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Marlene Maria Crespo is a psychologist who cares for children and their families. She performs neurodevelopmental assessments and provides individual and family therapy, specializing in culturally sensitive therapy for Spanish-speaking immigrant families.
Crespo's research interests include trauma-informed treatment techniques for helping children with neurodevelopmental differences address fear; assessments as interventions, and their effects on young children and caregivers; and culturally sensitive and culturally specific approaches to care for depressed immigrant Latina patients. She has published extensively on these topics.
Crespo earned a master's degree in psychology and her doctor of psychology degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is certified in infant-family and early childhood mental health and in relational therapy, which focuses on the importance of relationships to an individual's emotional well-being. She is also trained in trauma-informed assessment and interventions and in caring for patients with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges.
California Institute of Integral Studies, MS, Clinical Psychology, 2004
California Institute of Integral Studies, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2006