David Hoskins


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David Hoskins is a psychologist who cares for individuals, families and groups. He specializes in trauma-focused therapy, family systems theory and pediatric psychology.

Hoskins' research focuses on examining unmet behavioral health needs – including psychiatric symptoms, substance use and sexual risk behaviors – in the primary care setting and within the juvenile justice system. He is also interested in supporting the Latinx community and in providing culturally attuned mental health services for youths who have experienced interpersonal trauma.

Hoskins earned his doctor of psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He completed a master of advanced study degree in clinical research at UCSF. He has been a participant in the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program.

Hoskins has received numerous honors, including awards from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Minority Health Disparities.

  • Education

    California School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2012

    UCSF, MAS, Clinical Research, 2018

As a bilingual, bicultural psychologist, I value having a strong and trusting relationship with the patients and families I work with.

Clinics I work with (3)

Center for the Vulnerable Child

Center for the Vulnerable Child

5220 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618


Encore Medical Clinic

Encore Medical Clinic

5275 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618


Psychiatry & Psychology Clinic

Psychiatry & Psychology Clinic

Oakland / San Francisco

Where I see patients (3)

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services
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