Curriculum Vitae

Taji Huang, Ph.D.
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
West Los Angeles, CA 90034
Cell: (310) 359-6671
E-mail address: doctortaji@gmail.com
Web address: www.drtaji.com

Professional License:

May, 2009 Licensed Psychologist, California

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, August 2004 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (APA approved).
M.S. Clinical/Community Psychology, December 1998 Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina.
B.A. Bachelor of Arts with University Distinction, in Psychology, May, 1996, Kean University, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING/SPECIALIZATION:

  • UCLA- Harbor: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Evidenced Based Treatment for childhood/adolescent trauma
  • Cognitive Therapy & CBT for Suicidal patients
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Spanish Level 1& 2

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Title: Intake & Crisis Coordinator/Director Licensed Psychologist

Place: Saint Francis Medical Center
Dates: February 1, 2010 to present

  • Responsible for managing the department’s client waiting list
  • Coordinate all services from point of referral until case in assigned to prospective clinician
  • Assign priority status to new referral based on severity of presenting problems
  • Liaison between the CCC and agencies providing client referrals (schools, DCFS, probation, etc) and crisis response services (Emergency Department, PET team, local psychiatric hospitals, police departments, etc)
  • Complete all agency intake assessments interview
  • Oversee all cases assignment to a primary therapist
  • Assist in the development of CCC intern program
  • Provide direct supervision of interns
  • Oversee URC function for intern cases
  • Liaison between CCC and field instructor

Title: Licensed Psychologist
Place: Saint Francis Medical Center
Dates: October 2007 to February 1st, 2010

  • Providing evidence based interventions for high-risk children, adolescents and their families.
  • Interacting closely with the Department of Children and Family Services
  • Collaborating with law enforcements
  • Providing CBT for severely depressed adolescents
  • Organizing and conducting PTSD groups for adolescents and their families
  • Completing all necessary DMH paperwork with designated time frame
  • Acting as a liaison and mentor for non-licensed therapist

Title: Psychologist
Place: Metropolitan State Hospital
Dates: October, 2005 to October 2007

  • Conducted psychological testing, psychodiagnostic evaluations & suicide risk assessment for all LPS patients and recently admitted patients
  • Developed, organized and conducted individual and group therapy, including: skills (stress management, coping, and anger management), CBT, ADL (Adult Living Skills), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and anxiety groups
  • Assisted with JAICO visit and evaluation
  • Lead all patient quarterly, six month and annual DMH chart review for patient on my unit

Title: Postdoctoral Resident in Clinical and Community Psychology
Place: Shasta County Mental Health, Redding, California
Dates: September, 2004 to October, 2005

  • Conducted all county LPS conservatorship evaluations
  • Managed, organized and conducted all county related court testimony to determine competency for Shasta County residence
  • Completed psychological testing and psychodiagnostic evaluations
  • Managed all crisis admission intakes for both inpatient and outpatient patients
  • Conducted evidenced based individual and group therapy
  • Population: Adults Diagnosis: Severe & Persistent Mental Illness and Substance Abuse.

Title: Predoctoral Intern Clinical and Community Psychology
Place: Shasta County Mental Health, Redding, California
Dates: September 2003 to September 2004

  • Completed psychological evaluations and psychodiagnostic evaluations for adults, adolescents and children
  • Managed crisis admission intakes for both inpatient and outpatient patients
  • Developed and conducted evidenced based in-service training related to child & adolescent behavioral problems.
  • Population: Adults Diagnosis: Severe & Persistent Mental Illness and Substance Abuse.

Title: Psychology Trainee
Place: Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia
Dates: January, 2000 to May, 2001.

  • Completed intake admissions for inpatient and outpatient populations
  • Conducted patient evaluations and assignments to various individual, group, and couples therapy
  • Completed psychological testing & psychodiagnostic evaluations to determine eligibility for inpatient substance abuse programs.
  • Developed and conducted group therapy programs for the PTSD veteran population
  • Population: Veterans Diagnosis: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Abuse/Dependence.

Title: Therapist/Counselor
Place: Barbour County Health Department, Philippi, West Virginia
Dates: November 1997-August, 2003

  • Conducted intake admissions for outpatient populations
  • Managed individual, group, & couples therapy for a diverse population including, children, adolescents and adults
  • Conducted psychodiagnostic evaluations and case management services
  • Psychotherapy groups for adolescents with behavioral problems, substance abuse/dependency
  • Developed and conducted evidenced based in-service training related to child & adolescent behavioral problems.
  • Population: Adults, adolescents, and children.

Title: Psychology Intern
Place: Barbour County Health Department, Philippi, West Virginia
Dates: June, 1998 to February, 1999

  • Intake admissions for outpatient populations, individual, group, and couples therapy, psychodiagnostic evaluations, developed and implemented psychotherapy groups
  • Conducted psychological evaluations DCSF referred families and individuals
  • Population: Adults, adolescents, and children.

Title: Psychology Trainee
Place: Headstart, Florence, South Carolina
Dates: September, 1996 to December, 1996

  • Conducted assessments of several Headstart centers regarding government regulations & site compliance. Population Pre-K

Title: Psychology Trainee
Place: Pee Dee AIDS Network, Florence, South Carolina
Dates: September, 1997 to December, 1997

  • Facilitated weekly support group for individuals diagnosed with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Title: Volunteer
Place: Kean College Crisis Intervention, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Dates: September, 1995 to August, 1996

  • Provide one to one, walk-in, and crisis situation, such as suicide, rape, assault, and child abuse; provided telephone crisis counseling and support.

Title: Volunteer
Place: Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey
Dates: April, 1995 to May, 1996

  • Provided supportive psychotherapy, assisted in providing on-site crisis stabilization, supervised privileged patients who were granted an outside activity pass, conducted art & crafts workshops for patients, and participated in group therapy sessions.

Title: Assistant to Detective Bureau/Undergraduate Internship
Place: Asbury Park Police Department, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Dates: January, 1994 to April, 1994

  • Assisted in investigative fieldwork both in the community and at state mental health facilities, worked closely with detectives, interacted with prisoner, and investigations, observed interrogation, and processed fingerprints.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Title: Graduate Assistant Instructor
Place: Psychology Department, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina
Dates: January, 1997 to May, 1998

  • Introduction to Psychology

Title: Teaching Assistant
Place: West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Dates: 1999 – 2001

  • Counseling Techniques
  • Group Counseling Theory & Techniques

MEMBERSHIP:

American Psychological Association

PRESENTATIONS:

Tortorello, T. (May 21, 2004). Evidence Based Treatment for Children & Adolescents with Behavioral Problems, Shasta County Mental Health, Redding, California, 4 CEU’s.