GARY R. RICK, Ph.D. 
CLINICAL AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 

950 County Square Drive, Suite 107, Ventura, California 93003  |  (805) 650-9232 |  grickphd@pacbell.net

Curriculum Vitae

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CURRICULUM VITAE –GARY R. RICK, Ph.D.

 

PERSONAL

 

               Born June 19, 1945, Detroit, Michigan

               Married, two children

 

LICENSES AND CREDENTIALS

 

               Licensed Psychologist  (PSY  6296), California Board of  Psychology

               Standard Teaching Credential  (ST  157958)

               Administrative Service Credential (SC 8772)

               California Commission on Teacher Preparation and Licensure

 

PAST AND PRESENT SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

 

               American Psychological Association

               Ventura County Psychological Association (Past-President)

               California Psychological Association

               Association of Family Conciliation Courts (Educators Task Force Member)

               Ventura County Family Law Bar

 

EDUCATION

 

               Doctor of Philosophy, 1977

               University of Southern California

              

               Master of Arts, 1971

               California State University, Long Beach

 

               Bachelor of Arts, 1967

               University of California at Los Angeles

              

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

               Who's Who in Applied Science (1982)

               Outstanding Young Men in America (1981)

               Federal Graduate Fellowship, USC (1975)

               Blue Key, Upper Division Honors, UCLA (1966)

               California State Scholarship, UCLA (1963)

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Clinical

 

Private Practice, Ventura.  Forensic assessment (family, civil, and criminal), adolescent, family, child, and adult psychotherapy. 1982 to present.  Consulting Psychologist, Chronic Pain Program. St John’s Regional Medical Center, 1993 to present.  Over 400 Child Custody evaluation completed since 1982.  Court appointments in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties.

 

Evaluating Psychologist,  County of Ventura, Children's Protective Services,  Panel of Evaluating Psychologists, 1992-1995.

 

Staff Psychologist, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Oxnard.  Present.

 

Consulting Psychologist, Chemical Dependency Program, Simi Adventist Hospital, Simi Valley, CA.  1986 to 1989.

 

Staff Psychologist, College Hospital, Cerritos, CA Primary therapist in programs for children, adolescents, behavioral medicine, adult psychiatry, and chemical dependency.  1978 to 1982.

 

Consulting Psychologist, California Youth Authority, Youth Training School, Chino, California, 1977-78.

 

Staff Psychologist, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, La Palma, CA.  Consultant to Pain/ Rehabilitation Program.  1979 to 1981.

 

Teacher, Compton Unified School District, Compton, CA  1969 to 1975.

 

Deputy Probation Officer, County of Los Angeles, Central Juvenile Hall, Eastlake Ave. Los Angeles, CA.  1970.

 

Administrative

 

Director, Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, Charter Hospital of Thousand Oaks, 1990-92.

 

Clinical Director, Mission del Mar Adolescent Hospital, Oxnard, CA. March 1989 to March 1990.

 

Program Director, Ventura Base of Be Free, out-patient treatment program for substance abusers and their families.  Ventura, CA. May 1986 to September 1987.

 

Director of Clinical Services, Mountainview Lodge Hospital, Glen­dale, CA. 1984

 

Director, Adolescent Treatment Program, Edgemont Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. 1983 to 1984.

 

Director, Adult Alcoholism and Chemical Dependence Treatment Program,  College Hospital, Cerritos, CA. 1978 to 1982.

 

Consulting Psychologist, California Youth Authority, Chino, CA. 1977.

 

Consultant, Behavior Analysis, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA.  1976 to 1977.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

Adjunct Faculty, Doctoral Program in Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara. 2006 to present.  Teaching child custody and law/ethics classes.

 

Instructor, Alcohol Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, extension.  1990 to 1997.

 

Instructor, Graduate Psychology Program, Chapman College, research design, psychological testing, 1979-81.

 

Instructor, Graduate Program, University of Redlands, research design, psychological testing, 1978-80.

 

Instructor, Graduate Program, University of La Verne, research design, psychological testing, 1972-75.

 

 

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

PARENTAL ALIENATION: Lots of Labels-Little Understanding,   Rick, G.
Citations, June, 2013.

