Dr. S. Faye Snyder
A Professional Corporation
PSY #24806, MFC #29816
Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist
15650 Devonshire Street, Suite 210
Granada Hills, CA 91344
work tel: (661) 257-1020
work fax fax: (661) 257-1188

Curriculum Vitae

Employment History

Child Custody and Forensic Evaluator
January, 2003 to present

Assessing parenting skills, veracity, and the best interest of children in custody disputes for the court. Includes home visits, fact finding, interviews, testing, report writing and recommendations to the court. Assess sexual abuse. Forensic evaluations of the childhoods of criminals, risk assessment, and propensities to violence, pyromania and/or to sexual offending.

Private Practice
June, 1992 to present

Assessing and treating parents, families, couples, children, and individuals in private, conjoint and group settings. Specialize in the origins of behavior and effects of all types of childhood trauma and resulting acting out, especially attachment trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse or relationship and parenting disorders. Specialize in “difficult child” issues and rehabilitation. Counsel in surviving Children's Services, custody evaluations, parental alienation, and domestic violence. Additionally, specialize in relationship skills training.

Founder TIPP and Clinical Director, Parenting and Relationship Counseling Foundation (PaRC), formerly The Institute for Professional Parenting (TIPP)
1988-present

Parenting teacher and innovator, author of THE MANUAL on Parenting and the Causal Theory and The Miracle Child Parenting Series. Originator of The Causal Theory on the origins in early childhood of predominantly known behaviors. Supervise interns and parenting coaches, including home visits.

Radio talk-show host, KPFK
October '06 to April '08

Public Service shows on "Parenting with Dr. Faye"

Children's Social Worker, LA County Department of Children and Family Services
April, 1995 to January, 1996
Lancaster, California 93535

Case Manager. Assessed abuse and neglect, wrote reports, made recommendations to the court, oversaw parents’ progress to termination.

Education

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2002-2004)
Ryokan College of Psychology (on campus student)
11965 Venice Boulevard, Third Floor
Los Angeles, California 90066-3993

Completed required course work for PhD, psychology (1988-1990)
California Graduate Institute
1100 Glendon Avenue
Westwood, California 90021

Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (1983-1988)
California Graduate Institute
Westwood, California 90021

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1971-1972)
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York

Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Law (1965-1969)
Brevard Community College
Cocoa, Florida

Graduate School of Sociology (1977-78)
New York University
Washington Square
New York, New York 10003

Continuing Education within Specialty
Parenting and Long Range Effects of Childhood Trauma:

Empathic Therapy Conference  (21 CEUs).
Peter Breggin, MD, et al. RCS Cassidy Seminars. Syracuse, New York. April 13-15, 2012 (45 + 6 CEUs 2012).

Child Custody Update Training for Californa Court Rule 5.25 (8 CEUs).
Nancy Olesen, PhD. Psycho-Legal Associates, National University, Costa Mesa. February 3, 2012  

Domestic Violence: Research & Recommendations for Child Custody Evaluators (4 CEUs).
Nancy Olesen, PhD. Psycho-Legal Associates, National University, LA. January 21, 2012

12-Hour Domestic Violence for Child Custody Evaluators (12 CEUs). Daniel Sonkin, PhD. January 3, 2012.

4-Hour Domestic Violence.
Philip M. Stahl, PhD. Domestic Violence: 4-Hour Annual Update for California Court Rule 5.230. Psycho-Legal Associates. December 31, 2011.

7-Hour Assessing and Treating Sexual Offenders (7 CEUs),
Anna Salter, PhD, Specialized Training Services, Inc. Culver City, September 8, 2011.

14-Hour Assessing Psychopathy with the PCL-R, (14 CEUs)
Reid Meloy, PhD, Specialized Training Services, Inc. Culver City, September 9-10, 2011.

