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Many members of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association are available for speaking engagements, commentary on current events, and workshops. Contact the following members directly if you have a need for a psychologist to speak on these issues.

Disclaimer:  This list is provided solely for informational purposes, and is not intended to be used for clinical referrals.  No actual confirmation of training or licensure by individuals on this list is conducted by SCCPA.  An individual's inclusion on this list is a not a recommendation nor endorsement by SCCPA.  SCCPA accepts no responsibility for the training, education, or competence of individuals listed and assumes no responsibility  or liability for any damage arising directly or indirectly from services provided by any mental health professional on the list.

Individuals are solely responsible for interviewing individuals on this list regarding their qualifications.



Areas of Interest



Francis Abueg, Ph.D.
  • EMDR: Rapid Healing from Posttraumatic Stress
  • Integrating EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy (for Therapists)
  • Worries, Ruminations, and Obsessions: Stopping the Churn
  • Reawakening the Healthy Unconscious
21760 Stevens Creek Blvd
Suite 102
Cupertino, CA 95014


Bonnie Bernell, Ed.D.
  • Guided autobiography/Treasures that matter, 
    Writing your legacy and slowing the onset of disease
  • What matters? Now what! Making choices
  • Having the relationship of your dreams
  • Hot monogamy
  • Meeting and mating – How to meet THE person you want to meet
  • Bountiful living. Stop "weighting" to live your best life
851 Fremont Avenue, Suite 98
Los Altos, CA 94024


Deb Burgard, Ph.D.
  • Eating disorders, body image, and weight preoccupation
  • Size acceptance, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (HAES)
  • Fitness issues for large people
  • Policy issues around children and weight
  • Issues to address for people considering and who have had weight loss surgery
  • Women's sexuality, lesbian and bisexual issues
  • Stereotype management skills for stigmatized groups
  • Using technology to support sustainable health practices
5050 El Camino Real, Suite 202
Los Altos, CA 94022


     Ruth Clifford, Ph.D.        
  •  Couples' Sexual Problems                                

851 Fremont Avenue, Suite 107
Los Altos, CA 94024



Alicia Danforth,Ph.D.                   
  • Autistic/Asperger's Adults and the Neurodiversity Paradigm
  • Psychoedelics and MDMA: Current Research and Clinical Considerations                                
16575 B Los Gatos-Almaden Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.
  • Positive Psychology: Increasing Happiness, Fulfillment, and Fostering Resilience
1660 Hamilton Ave.
Suite 201 
San Jose, CA 95125


Barbara Kirsch, Ph.D.
  • Body/Mind Approaches to Therapy
  • Coping with Holidays
  • Dealing with Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Women's Issues
  • Preparing for Retirement
919 Fremont Ave., Suite 202
Los Altos, CA 94024


Paul J. Marcille, Ph.D.
  • Adolescents and Crises of Adolescence
  • Men's Psychology
  • Transitioning from High School to College
  • Career and Personal Transitions for Men
  • Managing Stress
  • Culture Shock and Culture Adaptation (based on 18 years experience managing an international school in Paris)
700 West Parr Avenue
Suite K
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • The Psychological Phenomena That Superhero Stories Reveal
  • Life Lessons That Superheroes Teach Us
  • Overcoming Eating Disorders
  • Improving Your Relationship With Food

Serenity Sersecion, Ph.D.
Dr. Sersecion is available to give the following talks in English and Spanish:
  • Multicultural Psychology: cultural humility, working with different populations, intersectionality, gaining insight into own identities
  • LGBTQ+ concerns
  • Latinx population
  • Dissociative identity disorder, and other dissociative disorders from a plural positive focus
  • Working with various sub-cultures: online, video games, geek, furry, brony.
  • Art therapy with adults

Lois Sharp, Ph.D.
For the general public:
  • Ten Tips to Treat Insomnia
  • Anxiety: From Paralysis to Productivity
  • Depression: Fighting the Silent Fiend
  • Active Listening: Helping without Hurting
  • Stress Management
  • Other topics available upon request
For mental health professionals:
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Introduction to the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety
  • Cognitive Therapy for Depression
  • Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety
3920 Saratoga Avenue
Suite 105C
San Jose, CA 95129


Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.
For the general public:
  • Growing up Asian in America: Balancing Emotional Health & Success: A Talk for Parents, Teens and Educators (with Vickie Chang, Ph.D.)
  • Asian American Adolescents: The Challenges of Navigating Two Cultures
  • Bridging the Cross-Cultural Generation Gap: A Workshop on Listening and Communication Between Parents and Teens in Multicultural Families
For mental health professionals:
  • Asian and Asian-American Cultures: Implications for Treatment
  • Asian and Asian Indian Cultures: Clinical Implications (with Sharon Pereira, MFT)
415 Cambridge Avenue, Suite 3
Palo Alto, CA 94306


Nancy Wesson, Ph.D.

  • Relationship Skills
  • Couples Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Codependency
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety
2672 Bayshore Pkwy #618
Mountain View, CA 94043


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