Gerald O’Day, PhD, QME
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Dr. Gerald O’Day, PhD, QME is board-certified in psychology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is available for PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties.
DR. O’Day BIO:
Dr. Gerald O’Day has worked in mental health care for over 35 years. He began as School Psychologist providing psycho-educational assessment of students in low-income areas of Los Angeles. He also provided psycho-educational assessments at Reiss Davis Child Study Center. He later became an Organization Facilitator for the Los Angeles Unified school District responsible for supporting school community projects in the south region of the district. As part of his role as facilitator, he provided leadership with multiagency collaborative and in some situations wrote grants resulting in many funded grants for mental health, violence prevention and social support for children and families. He served as a consultant for National Mental Association in collaboration with several federal agencies including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In this role, he provided consultation to school districts and collaborative involving school districts, law enforcement, social and mental health agencies, children services and health departments in support of support school community projects in the states of Ohio, Hawaii and California for mental health and violence prevention programs.
Dr. O’Day is a licensed clinical psychologist who served as a clinical psychologist for Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for over 23 years providing mental health service for chronic mental ill and for individual in early treatment. Also in this role he provided intensive psychological assessments of clients and provided psychological and functional assessments for Social Security claims. Dr. O’Day is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara and Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology. He has been trained in number of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. He has been co-chair of statewide school psychology convention and served as a state board member or California Association of School Psychology and as board member for several other agencies. He was member or chair of federal mental health committees for school health and school psychology. He has numerous presentations at state, regional and/or federal Psychological, School Health and School Psychological conventions. He has received numerous awards for his work including Mayor Bradley award from Los Angeles Public Administrators and commendations from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors among other awards.