Norbert Ralph, PhD, MPH, Lic.# PSY 5907

519 Estudillo Ave.#N, San Leandro, CA 94577
Email. dr.n.b.ralph@gmail.com

 

Dr. Ralph is a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, and epidemiologist.

CURRENT INTERESTS INCLUDE
•  Research on juveniles who sexually offend (JSO).
•  Evaluation methods for JSO treatment programs.
•  Treatment outcomes for JSO youth.
•  Prosocial and moral reasoning development in JSO youth in treatment.
•  Evidence based treatment for JSO youth.

PAST ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1993- 1999: Associate Clinical Professor in Family Practice, University of California School of Medicine at Davis.

1980-1984: Lecturer, Program in Maternal and Child Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1978-1979: Instructor in Psychology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas

1977-1978: Instructor, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

1975-1976: Instructor, Department of Psychology, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA

1974-1975: Lecturer, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

HONORS AND AWARDS
1965 The Gomez Basketball Scholarship, Berkeley High School
1965 California State Scholar
1965 Kraft Prize for Freshmen, University of California, Berkeley
1969 Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley
1979 NIMH Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

LICENSES, MEMBERSHIPS, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Psychologist, State of California
Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California
Trainer, Aggression Replacement Training, California Institute for Mental Health
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association- Neuropsychology (Div. 40)
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
The Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Clinical and Research Member
International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders
SARATSO Certified Trainer, JSORRAT-II
Certified practitioner, Moral Reconation Therapy, Corrections Counseling, Memphis, TN. 

COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE
PRESENT:

Chair, Standards and Training Committee for Competency Evaluations, Superior Court of San Francisco.

Coordinator, Alienist Panel,  Superior Court of San Francisco.

Coordinator, Adolescent Sexual Responsibility Treatment  Program, Department of Public Health, San Francisco.

Treasurer and Board Member, East Bay Children's Law Offices (Legal services for all foster children in Alameda County).

Quality Management Committee, AllCare Independent Physicians Association, Modesto, CA.

Member, ATSA Prevention Committee. 

PAST:
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Board, Alameda County Department of Health;

Professional Advisory Committee, Children with Attention Deficit Disorders, Stanislaus County.
Chapter. Member, Board of Directors, Buenas Vidas Youth Ranch, Livermore, CA; Member, Advisory.

Committee, California Association for Neurologically Handicapped Children, (CANHC), Stanislaus County Chapter.

Training Committee, Alameda County Child Abuse Council.

Consulting Psychologist and Trainer, Center for Families, Children & the Courts Judicial Council of California.

Consultant, Tribunal de Justiça de Santa Catarina, Florinapolis, Brazil.

Chair, Research Committee, California Coalition for Sexual Offending.

Chair, Bay Area Chapter, California Coalition on Sexual Offending.

Board Member, California Coalition on Sexual Offending.

Bibliography: Below are publications by Dr. Ralph. Click on links to download.

PUBLICATIONS
"Patterns of Faculty Response to Growing Student Diversity." In Facilitating Faculty Development, M. Freedman (Ed.). New Directions in Higher Education, Jossey-Bass Inc., 1973, (with M. Bloom and M. Freedman).

"Stages of Faculty Development." In Facilitating Faculty Development, M. Freedman (Ed.). New Directions in Higher Education. Jossey-Bass Inc., 1973.

"Innovative Colleges: Challenge to Faculty Development." In Facilitating Faculty Development, M. Freedman (Ed.). New Directions in Higher Education. Jossey-Bass Inc., 1973.

"Additional Resources." In Facilitating Faculty Development, M. Freedman (Ed.). New Directions in Higher Education. Jossey-Bass Inc., 1973.

"Faculty Development: A Stage Conception." In Improving College and University Teaching, Winter, 1978.

Academic Culture and Faculty Development. Co-author with M. Freedman and associates, Montague Press, 1980.

"Patterns of Culture and Adolescent Health Care." Journal of Current Adolescent Medicine, March, 1980.

"Learning Disabilities in the Adolescent: Diagnosis and Treatment." Co-authored with J. Lochman. Journal of Current Adolescent Medicine, November, 1979.

"Learning Psychotherapy: A Developmental Perspective." Psychiatry, August, 1980.

"An Evaluation of an Adolescent Family Planning Program." (Research Abstract). American Journal of Epidemiology, Sept. 1980.

"Risk Factors for Self-destructive Behavior in Adolescents." (Research Abstract). American Journal of Epidemiology, Sept. 1981.

"Non-surgical Aspects of Sterilization: The San Francisco General Experience." Co-authored with D. Minkler. Transactions of the Pacific Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology Association, 1982.

"Adolescent Health in Alameda County." Co-authored with T. Medina and H. Wallace. Journal of Adolescent Health Care, Summer, 1982.

