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Christina K. Lebovitz

Clinical Psychologist

Christina K. Lebovitz, Ph.D.

|Description


Dr. Christina Lebovitz is a licensed psychologist in the state of Arizona. As a clinical psychologist, she serves infants to adults and provides evaluations, therapy and consultation, in addition to training in mental health issues. Identification of learning, developmental and clinical conditions is done in conjunction with school and primary care liaisons. Health care consultation is geared to building resilience and a positive outlook, with improvement of medical compliance and self-monitoring for chronic conditions, including weight loss and management. She emphasizes how people can thrive by building on strengths and uses cognitive behavioral approaches as well as play therapy and trauma processing (EMDR). Dr. Lebovitz has over 26 years of practice in Arizona, including hospital-based and community programs, plus independent practice. On the personal side, Dr. Lebovitz has gained invaluable insight by raising three children and enjoying a long marriage. Serving as co-founder and President of the Children's Services Network (www.csn-az.org) and as President of the Arizona Psychological Foundation broadens her awareness of public issues and facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration.


|Education


1982
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
1972 - 1973
University of Arizona College of Law
Tucson, AZ
1972
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
B.A. Psychology

|Certification/Licensure


1984 - Present
State of Arizona
Board of Psychologist Examiners
License #1011

|Community Service/ Offices


2007 - Present
Children's Services Network
2002 - Present
Arizona Psychological Foundation
2005 - Present
President
2002 - 2004
Board of Directors
2002 -2003
Secretary
1998 - 2000
Arizona Psychological Foundation
1998 - 2000
Secretary
1999 - 2000
School Psychology
Collaboration
Task Force Chair
1997 - 1998
Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona
Founding Board of Directors

|Professional Experience


1989 - Present
Independent Practice
Scottsdale, Arizona
Licensed Psychologist
Assessment, therapy and consultation; infants to adults; forensic and agency consultation; mental health training; psychology supervision. Specialty in reprocessing trauma with children and adults (EMDR level II)
2005 - Present
Trainer
Mental Health Training for Counselors
Rehabilitation Services Agency
State of Arizona
2003 - Present
Program Psychologist
Pediatric Oncology
Banner Children's Hospital
1991 - Present
Consultant
Child Protective Services
San Diego Regional Center
1991 - 2006
Consultant
Children's Rehabilitative Services
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
2004
Trainer of Trainers
Healthy Steps Program
1997 - 1999
Southwest Human Development
Good Fit Center
Supervising Psychologist, Early Head Start
Adjunct faculty, Arizona State University, Department of Psychology
Management Team and supervisor, Good Fit Center (Good Foundations for Families, Infants and Toddlers)
Supervision, mental health program development, community liaison and direct services provided for Early Head Start, a comprehensive program for teen parents and their children (up to the age of 3). Therapy (individual, family, group), consultation and assessment for parents and children in a home-based program; in-service training for staff; administrative responsibilities. Also supervision and program development for a multidisciplinary mental health center for young children (birth to 6) and families.
1991 - 1996
Child Evaluation Center and Project E.V.A.L.S. (Evaluation Using a Variety of Approaches and Linked Services)
Children's Health Center
St. Joseph's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Supervising psychologist for multidisciplinary assessments and technical assistance for students ages 2-21 from school districts throughout central Arizona.
1987 - 1989
Group Practice
Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ
Outpatient and inpatient assessment and therapy; children, adolescents, and adults.
1988 - 1989
Program Psychologist
Adolescent Unit of Charter Hospital
Glendale, AZ
Program development and consultation, group therapy and in-service training for 30-bed inpatient unit of private psychiatric hospital.
1985 - 1987
Clinical Psychologist
Institue of Behavioral Medicine
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
Outpatient treatment and assessment of children, adolescents and adults; supervision of doctoral candidates in clinical psychology training program.
1984 - 1985
Clinical Psychologist
CIGNA Healthplan
Phoenix, AZ
Outpatient treatment and assessment of children, adolescents and adults for a health maintenance organization.
1981- 1984
School Psychologist
Alhambra School District
Phoenix, AZ
Evaluations, teacher and parent consultation for students in kindergarten through eight.

|Advocacy


2000
Consultant
National Mental Health Association
Report on Private and Public Sector Managed Mental Healthcare for Youths in Arizona: An Analysis of Medical Necessity Definitions and Level-of-Care Criteria.
1999 - 2000
Committee on Implementation of the Guidelines of the Assessment and Evaluation Implementation Team of the Children's Behavioral Health Inter-Governmental Agency Executive Committee (Arizona)
1998
Maricopa Community Advisory Council Arizona Early Intervention Program
1994 - 1995
Arizona Infant Mental Health Strategic Plan Task Force
1995
Reviewer, Needs Assessment
1995
Screening Subcommittee
1994 - 1995
Consultant

|Advocacy


1979 - 1980
Postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Division of Child and Adolescne Psychiatry
Galveston, TX
Administrative assistant in Children's Inpatient Unit. Therapy, assessment, supervision and consultation with children, adolescents and families.
1978 - 1979
Internship in Clinical Psychology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
1974 - 1977
Practicum student in clinical psychology
Texas Tech University
Psychology Clinic
Lubbock, TX
Therapy and assessment experience in Psychology Department teaching clinic and university counseling center.

|Honors and Professional Society Membership


  • The American Psychological Association
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • Arizona Psychological Foundation
  • The Children's Service Network of Arizona
  • Children's Services Network
  • Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona
  • Phi Beta Kappa