Dr. Ricardo Carrillo, Ph. D.


1983 - Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology Fresno, CA

1981 - M.A.
Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology Fresno, CA

1978 - B.A.
Psychology - University of California Santa Cruz, CA


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1983 - Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology Fresno, CA

1981 - M.A.
Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology Fresno, CA

1978 - B.A.
Psychology - University of California Santa Cruz, CA


11/2009 – Present
San Quentin State Prison
Contract psychologist
Individual Comprehensive Treatment Team

Military Family Life Consultant; Health Net Provider.

1990 – Present
Expert witness: Forensic psychologist, consultant to the court.
Juvenile and Superior Courts in various counties in California, including criminal,
immigration, and Indian Child Welfare Act.

1990 – Present
Professional Psychological Practice

Lecturer: Chicano Studies
University of California, Davis

2005 Team Leader: Samhsa Emergency Response Unit
Westover Consultants, Inc
Silver Spring, Maryland

Clinical Director/EAP Consultant/Trainer

Tulare County Hispanic Commission on Alcoholism, Inc. - Angela's House
Developed culturally competent program for women and their children with dual disorders, substance abuse, mental and physical disabilities, and mental illness. Provided training, technical assistance, clinical supervision and employee assistance consultation.

Director of Clinical Services
Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital
Responsible for the clinical services of the acute psychiatric hospital. Treatment team coordination and supervision of clinical therapeutic staff. Coordination with community mental health, housing, prevention and multiple collaboration among service providers. Provided leadership on behavioral health issues of substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence for adults and children in the area. Supervised 10 staff in many disciplines.

Director of Latino Mental Health
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Directed a California Endowment Grant of 1,000,000.00 to provide mental health services for Latino indigent populations. Visalia, CA. The program developed a successful engagement strategy for rural Latino populations, Mixteco, immigrant farmworkers, and acculturated multiple problem families. The program will be publish in the Journal of Community Mental Health. A large prevention program was implemented in the school districts for the prevention of teen pregnancy, drug use, school dropout, and gang involvement.

Clinical Director AOD Program
San Francisco State University/City College Dept of Public Health
Taught classes, supervised students, wrote the certification process, and managed a substance abuse training grant for the County of San Franciso.

Psychological Consultant/Dual Diagnosis specialist/training
Walden House, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Developed a dual diagnosis treatment and assessment procedure, which assisted the Department of Public Health and the Substance Abuse Treatment programs to develop a harm reduction approach towards integration of a behavioral health model.

Director of Training and Technical Assistance
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Provide training and direction in making resources available to the agencies, programs, and systems that are responsible for the policy, research, training, community building and organizational development of programs committed to eliminating domestic violence in the Latino community in the United States and Latin America. Conferences, symposium, and seminars were conducted, organized and published.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program
Practicum Coordinator / Associate Professor

John F. Kennedy University
Orinda, CA

Participated in development of new training sites and the development and implementation of new doctoral program. Advise students. Taught theoretical and clinical courses.

Psychological Consultant

Consultation and Training Practice
Oakland, CA

Provides ongoing consultation to agencies, universities, social service, and mental health delivery systems, in the United States and in Latin America. Topic areas include forensic psychology, domestic violence, addictions, cross-cultural competence and diversity issues. Clients have included the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Center for Disease Control, United Nations (Costa Rica), Society of InterAmerican Psychology (Argentina), University of San Francisco, and various community agencies throughout the Southwest United States. Specializing in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. Qualified as an expert witness in Juvenile and Superior Court in the State of California.

Adjunct Appointments

California School of Professional Psychology
Alameda, CA

Responsible for the preparation of advanced doctoral clinical psychology students in the areas of clinical competence, multi-cultural issues and research development.

Director of Clinical Training

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Palo Alto, CA

Administered and coordinated the clinical training program and developed the five-year plan for a clinical training site for an accredited American Psychological Association graduate school of professional psychology. Duties included training site supervision, academic administration, clinical supervision, administrative program development, and fiscal management of a substantial budget.

Program Director / Clinical Psychologist

Department of Health, Forensic Services
Center for Special Problems
San Francisco, CA

Administered the Child Sexual Assault and Adult Offender Programs, which included a clinical research grant from the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning. Developed a comprehensive program for sex offenders, which included supervising a professional staff, coordinating a community network, and assisting in the development of a training manual.

