Clinical, Health, Geriatric, Medical Psychologist PSY20658
Education and Licensure: Dr. Hodges earned his Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA (an American Psychological Association accredited program). He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology with honors and a minor in Spanish from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He also holds an advanced practice post doctorate Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology. He completed internships and postdoctoral fellowships at numerous San Diego medical centers in the areas of inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, health psychology, pediatric psychology, and behavioral medicine. He is licensed to practice psychology in California and Hawaii.
Specialty: Dr. Hodges treats a wide range of emotional, mental, and physical health problems in psychological practice. His specialties include Primary Care/Integrated Behavioral Health Care, Complex Medical Problems, Pre-Surgical Evaluations, Geriatrics, Chronic Pain, Stress/Behaviorally related Medical Disorders, Weight Management, Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders, Dementia, Hospital Care, Nursing Home Care, Conservatorship & Legal Issues Related to Healthcare, Child/Family, Emergency and Crisis Management and Psychopharmacology.
Dr. Hodges’ advanced training in psychopharmacology allows him to consult with patients and physicians on the use of medication therapy.
Affiliations: Medical staff member at Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital. Contracting psychologist for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) San Diego. He is an active member of the California Psychological Association and San Diego Psychological Association. He makes rounds at various skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout San Diego.
Personal: A native of Southern California and living/going to school in Hawaii, Dr. Hodges likes to surf, ride his skate board, do boot camp, spend time with friends, watch old movies and be with his family.
Philosophy: “seeing the strengths/assets in people”, “we all have the responsibility to make things better”, “taking into account extenuating circumstances to understand the complexity in people and issues”, “presence and breath, the meaning of life”.