CREDENTIALS

EDUCATION

B.A., Haverford College
M.D., Harvard Medical School

TRAINING

Residency, Adult Psychiatry
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles


Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Diplomate in Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

LICENSURE

California, 2009 - present
Massachusetts, 2014 - present

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2016 - present     Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

2014 - 2016         Instructor, Havard Medical School Department of Psychiatry

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

*Supervisor, Mentalization-Based Therapy for Adolescents, Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

*I am formally certified as a supervisor of mentalization by Dr. Trudie Rossouw and Professor Peter Fonagy at the Anna Freud Centre in London. Mentalization is the capacity to understand that people act (converse, create, explore, etc.) because of what is in their mind - feelings, goals, expectations, etc. Mentalization can be thought of as what encompasses both mindfulness (self-directed understanding) and empathy (other-directed understanding). This capacity is vital to mental health because when we feel understood, when we feel that people 'get it', we calm ourselves and we begin to heal. Enhancing this capacity serves as an evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder, and can strengthen any psychological treatment. 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2016
​Partners in Excellence award for administrative leadership, 2015
​Educational Outreach Program award, 2012
Anjelica Luz Chavez Memorial Fund grant, 2005

INVITED LECTURES

2016 - "Children with special needs:  an introduction for preschool and elementary teachers", Yachaywasi Language Immersion Program, Los Angeles, CA [in Spanish]

2016 - “OCDI Jr.:  Reflections after one year", Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Anxiety & OCD Program, Boston, MA

2015 - “Mentalization 2, Clinical applications in anxiety”, McLean Hospital, Anxiety Mastery Program, Cambridge, MA

2014 - “Mentalization 1”, McLean Hospital, Anxiety Mastery Program, Cambridge, MA

2014 - “RASH-BD: Risk-taking and Self Harm in Bipolar Disorder, a mentalization study”, UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA

2014 - “Cultural considerations in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry”, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA

2013 - “Medications For Common Disorders In Kids”, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLICATIONS

Fleisher CA. [Review of the book American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox, by Richard Noll]. Am J Psychiatry 2013, 170(5): 564-565

MacMillan CM, Korndörfer SR, Rao S, Fleisher CA, Mezzacappa E, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. A comparison of divalproex and oxcarbazepine in aggressive youth with bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2006; 12(4): 214-22. PMID: 16883146

Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Pandina GJ, Fleisher CA, Hsin O, Raches D, Bourgeois BF, Biederman J. No seizure exacerbation from risperidone in youth with comorbid epilepsy and psychiatric disorders: a case series. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2004; 14(2): 295-310. PMID: 15319026

"Thank you for touching and changing our lives!"

Parent of a patient

"I feel like I have my life back."

A patient

​"I would want you to treat my children"

A colleague

EDUCATION

B.A., Haverford College
M.D., Harvard Medical School

TRAINING

Residency, Adult Psychiatry
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles


Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

2016 - present


Instructor, Havard Medical School Department of Psychiatry

2014 - 2016

EXPERIENCE
  • University of California, Los Angeles Health System

  • McLean Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

  • Boston Child Study Center - Los Angeles

  • Head of Clinical, reflect

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Diplomate in Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

LICENSURE

California

2009 - present
 

Massachusetts

2014 - 2018

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Certifications:

*Supervisor, Mentalization-Based Therapy for Adolescents:  certified by the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families
Trainer, Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder (adults and adolescents):  certified by the Gunderson Personality Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital

Trainer, Family Connections(TM):  certified by the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

*I am formally certified as a supervisor of mentalization by Dr. Trudie Rossouw and Professor Peter Fonagy at the Anna Freud Centre in London. Mentalization is the capacity to understand that people act (converse, create, explore, etc.) because of what is in their mind - feelings, goals, expectations, etc. Mentalization can be thought of as what encompasses both mindfulness (self-directed understanding) and empathy (other-directed understanding). This capacity is vital to mental health because when we feel understood, when we feel that people 'get it', we calm ourselves and we begin to heal. Enhancing this capacity serves as an evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder, and can strengthen any psychological treatment. 

Additional Training:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Basic training (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science)

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder

Reflective Parenting, Level 1 training (Center for Reflective Communities)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Super Doctors(R) Rising Stars, 2018 - present

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2016
​Partners in Excellence award for administrative leadership, 2015
​Educational Outreach Program award, 2012
Anjelica Luz Chavez Memorial Fund grant, 2005

INVITED LECTURES (selected)

2019

“Good Psychiatric Management of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents.” Annual Meeting, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Vancouver, Canada.

“Integrating Mentalizing and DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder.” The Royal Mental Health Center, Ottawa, Canada.

“Borderline Personality Disorder: State of the Art Treatments in 2019.” University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and McLean Hospital Gunderson Personality Disorder Institute, Miami, FL.

2018

"Introduction to Mentalizing-Based Therapy." UCLA Behavioral Health Associates (BHA) program, Los Angeles, CA.

“Fundamentals in Mentalization-Based Treatment for Suicidal and Self-injurious Youth ”, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC. 

2017

“(mis)understanding: personality disorder, resilience and trust ”, Grand Rounds, UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA

“Personality Disorders in Young People: A Primer for the Generalist”, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC. 

“Mentalizing and Recovery”, Rebos Outpatient Treatment Center, Los Angeles, CA

"A language for thoughts and feelings:  mentalizing in child and adolescent psychiatry", Grands Rounds, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCSD, San Diego, CA

PUBLICATIONS

Fleisher CA. [Review of the book American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox, by Richard Noll]. Am J Psychiatry 2013, 170(5): 564-565

MacMillan CM, Korndörfer SR, Rao S, Fleisher CA, Mezzacappa E, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. A comparison of divalproex and oxcarbazepine in aggressive youth with bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2006; 12(4): 214-22. PMID: 16883146

Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Pandina GJ, Fleisher CA, Hsin O, Raches D, Bourgeois BF, Biederman J. No seizure exacerbation from risperidone in youth with comorbid epilepsy and psychiatric disorders: a case series. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2004; 14(2): 295-310. PMID: 15319026

"Thank you for touching and changing our lives!"

Parent of a patient

"I feel like I have my life back."

A patient

​"I would want you to treat my children"

A colleague

 

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