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BOBETTE FLEISHMAN

2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 200 ✦ Westlake Village, California 91361
Work: (805) 230-3444 ✦ Email: bobette@insightcfs.net


EDUCATION: 

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology; Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy December 2013

Lincoln University Law School, San Francisco, CA
Juris Doctor June 1974

San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA
California Secondary Teaching Credential Certificate in History and Spanish June 1970
Bachelor of Arts; Major: History; Minor: Spanish; Specialization: Latin American Studies June 1969

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND TRAINING:

Lifespan Integration Trained October 2015

EMDR Trained December 2016

California State Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT No. 93277 July 2016

California State Bar, Attorney at Law, License issued
State Bar No. 068891 June 1976

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California Secondary Teaching Credential
History and Spanish, Credential issued June 1970


PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY: 

The Center for Individual and Family Counseling, North Hollywood, CA
Executive Director: Sherry Winston - Phone: 818-761-2227 Ext. 224 December 2012 - November 2015
Supervisor: Susan Levin, MFC #47760 - Phone: 818-404-0459
• Marriage and Family Therapist/Trainee and Intern, IMF No. 79722
• Provided individual, couple and family therapy for clients with a variety of presenting problems at site
• Provided individual, group and family therapy for 7th and 8th grade students and their families at Byrd Middle School in Sun Valley, CA

Law Offices of Bobette Fleishman, Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, CA
• Attorney, private practice, in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties September, 1976 - Present
• Practice devoted exclusively to Family Law.

Writer & Israel, Los Angeles, CA
• Law Clerk, then Attorney March 1975 - September 1976
• Practice devoted to Personal Injury Law, Family Law and Worker’s Compensation Law

Davis, Cowell & Bowe, San Francisco, CA
• Law Clerk June 1972 - January 1974
• Legal research and drafting of labor arbitration briefs for grievance procedures of Title VII matters.

San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA
• Substitute High School Teacher September 1970 - June 1972
• History and Spanish

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

• Proficient in spoken Spanish and fluent in written Spanish


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/RECOGNITIONS:

• AFCC - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - 2014 to Present
• California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - 2012 to Present
• Certified Family Law Specialist, The California Bar Association - June 1976 to present
• California Bar Association, Executive Committee of the Family Law Section - 1979 to 1983; Chaired the Legislation Committee - 1980 to 1983; Editor, California State Bar Family Law News - 1979 to 1983
• Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - November 5, 1987 to present; Board of Directors from 1988 to 2000 and Chaired Legislation Committee from 2000 to 2002.
• The Los Angeles County Bar Association - June 1976 to present
• Executive Committee of the Family Law Section from 1981 to 1984
• The Ventura County Bar Association - 2001 to date.
• Named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California - 2009 to Present
• AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell since December 24, 1996
• Named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California - 2014


TEACHING, PUBLICATIONS, & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PANELS:

• Editor, California State Bar Family Law News from 1981 to 1983

• Consultant, Continuing Education of the Bar, California Marital Dissolution Practice, one Article in Volume 1, Published in 1981

• Lecturer, California State Bar Family Law Section, Annual Convention Panel; Subject: Evidentiary Problems of Presenting Tax Issues to the Court in 1981

• Lecturer, LA County Bar Family Law Symposium; Child and Spousal Support - 1982; Paternity - 1991

• Lecturer, Los Angeles County Bar Child Custody Colloquium in 1988 and 1989

• Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, Introduction to the Practice of Family Law; 1985, 1987, & 1989

• Producer, two seminars for “Women in the Law” and two seminars for “Psychology for the Family Law Attorney”, 1980 to 1985


VOLUNTEER JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE:

• Judge Pro Tem, Superior Court, Ventura County - 1989 to 2010

• Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Bar Fee Dispute Arbitration Panel - 1980 to 2014

• Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District - 1980 to 1994

GENERAL TRAINING SEMINARS:

• Substance Abuse Workshop at CIFC on January 12, 2013 (2 workshop hours)