Attachment in Therapy: Mindfully using the Clinically-Derived Adult Attachment Interview in Therapy with Individuals and Couples. (7 CEUs)
Rebecca Stanton, PhD, Growing Together Alliance. October 1, 2011.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California. (12 CEUs)
S. Margaret Lee, PhD. Psycholegal Associates. Costa Mesa. September 24-25, 2010.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (12 CEUs)
Nancy Williams Olesen, PhD. Psycholegal Associates. National University, LA. Nov. 13-14, 2009.  

2009 Domestic Violence Training for Child Custody Evaluators and Mediators 5.215 and 5.230 & Family Code 3110.5(a) (4 CEUs)
Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN: “Assessing for Danger in Child Custody Evaluation and Mediation.” “Equivalence in the Domestic Violence Literature: the Use and Misuse of Research.” Family Court Services, Los Angeles Superior Court, Center of the Cathedral Plaza, LA. January 23, 2009.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (12 CEUs)
Leslie M. Drozd, PhD, editor Journal of Child Custody. International University, Costa Mesa. April 25-26, 2008.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (12 CEUs)
Lyn R. Greenberg, PhD. Psycho-Legal Associates, Marina del Rey. November 9-10, 2007.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (12 CEUs)
Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D. Psycho-Legal Associates, Marina del Rey. October, 2006.

Domestic Violence: New Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment (14 CEUs)
Donald Dutton, Ph.D. Specialized Training Services.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles. December 6-7, 2005.

Conducting Child Custody Evaluations (20 CEUs)
Marc Ackerman, Ph.D.  Specialized Training Services.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles.  December 8-10, 2005.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California Court Rules 5.225 & 5.230 (12 CEUs, including 4 CEUs in Assessing Domestic Violence).
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc.  Marina del Rey.  October 28 and 29, 2005.

Attachment Therapy Training and Empowerment Retreat (not for CEUs).
Bryan Post, PhD.  The Post Institute for Family-Centered Therapy.  San Diego.  September 29-October 1, 2005.

Adoptive Parenting. (3 CEUs)
Ellen Glazer, LCSW. GSC Home Study. October 13, 2005.

Exploring the MacDonald Triad & Other Early Signs and Symptoms of Serial Killers, (3 CEUs).
Christine Randle, LCSW. GSC Home Study Courses.  September 14, 2005.

Attachment Theory:  Implications for Psychological Development  (3 CEUs).
Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, LMFT. GSC Home Study Courses.  September 14, 2005.

12-Hour Child Custody Update Training for California Court Rules 5.225 & 5.230,
Stephen Doyne Ph.D. Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc.  Sherman Oaks, California.  April 17 and 18th, 2004.

20-Hour Custody Training on Testing, Testifying, Mediation, Parental Alienation, Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Abuse Assessment Part II (20 CEUs).
Gerald Klein, JD; Stephen Doyne, PhD on Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Abuse Assessment [7 hrs.] Psychological Testing & Expert Testimony, Ira R. Gorman, PhD, ABPP [7 hrs.]. Divorce Mediation & Parental Alienation, Gerald L. Klein [6 hrs.]  Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc.  Hilton, Pasadena.  January 24-26, 2003.    

New Developments in Attachment Theory  (16 hours).
Drs. Allan Shore, Daniel Siegel, Beatrice Beebe, Daniel Stern, and Sir Richard Bowlby.  Ackerman Student Union UCLA. March 8-9, 2003.                 

20-Hour Child Custody Training Part I for Rule 1257.4 and Report Writing, Part I  (20 CEUs). 
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD and Ira R. Gorman, PhD, ABPP. Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc.  Hilton, Woodland Hills.  July 19-21, 2002.

Attachment and Intersubjectivity in the Healing Relationship (4 CEUs).
David Wallin, PhD. R. Cassedy Siminars. Skirball Cultural Center.  Summer, 2002.