"An Evaluation of an Adolescent Family Planning Program." Co-authored with A. Edgington. Journal of Adolescent Health Care, 1983.

"Psychological and Familial Characteristics of Pregnant and Nulliparous Adolescents." Co-authored with J. Lochman. Adolescence, 1984.

"Contraceptive Practices among Female Heroin Addicts." Co-authored with C. Spigner. American Journal of Public Health, 1986.

"Diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Learning Disabilities with Chemically Dependent Adolescents." Co-authored with M. A. Barr. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 21(2), 203-215, 1989.

"Assessing Differences in Chemically Dependent Adolescent Males and Other Populations with the Child Behavior Checklist." Co-authored with K. A. Morgan. Adolescence, Winter 1991.

"Treatment Outcomes in an Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program." Adolescence, Spring 1996.

"Treatment outcomes with low income children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a community based clinic." Children and Youth Services Review, 23, 145-167, 2001.

"Neuropsychological Factors Effecting Psychiatric Treatment Outcomes in an Multidisciplinary Outpatient Pain Program." American Journal of Pain Management, 11, 84-89, 2001.

"Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome by a Multidisciplinary  Chronic Pain Program". with C. McMenamy, E. Auen, and L. Nelson. American Journal of Pain Management, 14, 44-49, 2004.

"Prosocial Treatment Models with Juveniles who Sexually Offend." Perspectives, Fall, 2010.

"Prosocial Interventions for Juveniles with Sexual Offending Behaviors." The Sex Offender: Issues in assessment, treatment, and supervision. Vol 7. B. Schwartz, Editor, Civic Research Institute, 2012.

"Evidence-Based Practice with Juveniles." ATSA Forum, 2012.

"Competency Status and Juveniles with Pending Sexual Offense Charges." Perspectives, 2012.

"A Prosocial Collaborative Model for Juveniles who Sexually Offend." ATSA Forum, 2012.

"Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Sexually Abusive Juveniles." CCOSO, 2013.

"A Follow Up Study of a Prosocial Intervention for Juveniles who Sexually Offend." Sex Offender Treatment, 2015.  

"A Longitudinal Study of Factors Predicting Outcomes in a Residential Program for Treating Juveniles Who Sexually Offend."  Sex Offender Treatment, 2015.

"An instrument for assessing prosocial reasoning in probation youth." Sex Offender Treatment, 2016.

"Being a Pro Teen Workbook: The Prosocial Model for Problem/Solving." Safer Society Press, 2016.

"Being a Pro Research & Theory Manual." Safer Society Press, 2016.

"Being a Pro Counselor Manual", Safer Society Press, 2016.

"Juveniles who sexually offend: A view from 2016." Sexual Abuse (Blog), 2016. 

"A Validation Study of a Prosocial Reasoning Intervention for Juveniles Under Probation Supervision." Sex Offender Treatment, 2016.  

"Practical Prosocial Methods for Assessment and Treatment of Juveniles with Sexual Offending Behaviors." In Sexually Abusive Behavior in Youth: A Handbook of Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. B. Schwartz, Editor, Civic Research Institute, 2017.

"Moral Reasoning in Juveniles Who Sexually Offend".  ATSA Forum, 2017.

"Prosocial Treatment Methods for Juveniles Who Sexually Offended". ATSA Forum, 2017. 

"Evidence-based practice for juveniles in 2017". Sexual Abuse (Blog), 2017. 

PRESENTATIONS
The following are recent presentations by Dr. Ralph.

10/29/07: Bay Area California Coalition on Sexual Offending: A training regarding treatment of juvenile sexual offenders given for probation officers and mental health professionals at Juvenile Hall, Alameda County.

5/18/08: National Adolescent Perpetrator Network. A training regarding prosocial models of treating adolescent juvenile sexual offenders.

10/7/08: Department of Public Health, C&C San Francisco. Presentation regarding the epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes for juvenile sexual offenders.

10/23/08: A Prosocial Model of JSO Treatment, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

5/14/09: Prosocial models of treating adolescent juvenile sexual offenders.  California Coalition on Sexual Offending Conference, Torrance, CA.

5/19/09: Prosocial models of adolescent offender treatment. National Adolescent Perpetrator Network Conference. Tampa, FL.

6/16/09: Presentation regarding Aggression Replacement Training, to the Tribunal de Justiça de Santa Catarina, Florinapolis, Brazil.

10/22/09: Aggression Control for JSO Youth. South San Francisco Youth Service Bureau, South San Francisco, CA.

11/18/09: Qualities of a Effective Psychological Assessments for "300" Youth. East Bay Children's Law Offices. Oakland, CA.

5/14/010: A Prosocial Treatment Model for Sexually Abusive Youth: Theory, Practice and Research, California Coalition on Sexual Offending Conference, San Diego, CA.

