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Dr. Grace A. Mucci, Ph.D., ABPdN

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist #PSY15334

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology

National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology #50218

Pediatric Neuropsychologist Coordinator Neuropsychology Children's Hospital of Orange County

Education:

California School of Professional Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
APA-Accredited Program, Health Psychology Emphasis
APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship – Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Alameda, CA
June, 1995

California State University, Fullerton
Master of Science in Counseling
Fullerton, CA
May, 1989

California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Human Development Concentration
Long Beach, CA
May, 1984

Academic Positions:

California State University, Fullerton
Adjunct Faculty

• Taught graduate courses entitled “Systems in Family Therapy” and “Advanced Practicum” in the Department of Counseling, School of Health and Human Services.

Pepperdine University
Adjunct Faculty

• Taught Spring course entitled “Assessment for Marriage and Family Therapists” for the graduate program in Psychology.

Mount St. Mary's College
Adjunct Faculty and Guest Lecturer

• Taught semester course in Spring, 1996 entitled "Multicultural Counseling" for the graduate program in Psychology.
• Provided lecture entitled "Developmental Aspects of Illness and Hospitalization in Children and Adolescents" for a Child Development course.

Children's Hospital of Orange County
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Psychology Intern

• Taught eight-hour course entitled "Family Therapy in a Medical Setting" and a two-hour course entitled "Play Therapy in a Medical Setting" to the post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral interns.
• Presented to medical staff and residents lectures entitled "Understanding Grief," “Psychological Aspects of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant," and "Neuropsychological Assessment."
• Lectured in community education seminars focusing on developmental and family issues of pediatric insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).

Los Alamitos Medical Center
Guest Lecturer

• Provided training for the Cancer Support Foundation volunteers entitled "Loss and the Family."

Presentations:

“Non-Epileptic Seizures.” Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Neuroscience Education Day, May 19, 2006.

“Cognitive Late Effects of Cancer Treatment.” Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Continuing Education Conference, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, April 5, 2006.

“School Reintegration: Support for Patients with Brain Tumors.” Children’s Hospital or Orange County, Family Education Program, May 7, 2005.

“Back to School Issues for the Child with Cancer.” Children’s Hospital or Orange County, Family Education Program, January 27, 2005.

“Illness and the Family.” Orange County Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Continuing Education Workshop (BBS-approved), October 22, 2004; ATSC, Continuing Education Workshop (BBS-approved), July 2002; Orange County Psychological Association, Annual Child and Adolescent Conference (MCEP/BBS Approved) Orange, California, July 2000;Turning Point Center for Families, Intern Training, Santa Ana, November 2000.

“Reducing Stress and Creating Balance in Your Life.” SCHWIEM (Southern California Women in Educational Management), Quarterly Dinner, October 27, 3003.

“Genograms in Family Therapy.” ATSC, Community Service Programs, Inc., & San Gabriel Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Continuing Education Workshops (BBS-approved), February 2001 and 2002, and November 2002.

“Assessing Your Client’s Ethnicity.” Presented to the interns at UCI Child Development Center, Irvine, California, October 1997.

“Understanding Your Patient and Their Family.” Inservice presented to medical staff at Los Alamitos Medical Center, Los Alamitos, California, October, 1997 and the American Cancer Society, Long Beach, California, October 1997.

• “Teaming Up With Your Child’s School.” Presented to parents of children with special needs at Orange County Therapy Services, Mission Viejo, California, August 1997.

• “Raising an Imperfect Child in a ‘Perfect’ World.” Presented to parents of children with special needs at Orange County Therapy Services, Mission Viejo, California, July 1997.

• "Family Reaction to Stroke." Inservice to medical staff at Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, Stroke Series, May 1996.

• "Coping with Chronic Illness." Presented to patients and family members at the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California's 1996 Patient Education Seminar, March 1996, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, California.

• "Neuropsychological Assessment of Late Effects of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia." Presented at the Children's Hospital of Orange County's monthly Neuropsychological Conference, March 1995.

• "Psychological and Developmental Aspects of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus." Family support/community education program for newly diagnosed diabetic children and their family members, Children's Hospital of Orange County, November 1993 and June 1994.

• "Use of Relaxation and Imagery Techniques for Reduction of Cancer Treatment Side Effects." Presentation and experiential workshop for adults with cancer, Cancer Support Community, San Francisco, February, March, and June, 1992.

 

         

Professional Experience:

Children's Hospital of Orange County
Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Private Practice
Clinical & Neuropsychologist

Assessment and Treatment Services Center
Clinical Director

The Neurobehavioral Clinic and Counseling Center - Psychologist

Cancer Support Foundation of Los Alamitos Medical Center
-Director, Volunteer and Patient Services


Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital/Neurobehavioral Clinic & Counseling Center
Psychological Assistant


Children's Hospital of Orange County
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Advanced Intern

Children's Hospital of Orange County (APA-Accredited)
Psychology Intern

Santa Clarita Child & Family Development Center
Psychology Intern

Letterman U.S. Army Hospital
Psychology Intern

Psychological Services Center
Psychology Intern

Cancer Support Community
Psychology Intern

Child Guidance Center
Practicum Student

Community Service Programs, Inc.
Practicum Student

The Headache Institute
Biofeedback Technician

 

 
Professional Affiliations:

American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association
(Div. 12, 54, 40)
California Psychological Association
Orange County Psychological Association
Society of Pediatric Psychology
International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
International Dyslexia Society

