  • US International University, San Diego
  • Numerous Articles and interviews in numerous newspapers and magazines, Since 1985:
  • Psychological adjustment of Persian men and women in relationship to their forced immigration to the United States.
  • Family issues and generation gap.
  • Marital role-transformation after immigration.
  • Couples Intimate relationship and communication.
  • Managing behavior problems in children.
  • The generations conflicts of the old-world parenting and the new-world teenagers.
  • Cross-cultural issues.
Trainings and Certifications:
     

  • Expert Witness Deposition, Presented by Forensic Expert Witness Assoc., 2010
  • Jungian Psychology, 25 hours, Presented by New York Jungins Studies, 2009
  • Attention Deficit Disorder in Children and Adolescents, May 2007
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder and treatment approaches, May 2007
  • Psycho-pharmacological treatment of Bipolar Disorders, May 2007
  • Alzheimer Disease and long-term care, May 2007
  • Domestic Violence (12 Hours), Daniel Sonkin, PhD, June 5, 2006
  • Domestic Violence (8 hrs), Psycho-Legal Association, Inc., April 2005
  • Industrial Medicine, Updates for QMEs, February 2006
  • Neuropsychological deficits in Brain damaged persons, CCPN, January 2005
  • Fitness For Duty Evaluation, CCPN, January 2005
  • Advanced Cross Examination, SEAK, March 25,2004
  • Scientific Evidence, in the applied Forensic Sciences, American College of Forensic Examiner, October 11, 2003
  • Malingering Assessment in psychological and neuropsychological assessment: American College of Forensic Examiners, October 9, 2003
  • Psychological Testing in the Civil Forensic Arena, August 1993
  • Disability Evaluation, California Society of Industrial Medical and Surgery, August 2002
  • Comparative Models of Child Custody Evaluation: Los Angeles County Bar Association, June 2002
  • Expert Testimony Skills, S.E.A.K, March 2002
  • Complex Psychological Trauma (PTSD): October 2000.
  • Specialized Training Services: Assessing and Treating Personality Disorders (MMPI-2). July 2000.
  • California Psychological Association: Comprehensive Evaluation of Malingering, May 2000.
  • California Psychological Association: Sexual Harassment; Evaluation and Treatment, 1999
  • American Academy of Forensic Psychology: Certificate of Forensic Assessment of Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, February 1998.
  • The Fielding Institute: Neuropsychological Screening, July 1998.
  • Neuropsychological and Forensic psychological testing and evaluation under clinical supervision of: Everett Jacobson, Ph.D., Cyrus Moazam, Ph.D., Stephen Bindman, M.D.:1994-1998.
  • California Psychological Association: Legal and Ethical Considerations of Using DSM-IV, 1998.
  • California Psychological Association: Risk Management in the Evolving Health Care Market, 1998.
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Certificate of Attendance in Current Challenges in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, April 1997.
  • Gestalt Therapy Center: Certificate of Completion of Five-Month Group Therapy Training for Professionals, 1979.
  • Harbor Regional Center: Training in Clinical Intervention with Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults, 1981.
  • University of California, Los Angeles: Certificate of Counseling Techniques for Developmentally Disabled, 1982.
  • Hawthorne and Inglewood School Districts: Supervised training in Psychological Evaluation of Children and Adolescents, 1981.

Lectures:

Orange County Bar Association:

Mental Disability Accomodation & Litigation, November 2011

Orange County Bar Association:

Expert Winess and Employment Cases, October 2010

Orange County Psychological Association:

Disability Evaluation, April 2010

Orange County Psychological Association:

Sexual Harassment and it's consequences, October 2008

Palos Verdes School District:

Parents Helping Parents, Motivating Children, 2005

Little Company of Mary, San Pedro Hospital: 

Depression and Treatment, March 19, 2004.

Loyola University: 

Psychology graduate school, psychological and neuropsychological testing, November 2003.

Beverly Hills Employment Attorneys: 

“Sexual Harassment, Law and Psychology,” August 2002.

Pepperdine University: 

“Psychotherapy techniques,” Summer 2001

California State Univ. Northridge: 

"Therapy with middle-easterners," May 2000.

Persian community, Women Organizations: 1995-2002

Robert F. Kennedy Hospital: 

Depression Teenage Suicide: February 1996

Public Schools Faculty in Los Angeles: 1990-1993
Numerous lectures for school teachers, regarding mental health.

Suncrest Hospital (Psychiatric): 1992-1993
Numerous Lectures on children’s psychological disorders, adolescent depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in adults and children.

City of Carson Employees: 1992
Job stress and effective stress management.

Woodland Hills Presbyterian Hospital: 1989
Secondary impotence in men, due to anxiety.

Libraries and YMCAs in the Palisades, Marina del Rey, and Westwood and Chamber of Commerce: 1985-1992
Family relationship
Children in the family dynamics

 

 

Media:

Various Radio and TV Stations, Psychological Issues: 1990- 2002.

Channel 13 News, Interview: “Teenage Suicide.” February 1996.

Persian Radio Station (Radio Iran), 1983-1996: Weekly program 8.00-8:30p.m.
Cross-cultural issues and adjustment to the “Forced” immigration.

Channel 4 Television Station, Men’s Health Program: 1992 “Men’s current psycho-social and family issues.”

Channel 4, “Fast Lane Kids” Documentary: 1992
Children overloaded to perform by parental pressure.

Public Television, World of Medicine, weekly program: 1990
Drug addiction, depression, relationship problems, and posttraumatic stress disorder in children, anxiety, and panic

Languages:
English, Fluent
Farsi (Persian), Fluent .