Bruce M. Gale, PhD, Clinical Psychologist PSY10598
(818) 788-2100    Fax:  (818) 530-4123    Address:  16430 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436-2135


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Doctoral level mental health professionals who are licensed to diagnose and treat mental disorders.  We use a variety of assessment procedures and tools from multiple data sources to determine diagnosis.  This may lead to more effective treatments, since some approaches are considered better suited for certain kinds of problems.
What are your specialty areas?
I run social skills programs for children and adults.  Known as L.U.N.C.H. Groups™ (Learning, Understanding, Negotiating, Communicating, and Helping), these groups are designed to help individuals behave and cope more effectively.  I also conduct psychoeducational and functional analysis assessments and am listed on several school district panels as an Independent Educational Evaluator.  For more information, click here.  Finally, I enjoy finding and developing technologies that enhance the assessment process, increase client motivation, and help parents and school/clinical teams remain "in the loop" regarding client progress.  I especially enjoy using computer animation and other technology-based approaches to help students and adults develop and practice successful coping strategies and learn to track their own progress, which can then be shared with others.  The majority of my clinical assessment referrals are for individuals suspected of having Asperger's, Mental Retardation or related developmental disabilities; students with suspected social-emotional problems, and clients who experience anxiety disorders.
Do you accept individual clients for treatment?
I did for many years, about twenty or so.  Currently, however, I have decided to focus on running my social skill programs, conducting independent assessments, and running my (currently small) technology company, BehaviorTech Solutions, Inc.  I will sometimes take on an individual case that seems well-matched to my skills and is likely fairly short in duration.  Because of the amount of training I do these days, it is hard for me to be consistent weekly on a longer term basis.
What kind of trainings do you provide?
I am approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and am a California BBS sponsor for social workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. I primarily present on ways to work with challenging students, especially those with Asperger's, Oppositional Defiance, ADHD, Mental Retardation, and learning or social problems; how to use technology in assessment and treatment settings; effectively and ethically testifying at state hearings for education and mental health.  For more information, visit my other web site by clicking here.
How Can I find out more about your services?
Please call our office at 818-788-2100 or send us an email.