Dr. Hoffman



                                   Valerie R. Hoffman, Psy.D.
                                      Clinical Psychologist
                                                   CURRICULUM VITAE

 Contact:    Office Address:     9965 N. 95th Street
Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

   Office Telephone:  (480) 998-2303

   Office Fax:     (480) 998-3169

   E-mail Address: [email protected]

 Education:    2006     California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego, CA
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology

    2003 California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego, CA
M.A. Psychology

    2001    University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA
B.S. Psychology

 Certification/Licensure:       2007 State of Arizona
Board of Psychologist Examiners
License Certificate #PSY3884

 Community Service/Offices:       2009 - 2010     Arizona Neuropsychological Society

    2008 - 2010     Lexis Preparatory School
Board of Advisors

    2008 -2010     RISE Family Services

    2008 - Present     Arizonans for Children

    2007 - 2011    Scottsdale Psychological Society
2010 - 2011 President
2009 - 2010 President Elect
2007 - 2008 Secretary

    2007 - Present     Children's Services Network

 Clinical Experience:   2007 - Present The Nicholls Group
Scottsdale, Arizona
Licensed Psychologist

    2006 - 2007 Health Psychology Associates
Psychology Post - Doctoral Resident
Neuropsychological and educational evaluations

    2004 - 2005 Kearny Mesa Juvenile Hall
Psychology Intern
Provided crisis intervention, short term and long therm therapy to adolescent correctional population.  Administered and interpreted a variety of psychological assessments. 

    2003 - 2005 Harmonium, Inc.
Psychology Intern
Provided individual, child, family, and couple therapies to out-patient population.
Administered and interpreted projective and objective psychological tests. 
Provided parent training services.  Provided group therapy to adolescents with anger management issues. 

    2002 - 2003 San Diego Regional Center
Practicum Student- psychology/education unit
Assessment and diagnosis of young children (birth to seven) for developmental delay, Mental Retardation, Autistic Disorder

    2001 - 2003 Del Mar School District
Special Education Instructional Assistant
Worked with preschool aged children with autism, mental retardation, and developmental delays. Implemented and tracked individual education programs.Created and implemented informal functional analysis and behavior plans. Used discrete trial treatment for children with autism and behavior disorders. Tracked individual education program goals. Implemented parent training. Participated in clinic meetings with parents and school on a monthly basis.

    2002 Peakcare, Inc.
Writer for mental health videos
Wrote parenting and child development scripts for preventative health care.

    2001 - 2002     Del Mar School District
In-home discrete trial therapist
Used discrete trial training to meet child's individual education program goals.  Tracked individual education program goals. Implemented parent training. Participated in clinic meetings with parents and school on a monthly basis.

    1988 - 1999 Preschool Teacher
Planned and implemented class curriculum for infants and toddlers

 Research Experience:   2003 - 2006 California School of Professional Psychology
Doctoral Dissertation
Exploring successful attachment outcomes in older adopted children

    2001 U.C.S.D. Autism Lab - Dr. Laura Schribemen
Research Assistant

    2000 - 2001 U.C.S. D. Research - Dr. Gail Heyman

                                                 Selected Publications, Presentations & Invited Addresses: 

                                                                                    Hoffman, V. "Understanding and Managing the Child with ADHD and Dyslexia in the Classroom." 
                                                                                    Presented to Archway Classical Academy, Veritas.  August, 2016. 

Hoffman, V. "Helping Your Child Series: Becoming a Healing Parent for Your Adopted Child."
Presented to Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). January 2009.

Hoffman, V. "Becoming a Healing Parent: Parenting Your Foster and Adopted Child."
Presented to RISE Family Services. November 2008.

Hoffman, V. "Attachment and Bonding with Foster and Adopted Children."
Presented to RISE Family Services. October 2008, December 2008.

Hoffman, V. "Mentoring Children in the Foster Care System."
A training sponsored by Arizonans For Children. April 2008, May 2008.

Hoffman, V. "Review of Industrial Organizational Psychology."
Presented to the Arizona Psychological Association, Training Consortium.
Phoenix, AZ. February 2007.

Hoffman, V. "Learning Disorders, ADHD, and Accommodations."
Presented to parents of Norte Dame High School students. October 2007.

Hoffman, V. and Nicholls, C. J. "Learning Disabilities."
Presented to Sylvan Learning Center. Scottsdale, AZ. August 2006

Hoffman, V. "Strategies for successful parenting of older adopted children."
Presented to Aid to the Adoption of Special Kids, at the Lodestar Family Connections Center. Phoenix, AZ. July 2006

Hoffman, V. "A qualitative exploration of parents' and children's positive experiences of late adoptions: implications for attachment theory."
Presented to the Arizona Adoption Council. Phoenix, AZ. April, 2006.

Honors and Professional Society Memberships:
                    The American Psychological Association 
                    Arizona Psychological Association
                    Arizona Association for Play Therapists
                    National Association of School Psychologists
                    National Academy of Neuropsychology
                    Scottsdale Psychological Society
                    Children's Services Network- Officer
                    Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society
                    Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society
                    Associates Degree, National Dean’s List

References: Available upon request