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Dr. Patricia Gisbert joins the Behavioral Health Clinic at Boys Town California

Boys Town ​California is pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Gisbert as a Staff Psychologist who joined the Behavioral Health Clinic on March 3, 2015. Prior to working at Boys Town, Dr. Gisbert served as a postdoctoral fellow from 2011 to 2014 at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

During her tenure as a postdoctoral fellow and intern at the University of Miami, Dr. Gisbert worked in a variety of roles, including providing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to children with emotional and behavioral disorders, providing Evidence-Based Therapies to youth and families of youth with terminal cancer and/or sickle cell disease in the U.M. Hematology/Oncology Department, and providing Evidence-Based Therapies to children in daycare/school settings around Miami-Dade County. She also worked as a developmental specialist and consultation-liaison therapist in the University of Miami hospital, where she provided developmental screenings, consultation, and outpatient therapy to children and adolescents seen in the Pediatrics Clinic and the Continuity Clinic.

Additionally, Dr. Gisbert conducted neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing to children and adolescents in the Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC) and the Psychological Assessment Service (PAS). She also provided parent trainings in different YWCA centers, schools, and the U.M. hospital. In addition, she trained day care staff and preschool teachers about child development, behavior, and mental health, and conducted needs assessments and worked with teachers on Individualized Educational Plans (IEP’s) in schools.

“Dr. Gisbert’s training at the Miller School of Medicine makes her a perfect match for the behavioral-pediatric model of outpatient psychotherapy we espouse at Boys Town,” said Dr. Luis Morales Knight, Director, Boys Town California Behavioral Health Clinic. “When I saw that she had written her dissertation on integrating behavioral health services into primary-care medical settings, I knew right away that I wanted to hire her.”

Upon finishing her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Gisbert began searching for non-profit positions when she saw the job at Boys Town California. “I have always wanted to work for a non-profit, “she said. “I really liked how Boys Town provides collaborative and multidisciplinary care for the youth.”

“I am looking forward to using evidence-based therapies, working with the different programs available at Boys Town, and fostering partnerships with the community,” added Dr. Gisbert.

“Dr. Gisbert is a great addition to our Behavioral Health Clinic and the site here in California. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, skill, and expertise,” said Lawren Ramos, Boys Town California Executive Director. “I am excited about Dr. Morales Knight’s growth to the clinic and the expansion of our ability to better serve our diverse community.”

A Philippines native, Dr. Gisbert received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines. She went on to receive both her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University (PGSP)-Stanford University School of Medicine Psy.D. Consortium and completed her various doctoral practicum trainings at the University of California -San Francisco, Stanford University Medical Center, Barbara Arons Adult Inpatient Unit and the Oakes Children’s Center.

“Patricia is dynamic, hard-working and gifted with excellent foresight. She is an immensely valuable addition not only to the clinic, but to the site and to the national organization. I am extremely proud to have been able to recruit her for Boys Town,” said Dr. Morales Knight.