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Karen Hutchinson, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology & Psychology
9245 Laguna Springs Dr. #200, Elk Grove, CA 95758
436 14th St., #910, Oakland, CA 94612
770 L St. #950, Sacramento, CA 95814
1390 Market St. #200, San Francisco, CA 94102
3202 H St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Scheduling Tel: 415-399-9769
Scheduling Fax: 415-399-9439
• Medical Psychology evaluations with focus upon chronic pain and disability patients, somatoform disorders, and the interaction between mental state and somatic symptoms, since 1992
• Medical-Legal Evaluations for the Workers’ Compensation system of the State of California, since 1999
• Fitness for Duty Evaluations to assess the patient’s capacity to perform work functions associated with specific job description, with or without accommodation under ADA standards
• Gastric Bypass Evaluations to assess psychological fitness for bariatric surgery, since 1999
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology (Clinical), Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA, June 1992
Master of Arts in Psychology (M.A.), California State University, Sacramento, CA, December 1976
Master of Arts in Public Health, Specialization in Administration and Health Planning (M.P.H.), University of California, Berkeley, CA, June 1976
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N.), California State University, Sacramento, CA, June 1970
Board of Psychology, State of California
Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California, M.F.C.C.
Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
Board Certified, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
California State University, Sacramento, Division of Nursing
Position: Clinical Instructor
Courses: Community Health
Dates: 1978 to 1979
University of California Davis, Sacramento Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
Courses: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Death and Dying, The Clinical Interview, Community Mental Health
Dates: 1976 to 1979
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Nursing,
Position: Case Supervisor and Field Laboratory Instructor
Courses: Individual Student Practical
University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Florin South Area Mental Health Clinic
Activity: Clinic Administrative, management, and planning duties. Primary therapist for a full case load of clients with responsibility for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adult clients. Treatment included individual and group therapy. Participant in peer case review, cost/benefit analysis, appropriateness of the recommended mode of treatment. Clinical supervision of nursing and mental health students, facilitator of intramural and inter-agency referrals, consultation to mental health team members, participation in South Area Mental Health Advisory Board, and research in psychology
Dates: October 1974 to 1977
University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Crisis Intervention Unit
Position: Intervention Therapist
Activity: Crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy. Assessment, diagnosis, and short-term treatment for adults, adolescents, and children. Clinical supervision of students
Dates: July 1974 to October 1974.
Sutter Memorial Hospital's Mental Health Center, Sacramento, California, Children's Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Position: Charge Psychiatric Nurse
Activity: Administrative and care planning activities for the P.M. shift on the Children's Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Responsibility for delivery of psychiatric treatment plans for 20 children. Director of staff in-service seminars and supervision of 18 personnel. Direct therapeutic care services.
Dates: January 1973 to August 1974
Sutter Memorial Hospital's Mental Health Center, Sacramento, California, Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Position: Psychiatric Nurse
Activity: Administrative and care planning activities a 30 bed inpatient unit. Direct supervision of 12 personnel. Responsibility for delivery of psychiatric treatment plans for 30 adults. Director of staff in-service seminars and direct therapeutic care services.
Dates: 1970 to 1973
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Sacramento, California
Position: Nurses' Assistant
Activity: Nursing technician activities to pediatric, general medical, OB/GYN, surgery, and multiphasic clinic patients
Dates: 1968 to 1970
Professional Organizations & Memberships
Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
California Psychological Association
California Licensed Psychologists’ Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
State Compensation Insurance Fund, Redding, CA
Presenter SB-899 and Disability Ratings 2005 and Beyond: Considerations
in Determining Physical and Psychiatric Disability Ratings,
Date: March 16, 2005.
Chapman University, Sacramento, Department of Psychology
Presenter: Forensic Psychology and the Injured Worker,
Date: July 26, 2001
University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Industrial Relations
Panel Member: Return to Work in California: Listening to Stakeholders' Voices,
Date: April 6, 2001
Hutchinson, K. A. (2001). Axis II: Motivation. In G. L. Hutchinson, Disorders of simulation: malingering, factitious disorder, and compensation neurosis (Ch. 6, pp. 161-194). Madison, CT: International Universities Press/Psychosocial Press.
Hutchinson, K. A. (1993). An integrated theory of developmental object relations. Dissert. Abs.
Hutchinson, K. A. (1976). The effect of the clinician's like/dislike feeling, and level of clinical experience, on their perception of the client's feeling states, (unpublished Master's thesis).
Publications In Progress
Hutchinson, G. L., & Hutchinson, K. A. Disorders of simulation: practical applications. Madison, CT: International Universities Press/Psychosocial Press
State of California
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