Donald Fallin, Psy.D.
licensed psychologist PSY16419

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psychotherapy ~ play therapy ~ custody evaluation ~ psychological testing
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Donald Niall Fallin, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist (PSY 16419)
109 Jackson Street, Suite #270, Hayward, CA 94544
phone: (510) 783-6899 · fax: (510) 582-2334 ·


1991-1997 California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Alameda, CA.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 1997. 
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1993.
1987-1991 Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.
B.A. in Psychology, 1991.
1999-current Clinical Psychology Practice, Hayward, CA. Psycho-diagnostic assessment and psychological testing, court-ordered child custody evaluations, psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, play therapy with children, couples’ therapy, reunification therapy, co-parent counseling, mediation, professional consultation, expert witness testimony.
2000-2002 Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) Access Program, San Leandro, CA.  Clinical intake and mental health referral services for low-income Alameda County residents and foster children who have been subjected to abuse or neglect, consultation services for Alameda County mental health providers.
1996-1999 Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB24693) to James Jacobs, Ph.D., Hayward, CA. Court-ordered child custody evaluations, psycho-diagnostic assessment and psychological testing, play therapy, family therapy, co-parent counseling, mediation and adult and adolescent psychotherapy.
1996-1999 Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry, Santa Rosa, CA: Two years as post-doctoral fellow; one year as staff psychologist. Duties included: time-limited outpatient psychotherapy for individual adults and adolescents, couples and families, child play therapy, behavior modification, bereavement counseling, leading weekly groups for adolescent boys and young adults, psychological testing of children, and crisis intervention.  Specific training in brief therapy and treatment planning, multi-disciplinary teamwork and ADHD assessment.
1994-1995 Chinatown Child Development Center, San Francisco, CA: pre-doctoral internship.  Duties and training included: individual, group and family therapy for children and their families, AB-3632 evaluations, psychological testing and report writing, on-site classroom assistance for children with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, co-leading integrated play group for autistic children, and Asian/Chinese culture-specific training.
1993-1994   Oakland Community Counseling, Oakland, CA: advanced practicum. Duties and training included: individual therapy for outpatient children, adolescents and adults, case management, psychological testing and report writing, alcohol and drug abuse evaluation, intervention and relapse prevention, and specific training in substance abuse treatment and racial/cultural diversity and communication.
1991-1992 Psychological Services Center, Berkeley, CA: psychology clerkship. Duties included co-leading adolescent boys group, and performing AB-3632 evaluations.  Training included applied psychodynamic theory and domestic violence assessment and intervention.
1991 Walla Walla Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Walla Walla, WA: volunteer in alcohol and drug dependency ward. Training included supervised psychological test administration and scoring.
2003-current Argosy University, Point Richmond and Alameda, CA.  Adjunct faculty position as a graduate instructor in counseling psychology and forensic psychology master’s degree programs.  Semester courses taught include “Introduction to Psychological Testing and Assessment” and “Maladaptive Behavior and Psychopathology.”  Doctoral dissertation chairperson.
2001 Berkeley City College (formerly Vista College), Berkeley, CA.  Undergraduate instructor in social sciences department; taught Child Development class.
2002-current     Custody Evaluators’ Consultation Group, Alameda County, CA.  Co-leader of monthly consultation group for court-appointed child custody evaluators.
2002    Family and Children’s Bureau, Hayward, CA. Presentation for monthly “Facilitated Discussions with Family and Juvenile Law Professionals” seminar: "When Children Do not Want to See a Parent."


2001-2002     Psychotherapy Consultation Group, Alameda, CA.  Leader of monthly professional consultation group for professional psychologists.
1992-1994 CSPP, Alameda, CA. Assistant to Psy.D. Practicum Advisor: organizing first year students’ training experiences; reader of prospective doctoral student application essays.
2005-2007    Honored Provider Status Award for positive treatment outcomes (Pacificare Behavioral Health)
1991        Distinction in Oral Examinations in Psychology (Whitman College).
1990, 1991    Dean’s List for Academic Distinction (Whitman College).

Doctoral Dissertation: “Hero/Heroine Identification, Gender, and Self-Esteem in Adolescents.” (CSPP, Alameda, CA).

1991 Undergraduate Thesis: “Relaxation and Mental Imagery Training for Free-Throws: the Effects of Previous Coaching Experience and Gender.” (Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA).