Curriculum Vitae

Special Interests and Expertise/Professional Background:

  • 30+ years in independent practice specializing in:

·        Adult survivors of childhood abuse
·        Clergy Sexual Abuse
·        Clinical Incident Debriefing/Trauma Response
·        Employee Assistance Program services
·        Executive Coaching
·        Hypnotherapy  Regression
·        Spiritual & Transpersonal Psychology
Licensure: California License PSY 11400
Private Practice Services & Expertise:
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family therapy, Psychological Assessment, Hypnotherapy, Immigration Hardship Assessment, Grief Counseling, Executive Coaching, Critical Incident Debriefing
    Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (1986)
California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA (APA approved)
Dissertation: A Study of Implementation and Evaluation of an Aerospace Employee Assistance Program
·     Internships
o    High Point Foundation, Pasadena, CA: Psychosysnthesis Training for Professionals  (19981-1983)
o    Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency Program, Glendale, CA: Psychology Intern (1981-1892)
o    San Fernando Valley Mental Health Clinic, Van Nuys, CA: Center for Family Living, Psychology Intern, (1980-1981)
    M.A. Clinical-Community Psychology (1980)
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Thesis: Alcoholism Education and Attitude Change 
 B.A. Psychology (1974)
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Current Positions:
1990-Present     Private Practice and Consultant, Glendale, CA: Licensed Psychologist,
       California License:  PSY 11400
2006-Present    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Psychological Provider to employees
2008-Present    Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA: Psychological Consultant
Languages:      English and Spanish
Administrative Experience:
In corporate, academic and community settings:
·        Secured start-up and continuation of funding
·        Program planning ,development and community outreach
·        Program implementation and coordination
·        Developed psychology intern training program
·        Provided liaison with funding and referral sources
·        Developed and implemented program evaluations                                                                  

Teaching Experience:
Medical Setting Education:

  • Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Adjunct Faculty) 1986-1990
  • Director of Behavioral Science, Family Practice Residency Program, The California Medical Center, Los Angeles

·  Total development and coordination of the Behavioral Science Curriculum for family practice residents at The California         Medical Center, Los Angeles
·   Formal lectures to various physician groups at The California Medical Center, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and medical students of the USC Medical School on subjects such as; Interviewing Skills, Sexual Dysfunction, Child Abuse, Crisis Intervention and Family Therapy.
·   Lectured to and proctored residents and medical students in USC Medical School affiliated training centers and hospitals on     numerous behavioral science and psychological  issues.
·   Trained and evaluated residents and medical students in assessing and treating psycho-social issues.
·   Faculty development for the USC Physicians’ Assistant Program
·   Presentations to nurses and other allied health professionals
Religious Institution Education

  • St. John’s Seminary and Seminary College, Camarillo, CA

Guest lecturer for both faculty and seminarians. Workshop topics: Sexual Ethics in Ministry, Dealing with Attractions, Healthy Psychosexual Development, Dealing with Sexuality in External Formation, Interviewing Strategies in External Formation, Dealing with Students from Dysfunctional Families, Family Genograms

  • Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese: Office for Vocations, Office of Permanent Diaconate, Lay-Mission Helpers Association., Workshops topics: Sexual Ethnics in Ministry, Psychological Evaluations of Candidates, and Healthy Psychosexual Development.
  • Capuchin Franciscan Order of California, Workshops: Sexual Ethics in Ministry, Healthy Psychosexual Development

 Graduate & Undergraduate Psychology Courses: CSUN, CSPP-LA, Citrus Community College
·        History &  Systems in Psychology
·        Statistical Research Methods
·        Groups for new Doctoral Students
·        Military Sexual Trauma
Educational Presentations: Government agencies, police, corporate, school and community groups for over 25 years on topics such as; substance abuse, delinquency prevention, mental health, cross cultural psychology, spirituality and therapy, trauma recovery, animal abuse and interpersonal violence, clergy sexual abuse & misconduct.
In-Service Training provided to: Federal Bureaus of Prisons-Metropolitan Detention Center, Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Department, Verdugo Mental Health Center, Employee Assistance Program Association, Center for Spiritual Development and Training, National Association of Deacon Directors, Professional Fiduciary Association of California, US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Academic Addresses:
Over 40 presentations to scholarly societies: American Psychological Association, California State Psychological Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, Santa Clara University, 22nd Employee Assistant Program Annual Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Extension, First National Hispanic Conference on Alcoholism, 3rd National Youth Worker’s Alliance Conference. Three international conferences: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: National Hispanic PTSD Conference, San Juan Puerto Rico (1997; International Psychosynthesis Conference, Susto, Italy (1988); Partners of American Conference on Alcoholism, La Paz, Mexico (1980).  
Recent Publications:

  • de Fuentes, N.,(2004). Clergy Sexual Misconduct Oversight Review Boards. In T.G. Plant (Ed.), Sin Against The Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church. Westport, CT., Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • de Fuentes, N., (2002). The Unholy Crisis: Sexually Abusive Catholic Priests and Their Victims. The Los Angeles Psychologist. July/August
  • de Fuentes, N. (2002). Victim-Survivors of Clergy Sexual Misconduct. The California Psychologist, November/December.
  • de Fuentes, N. (1998). Latinos: An Ethno-historical Perspective. The Los Angeles Psychologist, July.
  • de Fuentes, N., (1999). Hear Our Cries: Victim-Survivors of Clergy Sexual Misconduct. In T.G. Plant (Ed.). Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: Perspectives on Sexual Abuse Committed by Roman Catholic Priests. Westport, CT., Greenwood Publishing Group
  • de Fuentes, N., (1996). Clinical Strategies for Working With Latino clients. The California Psychologist. November.

Professional Membership:

  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association
  • Glendale Area Mental Health Association

 Professional History:

2006-2012        Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Member of the EAP Crisis Response Team
1991-2009        Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Psychological Consultant:
Office of the Vicar for Clergy (1990-2009)
·        Psychological evaluation, assessment and treatment of impaired clergy
·        Critical incident debriefing to congregations regarding clergy sexual misconduct allegations
·        Appointed by Archbishop Roger Mahony as a founding member of the ‘Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board’ (1992-2009)
·        Designed and implemented a protocol for monitoring impaired clergy
·        Designed and implemented a protocol for monitoring mental health services for survivors of clergy sexual misconduct and          abuse
Office for Vocations (1992-2002)
·        Psychological evaluation of seminarian candidates
·        In-service  trainings  for Vocation Directors
    Office of Permanent Diaconate (1991-2002)
·        Psychological evaluation of  deaconate candidates
·        Workshop on “Sexual Ethnics in Ministry”
Lay-Mission Helpers Association (1991-2002)
·        Psychological evaluation of missionary candidates
Psychological Consultant to the following religious organizations:
Roman Catholic Diocese: San Bernardino, Fresno, Orange, San Diego, Arizona
Religious Orders: Trinity Missionaries, Vincentian Fathers, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, Religious Scared Hear of Mary, Society of African Missions, Comboni Missionaries, Missionaries of Charity Brothers, Capuchin Franciscans, Dominican Western Provinces, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Western Dominican Province, Poor Clare’s and other religious denominations (e.g. Zen, Vedanta). 
1990-1992       Louis E. Sanman & Associates, Employee Assistance Program, Burbank, CA: Director of Clinical Services and Provider                 Relations
1990-1991       Community Counseling Service, Clinical Amanacer, Los Angeles, CA: Staff Psychologist
1986 – 1990    USC/California Medical Center, Family Practice Residency Program, Los Angeles, CA: Director of Behavioral Science
1980-1990       Registered Psychological Assistant, Winafred B. Lucas & Associates, West Los Angeles, CA
1983-1986       Rockwell International, for Robert T. Dorris & Associates, El Segundo, CA: Co-Director of The Employee Assistance                        Program
1983-1985       Pasadena Community Hospital, CA: Primary Therapist for Parents Support Group, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
1981-1982       California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA: Instructor in Psychology (part-time)
1978-1981       Ayudate (outpatient substance abuse program), Los Angeles, CA: Director of Adolescent Alcohol Services
1979               California Commission on Alcohol for the Spanish Speaking, Sacramento, CA: Grant writer and Consultant
1977-1979       Boy’s Club of San Fernando/Pacoima, CA. Operation Reach Out: Juvenile Delinquency Diversion Program: Project Director
1975-1977       Alcoholism Council San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, CA. Teenage Alcoholism Program: Administrator/Counselor
1974--1975      California State University, Northridge, CA, Department of Graduate Psychology: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Volunteer Advocacy and Organizational Background:

  • Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board,  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angles (1992-2009)
  • Employee Assistance Program Association SFV, Board Member, Chair of the Multi-Cultural Committee (1992-1997)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Board Member (1991-1993), first Hispanic Representative 
  • California Hispanic Psychological Association, Board Member, (1991-1993)
  • East/West Foundation, Grant Writer and Associate Coordinator, Harmonia Muni Conference, (1988-1990)
  • Research Editor, The Regression Therapy Journal, (1988-1991)
  • The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health., South Central Los Angeles County Area 5, Service Area Advisory Committee, (1986-1990)
  • Behavioral Science Task Force, University of Southern California, Regional AIDS Education and Training Center, (1988-1990)
  • California State Advisory Board for Alcohol-Related Problems, appointed by Senator David Roberti, Senate Rules Committee, (1980-1983)
  • Volunteers of America Alcohol Services, Board of Governors, (1979-1980)

Research Projects and Special Programs Experience:
Los Angeles County Psychological Association: 1991 Convention Program Committee and Publicity Chair
Contemplative Congress: Awakening the Compassionate Heart: Harmonia Mundi Conference, October 1989, Newport, CA. East West Foundation: Associate coordinator, 1988-1989.
Minority Cancer Prevention and Detection: Educating Family Practice Residents as Change Agents. Funded by the American Cancer Society, 1987-1988: Communications Expert and Project Evaluator
Hispanic Medication Education and Training: A Nine Month Curriculum to Train Residents to Work with Hispanic Patients, funded by the State HISMET program, 1986-1987: Project Director
Grants for Graduate Training in Family Medicine, funded by the U.S. Department of Human Services. Special curriculum for training residents to deal with the gay male patient, high-risk OB patient, and substance abuse, 1987-1990: Director of Behavioral Science
Evaluation Study of Rockwell International – NAAO’s Employee Assistance Program, Funded by Rockwell International, 1984-1986: Family Practice Residency Program. Funded by same, 1981-1982: Project Director
Ayudate, Hispanic Teenage Alcoholism Program.  Funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1978-1981: Principal Investigator
Ayudate, Youth Alcohol Prevention Demonstration Project. Funded by the Los Angeles County Office of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Programs, 1979-1980: Principal Investigator
Ayudate, Adult Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Program. Funded by the Los Angeles County of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Programs, 1979-1980: Principal Investigator
Operation Reach Out: Juvenile delinquency diversion program for the Boys Club of San Fernando Valley, CA, Funded by PROJECT HEAVY, 1977-1979: Project Director
Teenage Alcoholism Program: An Evaluation of a National Pilot Program. Funded by the Alcoholism Council of San Fernando Valley, CA, 1975-1977: Principal Investigator
Alcoholism Education and Attitude Change. Funded by the Alcoholism Council of San Fernando Valley, CA, 1977: Principal Investigator
A Study of the Volunteers of the Alcoholism Council of San Fernando Valley, CA. Funded by the same, 1975: Principal Investigator
Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Research Project. Funded by the Burbank Police Department, CA, 1974: Research Assistant
·        Certificate of Congressional Recognition, U.S., presented by Congresswoman, 
       Grace F. Napolitano, 11/1/2008.
·        Recipient, Outstanding Alumni Award, 1988, California School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles, CA
·        Letter of Commendation, California Governor Jerry Brown, 1983
·        Certificate of Tribute, California State Senate, 1983
·        Scholarship Recipient, Minority Fellowship Program, The American Psychological Association, 1979-1982
·        Scholarship Recipient, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA 1979-1982
·        Certificate of Tribute, Los Angeles City Council, 1978
·        Chapter President of PSI CHI, The National Honor Society in Psychology, CSUN, 1975
·        Scholarship Recipient, CSUN, 1974

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