Kimberley K. Pittman, Psy.D.

 

Kimberley Pittman, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has particular experience working with children and adolescents and their family’s utilizing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), individual therapy, family therapy, and full psychological evaluations. Individual and family therapy typically include evidenced based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as play therapy, anger management, and social and communication skills training. Dr. Pittman has worked with children/adolescents and their families who are currently or were in the Child Welfare System, including foster care and adopted children; Gay and Lesbian clients and caregivers; and Little People. Dr. Pittman treats an array of issues, including symptoms of Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Autism, trauma, abuse, neglect, behavioral problems, emotional disturbances, cognitive delays, and special medical needs

 

Licensure

Licensed Psychologist by the State of Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

License issue date: July 21, 2010; License number: PSY 1111

Licensed Psychologist by the State of California’s Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology

License issue date: July 15, 2009; License number: PSY 22837

Education

Alliant International University: California School of Professional Psychology • San Francisco, California

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology- Child and Family Track

Degree Conferred: August 10, 2008

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology; Degree Conferred: December 17, 2006

Oklahoma State University • Stillwater, Oklahoma

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science, Emphasis in Child and Family Services; Minor in Psychology; Degree Conferred: July 30, 2004

Clinical Experience

Putnam North Family Medical Center • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Licensed Clinical Psychologist • August 15, 2011 to Current

At Putnam North Family Medical Center the medical providers, in conjunction with the behavioral health providers are trained to properly diagnosis the entire range of behavioral and learning problems and treat conditions such as ADHD, autism and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In addition, the behavioral health team is available to help with parenting coaching. This unique approach to primary healthcare integrates primary medical care with primary behavioral healthcare to provide a seamless support for medical, behavioral, emotional, social, academic and family problems. Licensed Clinical Psychologist duties include treating clients in this multi-disciplinary setting. Treatment includes individual therapy with minors, family therapy, full psychological evaluations, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Treatment typically involves evidence based techniques taught in a developmentally appropriate manner and when appropriate caregivers are encouraged to participate in collateral sessions and/or treatment sessions. Duties also include meeting regularly with other treatment providers and completing assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes, as well as, any documents required for insurance.

A Better Way, Inc. Child and Family Psychotherapy Therapy Clinic • Berkeley, California

A Better Way in a non-profit mental health agency serving clients between the ages of zero and 21 years and their families who represent a broad range of socioeconomic statuses, cultures, and ethnicities. Most clients were or are currently in the Child Protective Services system. Client’s mental health problems are typically related to past and current attachment difficulties; substance abuse by clients and/or their caregivers; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; neglect; and other traumatic experiences. Services are conducted in the clinic and in client’s homes, schools, and communities. Clients are billed under county funding sources, which require clinicians to participate in a Quality Assurance Process that includes peer review of files and treatment plans.

Psychological Evaluation Department Coordinator • July 01, 2010 to Current

Psychological Evaluation Department Coordinator duties include supervising Pre- and Post-Doctoral Psychology Interns who are completing full psychological evaluations for children and adolescents, including meeting with interns and reviewing their scoring and report writing regularly to review process of evaluation and to ensure accurate administration, scoring, and interpreting of assessment measures; conducting regularly scheduled seminars focused on evaluations; training clinicians (Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers) on administration of assessment measures appropriate for their level of education; providing ongoing consultation to interns and clinicians regarding assessment measures; and organizing and coordinating the supervision of and borrowing of tests by all psychology interns.

Clinical Supervisor • July 15, 2009 to Current

Clinical supervisor duties include providing primary supervision to Pre- and Post-Doctoral Psychology Interns, Licensed Psychologists, and licensed and unlicensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers; facilitating weekly group supervision for psychology interns; participating in regularly scheduled client action, supervisor, and management team meetings; and meeting weekly with agency’s program director. This role also includes providing psychotherapy services to two to five clients, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and full psychological evaluations.

