Brigitte L. Lank Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
License # 20599
Psychotherapy and Consultation

The Marinwood Professional Center - 2400 Las Gallinas Avenue, Suite 160
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415.272.7758 – Fax: 415.446.0195
Email: drlank@att.net
www.drlank.com


Summary of Qualifications

  • Two decades of direct clinical service with adults and adolescents in individual, cojoint, family and group psychotherapy
  • Specialization in substance related disorders, process addictions, sex addiction and compulsive sexual behaviors, eating disorders, co-occurring (mood and anxiety) psychiatric disorders
  • Multi-theory treatment integration of cognitive behavioral therapy/ brief (strategic) therapy; attachment theory and  family systems therapies
  • Local and National presenter, community educator, media representative and volunteer
  • Enthusiastic and committed to psychological integration of addiction medicine, treatment, education and community mental health

Professional Experience



DR. LANK CURRICULUM VITAE
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
Private Practice, San Rafael, CA
Sex Addiction Assessment Program
  • Individual, couples, group sex addiction treatment
  • Presenter, educator, media-representative
  • 4 of 4 Model Completion

Consultant
Private Practice, San Rafael, CA
  • Addiction treatment program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Intervention Process Consultation
  • Comprehensive Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Expert Witness
  • Recovery Coaching

Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice, San Rafael, CA
  • Individual, Couple, Family and Group Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse and Process Addictions Assessment
  • Clinical Supervision

Treatment Consultant
Alta Mira Treatment Programs, Sausalito, CA
  • Program development, implementation, evaluation and review for
  addiction treatment: 

Residential Treatment Program (RTP),  Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and
Sober Living

Environment (SLE) to include:
  • Responsible for Initial Licensing Application for the State of California -Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (DADP) Licensing and Certification Division 
  • Responsible for Program Certification for the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (DADP) Licensing and Certification Division
  • Program development for residential treatment facility to include creation of:
  • Program Description
  • Statement of Program Goals and Objectives
  • Program Mission and Philosophy Statement(s)
  • An Outline of Activities and Services to be Provided by the Program
  • Outline of Activities at a Glance or Weekly Activities Schedule
  • Admission Policies and Procedures and Admission Agreement
  • Statement of the Admission, Readmission, and Intake Criteria 
  • Assurance of Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices and Provisions of Benefits and Services
  • Table of Administrative Organization of the Facility; Facility Staffing Plan, Job Descriptions, and Minimum Staff Qualifications
  • Consultant and Community Resources to be Utilized by the facility as part of its program
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Continuous Quality Management Plan

Primary Therapist
Bayside Marin; San Rafael, CA
  • Preadmission screening/assessment of  psychiatric, psychological and addiction severity
  • Established  initial treatment plan with integration of treatment model, addiction screening and psychological evaluation
  • Facilitated relapse-prevention model via psycho-education and skills instruction
  • Provided individual, cojoint and family psychotherapy
  • Co-facilitated daily process group
  • Conducted weekly  peer supervision group and daily case consultation for staff
  • Facilitated family program for residents and family members; multi-family process group
  • Reviewed transitional plans post discharge at 3 month increments

Clinical Coordinator
University of California San Francisco; Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (LPPI)
Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine (DSAAM)
San Francisco Office-Based Opiate-Addiction Treatment (SFOBOT)/
OBOT Buprenorpherine Induction Clinic (OBIC)
  • Clinical oversight for a federal and  state-approved pilot program which provided  Opiate Replacement Treatment (ORT) at six community settings  with 5 community providers, including 2 primary care clinics, 2 addiction specialty clinics, and the San Francisco County Jail
  • Assessed quality assurance and program compliance with state and federal regulations and  guidelines for SFOBOT, designed to provide both medical maintenance and direct access to replacement based treatment for patients who have been unable to access or achieve long-term success in a traditional Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP)
  • Provided clinical leadership to assure clinical coordination of services with all medical and clinical providers
  • Led quality control monitoring for multi-site and virtual  clinical coordination per  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment-CSAT) grant and San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) guidelines
  • Provided administrative, operational and clinical supervision to counselors
  • Evaluated quarterly treatment plans for 100 clients

Counselor Assistant III
Post-Doctoral Internship
Supervisor: Yong S. Song Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco; Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (LPPI)
Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program (OTOP); Ward ‘93; San Francisco, CA
  • Facilitator for initial Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and mental status assessment; development of short and long term treatment goals; completion of interpretive summary for opiate dependent individuals on methadone maintenance treatment
  • Provide individual, couple and group psychotherapy to poly-substance dependent individuals with acute medical, psychiatric (dual and triple diagnosis) with complex psycho-social needs
  • Coordination, advocacy and referral of medical and social services to community and primary medical care settings
  • Facilitator for gender-specific, weekly process/psycho-educational group.
  • Maintain records, including client data, utilization data review, maintained documents in compliance with state and federal guidelines and regulations per Title IX

