Dr. Andrew L. Gold, Ph.D. completed his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He then graduated with distinction from Northern Arizona University where he completed both his Master of Education degree in Counseling and Human Relations. as well as his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Counseling Psychology.
He has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in the fields of mental health counseling, experiential education and professional psychology. His published research and doctoral dissertation on the topic of anger management was the culmination of many years of professional conference training where he trained mental health counselors, special educators and professional psychologists to work with young people and their families who struggle to manage angry, explosive and disruptive behavior.
Dr. Gold is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Hawaii and Idaho. He is a credentialed Health Service Psychologist with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and a recognized provider with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association, the Hawaii Psychological Association and the Idaho Psychological Association.
In the early stages of his career, Dr. Gold served as Program Supervisor for the PreHab of Arizona/Community Mental Health Center/Adolescent Residential Treatment Center program in Mesa, Arizona designed to help adjudicated teenage boys and their families learn to manage mental illness and aggressive behavior. He later served as Clinical Director for The Guidance Center/Community Mental Health Center/Adolescent Residential Treatment Center program in Flagstaff, Arizona designed to help adjudicated teenage boys and girls, and their families learn to manage mental illness, aggressive behavior and substance abuse issues.
Dr. Gold completed his 2000-hour Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship in Professional Psychology at The Guidance Center, Community Mental Health Center in Flagstaff, Arizona working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families specializing in community mental health counseling with an emphasis in psychological testing, mental health triage and psychotherapy. His internship site was a partnership between the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, the Arizona Psychological Association and Northern Arizona University.
He then completed his 2000-hour Post-Doctoral Clinical Residency in Professional Psychology at the Cherry Gulch Therapeutic Boarding School in Emmett, Idaho specializing in child and adolescent psychotherapy with an emphasis in experiential education and cognitive behavioral therapy. His contributions to the growth and development of this award-winning program were considerable as he served there in a variety of leadership positions including: Psychology Resident and Clinical Director, wherein he implemented the school’s anger management curriculum based on his doctoral research on that subject.
Dr. Gold’s research on the subject of anger management has been published in peer reviewed journal article and graduate school textbook chapter formats internationally and his invited presentations have been well received at professional conferences around the world including the American Psychological Society, the European Association of Psychology and Law. and the International Council of Psychologists in the United States, Ireland, Canada and Brazil respectively.
Currently, Dr. Gold is providing psychotherapy services at Crossroads Behavioral Health, Inc. in the city of Kapolei on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
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