Curriculum Vita

Dean Roland Given, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology


1/19 to present Owner/developer Scripted Charts application
4/23 to present Part-time psychologist LifeStance Health Santa Barbara
11/19 to 3/23 Director and psychologist clinician, LifeStance Health Santa Barbara
8/94 to 11/19 Co-Owner, Santa Barbara Behavioral Health
7/84 to present Active Medical Staff, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
01/05 to 01/06 President, Santa Barbara County Psychological Association
08/02 to 08/04 Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Psychology
01/01 to 01/02 President, California Psychological Association
08/02 to 05/05 Adjunct Professor, Westmont College
07/93 to 01/07 Psychologist, Santa Barbara Superior Court evaluation panel
01/97 to 12/98 Chair, Department of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry, Santa Barbara
Cottage Hospital


07/77 to 06/83 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
07/77 to 06/80 M.A. in Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
07/74 to 03/77 B.A. in Psychology
California State University at Los Angeles


National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
American Psychological Association: Divisions 12, 31, 36 & 42
(10/19 – present: Record Keeping Guideline Workgroup Member)
California Psychological Association: Division 1
Santa Barbara County Psychological Association


July 1984 Psychologist, California Board of Psychology (PSY8529)


07/83 to 06/84 Registered Psychologist: Devereux Foundation, Santa Barbara
Treatment planning, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and staff consultation for adolescent population in residential setting
09/82 to 07/83 Psychology Intern: University of California, Santa Barbara
Psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and groups
03/83 to 06/83 Teaching Assistant: UCSB School of Education
Undergraduate career guidance course
07/81 to 07/82 Psychology Intern: Sepulveda VA Medical Center (APA approved)
Behavioral medicine, consultation/liaison service, Alcohol Treatment Unit
psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families, (certificate in
Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction) and psychological assessment (in and
06/80 to 07/81 Psychology Pre-intern: LA County USC Medical Center
Psychology Assessments in the Forensic Assessment Clinic


Heiser Award, American Psychological Association, August 1998
Silver Psi Award, California Psychological Association, March 1999
Jerry Clark Award, Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, January 1998


Record Keeping, CPA Division I Expertise Series 2012
Collaborating With Psychiatrists, SBCPA March 2008
Successful Group Practice, APA/CPA Workshop, September 2007
Psychologist Charting Practices, CPA Convention, April 2003
Are We Better Yet?, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9(3), 344-347, 2002
Confessions of a Developing Psychotherapist, California Psychologist, August 2001
Psychologists Practicing In a Material World, UCLA Colloquium, February 2001
Various President and Government Affairs Chair columns, California Psychologist 1997-2001
Role of Students in Psychological Associations, APA Leadership State Conference, March 2001
Psychologists’ Roles in Today’s Health Delivery System, CPA Convention, March 1999
Various community presentations on: stress, anxiety and anger management, shame, parenting, parent/adolescent conflict, sexuality/marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology
Hotline Crisis Ministries, Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling; Hunter,, Abington Press 1990