Child Psychologist

Kings View Mental Health Services
Visalia, CA

Responsible for: Psychological evaluation, psychotherapy to children and their families, forensic diagnostic evaluations for Juvenile Court and Child Protective Services. Provided consultation to Tulare City Schools and other community organizations.

Clinical Supervisor

Servicios De La Raza, Inc. - Mental Health Team
Denver, CO

Responsible for the quality assurance aspect of the clinical treatment services, including supervision of the partial care, child/family, domestic violence units, and diagnostic and evaluation services. Developed a culturally relevant Hispanic mental health model. Provided psychological consultation to law enforcement and behavioral health.

Clinical Psychology Intern

Mental Health Center of Boulder County
Boulder, CO

Rotations at a rural community mental health center, psychiatric inpatient, and administration. Clinical experience included group psychotherapy, individual and family therapy. Psycho diagnostic and neuropsychological batteries were part of the training experience. Developed a treatment program for abusive spouses, and provided consultation to law enforcement and mental health providers.

Crisis Intervention Counselor

South Gilroy Counseling Center
Gilroy, CA

Provided crisis intervention services to adolescents and their families; services included short-term foster placement for youth, family therapy, suicide assessments, hospitalizations, consultation with law enforcement and medical professionals, and support program for violent men.

Clinical Psychology Intern

California School of Professional Psychology
Fresno, CA

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctoral program, placed into two rural community mental health centers. Duties included psychodiagnostics, individual, marital and family therapy, and community consultation.

Clinical Director

Pajaro Valley Human Services
Watsonville, CA

Developed clinical treatment process for the residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Supervision of the staff, maintenance of the facility, direct service to clients, intake, family support services, and public relations were primary responsibilities.


Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center, Inc. - Sunflower House
Santa Cruz, CA

Provided casework services to substance abuse clients in a re-entry residential setting. Responsible for group facilitation and individual counseling in the areas of vocational, educational, fiscal management, and interpersonal relations.


Monterey Peninsula Youth Project
Monterey, CA

Provided casework service to substance abuse clients in residential setting. Responsible for development, administration and clinical aspects of Maintenance, Food Service, Reception, and Procurement Departments. Also served as the legal liaison between the criminal justice system in Monterey County and the program.

Books & Publications
Family Violence and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded
Male Spirit, 2008; 2nd. Edition, Tello, J.T. Co editor; Springer
Publishing Company.

Fathers in Recovery: Chapter in Fatherhood after Violence; Edelson,
J. and Williams, O. (Eds). Oxford Press.

Family Violence in the African American Community,
in Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class,
Gender, and Culture. Sokoloff, N & Pratt, C. (Eds). 2005. New Jersey,
Rutgers University Press.

Family Conferencing and Domestic Violence:
Guidelines for Conducting Family Team conferences when there is a History of Domestic Violence.
Co-authored with Janet Carter 2000. Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Family Violence and Men of Color:
Healing the Wounded Male Spirit.
Springer Publishing Company. 1998 Co-editor with Jerry Tello.

La Violencia en la Familia: Un Modelo Contextual de Terapia Intergeneracional. Family Violence: A Contextual Model of Intergenerational Therapy.
Revista InterAmericana de Psicologia/Interamerican Jounal of Psychology 1994, Vol 28, N 2, pp 235-250.

The Male Batter:
A Multivariate and Social Learning Analysis in Bridging Services.
IX World Conference Proceedings, Abacus 1986. MMPI Profiles of Hispanic-American Inpatient and Outpatient Sex Offenders.
Psychological Reports, 1989, 65, 1055-1058. MMPI Differences Among Mexican-American Male and Female Psychiatric Inpatients.
Psychological Reports, 1991, 68, 123-127. Spring 1998.

Consultation and Organizational Development
Domestic Violence
Expert Witness Testimony
Forensic Psychology
Cross Cultural Psychology and Research
Clinical Practicum
Psychology of Addictions: Treatment & Recovery
Community Psychology
History and Systems
Group Process
Multicultural Competence
Practicum Supervision

Other Courses Qualified to Teach:
Assessment and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse in the Community
Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment
Research Methods
Anthropological Psychology
Personality Theories
Family Systems Theory and Practice
Special Topics in Male Psychology

American Psychological Association
San Joaquin Psychological Association
Musician: recording artist, Chef.

References are available upon request

For a printable version of this Curriculum Vitae, please click HERE.