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Biography

Assistant Professor

Vero Beach, Psychology

Dr. Peter A. Gold, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Florida, has been working in the field of Psychology and Mental Health services for over twenty years. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Licensed Psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry's satellite office in Vero Beach, FL; the Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is a clinician conducting psychotherapy and psycho-diagnostic testing and is involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Gold is also an active member of the Medical Staff and maintains privileges with the Memorial Regional Healthcare System, which includes Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital Miramar in South Florida.

In July of 2008, Dr. Gold attended the Florida Psychological Association sponsored workshops on Emerging Collaborative Models for Psychology and Medicine, and the Medical Psychology Division workshop on Psychopharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders.

Dr. Gold maintains memberships with the American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, Psychologists In Independent Practice (APA Division 42), National Academy of Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, Broward County Mental Health Association, and the University of Florida Alumni Association. He is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Following graduation from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Gold accepted a position with one of the countries most renowned private psychiatric facilities, Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. While at Fair Oaks, Dr. Gold provided individual, group, and family therapy for the inpatient Adult Addiction Treatment Unit population of treatment resistant substance abusers. In addition, he assisted with data collection and analysis for numerous psychiatric mental health research projects. Dr. Gold was subsequently appointed the Director of Community and Corporate Relations at Stony Lodge Hospital in Westchester County, New York. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Fair Oaks Hospital in Delray Beach, Florida, where he served for three years as Administrator and Medical Board member for the Florida branch of the 800-Cocaine National Information and Referral Service. While serving as Administrator, he was directly responsible for daily operational policies and procedures, and providing all in service clinical training.

While at S.F.E.T.C., Dr. Gold was responsible for performing competency evaluations and providing clinical interventions and therapy for the inpatient population. He went on to complete his Post Doctoral Residency training at Palm Beach Psych. Services, LLC, a private neuropsychology practice in Palm Beach County, Florida. Dr. Gold's Residency training included performing psychological assessments of intelligence, personality, cognitive and psycho educational functioning. Additional responsibilities included client intake, report of findings, diagnostic impression and interpretations, along with psychometric assessments of children~adolescents, and adult clientele. Dr. Gold also provided assessment of adolescent and adults diagnosed with learning disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, and Attention Deficit Disorders. In addition, Dr. Gold has performed numerous on site assessment and consultation services for gifted placement within the public and private school system of Palm Beach County, Florida.

Personal: Dr. Gold was born in the San Francisco, California area, and raised in North Caldwell, New Jersey prior to relocating to Florida with his family. He very much enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Education

B.A. University of Florida

M.S. Miami Institute of Psychology

Psy.D. Miami Institute of Psychology

Doctorial Internship: South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center