• Mindful Relationships: Weaving Together Heart & Mind with Skillful Practice Seminar by Jerome J. Front
on January 27, 2013 (4 CEU units)

• How People Change: Relationships & Neuroplastecity in Psychotherapy Seminar by Daniel Siegel and others at UCLA on March 8, 2013 - March 10, 2013 (21 CEU units)

• Process Notes and Intake Summaries Workshop at CIFC on March 23, 2013 (2 workshop hours)

• Understanding DSM-5 by Gary G. Ginter, PhD, LPC on June 14, 2013 (6 CEU units)

• An Overview of the Changes from DSM IV to DSM 5 taught by Dennis Lowe, PhD on September 21, 2013 (2 workshop hours)

• The Neuroscience of Well-being, Mindfulness, and Love by Daniel Siegel, MD and Jack Kornfield, PhD at UCLA on October 5, 2013 - October 6, 2013 (13 hours of CE units)

• Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting taught by Pamela Harmell, PhD. and Alann D. Dingle, PhD. at Pepperdine University on May 23, 2014 (7 CE hours)

• Process Notes and Documentation Workshop at CIFC of June 14, 2014 (2 workshop hours)

• 2014 Psychopharmacology Update for Mental Health Clinicians taught by Susan Marie, PhD., PMHNP. sponsored by PESI on July 22, 2014 (6 CE hours)

• Exposure Therapy in Treating OCD and Anxiety Workshop at CIFC taught by Sarosh Motivala, PhD., on November 9, 2014 (2 CE hours)

• Borderline Personality Disorder taught by A. Stephen Frankel, PhD., JD., online at the Steve Frankel
Group on December 26, 2014 (4 CE hours)

• Mindfulness, Healing, and Transformation: The Pain and the Promise of Befriending the Full Catastrophe, taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., sponsored by PESI, completed on August 14, 2015 (1 CE hour)

• Diagnosing with the DSM-5 taught by Dennis Lowe, PhD on September 26, 2015 (4 CE hours)

• Consciousness, Quantum Physics, and Psychotherapy taught by Daniel Siegel MD., Menos Kafatos PhD., at UCLA on December 5, 2015 (7 CE hours)

• Neuroscience for Clinicians taught by Carol Kershaw and Bill Wade, Ph.D., sponsored by PESI. Completed on June 14, 2016 (6 CE hours)

• Cognitive Behavioral Training Certificate Course - 3 day intensive training, taught by John Ludgate, PhD., sponsored by PESI on July 12, 13, and 14, 2016 (19 CE hours)

• Suicide Prevention for Clinical Psychologists, taught by Jay Nagdimon, PhD., on November 4, 2016 (6 CE hours)


TRAUMA STUDIES:

• A Guided Tour Through the Halls of Shame (Trauma Series) taught by A. Stephen Frankel PhD., JD., online at the Steve Frankel Group on January 19, 2014 (1 CE hour)

• Identification and Treatment of Traumatized Children taught by Helena Cerny, PhD., LMFT, at Pepperdine University on October 21, 2014 (2 CE hours)

• Innovations in Trauma Therapy Conference (2014), sponsored by PESI, completed online on November 14, 2014 (18 CE hours)

• Lifespan Integration Beginning (Level 1) Training taught by Catherine Thorpe, MA, completed on March 6, 2015 & March 7, 2015 (14.5 CE hours)

• Disorganized Attachment: Understanding and Treating Early Life Traumas taught by Mary Main, PhD., Erik Hesse, PhD., Daniel Siegel, MD., Paula Thomson, PsyD., Frances Nkara, and Bonnie Goldstein, PhD. at The Lifespan Learning Institute on May 15, 2015 - May 17,  2015 (21 CE hours)

• Advanced EMDR Training: Toward an Embodied Self. Somadic Interventions in Treating Trauma taught by Sandra Paulsen, PhD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on August 2, 2015 (9 CE hours)

