Education & Certification
U of Newcastle (1979)
National Register Member Since
Purna Datta, PhD
I have been doing psychotherapy and psychological assessments of children, adolescents and adults (including elderly population) for more than 25 years. I have many years of experience working with the intellectually challenged and mentally ill population both in the community and hospital/forensic settings. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist and have experience as an Internship Supervisor for doctoral students for 10 years. I conduct forensic evaluations for the courts in California for both the juvenile and adult cases. I have long experience of successfully using evidence based CBT in treating anxiety disorders (with or without panic attacks) and depression. Also, I have training and experience in using EMDR, and/or PET along with CBT for treating patients diagnosed with PTSD.
Areas of Expertise
- Forensic Psychology (e.g., mental competency, parent-child custody, legal evaluations, violence or risk assessment)
- Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Individual Psychotherapy
- PTSD/Traumatic Response (e.g., combat stress, loss, injury, sexual assault)
- Disability Determination/Worker's Compensation
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
- Children (3-12 yrs.)
Languages Spoken Other Than English
- Behavioral Therapy
- College of Professional Psychology of the APA Practice Organization (CPP) - Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
I have earned my docotrate degree in 1979 from Newcastle University, NSW, Australia, with major emphasis on behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and neuropsycholog. Previous to that, I earned my B.A (hons in Phisolophy) in 1963, M.A (Philosophy) in 1964 and M.A (Psychology) in 1967 from Dacca University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am currently a diplomate in psychopharmacology (from Prescribing Psychologists Register) and diplomate in forensic psychology (from American College of Forensic Examiners).
I am a ‘life member’ of the American Psychological Association (Division 12). Also, I am a member of National Register of Health Service Providers of Psychology, California Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Prescribing Psychologists Register, and American College of Forensic Examiners.
Fee Information/Office Policy
9:00 am to 5:00 Pm or as needed
Also available on Saturdays as needed.
Appointment is organized after receiving phone message and establishing contact. The phone number is: (209) 406-6817
I have a sliding fee schedule for low income populations.
- BlueShield on CA
- Managed Health Network
P.O. Box 7575
Stockton, CA 95267-0575
P: 209-406-6817 (Office)