Dr. Lori A. Harral has completed undergraduate, graduate and advanced degree programs in the field of Clinical Psychology. She has worked with children and families for the last eighteen years and was licensed by the California Board of Psychology in February 2002. She has been a member in fine standing of the American Psychological Association, the San Diego Psychological Association and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Following formal licensure, Dr. Harral began her evaluation practice under the direct supervision of a forensic specialist in the Southern California area. She was registered with the Federal Defenders Office to provide clinical evaluations in the criminal justice system and was contracted by the East Lake Juvenile Court, Los Angeles, California, to provide services for their minor population as well. Dr. Harral has provided psychological evaluations for individual attorneys and has also successfully provided expert testimony for the same.
Dr. Harral has made children and families the focus of her efforts for nearly twenty years. In 2004, Dr. Harral testified before the California State Senate, as an expert witness, regarding parental rights. She continues to actively support assembly bills which provide for the best interests of children.
Dr. Harral has provided psychological education to our military, both in the United States and abroad. She has participated in program development for Life Skills curricula, which focused on effective parenting techniques as well as domestic violence prevention. Dr. Harral was the coordinator for the Fleet and Family Support Center’s Navy Family Advocacy Program, coordinating and presenting prevention courses for approximately 10,000 services members and dependents to date. Dr. Harral has been honored for providing exceptional education and support by Commander, Navy Region Southwest, Rear Admiral Jose Louis Betancourt, Jr., and numerous commanding officers of the United States Navy.
During her counseling career, Dr. Harral has worked with individuals who have been diagnosed with a wide range of challenges including mood disorders, attention deficit disorder, the autism spectrum disorders, and various personality disorders. An important component of her practice is providing psychotherapy to individuals and families.
In addition to private practice and forensic work, Dr. Harral has been a professor of psychology since 1994. Dr. Harral is currently focusing her efforts on testing and evaluations and has been certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator by the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit.
Board of Psychology: PSY17929
QME : 110007