 

TREATING PSYCHOLOGISTS IN CHILD CUSTODY MATTERS: PRINCIPLES FOR PRUDENT PRACTICE.  Rick, G. and Tebbe, L. Board of Psychology Update, California Board of Psychology, March 2002.

WILL THE  NEW RULES OF COURT HELP OR HINDER THE PRACTICE OF FAMILY LAW?     Rick, G. Citations,  April, 2000.


PSYCHOPATHS:  WHAT ATTORNEYS AND JUDGES SHOULD KNOW.  Rick, G. Citations,  October, 1999, 16-17.

 

APPLICATION OF OPERANT TECHNOLOGY TO BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS OF ADOLESCENTS:  REVIEW AND COMMENTARY.  Moss, G. and Rick, G.,

American Journal of Psychiatry, 1981, 138, 1161-1169.  (Featured Article).


APPLICATION OF A TOKEN ECONOMY FOR ADOLESCENTS IN A PRIVATE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL.  Moss, G. and Rick, G. Behavior Therapy,

1981,12, 585-590.

PREVALENCE OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AMONG ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC UNITS. Rick, G. The Behavior Therapist , 1979, 2, 22-24.

 

HOSPITAL BASED TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM, manuscript, College Hospital, 1978.

 

SINGLE-SUBJECT RESEARCH DESIGNS IN THE PLACEMENT AND ORGANIZATI­ON OF EDUCATION FOR ATYPICAL STUDENTS. Rick, G. Behavioral Disorders, 1976, 2, 62-65.

 

BOOK

 

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE:  A MANUAL FOR PROGRAMMED PATIENT/STAFF INTERACTION.  Moss, G. and Rick, G. Behavioral Medicine Associates, Newport Beach, CA 1978.

 

 

LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED

 

 

CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS AND FC§ 3042: WISHES OF THE CHILD  Gary R. Rick,  the Hon. Ellen Gay Conroy, and Judith Rhodes, Esq,,  Ventura County Family Bar Association, May,  2011.

 

OBJECTIVITY AND BIAS IN CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS.   Ventura County Family Bar Association, May,  2009.

 

PARENTAL ALIENATION:  An On-going Controversy,  Gary R. Rick & the Hon. Bruce Young,  Ventura County Family Bar Association, June,  2007.

 

ROLE OF TREATING THERAPISTS IN CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES, East Ventura Bar Association. November, 2002.

USING CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH TO MAKE APPROPRIATE CUSTODY AND ACCESS DECISIONS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Ventura County Family Bar, October, 2001.

 

PSYCHOPATHS:  WHAT ATTORNEYS  AND JUDGES SHOULD KNOW.  East Ventura Bar Association. November, 1999.

 EXTRAPYRAMIDAL SYMPTOMS AND THE AIMS TEST,  Temple City Hospital, March, 1996.

 MODELS OF SHORT-TERM THERAPY WITHIN A MANAGED CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM:

A PANEL PRESENTATION,  California Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 1993.

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND DECEPTIVE RESPONDING IN WORKERS COMPENSATION, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Ventura, February, 1993.

 
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT: RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND MANAGED CARE.  Employee Assistance Program Association (EAPA) Ventura, CA 1990.

 

DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE:  WARNING SIGNS AND INTERVENTION. Ventura County Red Ribbon Week, Oxnard, CA 1989.

 

STAGE SPECIFIC TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE.    

Califor­nia State Psychological Association, San Diego, 1987. 

 

A COMPARISON OF DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES WITH THE DEVELOPMENTALLY/ MENTALLY DISABLED,  American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, 1982.

 

ALCOHOLISM AND THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY, Alcoholism Council of Greater Long Beach, Cerritos, CA 1978.

 

THE FACILITATION OF WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE BY CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING.  Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New York, 1976.

 

APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN A TOTAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. Third Conference of School Applications of Behavior Analysis, Pasadena, CA, 1976.

 
                   COMPLIANCE WITH RULES OF COURT

                   Dr. Rick  has complied with Rules of Court §§ 5.230 and 5.225regarding domestic violence and child custody coursework.
                   Pursuant to FC § 3118, various courses have been taken over the last 30 years.

 

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