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David M. Joseph

David M. Joseph

Oakland Vet Center
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Oakland, CA, USA


Dr. David M. Joseph is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the Oakland Vet Center, which provides treatment to veterans with readjustment stress, PTSD, and combat or military sexual trauma. The Vet Centers are unique in their ability to provide confidential counseling and social engagement activities to veterans in a warm, non-clinical setting, free of charge.

Dr. Joseph is the creator of "Welcome Home: Creating a Campus Climate of Wellness for Returning Veterans," a four-hour instructional program to increase awareness about the unique cultural and mental health needs of student veterans. Since 2011, under the auspices of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and in private consultation, Dr. Joseph has provided over 50 trainings to community college campuses, universities, conferences and other venues across the state.  Dr. Joseph was also one of the creators of Combat to Community, developed in conjunction with Swords to Plowshares.  This is a POST certified training for police officers, first responders and providers on effective interventions for veterans with PTSD.

Outside of his work with veterans, Dr. Joseph provides forensic psychological evaluations and expert testimony in a wide range of civil and criminal contexts, with a specific focus on evaluations of PTSD and psychological trauma.

Dr. Joseph received his BA from the University of Michigan and his doctoral degree from Alliant University in San Francisco. He completed his clinical internship at Napa State Hospital, and his post-doctoral hours at the National Center for PTSD at the VA in Menlo Park, CA.  Dr. Joseph served in the Israeli Army as an infantryman.



David M. Joseph is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals - A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD - A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma, Thursday, July 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD - Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals - Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals - Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD - Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD, Thursday, July 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals - Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals, Thursday, July 20, 2017
Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD - Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD, Thursday, July 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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