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ronald stolberg

Dr. Stolberg is a native Californian and was born right here in San Diego. Despite San Diego being one of the most amazing places to live he has always had the travel bug and routinely finds himself in foreign countries either for pleasure or to work. Dr. Stolberg is a licensed clinical psychologist with a clinical specialty of working with acting out teenagers and their families. He is a strong proponent of family therapy and sees progress only when the entire system changes not just one family member. In addition, Dr. Stolberg has specialized in other high-risk groups including suicide, self-harm, and substance use disorders.

Dr. Stolberg recently published Teaching Kids to Think (Sourcebooks) with his wife, also a psychologist. Teaching Kids to Think has won several awards and been named too numerous top parenting book lists. It has also been adapted and translated into nearly 10 languages and can be found in Russia, Italy, China, Korea, and Romania just to name a few.

Dr. Stolberg regularly teaches psychological assessment courses and is a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment. He has published and presented numerous papers on psychological assessment and is particularly interested in how culture, acculturation, and language preference manifest on psychological assessment instruments.

Finally, because of his expertise in high-risk behavior, substance use and psychological assessment Dr. Stolberg routinely finds himself working with sports leagues, television shows, and high-profile entertainers and athletes. He was the psychologist for the hit reality television show Survivor and traveled on location with the show to ensure the mental health of the contestants and has had numerous appearances on news programs as an expert on sport psychology, peak performance, and mental toughness.

Professional Interests

Personality assessment instruments with an emphasis on the MMPI-2/MMPI-A; assessment instruments use among practicing clinicians; standard of care practices; suicide; clinical work with adolescents and families, and sport psychology

Education and Certifications

PhD, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology