Dr. Lipkind’s Bio

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My philosophy is the clients and the clinician should work together throughout the process of the psychological assessment to support the client’s goals. Using this approach, we develop the questions for the assessment together so that the process is meaningful and useful for the client. I operate from a strength-based approach, which seeks to empower clients to understand themselves and change their story about who they are and struggles they may have experienced in the past. Collaborative assessment has been empirically supported as a therapeutic intervention and one that I’ve seen support a client or family’s growth over and over again.


Undergraduate degree in psychology at Boston University

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver

Obtained specialized training in psychological testing and child clinical work in Denver, New York City, and San Francisco

Predoctoral Internship completed at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Postdoctoral Training at Child and Adolescent Services, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)/San Francisco General Hospital

Member of the Alameda County Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality Assessment


Conducted presentations for colleagues and communities on a variety of topics, including:

The Impact of Trauma on Children Clinical Issues facing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Teens

The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Youth

Therapeutic Considerations with Survivors of Domestic Violence

Identification of Learning Struggles in Children

Multi-modal Assessment of ADHD

Attachment Disruptions & Complex Trauma in Youth

Assessment and Interventions for Traumatized Refugee Youth


Lipkind, J. & Fahy J. Neuropsychological Case:  Using RPAS in the Assessment of an 8 year old boy.  Applications of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, chapter in preparation for Mihura, J., Meyer, G. (Eds.)

Guerrero, B., Lipkind, J., Rosenberg, A. (2016)  Why did she put nail polish in my drink:  Applying the Therapeutic Assessment Model with an African-American foster child in a community mental health setting. In Mercer, Fong, & Rosenblatt (Ed.), Assessing Children in the Urban Community (pp. 143-158). New York, NY:  Routledge.

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