Health and Psychology

Health and psychology

Ethics and Values

I've published in the area of ethics and psychology.  http://www.netce.com/courseoverview.php?courseid=1065

Our company believes in:

 

  • Doing the right things for the right reasons and being true to ourselves, to our clients, to the people we work with, and the people we consult with.  
  • If we do not believe we can help someone we refer them to someone else that can.  
  • We try to be helpful to everyone that contacts us.  We provide resources, information and referrals.
  • We provide accurate assessments that reflect how someone is at the time we evaluate them.  
  • In clinical matters we advocate without enabling.
  • In forensic matters we provide objective information we can document.
Our employees, and everyone that works here, need to ask themselves the following when dealing with a question of whether or not they should do something:
 
  • Is it in the best interest of society?  If something will harm others, reflect badly on the profession, or contribute to problems, don't do it.
  • Is it in the best interest of the client?  The client's need to be healthy, independent, and functional is our priority.  
  • Is it legal?  If it isn't legal, don't do it.
  • Is it against a professional code of ethics?  If it isn't ethical or if there's a question, get consultation and document your thinking.  Laws often trump ethics, but think of the best interest of society and your client first.
  • If it's on the front page of a newspaper or on the 11:00 news would you be proud of your actions?  If not, don't do it.
  • Will you be able to sleep nights if you take this action?  If not, don't do it.

 Social Media/Email

  • We don't solicit reviews as individuals or as an organization.
  • I may not follow/friend/or interact online.
  • If you choose to follow me, I may not read what you post.
  • What I present online is professional information.
  • Please NEVER refer to yourself as a client in an online posting.  A therapeutic relationship should be private.
  • Email is not secure.  If you send things to me online, please know they can be intercepted and are reviewed by supercomputer programs.
  • In person, in a private setting, is considered secure communication.  All other communication is less secure.  Use care when talking on the phone in public areas, when texting, or when using any other media.

Non-Discrimination

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, (ancestry), language, religion, (sect, creed), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, gender, age, legal status, marital status, disability status, medical condition, or genetic characteristic, pregnancy status, neurodiversity status, or military status (veteran. active duty, or deployed).  Our office is wheelchair accessible, but we have limited parking.  We have limited insurance coverage.  We do provide SuperBills.  We ask individuals with MediCare to sign a waiver as we are not a Medicare covered entity.  We hire staff with an eye to linguistic and cultural diversity in addition to clinical skills.

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Meet Our Staff



Maria Martin, Ph.D., LMFT (36800)  

  • Specializing in psychological testing
  • Immigration evaluations
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health psychology
  • Services in Spanish
  • 909-519-2662

http://mrmartinphd.webs.com

Catherine Edelmann, Psy.D. (PSB37086)

  • Specializing in psychotherapy
  • psychological evaluations
  • Women's issues
  • 310-795-6555

Ziba Saatchian, PsyD. (PSB94020175)

Minas Harutunian, Psy.D. (PSB94021912)

  • Specializing in men's issues
  • Psychotherapy (personality disorders, anxiety and depression)
  • Psychological and neuropsychological evaluations
  • 818-415-4183

 


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