Intersubjectivity and Relational Theory:  How the New Paradigm Transforms the Way We Work  (4 CEUs).
David Wallin, PhD. R. Cassedy Siminars. Skirball Cultural Center. Summer, 2002.

Re-Examining the Medical Model of Mental Illness  (6 CEUs).
Ty Colbert, Ph.D.  Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. Holiday Inn, Bel Air. May 30, 2002.

Client Anger: Prevalent and Treatable (4 CEUs).
Arlen Ring, PhD. California State University at Northridge. April 27, 2002.  

Domestic Violence Counseling Strategies: From Resistance to Real Change (7 CEUs).
Scott Barella, MS, MFT. California State University at Northridge. April 21, 2002.  

Lessons from Littleton: Youth Suicide and Violence Prevention (6 CEUs).
Brian Brody, PhD. American Continuing Education. Radisson, Sherman Oaks. April 25, 2002.  
Evaluating and Treating Sex Offenders. (6 CEUs). Psycho-Legal Associates.  Mission Valley Hilton Hotel.  May 5, 2000.

Symposium of Sexual and Other Addictions (8 CEUs).
Patrick Carnes, PhD and Claudia Black, PhD. Meadows Institute  Newport Beach, April 6 and7, 2000.     

The Legal Issues of Treating Children (1 CEU).
Richard S. Leslie, JD. April, 2000.

Annual Conference on Attachment and Bonding (16 CEUs).
Keynote Speaker: Foster Cline, MD. Heal the Hearts Foundation.  Riverside.  January 10 and 11, 2000.
 
Stabilization Techniques for Borderline Behavior (3 CEUs).
Teri M. Pokrajac, PsyD. Masters and Johnson Trauma Based Disorders Program at Del Amo Hospital, Torrance. April, 1997.

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (8 hours).
Marsha M. Linehan, PhD. Ramada Inn, Sherman Oaks.  Summer, 1997.

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Worker Safety (14 hours).
DCFS Crisis Prevention Institute, Los Angeles. September 13-14, 1995.

Mock Court (8 hours).
USC Tyler Building. DCFS required training. June 28, 1995.

California Risk Assessment (8 hours).
DCFS Training. Santa Fe Springs. June 14,1995.

CSW Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting (320 hours).
Training for Department of Children and Family Services Social Work. Long Beach.  April 21 to June 19, 1995.    

Broken Hearts and Wounded Spirits:  Inside the Inner World of the Abused Child (5 hours).
Impact Seminars, Professional Development and Training Services. Ramada Inn, LAX. March 17, 1994.

Saturday Film Series on Infant Neglect and Trauma  (8 hours).
Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.  Los Angeles campus.  March, 1994.  

Interviewing the Child Witness: Implications for Investigating Child Sexual Abuse (16 hours).
California Legal Educational Services. Hyatt, Irvine.  Feb. 23-26, 1994.

Understanding the DSM-IV Personality Disorders:  A Renaissance in Clinical Theory, Assessment and Therapy Workshop (8 hours).
Dr. Theodore Millan, one of the authors.  Sherman Oaks Ramada Inn.  November 12, 1993.

Conference on Shame (22 hours).
John Bradshaw, MA, et. al.  Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.  April, 1991.

Deep Healing Techniques (8 hours).
Kip Flock, MS, LCSW.  John Bradshaw Training.  Ingleside Hospital.  August 12, 1991.

Required and Related Workshops:

Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (6 CEUs),
Carol Falender, PhD and Edward Shafranske, PhD. Psych-Legal Associates,  Home Study. April 3, 2012.

A Supervisor’s Journal I: Clinical Supervision, Law and Ethics Supervising a First-Year Intern (6 CEUs),
Kate Amatruda, LMFT. psychceu.com. June 10, 2009.

CPSE 2-Day Workshop on California Licensing Exam,
Michael Kerner. Sheraton Gateway, LAX, Los Angeles. October 3-4, 2009.