Neurological Assessor and Chemical Dependency Therapist
Pre-Doctoral Internship
Supervisor: Barbara Hart, Ph.D.
Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry
Chemical Dependence Recovery Program (CDRP), Vallejo, CA
  • Provided neurological assessment, individual and family therapy and (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for Individualized Outpatient Program to include related impulse control disorders
  • Facilitated bi-weekly dual diagnosis group
  • Administered intelligence, personality and projective instruments for cognitive impairment screening
  • Developed and evaluated chemical dependence education curriculum
  • Participated in staff development and training program
  • Facilitated weekly peer and individual supervision group

Professor
Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  • Proposed and developed syllabi for undergraduate and graduate psychology curriculum
  • Taught two consecutive semesters for course: Chemical Dependence: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Substance Dependence Therapist
Eating Disorder Therapist
Ohlhoff Recovery Program Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA
  • Administered initial needs assessment and multi-axial evaluation of adolescents and adults
  • Evaluated the appropriateness for intensive outpatient programs, including insurance eligibility and insurance authorization
  • Conducted individual, couples, family and group therapy for adolescents and adults
  • Developed treatment plans, addressed bio-psycho-social factors of disease and associated factors of dual-diagnosis; collaboration with treatment team including psychiatrist, nutritionist, IEP, social and legal services
  • Created and implemented a program of weekly psycho-education groups for clients and families; internal research of efficacy of education on abstinence; staff training and consultation
  • Performed community outreach and psycho-education to students at risk for substance related disorders and process addictions

Volunteer Coordinator
International Association of Applied Psychology, International Congress, San Francisco, CA

Teaching Assistant; Elective: graduate program: Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Residential Treatment Counselor
Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services (HAPS)
Lodestar Residential Treatment Facility, San Francisco, CA
  • Managed overnight and on-call shifts for residential treatment for women with substance related disorders and HIV disease
  • Administered and maintained records of client medications
  • Designed and facilitated support group for trauma , domestic violence, sexual trauma and violence
  • Provided information and referral to community programs and services

Research Assistant
to Robert Morgan Ph.D., Program Director, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
  • Assisted with research and development of American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation process
  • Assisted with APA self-study for psychology doctoral program
  • Edited faculty proposed curriculum alterations to APA accreditation guidelines

School Therapist, Practicum Training
Marina Middle School, San Francisco, CA
  • Provided family, individual and group therapy for adolescents
  • Participated in client IEP conferences and case coordination
  • Acquired supervised field experience in case management

Therapist, Practicum Training
University of San Francisco Center for Family and Child Development, San Francisco, CA
  • Provided Brief Strategic Therapy for adults and adolescents
  • Conducted in person and telephone Initial Needs Assessment and Comprehensive Intake Interview
  • Obtained weekly individual and group supervision and consultation



Clinical Psychologist , Private Practice, San Rafael, CA
Primary Therapist , Bayside Marin, San Rafael, CA
Coordinator/Post-Doc, University of California San Francisco, CA
Therapist/Pre-Doc, Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo, CA
Therapist, Ohlhoff Recovery Program, San Francisco, CA
Counselor, Haight-Asbury Psychological Services, San Francisco, CA

2007- Current
2007-Current
2005- Current
2007
2004-2005
2003- 2004
2001-2003
1999- 2000
1999- 2000
1998-1999
1998
1996
1995 – 1996
1995
1993 – 1994
1992 – 1993
Employment History

2005 Current
2004 2005
2001 – 2004
2000 – 1999
1997 – 1998
1995 –1996

Degree and Certification

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CAST), 2007; International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2002; California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

MA. Marriage and Family Therapy, 1994; University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

BA. Psychological Services, 1992; University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

EMDRIA Certification; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, Level 1)


Licensure and  Publications

Psychologist License NO. PSY 20599; State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology

When Sex Becomes an Addiction. (2009). Lank, B & Weinberger, R. Voice for the Defense. Volume 38 No. 3 April
2009.  pp. 32-34

Integrating Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment for Opiate Addiction into Physician Office Settings: The San Francisco OBOT pilot program (2004).   Alice Gleghorn, PhD.  Richard Fine, MD, David Hersh, MD, Brigitte Lank, PhD, Stephanie Marsan, MD, & Jim Westphal, MD

A Diagnostic Assessment of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence and Personality Variables of First Offender DUI
Participants (2002). Lank, B.L. Washington, DC: UMI Publications

By-laws of National Council on Alcoholism-Bay Area, Inc., A California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. (2001). San Francisco: Internal Publications


