Bruce M. Gale, PhD, a clinical psychologist,
specializes in treating social and emotional problems in individuals with
autistic spectrum, ADHD, learning and developmental delays, oppositional
defiance, plus spectrum anxiety
disorders in both the special needs and general population. He is certified as a
Nonpublic Agency with the California Department of Education (visit
web reference), having worked with
students and trained staff in over a dozen school districts in Southern
California on assessment procedures and positive behavior interventions. Dr.
Gale is a Regional Center vendor and accepts referrals for time-limited groups
for children and adolescents and ongoing social skills groups for adults. Dr.
Gale is frequently called upon to perform independent assessments as part of
mediations and disputes and has provided expert testimony across a broad range
of special education topics.
As former Chief Psychologist for the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center, Dr. Gale has been on the clinical and teaching staff at CSMC
since 1987. He conducted seminars on Behavior Therapy and Developmental
Disabilities for the residents, interns and fellows in training at the medical
center for 14 years. He is currently on the part-time faculty at the University of Judaism where he teaches
undergraduate level Abnormal Psychology.
Dr. Gale has presented widely and is published on the use of technological
enhancements to the assessment and therapy process; he often includes such interventions, as
appropriate, in individual and group treatment. His company,
Solutions Inc., located in Encino, California, specializes in developing computer and
internet-based assessment and intervention applications.
He is the current Chair for the
Association's Division VI on Media Technology and Communication and former Web Editor for the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy
(Now the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies), is
on the Editorial Board of Cyberpsychology and Behavior (visit
web site), and is on the Advisory
Board for Chaverim, a program for Jewish Adults with Developmental Disabilities
and on the J in JFS Committee. Dr. Gale is the Technology Advisor and a
Research Team Member for PENT (Positive Environment, Network of Trainers),
coordinated through the California Diagnostic Centers, He has been one of a
select group of facilitators in California for the past four years, assisting
in providing state-wide intensive training to school district professionals on
functional assessment and behavioral intervention strategies and serves as PENT's Technical Advisor (http://www.pent.ca.gov).
Dr. Gale completed his undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA and received
his Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Florida State University.
He completed his internship plus advanced training at two Harvard Medical
School training facilities: Judge Baker Guidance Center and at Boston
Childrens’ Hospital, with specialized training at the Developmental Evaluation