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Last updated: 1/12/2018
Dr. Pat Pernicano
Professional -- Branch: Texas
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Pernicano Psychological Services
San Antonio
78251  United States
502 649-0697 (Phone)
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PsyD Baylor University 1985; MS Clinical Psychology Indiana State university 1978; BA Psychology and French Depauw University 1976. Licensed and employed in not for profit settings since 1985. Began interest in play therapy while at Baylor under tutelage of Dr. Helen Benedict; attended workshops by Gardner, Meichenbaum (child), workshops on Ericksonian techniques, trauma. Began writing metaphorical therapy stories for children to use in play therapy and CBT in 1978. Worked extensively with children and their parents 1988 - 2015. Present workshops for CASA, KPA, Indiana Resdiential Services, Interns and CMHC on use of play in TF-CBT, use of stories and play with trauma victims, impact of trauma on child development & play behavior
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APA, KPA, Society for Personality Assessment
Bellarmine University Oratorio Singers
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Author of 4 Books: using therapeutic stories with play therapy in child and family treatment; working since 1985 in not-for-profit mental health; taught part time Spalding University in PsyD program as Associate Adjunct Professor 1996-2015; areas of interest include trauma-informed treatment, applied developmental psychology, Rorschach and personality assessment; child and family treatment; supervision
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