Alisa B. Crovetti

Dr. Crovetti serves as clinical faculty in the School Psychology Graduate Program.  In this role, she teaches a graduate seminar in child and adolescent mental health diagnosis and treatment and provides group consultation for graduate students in mental health and public school field placements. She also acts as supervisor to student clinicians conducting psychoeducational assessments in the Department of Psychology's Psychology Clinic.  A licensed psychologist and credentialed school psychologist, she provides consultation and child, adolescent, and adult assessment services in private practice. She serves as Clinical Director of the Wellness Center in the Piedmont Unified School District, supervising psychotherapy interns who provide mental health services to middle and high school students. In the past she has provided assessment and consultation services as a school psychologist for Oakland Unified and Piedmont Unified School Districts. Her research and applied interests include neurodevelopmental learning disabilities, development of higher order reading comprehension skills and strategies, executive functioning skills, and achievement motivation, and treatment outcomes in adolescent psychotherapy.

Presentations/Professional Experience


“Development of Executive Functioning Skills in Adolescents and Young Adults,” Invited workshop training for Piedmont Parent Network 10th grade parent meeting.

 “School-based Prevention and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders,” Invited presentation for Piedmont Parent Network 9th grade parent meeting.


"Social Pressures in Adolescence," Invited workshop for Piedmont Parents Network 8th grade parent meeting.


"Cognitive Processing Deficits: Impact Beyond Academic Achievement," Invited lecture for the California Appellate Project's (CAP) annual convention.

"Social Pressures in Adolescence," Invited workshop for Piedmont Unified School District's Wellness Center Parent Education Night.

"Parental Stress: Stay Calm and Carry on," Invited workshop for Piedmont Parent Network 10th grade parent meeting.


"Assessment, Diagnosis, and implications of Learning Disabilities in Prison Inmates Convicted of Violent Crimes," Invited lecture for the California Appellate Project's (CAP) annual convention.

"Defendants' Cognitive Processing Deficits: Impact Beyond Academic Achievement," Invited lecture for Los Angeles Public Defender and Alternate Public Defender Annual Capital Case Seminar.

"The Brain and the Social Lives of Teenagers," Invited workshop trainings for Piedmont Parent Network's 5th and 10th grade parent meetings.


“The Brain and the Social Lives of Teenagers,” Invited talk for Piedmont Parents Network’s Parent Education Series.


“Introduction to Learning Disabilities.” Invited workshop training for instructors working through the National Science Foundation-funded East Bay Academy for Young Scientists .


“Beyond the Classroom.” Invited panelist for UC Berkeley Career Center’s annual career workshop.

  • Clinical Director.  Piedmont Unified School District Wellness Center, Piedmont, CA

  • School Psychologist. Piedmont Unified School District, Piedmont, CA

  • School Psychologist. Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow. Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry, San Rafael, CA

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Interests and Professional Affiliations


  • American Psychological Association (Educational Psychology, Neuropsychology)
  • International Dyslexia Association

Academic and Motivational Issues of Student Athletesv

Achievement Issues



Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Child Development

Cognitive Development

Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Development of children's thinking

motional Development

Executive Functioning

Family Issues

Language and literacy development

Learning Disorders



Reading Development

School Psychology


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Educational Psychology

B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Office #4323

Graduate School of Education
Berkeley Way West Building (BWW)
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670


(510) 882-2771

Staff Contact

Caron Williams