Presentations

Acquisition, Defending, and Ego Gratification: Style Drives of the Seven Deadly Sins as seen in Addictive Relationships and Recovery
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) National Conference
September, 2009
San Diego

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction and Compulsivities
Family Service Agency (FSA)
February, 2009
San Rafael, CA

Working with Sex Addiction
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
January, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Reckless Behaviors: The Problem and the Solution
Dr. Robert Weinberger, Weinberger, Black and Associates
January, 2009
Houston, TX

Alta Mira Treatment Program
Professional Luncheon Series
Sex Addiction and Clinical Treatment
November, 2008
Sausalito, CA

Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivities
Sierra Tucson and Bodin and Associates
The 2008/2009 East Bay Professional Development Series
October, 2008
Walnut Creek, CA

Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivities
Marin County Psychological Association (MCPA)
Annual Workshop
Corte Madera, CA

Sexual Addictions
National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions- Bay Area (NCADA-BA)
August, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Enough About Me- What Do You Think About Me: Treating Those With Substance Related Disorders and
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions- Bay Area (NCADA-BA)
November, 2006
San Francisco, CA


Professional Affiliaitons

American Psychological Association (APA)
Member

California Psychological Association (CPA)
Member

Marin County Psychological Association (MCPA)
Member

Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT)
Education Chair, Member

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Washington DC
Diversity Committee, Member

National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions (NCADA-Bay Area) San Francisco, CA
President ProTem-Six Years, Board of Directors

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
Member

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
Member

Spectrum of Marin
Member Speakers Bureau


Continuing Education

The Canyon at Peace Park
Professionals Weekend
Referent Invitation
January, 2010
Malibu, CA

Trauma: It’s Impact on Treatment and Recovery
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
March, 2009
San Rafael, CA

Twelve-Step Facilitation
Association for Advanced Training In The Behavioral Sciences
March, 2009
San Rafael, CA

Online “Predators”: Myths, Realities, & Implications for Prevention/Treatment
Association for Advanced Training In The Behavioral Sciences
March, 2009
San Rafael, CA

Counselor Wellness- An In-Depth Workshop
Azure Acres Recovery Center/CRC Health Group
March, 2009
San Rafael, CA

California Laws and Ethics for Psychologists
Association for Advanced Training In The Behavioral Sciences
February, 2009

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT); Module IV
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
November, 2008
Houston, TX

Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Related Disorders, Sexual Addiction and Sexual Compulsivities
Spiritual Competency Resource Center
Marin County Psychological Association
September, 2008
Corte Madera, CA

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT); Module III
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
September, 2008
Phoenix, AZ

Infertility and Collaborative Gamily Building with Donors and Surrogates: Psychological, Medical, and Ethical Considerations
Spiritual Competency Resource Center
Marin County Psychological Association
May, 2008
San Rafael, CA

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT); Module II
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
March, 2008
Phoenix, AZ

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT); Module I
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
January, 2008
Phoenix, AZ

The Price of Privilege: What Exactly are the Costs?
Madeline Levine Ph.D.
Marin County Psychological Association
October, 2007
San Rafael, CA

NCADD
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC
2007 Conference of Affiliates
October, 2007
Washington DC

Collaborative Couples Therapy: Turning Fights into Intimate Conversations
Dan Wile, Ph.D.
Spiritual Competency Resource Center/ Marin County Psychological Association
September, 2007
Novato, CA

Sierra Tucson, Inc.
Professionals Weekend
Referent Invitation
May, 2007
Tucson, Arizona

Life Healing Center of Santa Fe
Professionals Weekend
Referent Invitation
June, 2007
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Helping Young Children Flourish
Academic Review
April, 2007

Aging and Long Term Care
Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
February, 2007

Screening for Alcohol Problems
Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
January, 2007

California Law and Ethics for Psychologists
Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
January, 2007

Introduction to Emotional Transformational Therapy
Sierra Tucson and the Mayflower Center
January, 2007

The Axis II Disorders: Impact on Substance Use and Strategies for Change
National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions-Bay Area
American Psychological Association
November, 2006

NCADD: The Science of Addiction
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC
2006 Conference of Affiliates
October, 2006
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Recovery Caucus/Strategic Prevention Framework
National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions-Bay Area
American Psychological Association
September, 2006

Unknotting the Hangman’s Noose- A Story of Carl Jung
Family Service Agency of Marin County
California Psychological Association
April, 2006

NCADD
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC
2005 Conference of Affiliates
November, 2005
Long Beach CA

CSAM
California Society of Addiction Medicine
Buprenorpherine in Office-Based Treatment of Opiate Dependence
April, 2004
San Francisco


References Available Upon Request