Research

Family Typology and Health Outcome of Offspring of Alzheimer's Patients

Professional Workshops & Training

Epilepsy: Its Effects on How We Think and Feel, UC Irvine, 3 Hours, Irvine, California, January, 2007
Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Antonio, Texas, November, 2006.
16th Annual Nelson Butters West Coast Neuropsychology Converence, 12 Hours, San Diego, March, 2006.
Supervision Seminar, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, 8 Hours, January-August 2005.
Neuroscience Conference, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, 1 Hour, October, 2005.
Biofeedback Certification Program, 48 Hours, Anaheim, August, 2005.
Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board, 5 Hours, Orange, 2004-2007.
CHOC Supervision Seminar, 1 Hour, Orange, December 2004.
Intimate Partner Violence, 2 Hours, Self-Study, December, 2004.
Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 9 Hours, Seattle, Washington, November, 2004.
Practices and Principles of Clinical Supervision: Advanced Issues & Development of Self as Supervisor, Irvine, August 2004.
Asperger Syndrome: Clinical Features, Assessment, and Intervention Guidelines with Fred Volkmar, MD, 6 Hours, Los Angeles, January 2004.
Law & Ethics: Risk Management in Clinical Practice, Orange, November 2003.
Psychological Depth Illustrated by Two Women Artists - Frida Khalo and Christina Morgan, Costa Mesa, September, 2003.
Child & Family Resiliency, 7 Hours, Irvine, July 2003.
Men, Emotions and Psychotherapy, 2 Hours, Newport Beach, May 2003.
Annual Meeting of the California Psychological Association, 8 Hours, San Jose, April 2003.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment, 6 Hours, Costa Mesa, December 2002.
Art and Play Therapy with Children, 6 Hours, Fullerton, July 2002.
Nelson Butters’ West Coast Neuropsychology Conference, 12 hours, San Diego, April 2002.
Laws & Ethics Update for Clinicians Working with Children & Families, 6 Hours, Costa Mesa, November 2001.
Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 18 Hours, San Francisco, California, November, 2001.
West Coast Neuropsychology Conference, 12 Hours, San Diego, California, April 2001.
Clinical Supervision I, CAMFT Continuing Education, 7 Hours, Long Beach, California, December 2000.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Psychology, 7 Hours, Costa Mesa, California, August, 2000.
Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 18 hours, San Antonio, Texas, November, 1999.
Clinical Risk Management, Santa Ana, California, September 1998.
Listening Perspectives in Psychotherapy, 7 hours, March, 1998.
Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 18 hours, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 1997.
Enjoying a Thriving Fee-for-Service Private Practice Outside of Managed Care, 6 hours, Los Angeles, October, 1997.
A Process Approach to Neurocognitive Rehabilitation in Children and Adults, 15 hours, April, 1996.
Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 18 hours, San Francisco, November, 1995.
Medical, Psychological, and Social Aspects of HIV Disease, AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, 7 hours, February, 1995.
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Application of Colony-Stimulating Factors in Children, Children's Hospital of Orange County, 7 hours, April, 1994.
The Boston Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment of Children, 15 hours, San Diego, 1994.
Spanish for Medical Personnel, 16 hours, Children's Hospital of Orange County, 1994.
Child Development, 16 hours, Children's Hospital of Orange County, 1994.
Cultural Diversity Series, 20 hours, Children's Hospital of Orange County, 1994.
Neuropsychology Seminar, 16 hours, Children's Hospital of Orange County, 1993.
Transference/Countertransference, 7 hours, CAMFT Continuing Education, Los Angeles, CA, 1992.
Use of the MMPI-2, 16 hours, Roger Green, Ph.D., Fort Ord, CA, 1992.
Short-Term Psychotherapy: Three Models with Video Illustrations, Annual APA Convention, San Francisco, CA, 1991.
Reaching Children Through Play Therapy, 14 hours, Family Psychological Consultants, Honolulu, HI, 1990.
Building Bridges: Creating Balance, 17 hours, AAMFT Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 1989.
Working with the Anger of Children and Adolescents: A Gestalt Therapy View, 7 hours, Violet Oaklander, Santa Barbara, CA, 1989.
Biofeedback/Relaxation Training, 32 hours, The Headache Institute, Huntington Beach, CA, 1988.
Making Contact with Virginia Satir, 16 hours, San Diego, CA, 1988.
Crisis Intervention Training, 50-hour Certification, Laguna Beach Community Clinic, Laguna Beach, CA, 1987

Community Involvement:

CML Group Faciliator, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-County Chapter, 2003 to present
Patient Services Committee, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-County Chapter, 2002 to present
Advisory Board, Argosy University, Psychology Programs, 2003 to present
President, Orange County Psychological Association, 2003
President-Elect, Orange County Psychological Association, 2002
Treasurer, Orange County Psychological Association, 2001
Advisory Board, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Project Safe Connections, Elementary School Counseling Program funded by Federal grant, 2001 to 2004
Program Planning Committee, Annual Conference, Prevent Child Abuse/Orange County, 1998 to 2004
Scholarship Recipient, California School of Professional Psychology, 1989-1990.
Volunteer, Cancer Support Foundation at Los Alamitos Medical Center, Los Alamitos, California, 1994-1996
Volunteer, Cancer Support Community, San Francisco, California, 1991-1993.
Volunteer, Special Olympics, 1978-1981.


 

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