Clinical Trainer • July 15, 2009 to Current

Clinical trainer duties include conducting formal trainings and ongoing consultation in areas related to the trainer’s education and experience. Internal trainings and ongoing consultation have been conducted on the following topics: ABW’s paperwork and electronic progress note system, evidenced based treatment plans, and laws and ethics related to therapeutic services. Internal and external trainings and ongoing consultation have been conducted on the following topics: Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Depression, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Abuse-Focused CBT.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Intern • July 2008 to June 2009

Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern • July 2007 to June 2008

Psychology interns provided therapeutic services to minors and their caregivers and families. Duties included completing initial intakes; six month assessment updates; evidence-based treatment plans, updated every six months; psychological assessments and professional reports; direct therapeutic intervention with children, adolescents, and families using evidence-based techniques in the clinic, their homes, schools, and/or communities; case management and referral; psychological consultation; participating in a multidisciplinary/collaborative team; and presenting and reviewing cases. Pre-Doctoral Interns were expected to complete 20 hours of billable client services and 20 hours of indirect services, including supervision and training, per week. Post-Doctoral Interns were required by the agency to become Registered Psychologists and were expected to complete 25 hours of billable client services and 15 hours of indirect services, including supervision and training, per week.

Community Counseling and Education Center • Fremont, California

Psychology Practicum Trainee • September 2006 to July 2007

Psychology practicum trainee duties included conducting intake and assessment of new clients and providing brief and long-term outpatient individual, couple, and family psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of socioeconomic statuses, cultures, ethnicities, and problems, including chronic mental illness, personality disorders, circumstantial life problems, substance abuse problems, relationship issues, and academic or occupational concerns. Trainees were expected to maintain a caseload of 8 psychotherapy clients per week and the usual caseload consisted of 25-40% children, 50-60% individual adults, and the remainder couples and families. In addition, trainees were expected to complete 8 hours of indirect services, including maintenance of client’s records, verifying insurance eligibility, completing insurance forms for extended services, setting and collecting self pay, training and supervision.

Children’s Hospital Autism Intervention • Oakland, California

Psychology Practicum Trainee/ Senior Therapist • August 2005 to August 2006

Psychology practicum trainee duties included providing psychotherapy to children ages one to three years diagnosed with a Pervasive Developmental Disorder through clinic, home, and daycare sessions. Additional Senior Therapist duties included providing therapy regularly to one child in the center and being fully knowledgeable of the goals, protocols, and progress of this child; working closely with the child’s program specialist, parents, and interdisciplinary team to coordinate treatment plans and goals for the child; preparing bi-weekly summaries for the child’s family; working with the other staff members to create techniques that would help this child fulfill his/her therapy goals and implementing these techniques; and aiding staff during intake interviews and assessments with new clients. Senior therapist’s were required to complete 8 hours of direct client services and 8 hours of indirect client services, including supervision and training, per week.

Child Start, Inc. • Napa, California

Behavioral Health Trainee • October 2004 to June 2005

Behavioral Health Trainee’s were responsible for conducting weekly sessions of Second Step (a violence prevention program), As I Am (identifying feelings and developing empathy program), and DRIP (program helps child develop self-esteem and leadership skills) in two classes of primarily Mexican-American students who were monolingual Spanish or bilingual. After consultation with the site team, trainee’s identified “target children” who were at risk for behavioral health problems, performed structured observations, and used play therapy techniques with target children. Trainee’s participated in home visits, parent-teacher conferences, site team meetings, and case management meetings. Trainees were expected to complete 6 hours of direct client services and 2 hours of indirect services, including off-site training and supervision, per week.

Research Experience

Alliant International University: California School of Professional Psychology

Dissertation Title: Preventing Unintentional Injuries: A Program to Teach Adolescents Basic Child Safety

Oklahoma State University

Research Assistant • May 2003 to May 2004

Dr. Cynthia Hartung, Disruptive Behaviors Disorders Lab

Research assistant’s duties included data entry and management, article research and retrieval, conducting interviews with subjects (college students), scoring Childhood Symptom Inventories and Behavioral Assessment Scales for Children, copying and putting together informed consent packets for subjects, and reporting results to primary researcher for study.

Professional Trainings

ACT – An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

October 2009 to January 2010- Certificate of Completion: ACT for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals

Completed 48 hours of training provided by Kinship Center

Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sept. 2007- Certificate of Completion: On-line training course for TF-CBT

Awarded 10 Continuing Education Contact Hours by Medical University of South Carolina

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
July 2007- Certificate of Completion and Mastery: Clinical training program for mental health professionals in the theory, techniques, and practice of PCIT

Completed 18 hours of training provided by A Better Way, Inc. (trainer from U.C. Davis)

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Member: 2009- Current

Student Affiliate: 2006, 2007, and 2008