Curriculum Vita


Dean Roland Given, Ph.D.
5901 Encina Rd., Suite A
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 880-3566 FAX (805) 681-0029
1/84 to present Private Practice, Psychology License # PSY8529
8/94 to present Co-Director, Santa Barbara Behavioral Health, a multidisciplinary behavioral health professional
corporation providing behavioral health services on a contractual basis
1/01 to 1/02 President, California Psychological Association
8/02 to 8/04 Adjunct Professor, Westmont College
8/02 to 8/04 Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Psychology
7/93 to 12/10 Psychologist Evaluator, Santa Barbara Superior Court
1/97 to 12/98 Chair, Department of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry, Santa Barbara
Cottage Hospital
Are We Better Yet?, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9(3) 2002
Confessions of a Developing Psychotherapist, California Psychologist, August 2001
Various President and Government Affairs Chair columns, California Psychologist 1997-2001
Hotline Crisis Ministries, Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling; Hunter,, Abington Press 1990
HIPAA and Other Charting Challenges, CPA Convention, April 2003
Role of Students in Psychological Associations, APA Leadership State Conference, March 2001
Psychologists Practicing In a Material World, UCLA Colloquium, February 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
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Active Staff: Department of Psychiatry, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
American Psychological Association: Division 12, Division 31, Division 36
California Psychological Association: Division 1, Division 6, Division 7
Santa Barbara County Psychological Association
June 1983 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary
Graduate School of Psychology (APA approved)
December 1980 M.A. in Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
Graduate School of Theology
March 1977 B.A. in Psychology
California State University at Los Angeles


7/83 to 6/84 Registered Psychologist: Devereux Foundation, Santa Barbara
Treatment planning, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and staff consultation for adolescent population in residential setting
9/82 to 7/83 Psychology Intern: University of California, Santa Barbara
Psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and groups
3/83 to 6/83 Teaching Assistant: UCSB School of Education
Undergraduate career guidance course
7/81 to 7/82 Psychology Intern: Sepulveda VA Medical Center (APA approved)
Behavioral medicine, consultation/liaison service, psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families, (certificate in Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction) and psychological assessment (in and outpatient)
6/80 to 7/81 Psychology Clerk: 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