EPPP 4-Day Workshop on National Licensing Exam,
AATBS, Handlery Resort and Hotel. February 5-8, 2009.

The Dangerous Patient Revisited (2 CEUs)
Richard Leslie, JD. Home Study, CAMFT, July 18, 2008.  

Narcissism and Desire. (6 CEUs)
Roberta Lichter, PhD. Psycho-Legal Associates, Woodland Hills. June 20, 2008.  

Child Abuse Reporting (2 CEUs)
Richard Leslie, Home Study, CAMFT, October, 5, 2007.    

Family Therapy and Custody Disputes (2 CEUs).
Richard Leslie, JD. Home Study, CAMFT. October 5, 2007.

Professional Ethics for MFTs. (2 CEUs).
Richard Leslie, JD. Home Study, CAMFT, October 5, 2007.

Confidentiality (2 CEUs)
Richard Leslie, JD. Home Study, CAMFT, October 5, 2007.  

Treating Children Legal Issues (2 CEUs)
Richard Leslie. Home Study, CAMFT, October 5, 2007.

Dealing with a Subpoena (2 CEUs)
Richard Leslie, JD. Home Study, CAMFT, September 11, 2007.

Are All Dual Relationships Unethical? (2 CEUs)
Richard Leslie, JD. CAMFT, September 11. 2007.

Clinical Supervision: Best Practices (6 CEUs)
Steven Sultanoff, Ph.D. Psycho-Legal Associates, Marina del Rey. October, 2006.

Ethics and Jurisprudence Part I. (3 CEUs)
A.J. Barnert, MA, LMFT. GSC Home Study Courses.  October 13, 2005.    

Ethics and Jurisprudence Part II.   (3 CEUs)
A.J.. Barnert, MA, LMFT. GSC Home Study Courses.  October 13, 2005.

Ethics: Problematic Issues and Decision Making.  (3 CEUs)
Jeffrey Larson, RTP, L/ATC. GSC Home Study Courses.  October 13, 2005+

Invoking the Sage, Jonathan Young, PhD (7 CEU)
Woodland Hills. April, 2005.  

Self-Care Tools for Women in Transition (1 CEU)
Pine Mountain Institute. Feb. 14, 2002.

Malpractice: A Problem to be Avoided (7CEUs)
Dick Leslie, Home Study. Feb. 15, 2002.  

The Evolution of Psychotherapy (31.5 CEUs)
Bandura, Black, Huxley, Corsini, Gottman, Haley, Masterson, Ellis, Glasser, Rossi, Hillman, Zeig, Beck, Kernbert, Meichenbaum, Lazarus, Minuchin, Watzlawick, Yalom, Madanes, et. al.  The Milton Erickson Foundation, Inc.   
Anaheim.  May 25-29, 2000.

Buddhist Psychology and Psychoanalysis (7 CEUs)
Concertta Alfano, MSW, PhD and John Buksbazen, MA, MFT.  Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute at the Santa Monica Zen Center.  May 14, 2000.

HIV (7 CEUs)
Marriott Hotel, Manhattan Beach.  April 14, 2000.    

Chemical Dependency (7 CEUs)
Marriott Hotel,  Manhattan Beach. April. 15, 2000. 

Success Motivation Coaching (8 CEUs)
Lynn Kelley-Jones, MFT.  Home Study.  

Advanced Workshop in Effective Clinical Supervision (15 CEUs)
Dana Weinstein, LCSW, MFT and Shirl Kelemer, PhD, MFT, presenters. Psychotherapy Training Institute. LAX Airport Hotel. February 4 and 5, 2000.   

Therapists at Risk Conference for Professionals (8 hours).
Listening Perspectives Study Center. Orange. April 16, 1994.

Orientation to Crisis Intervention and Debriefing (8 hours)
Gary Ross, PhD, MFCC. American Red Cross Mental Health Services Coordinator. LA, CA. Feb. 5, 1994.

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