Donald Fallin, Psy.D.
licensed psychologist PSY16419

line decor
psychotherapy ~ play therapy ~ custody evaluation ~ psychological testing
line decor

Dr. Fallin received his undergraduate education at the University of Washington in Seattle and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. After majoring in psychology and earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Whitman (1991), he went on to earn Master’s of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). He was part of the original class of CSPP students to comprise the Psy.D. degree program. Dr. Fallin originally practiced as a licensed psychological assistant to Dr. James H. Jacobs in Hayward, California, and he has been licensed to practice psychology independently by the California Board of Psychology since 1999. In addition to teaching in graduate psychology programs, Dr. Fallin has participated in continuing education in the years since, with particular emphases on family court-related interventions, legal and ethical issues, child and adolescent psychology, couples work, and psychodynamics.

During his graduate training years, Dr. Fallin was trained at The Psychological Services Center in Berkeley, Oakland Community Counseling in Oakland, La Cheim Day Treatment School in Richmond, Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC) in San Francisco, Family Court Services (now known as the Family and Children’s Bureau / Child Custody Mediation Center) in Hayward, and the Kaiser Department of Psychiatry in Santa Rosa. Special emphases during these training experiences included play therapy, racism awareness, Chinese-American and African-American cultural-specific interventions, substance abuse relapse prevention, working with pervasive developmental disorders in young children, psychodynamic psychotherapy, brief psychotherapy, group therapy, mediation, separation and divorce-related interventions, grief, child custody evaluation, art therapy, personality and intelligence testing, interdisciplinary cooperation, courtroom testimony, and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Fallin has had a private practice in Alameda County since 1996, with a primary office in Hayward. His practice is comprised of various direct psychological services, including play therapy with children, psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, couples counseling, co-parent counseling, reunification therapy, psychological testing and assessment, child custody evaluation, professional consultation services, and community service.

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Fallin has been teaching higher education in psychology since 2001. He is an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University in Alameda, where he teaches Maladaptive Behavior and Psychopathology, and Psychological Testing and Assessment in graduate counseling psychology and forensic psychology programs. He also serves as a dissertation chairperson for prospective doctoral students.