Willow Saloum, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist working for the Department of State Hospitals in Atascadero, California. She has worked with DSH since August 2011, when she began her clinical pre-doctoral internship. She received a doctorate from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Clinical Psychology in 2012; her doctoral research interest was on schemas found in adult males with histories of childhood sexual assault. In post-doctoral work she has focused on treatment group program development to develop a treatment manual and utilize psychotherapy that encourages strength-based treatment within the Risk-Need-Responsivity model of forensic treatment.
Her interests currently lie in forensic mental health, positive psychology, and innovating ways of bringing those together in a meaningful manner. She provides treatment to offenders who are non- voluntarily sent by the courts to inpatient facilities for treatment after finishing their prison sentences. She continues to be very interested in helping patients live the best lives they can, reintegrating into society after they are released, and being able to live a life of meaning and purpose, operating with the belief that everyone has strengths and positive qualities and that it’s our job as clinicians to help each person reach their personal potential. Additionally she supervises pre-license psychologists and owns a small private practice.
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