8/30/10: Prosocial Treatment for Sexually Abusive Youth: Theory, Practice and Research, California Coalition on Sexual Offending Conference, Bay Area Chapter, San Leandro, CA

10/22/10: A Prosocial Treatment Model for Sexually Abusive Youth, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

11/15/10 & 11/17/10: Assessment and Treatment of Youth who Sexually Offend, Juvenile Probation Department, San Francisco, CA.

4/4/2011: A Prosocial Treatment Model for Sexually Abusive Youth: Theory, Practice and Research, NAPN Conference, San Antonio, TX.

5/3/11: JSO Assessment and Treatment Should Not (Just) Be about Sexual Offending: Presentation: CCOSO Conference, 2011, San Mateo, CA.

5/4/11: Prosocial Treatment with Juveniles who Sexually Offend. Presentation: CCOSO Conference, 2011, San Mateo, CA.

5/1/2012: An Evidence Based Collaborative JSO Program,  NAPN Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

5/10/12: A Collaborative Model for Outpatient JSO Treatment,  CCOSO Conference, 2012, San Diego, CA,

9/22/12: Juvenile Sexual Offending, Pacific Juvenile Defender Center, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

10/31/12: A Prosocial Collaborative Model, CCOSO Central Valley Regional Chapter, Sacramento, CA.

11/26/12: Evidence Based Outpatient Collaborative Treatment for Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems, CCOSO Bay Area Regional Chapter, San Leandro, CA. 

5/8/13: A comprehensive JSO assessment model: A rationale for a new paradigm, CCOSO Conference, 2013, San Ramon, CA.

5/9/13: The CCOSO Adolescent Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment, CCOSO Conference, 2013, San Ramon, CA.

5/8/14: A Prosocial Assessment and Treatment Model for Juveniles Who Sexually Offend, CCOSO Conference, San Diego, CA.

3/16/15 DPH Youth Training Seminar: Outpatient Treatment for Juveniles who Sexually Offend: A Prosocial Model: San Francisco, CA.

3/19/15: Practical Assessment and Treatment Methods for Prosocial Reasoning for Probation Youth, FMHAC, Monterey, CA.

4/20/15 CCOSO Central Valley Chapter: Practical Prosocial Assessment and Treatment Methods for Juveniles for Sexually Offend, Sacramento, CA.

5/15/15 CCOSO Training Conference: Prosocial Assessment and Methods for Juveniles who Sexually Offend. Monterey, CA.

05/18/15 Hope Counseling: Aggression Replacement Training and other Prosocial Treatment Methods for Adults: Hayward, CA.

7/30/15: JSORRAT-II training, Fresno County Probation Department, Fresno, CA.

9/24/15: JSORRAT-II training, Sacramento County Probation Department, Rancho Cordova, CA.

12/3/15: JSORRAT-II training, Riverside County Probation Department, Perris, CA.

1/14/16: JSORRAT-II training, San Diego County Probation Department, San Diego, CA.

2/23/16 DPH Youth Training Seminar: Outpatient Treatment for Juveniles who Sexually Offend: A Prosocial Model: San Francisco, CA.

5/11/16 CCOSO Conference: Juveniles who Sexually Offend: Characteristics, Assessment, Management & Treatment, San Diego, CA.

11/4/16 ATSA Conference: Practical Prosocial Assessment and Treaetment Methods, Orlando, Fl.

11/7/16: JSORRAT-II Training, Oakland, CA.

1/23/17 BA CCOSO/FMHAC: Juveniles who Sexually Offend: Characteristics, Assessments, Management, and Treatment. Berkeley, CA.

2/13/17 NAPN Conference: Practical Methods for Assessing and Treating Prosocial Skills of Juveniles Who Sexually Offend, San Antonio, TX.

2/21/17 Juveniles who Sexually Offended: DPH Trainee Seminar, San Francisco, CA.

4/21/2017: Juveniles Who Sexually Offended, Public Defenders Office, San Francisco, CA. 

5/12/2017: Practical Prosocial Assessment and Treatment Methods for Adolescents. CCOSO Conference, San Ramon, CA. 

 ONLINE COURSES
PsychAcademy.net: Juvenile Sexual Offense Recidivism Risk Assessment Tool – II (JSORRAT-II): A Training Course.

QMECEU: Critical Elements of the QME Evaluation.

PsychAcademy.net: Being A Pro: A Prosocial Treatment Approach for At-Risk Youth.

PUBLIC POLICY GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
An Outcome Evaluation Model for Drug Abuse Services, State of Alaska, 1974.

Outcome Models for Alameda County Children and Families First, 1999, Website: www.ccfc.ca.gov/StrategicPlans/AlamedaStrat.pdf

Policies for Competency Evaluations, Superior Court, San Francisco, CA, 2010. www.courts.ca.gov/documents/SF709.pdf