Adam Herdina, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. Dr. Herdina received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of La Verne. He completed graduate training at Aurora Charter Oak Hospital, an acute inpatient psychiatric and drug/alcohol treatment facility, on both the child/adolescent unit and the adult unit, treating complex cases that included Suicide Assessment, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Dual Diagnosis. During his inpatient hospital training, he also received intensive training in Family Therapy. Dr. Herdina also completed a one-year predoctoral training program at the Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Correctional Institution - Terminal Island, California. At Terminal Island, Dr. Herdina conducted Threat/Dangerousness Assessments, taught Anger Management courses, and acquired Forensic Diagnostic expertise. Dr. Herdina completed post-doctoral training at SHARPER FUTURE, a forensic outpatient treatment program for Federal and State offenders. Dr. Herdina was trained in intensive Group Therapy with these special populations and obtained assessment and treatment expertise with pretrial and post-conviction sex-offenders.
In addition to serving as a Senior Clinical Associate, Dr. Herdina currently holds the position of staff psychologist with Behavioral Science Services, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). This position includes individual and couples therapy to Department (sworn and civilian) personnel and significant others; Department training on topics such as Suicide Prevention, Stress Management, Anger Management, emotional leadership, and violent criminal behavior; and Debriefings and Defusings following Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) and Categorical Use Of Force (CUOF) fatal and nonfatal incidents. Dr. Herdina is a certified member of the LAPD Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and responds to hostage negotiation and barricaded suspect situations with Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Dr. Herdina conducts Organizational Consultation for workgroups within the LAPD: Southeast Police Division (Watts), Robbery and Homicide Division (RHD), Commercial Crimes Division (CCD), and the Addiction Recovery Unit (ARU). Additionally, Dr. Herdina conducts neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessments of Department Personnel. Dr. Herdina is an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University, California School of Forensic Studies where he teaches forensic psychology doctoral students. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of multicultural psychology. Dr. Herdina is on the professional staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he has co-admitting privileges to psychiatric, chemical dependency, and general medical hospital units; he also consults at other psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. Herdina has served as an expert witness in California State Court.
Dr. Herdina specializes in clinical and forensic treatment and clinical/diagnostic psychological assessment and evaluation. Dr. Herdina specializes in the treatment of the following disorders: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders (e.g. gambling), and Substance Abuse Disorders. Dr. Herdina's expertise further includes the psychological complications of diabetes, authoritarian men, adolescent males, sexual addiction/dysfunction, posttraumatic stress and first-responders, anger management, and peak-performance issues. He provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in an individual, couples, and group settings.