Alisa B. Crovetti

Dr. Crovetti is a licensed psychologist and certificated school psychologist who has worked in California public schools for nearly 30 years.  Many of these years were spent conducting psychological evaluations in under-resourced urban schools with students from historically disenfranchised and underprivileged groups.  Currently she serves as clinical supervisor and training director at a public high school-based mental health wellness center.  In private practice she conducts neuropsychological assessments with adolescents and adults involved in the criminal justice system as well as with private clients who may need an assessment for various reasons. She has testified as an expert witness in competency hearings and in capital and non-capital trials.  Dr. Crovetti has served for almost 15 years as clinical faculty in UC Berkeley’s School Psychology Graduate Program, where she supervises graduate students and teaches courses on current research and theories in developmental psychopathology, adolescent development, law and ethics for psychologists, and mental health interventions for children and adolescents.

Presentations/Professional Experience

2020                            

“Demystifying Neuropsychological Assessments in Forensic Settings.” Invited training presentation for Los Angeles Public Defenders and Alternate Defenders annual Capital Defense Seminar.

 “Adulting 101: Executive Functioning Skills for Students.” Workshop for Piedmont and Millenium High School Students.

 “Adulting 101: Self-care and Accessing Mental Health Support for Students.” Workshop for Piedmont and Millenium High School Students.

 2019                            

“Student Stress: Current Trends and Effectiveness of Wellness Center Interventions.” Presentation for Special School Board Workshop on Student Stress to Piedmont Unified School District School Board, parents, staff, and students.

“Cognitive Processing Deficits: Impact beyond Academic Achievement,” Professional Development Training Lecture for Contra Costa County Public Defenders, Martinez, CA.

“School-Based Wellness Centers: How to make it Happen at Your School.” Lecture and workshop session for UC Berkeley’s 52nd Annual School Psychology Conference: Anxiety in Schools.

 “School-Based Wellness Centers: How to make it Happen at Your School.” Lecture and workshop training session for Wellness Together and California Department of Education’s California Student Mental Wellness Conference, Sacramento.

  “Gun Violence in Schools,” Panel discussion for multidisciplinary symposium series hosted by UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, School of Public Health, School of Social Welfare, and Law School.

 2017

“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.


 Panel discussion for Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Film Series: “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.”

2016

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

2015

"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.

2014

"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.

2012                            

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

2009                            

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

2008   

“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

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Achievement Issues

Adolescence

Assessment

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

Motivation

Psychology

Reading Development

School Psychology

Degree(s)

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

Phone

(510) 882-2771

Staff Contact

Caron Williams