Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Sacramento Campus

Associate Professor & Program Director

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Sacramento
2030 West El Camino Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento CA 95833

916-561-3209

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Basic Foundations of Clinical Psychology (psychopathology, theories of personality, counseling skills), Systems Interventions (Family Therapy), Fundamentals of Infant Mental Health, Fundamentals of Preschooler Mental Health, Diagnostic Systems in Infant-Preschooler Mental Health, Risk & Resilience in Infant-Preschooler Mental Health, Advanced Topics in Infant-Preschooler Mental Health, Child Psychotherapies, Child Development, Adult Development, PsyD Proposal Development, PsyD Dissertation

Infant-preschooler mental health; play therapy; parent-child interaction; child development

Ammen, S. A. & Limberg, B. (in progress). An Ecosystemic approach to infant-preschool mental health: A workbook for theory & practice. San Diego: Academic.

Limberg, B. (2013). Religion, spirituality, & secularism in multicultural & international contexts. In R. L. Lowman (Ed.), Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competencies in a Globalized World. Washington, D. C.: APA.

Miller, K. & Limberg, B. (2011). Binge eating behaviors & motoric, attentional & nonplanning impulsivity. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 13, 46-52.

Limberg, B. & Ammen, S. A. (2008). Ecosystemic play therapy with infants, toddlers, & their families. In C. E. Schaeffer, P. Kelly-Zion, J. McCormick, & A. Ohnogi (Eds.), Play therapy for very young children. Aronson: Lanham.

Ammen, S. A. & Limberg, B. (2005). Play therapy with preschoolers using the ecosystemic model. In K. Finello (Ed.), The handbook of training & practice in infant & preschool mental health. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Glover, B. J., & Limberg, B. (2002). The home-based interventionist: Offering unintrusive & respectful support. Zero to Three, 22 (3), 62-63.

Terr, L.C., Knapp, P., Limberg, B., & Marsenich, L. (2013, February). What we know about early childhood trauma. Invited, panel discussion at the Sacramento-Area Regional Convening: Early Childhood Trauma Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment, Roseville, California.

Limberg, B. & Thomas, J. (2012, November). DC: 0-3R - Introduction to diagnosing mental health & developmental disorders of infancy & early childhood. Invited, full day workshop presented at the 27th National Training Institute for Zero to Three: Leading-Edge Early Childhood Science, Policy, & Practice, Los Angeles, California.

Limberg, B. (2012, March). Advanced diagnosis of infants & young children using the DC: 0-3R: Developmental considerations in the presentation of clinical disorders. Invited, full day workshop presented as a part of the Child Trauma Training Institute (Parent's Place, Jewish Family & Children's Services), San Francisco, California.

Limberg, B. (2012, October). Advanced diagnosis of infants & young children using the DC: 0-3R: Developmental considerations in the presentation of clinical disorders. Invited, full day workshop presented as a part of the Child Trauma Training Institute (Parent's Place, Jewish Family & Children's Services), San Francisco, California.

Embey, D. & Limberg, B. (2012, October). Diagnostic implications of sensory integration difficulties in early mental health. Invited, full day workshop presented as a part of the Child Trauma Training Institute (Parent's Place, Jewish Family & Children's Services), San Francisco, California.

Limberg, B. (2012, September). Treating trauma in early childhood. Invited, workshop presented at the Infant Development Association of California Northern California Regional Conference: Early Years--The Amazing & Developing Brain, Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, June). Reflective Facilitation: Supervision in Infant Mental Health. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, March). Community-based interventions. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, August). What happens after a natural disaster: Helping children recover. Invited, two-day workshop presented for Continuing Education at Alliant International University in Tokyo, Japan. Instruction utilized sequential translation.

Limberg, B. (2011, January). Mental health needs of young children: How diagnostic reasoning supports growth. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, February). Diagnosing infants & young children using the DC: 0-3R. Invited, two-day workshop presented as a part of the Child Trauma Training Institute (Parent's Place, Jewish Family & Children's Services), San Francisco, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, February). Family-based interventions. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, February). Mental health needs of young children: How diagnostic reasoning supports growth. Invited, full day workshop presented for Infant Mental Health Promotion, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Instructor invited as a National Trainer for the Zero to Three Center for Training Services.)

Limberg, B. (2011, July). Conceptualizing assessment & treatment in infant-preschooler mental health. Invited, workshop presented for Yolo County Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Department, Woodland, California.

Limberg, B. (2011, June). The Role of Reflective Practice in Infant Mental Health. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Embrey, D., & Limberg, B. (2010, December). Sensory integration & early development. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2010, October). Ecosystemic play therapy. Invited, full day workshop presented for Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, Oroville, California.

Limberg, B. (2010, November). Risk & resilience: Overcoming the odds. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2010, October). Ecosystemic play therapy. Invited, full day workshop presented for Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, Oroville, California.

Limberg, B. (2010, February). Monsters & princesses: The magical thinking of preschoolers & its impact on mental health treatment. Invited, workshop presented for Sacramento County Birth-Five Consultation group, Sacramento, California.

Limberg, B. (2010, October). From nursery rhymes to fairy tales: Understanding birth-5 development. Invited, full day workshop presented for Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (part of an MHSA-funded Prevention & Early Intervention initiative), Sacramento, California.

Academic History and Background

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minor in Mathematics; Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, 1987

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology; Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1993

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology; California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, California, 1999

Licensed Psychologist (California PSY17418), California Board of Psychology

Fundamentals of Infant Preschooler Mental Health Certificate, Alliant International University

Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor (#S631) & Association for Play Therapy

Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Reflective Practice Facilitator III/Mentor, California Center for Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health

Association for Play Therapy, Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor, Member, 1982

Zero to Three, Member, Zero to Three DC: 0-3R Training Task Force

American Psychological Association, Member

Professional Practice and Community Service

National Trainer (DC: 0-3R), Zero to Three, Center for Training Services, Washington DC

Play Therapy Consultant & Trainer, Independent Play Therapy Consultation & Training, Sacramento, California

Faculty, Infant-Preschool Mental Health Certificate Programs, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Sacramento, California

Director & Associate Professor, Clinical PsyD Program, Sacramento, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Sacramento, California

Infant-Preschool Mental Health Consultant (Volunteer), Sacramento County Mental Health, Rapid Assessment Team, 2006

Prevention & Early Intervention Planning, Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), Sacramento County, 2004-2005

Play Therapy Consultant (Volunteer), Hope Worldwide Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 2007-2011

Invited Faculty (Volunteer), University of California, Davis, Psychiatric Residency, 2005-2006