About Melanie

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.is a California-licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral, Integrative (Mind-Body) and Emotion-Focused approaches.

With nearly 20 years experience in academia, and numerous scientific and theoretical papers, Dr Greenberg is a leader in the field of Clinical Health Psychology.  She was a founding faculty member of the Clinical Health Psychology track of the Doctoral program at the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant Internatonal University) in San Diego.  She has achieved a national and international reputation for her research on the health effects of expressive writing, cognitive adaptation to trauma, the genesis and treatment of chronic pain, life stress and coping strategies, and coping with medical problems.  She has served on the Editorial Boards of Health Psychology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine and as a Special Interest Group Chair of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She was a reviewer of recent national guidelines for treatment of chronic pain. She has chaired symposia and/or delivered papers at national conferences of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychosomatic Society and has taught Continuing Education for Health Professionals. She was also co-developer of a mental imagery intervention for job loss, iisted on SAMHSA’s national registry of effective programs. She has been interviewed by Psychology Today and the APA Monitor, Men’s Health and other publications. Her talk at a national pain conference is featured on You-Tube. She has mentored hundreds of graduate students, many of whom are successful practicing psychologists.

Dr Greenberg could not be more excited and happy about her recent move to Marin county and transition to private practice where she can put her extensive theoretical, research, teaching and supervisory experience to use, by providing high quality clinical treatment based on the needs and best interests of individual clients.  She has a lifelong commitment to the profession of psychology and to helping people become hopeful, resilient and live meaningful lives in the face of uncontrollable stressors and emotional suffering. Her values include hard work and achievement, but also human connection, commitment, service, spirituality, and contributing to community and future generations.

Education
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Psychology and B.A. (Honors) with First Class Honors (Universities of Cape Town and the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (1992) Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 11794
APA-approved Clinical Psychology Internship at the Dept of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed by the CA Board of Psychology PSY22075
Recipient of the Harry Crossley Fellowship for graduate study; American Psychological Association Division 38 Student Research Award
Co-investigator on a national VA-sponsored grant examining medical/behavioral treatments of back pain
Served on Editorial Boards of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Additional Training and Professional Activities
NIMH-sponsored Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Has co-delivered Continuing Ed courses for professionals on integrative medicine, psychosocial aspects of pain, treatment of trauma
Recent workshops attended include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Behavioral Activation Therapy

Professional Activities and Membership
Member, American Psychological Association, Marin Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine
See above for Professional Activities

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