Dr. Hong: Credentials
David Hong, Psy.D.
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Minneapolis, MN. Psy.D in clinical psychology, December, 2003. Minor in Child and Family Therapy.
Carleton College, Northfield, MN. B.A. in Psychology, June 1996.
Off-Campus Semester in Costa Rica. Studied Latin American Culture and Society. Performed independent field study of the mental health care delivery systems in Costa Rica. Fluency in Spanish. Inducted member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honors Society, Spring, 1996. Graduated Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology.
Psychologist, Uptown Psychology Group, Minneapolis MN
Private practice setting. Specialize in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families and also see adults for individual therapy. Presenting problems include trauma, mood problems, family change and behavioral problems. Provide therapy in English and Spanish. January 2012-current.
Outpatient Therapist, Washburn Center for Children, Minneapolis, MN
Private, non-profit community mental health center. Provide individual and family therapy to an ethnically and economically diverse population. Presenting issues include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, AD/HD, Parenting Skills, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse. Received extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Certified trainer, consultant and supervisor in TF-CBT. Provide Psychological Assessment for children and adolescents. Provide clinical supervision for graduate and post graduate level interns. Facilitate clinical seminar for graduate level interns. April 2006-current.
Psychologist, La Familia Guidance Center Inc., St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
Private, non-profit outpatient mental health clinic. Provided individual and family therapy to Latino children, adolescents and adults from urban and suburban backgrounds. Provided court-ordered family and individual therapy for Hennepin County Juvenile Probation. Performed court-ordered parenting/psychological evaluations for the Child Protective Service branches of Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Kanabec and Kandiyohi counties. Performed personality, developmental disability, and learning disability assessments. Coordinated intake process of psychological assessments. Provided Psychological perspective in interdisciplinary team of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychiatrist. Served 80% of clients exclusively in Spanish. Presenting issues included: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Substance Abuse, AD/HD, Parenting Skills, Economic Problems, Educational Problems, Gang-related Criminal Activity, Sexual Abuse, and Physical Abuse. Received cultural competency training specific to Latino and Chicano populations. Received individual supervision from Janette Concepcion, Ph.D., L.P.
September 2003-April 2006
Pre-Doctoral Intern, Human Services Inc., Oakdale, MN. APA accredited internship site.
Private, non-profit Community Mental Health Center serving Washington County. Provided outpatient individual and family therapy (primarily to children and adolescents.) Performed 30 full psychological evaluations, including: AD/HD, developmental disability and forensic evaluations. Performed 17 court-ordered domestic abuse assessments and facilitated adult male domestic abuse (perpetrator) groups. Facilitated day treatment psychotherapy groups with SPMI adults. 2000 hours on-site experience. Approx. 800 hours direct client contact. Supervised by Ellen Lowery, Ph.D. L.P. and Jim Wojcik, Ph.D. L.P. September, 2002-August, 2003
Therapy Practicum Trainee, Family Service Inc., St. Paul, MN.
Private, non-profit, outpatient mental health clinic. Provided individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults from ethnically and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds. Received individual supervision from Pat Paiser, Psy.D., L.P. Addressed cases with depression, AD/HD, Conduct Disorder, OCD, domestic violence, parent-child conflict resolution, intimate-relationship problems, self-injurious behavior and bereavement. Co-facilitated two “Strong Families” groups which focused on sexual/physical/psychological abuse prevention through a resilience-based approach. Adapted curriculum to fit both preschool and elementary school-age groups. Used a blend of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic. 576 hours of on-site experience. 196 hours of direct client contact.
September, 1999 – May, 2000
Assessment Practicum Trainee, Ramsey County Mental Health Center, St. Paul, MN.
Public mental health center for Ramsey County, population 512,000. Performed diagnostic interviews. Administered and interpreted, intellectual, achievement, and personality tests with children, adolescents and adults. Received specialized training in child AD/HD evaluations. Received individual supervision from Bruce Renken, Ph.D., L.P. and Marcia Bennett, Ph.D., L.P. Population consisted of children and adults from ethnically and socioeconomically diverse urban backgrounds Proficient in administration and interpretation of Wechsler intelligence tests, MMPI-II, MCMI-II, Roberts Apperception Test, Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, Connors Rating Scale, Achenbach Child Behavioral Checklist. 720 hours of on site experience, 305 hours of direct client contact. September, 1998 – August, 1999