Judy Ho, Ph. D., ABPP
Board Certified and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License # 22809 CA
Dr. Judy Ho received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology (B. A.) and Business Administration (B. S.) from University of California, Berkeley, and completed her masters (M. S.) and doctoral degrees (Ph. D.) in Clinical Psychology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She is a two time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Services Research Award (2004 and 2008), and completed a three year National Institute of Mental Health sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in Child Psychiatry at University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute. She became a board specialized specialist (ABPP) through the prestigious American Board of Professional Psychology in 2011.
Dr. Judy Ho is a licensed psychologist and has over a decade of experience working with clients of all ages with a variety of challenges and issues. Her therapeutic approach combines scientific basis with holistic, complementary techniques in order to create a comprehensive and specialized treatment plan for each client. Dr. Ho's clinical experiences include working in inpatient psychiatric settings for children adolescents, and adults; outpatient and community hospitals and clinics; and in public schools and special education classrooms. Her areas of expertise include Depression and Anxiety Issues, Childhood and Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Psychological Testing Services for children and adults. She has specialized training in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to work with victims of trauma and natural disasters, including the community population of New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Ho is currently a professor at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where she teaches Psychopathology, Treatment Methods, and Statistical Analyses to Doctoral and Master students in Psychology. She currently serves as Consulting Neuropsychologist at Bridges To Recovery, an inpatient residential treatment center for adults. She is a neuropsychological trainer and consultant for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Legacy Project and Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LADMH). In the past, she was a clinical consultant on the Community Partners in Care Project and the REACH NOLA Project, training community clinicians on the use of evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies, and consulted for Vericare, delivering bilingual mental health services to Mandarin speaking patients. Dr Ho also conducts clinical research aimed at improving mental health care for low income families in community settings. She has a special interest in the arts and has developed a prevention program for children that utilizes Art and Music as the bases of therapeutic intervention entitled the STAGES Project.
Dr. Ho has appeared on various television programs as an expert psychologist. Notable shows include several primetime programs including 1) CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, 2) HLN's Dr. Drew On Call, 3) HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell show, 4) HLN's Raising America, 5) HLN's News Now, 6) Discovery Channel's Wicked Attraction which examines the psychological processes of couples who commit heinous crimes, 7) Discovery Channel's Pretty Bad Girls which looks at the psychological underpinnings of female criminals, 8) WE TV's Braxton Family Values, 9) VH1's Single with Seven. She has been interviewed by various TV and print news outlets including Life and Style magazine, US Weekly, and NBC's theGrio, CBS2/KCal9, Fox5 San Dieg, and KUSI news. Dr. Ho pursues her media consultant work with the goal of providing information to the general public about psychological issues in daily life and quality mental health care.
Dr. Ho contributes clinical research manuscripts to National and International psychological journals, and writes chapter contributions to Mental Health Textbooks and research articles illuminating issues regarding mental health treatment for high need populations. She recently first-authored a chapter examining effective interventions for Conduct Disorder, and another chapter reviewing mental health status, treatment, and outcomes for ethnic minority families. She edited a book titled "Immigrants: Acculturation, Socioeconomic Challenges, and Cultural Psychology." A book that surveys novel treatment methods such as art therapy, music therapy, and virtual reality therapy is currently in development.
For more information on Dr. Judy Ho's work at Pepperdine, please visit http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/welcome/faculty/default.htm?faculty=judy_ho and www.pepperdine.edu/pr/faculty/new-faculty/2010/judy-ho.htm
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