• Advanced EMDR Training: When There Are No Words. Using EMDR with Individuals with Affect Dysregulation, Somatic Distress and Attachment Injuries from Early Trauma and Neglect taught by Sandra Paulsen, PhD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on August 23, 2015 (6.5 CE hours)

• The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss taught by Eric Gentry, PhD. sponsored by PESI on September 21, 2015 (6.3 CE hours)

• Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions taught by Eric Gentry, PhD. sponsored by PESI on September 22, 2015 (6.3 CE hours)

• Lifespan Integration Advanced (Level 2) Training taught by Peggy Pace, MA at the Lifespan Learning Institute on October 24, 2015- October 26, 2015 (14.5 CE hours)

• CBT for Trauma Treatment taught by Martha Teater, LMFT sponsored by PESI on November 11, 2015 (6 CE hours)

• Attachment focused EMDR taught by Laurel Parnell, PhD, Transforming Trauma with EMDR and Basic Training Part I on June 24, 25, and 26, 2016 at Alliant University, San Francisco, CA (19 CE hours)

• Attachment focused EMDR taught by Laurel Parnell, PhD, Transforming Trauma with EMDR and Basic Training Part II on July 8, 9, and 10, 2016 at Alliant University, San Francisco, CA (20 CE hours)

• Advanced EMDR Training: Looking Through The Eyes taught by Sandra Paulsen, PhD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on September 4, 2016 (12.5 EMDRIA hours)

• The Body Keeps the Score taught by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD. online sponsored by PESI on November 13, 2016

• Attachment focused EMDR taught by Laurel Parnell, PhD, Transforming Trauma with EMDR and Basic Training Part III on December 2, 3, and 4, 2016 at Alliant University, San Francisco, CA (19 CE hours)

 
CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATOR TRAINING PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA RULE OF COURT 5.225:

• Relocation Issues in Divorce taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD, ABPP online at the Steve Frankel Group on December 29, 2013 (2 CE hours)

• High Conflict and Alienation taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP online at the Steve Frankel Group on December 29, 2013 (3.5 CE hours)

• Psychological and Legal Issues in Custody Evaluations taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP online st the Steve Frankel Group on January 1, 2014 (2 CE hours)

• Risk Management and Ethical Issues for Custody Evaluators taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP online at the Steve Frankel Group on January 16, 2014 (6 CE hours)

• Domestic Violence: Differentiation and Parenting Plans - 2011 Domestic Violence Update taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP and Emberly Cross, JD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on January 20, 2014 (4 CE hours)

• 2011 Child Custody Evaluator Update taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP and Jennifer Rhodes, PsyD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on January 28, 2014 (8 CE hours)

• 2012 Child Custody Evaluator Update taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP, Jennifer Kresge, PhD. and Robert Simon, PhD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on July 1, 2014 (8 CE hours)

• 2013 Child Custody Evaluator Update taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP, Robert Simon, PhD. and Michael Kretzmer, JD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on July 14, 2014 (8 CE hours)

• 2014 Child Custody Evaluator Update taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., ABPP, Robert Simon, PhD. and Michael Kretzmer, JD. online at the Steve Frankel Group on January 1, 2015 (8 CE hours)

• Forensic Assessment of Children taught by Steven Frankel, PhD., JD., online at the Steve Frankel Group on March 2, 2015 (3 CE hours)

• Overcoming Barriers: Children Resisting Contact with Parent taught by Matthew Sullivan, PhD., Rebecca Bailey, PhD., and Judge Marjorie Slabach, online at the Steve Frankel Group on May 4, 2015 (6 CE hours)

• 2015 Child Custody Evaluator Update taught by Philip M. Stahl, PhD., Robert Simon, PhD., and Judge Josana Berkow, online at the Steve Frankel Group on June 28, 2016 (8 CE hours)

• 2016 Domestic Violence Updated, taught by Philip Stahl, Robert A. Simon, PhD., and Emberly Cross, J.D. online at Steve Frankel Group on November 13, 2016 (4 CE hours)