Alan Brandis was born in Chicago, IL, and received his B.A., with Honors, in Human Behavior from the University of Chicago before his 21st birthday. He migrated to California, where he received his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. Dr. Brandis received training in Psychological Testing, Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment, Parent Education and Training, the treatment of Depression, and Child/Adolescent Development during his doctoral program. His dissertation, utilizing techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, developed and evaluated a training technique to help parents reduce their angry responses towards their children.
In California, he served as a consultant for, opened, ran and clinically supervised several inpatient and outpatient Alcohol/Chemical Dependency, Co-Dependency, and Dual Diagnosis programs in the Long Beach, CA, area. One of his most prized accomplishments was the development of a board game which simulates recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, Serenity - A Recovery Game. In addition to his formal psychological education and training, Dr. Brandis sought and received intensive training in Gestalt Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Hypnosis. He was trained by a number of well-known people including Phillip and Dr. Norma Barretta, John Grinder, and Dr. Joseph Barber of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the UCLA Pain Management Center.
Dr. Brandis also works extensively with children, doing play therapy and assisting parents in handling children's problem behaviors more effectively. He also has experience assessing and treating Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, including the new computer-based tests we have for ADHD.
Dr. Brandis is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and is experienced in the assessment and treatment of Chronic Pain Syndrome. During his last few years in California, he was certified by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the Workers' Compensation System there, where he conducted assessments and wrote medical-legal reports for both orthopedic/psychological and pure-psychological Workers' Compensation / Disability Evaluations. Dr. Brandis was trained by Rene Folse, one of the top Comp defense attorneys in the Southern California area, although he did both defense and applicant work.
After living in California for 16 years, Dr. Brandis migrated once more, to the Atlanta area, in June of 1995. A computer enthusiast, he designed and compiled the data for this Website, and has been the Webmaster since its inception.
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