Stephen S. Wolfson is clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist practicing online in Australasia and California. He is also a neurocognitive researcher at the University of Auckland.
With over 18 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Antioch University and Fielding Graduate University, specializing in Clinical Psychology, he is a private practitioner working online with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD, PTSD, OCD, drug and alcohol addiction, and criminality (including violence) in their affect on relationships with friends, family and at work.
Stephen is a cognitive behavioral therapist, applying solution focused techniques. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
He provides expert evidence and psychological and risk assessments reports in immigration matters; psychological diagnosis and impairment, including clear statement of the DSM-V summary and a summary of evaluations results. Stephen also creates individual programs for clients who seek personal improvement and would like to achieve personal goals.
Stephen has training and is highly experienced as a forensic psychologist working in the Los Angeles Probation Department, The New Zealand Department of Corrections and as a CASOMB certified supervisor of SO's. Steven has also worked with at-risk youth in California Youth Camp Fred C. Miller and with high risk violent adults in New Zealand prisons and probation sites.
In addition to being a psychologist, Stephen S. Wolfson co-authored the chapter on Autism in the Neuropsychology Handbook and has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topic of Autism.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Present - PhD Candidate Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Auckland
- May 2006 - MA, Fielding Graduate University, Clinical Psychology (APA)
- May 1999 - MA, Antioch University, Clinical Psychology
- May 1987 - BA, USC, Communications Arts and Sciences
License, Certifications & Awards
- New Zealand Board of Psychology Registered Psychologist
- Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist, California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
- EMDR (EMDR Institute)
- CBT (Beck Institute)
- Hypnosis (ASCH)
- CSATI (ITAAP)
- Risk assessments including STABLE 2007, VRS and PCL-R (SORATSO, NZDC)
- Rorschach, MMPI, WISC, Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Battery, Numerous psychological and neuropsychological instruments
- Professional Mediator, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Professional Activities and Memberships
- Wolfson, S. (2017). “Diagnosing ASD with Fractal Analysis,” Advances in Autism, 3 (1) pp. 1-9, doi:10.1108/AIA-03-2016-0007.
- Wolfson, S. S., (2009). A Spectrum Of Differences. Taxonomical delineation prejudices judgment and obscures neurodiversity. Presentation to Santa Monica-Malibu School Board.
- Wolfson, S. S., (2009). Understanding Neuropsychological Reports. Differentiating educational from clinical neuropsychological findings, diagnoses and recommendations. Presentation to Los Angeles Asperger Parent Support Group.
- Wolfson, S. S., (2005). Four Subtypes of Asperger’s disorder. Presentation to Fielding Graduate University Neuropsychology Meeting.
- Wolfson, S. S., (2005). “Ethical Psychological Practice: Finding the Right Psychologist,” Fielding Graduate University.
- Wolfson, S. S., (2006).“Problems With Diagnosing Mental Illness,” Fielding Graduate University.