Kara L. Winter, Ph.D., QME

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA                                                1998

M.S.W., Social Work, New York University (NYU), New York, NY                                        1989

B.S., Political Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR                                                         1985

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER                                                                         2007-Present

Psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for applicantand defense attorneys in worker's compensation and personalinjury cases. Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) forthe State of California.

  • PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE, Oakland, CA                             October 2011-Present

Provide outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults; EAP counselingfor adults with work-related injuries. Specialize in working with children and adults with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.Provide outpatient individual psychotherapy to adults with work-related injuries.

  • CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST                                                                           October 2001-2008

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Campus, Berkeley, CA

  • OFF SITE PROGRAM COORDINATOR                                 December 2000 - October 2001

TheWellness Community, WalnutCreek, CA

  • CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST                                                   November 2000 - November 2001

AIDSHealthProject, Outpatient   PsychiatryDepartment, San Francisco, CA

  • CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST                                                   September 1999 - November 2000

KaiserPermanenteOutpatientPsychiatryDepartment, Martinez,CA

  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST                                          October 1999 - April 2000

KaiserPermanenteDepartmentof Medicine, Antioch,CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE(Continued)

  • POST-DOCTORAL PSYCHOLOGY FELLOW                                   September 1998 - August 1999

KaiserPermanenteOutpatientPsychiatryDepartment, Martinez,CA

  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST                                          October 1999 - April 2000

KaiserPermanenteDepartmentof Medicine, Antioch,CA

  • POST-DOCTORAL PSYCHOLOGY FELLOW                                   September 1998 - August 1999

KaiserPermanenteOutpatientPsychiatryDepartment, Martinez,CA

  • PRE-DOCTORAL PSYCHOLOGY RESIDENT                                  September 1997 - August 1998

WayneStateUniversityMedicalSchoolDepartmentof Psychiatry, Detroit, MI
(APAApprovedPre-DoctoralInternshipProgram)

  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY TRAINEE                                                      September 1996 - June 1997

University of CaliforniaUCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Departmentof Psychiatry& Langley PorterPsychiatricInstitute
Memory Clinic & Alzheimer'sCenter

  • PSYCHOTHERAPIST                                                                            January 1996 - August 1997

CaliforniaPacific Medical Center Diabetes Services, San Francisco, CA

  • PRIMARY THERAPIST                                                                         September 1990 - August 1996

Oakes Children’sCenter, San Francisco, CA

  • PER DIEM SOCIAL WORKER                                                                        July 1995 - December 1995

Universityof CaliforniaLangleyPorterPsychiatricInstitute, San Francisco, CA

  • PSYCHOLOGY TRAINEE                                                                                July 1994 - June 1995

University of CaliforniaMount Zion Hospital and Medical Center Departmentof Psychiatry,
San Francisco, CA

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research experience is available upon request.

SUPERVISORY/TEACHINGEXPERIENCE

  • TESTING SUPERVISOR                                                                       November 1995 - August 1997

WashingtonUniversitySchool of Medicine, Departmentof Psychiatry, St. Louis, MO
Research Site:San Francisco

  • INSTRUCTOR                                                                                         January 1996 - August 1997

CaliforniaPacific Medical Center, Diabetes Services, San Francisco, CA
Course: “StressManagementfor People with Diabetes Mellitus”

  • INSTRUCTOR                                                                                         January 1996 - August 1997

CaliforniaPacific Medical Center, Diabetes Services, San Francisco, CA
Course: “BehavioralChange - Coping with Diabetes Mellitus”

  • TEACHING SUPERVISOR                                                       September 1992 - September 1994

Oakes Children’sCenter, San Francisco, CA

TESTING EXPERIENCE
A list of the testing instruments with which I have direct clinical experience is available upon request.

PROFESSIONALCREDENTIALS

  • Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California                                                 2007 – Present
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of California, License No. 17116                         2001 – Present
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California, License No. LCS16806               1994-2001

 



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