Keith Valone, Ph.D., Psy.D., M.S.C.P., is a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified psychoanalyst, and a clinical psychopharmacologist who has been in independent private practice for 30 years. Dr. Valone received his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of California, San Francisco Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Valone completed a two and one half year National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship in research and treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and related disorders at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Valone completed a second doctorate in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and a Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (M.S.C.P.) degree at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University. Dr. Valone is a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Dr. Valone 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 is also a Senior Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, California where he teaches and supervises candidates for the doctoral degree in psychoanalysis. He has had administrative experience at two psychiatric hospitals, has chaired numerous committees in both hospital Medical Staff and academic settings, and he has served on the Medical Executive Committee at two hospitals on several occasions. He is currently serving on the Board of the California Psychological Association (CPA) and also serves on the board of CPA Division V (Clinical Psychopharmacology). He has served as an expert witness in California State Court and Federal Court. Dr. Valone has published several articles in professional journals in clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, and social psychology.
Dr. Valone specializes in the adult and adolescent treatment of the following disorders: Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Treatment-Resistant Depression, Substance Use Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Men’s Issues, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Divorce Counseling, Adolescents, College Students and Young Adults, Problems of Professionals, and other related disorders. Dr. Valone is an expert in Alternative Sentencing. Dr. Valone has been practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy since 1983 and contemporary psychoanalysis since 1995, and is also a specialist in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Depression and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) for Bipolar Disorder, having completed supervision in both forms of treatment. Dr. Valone further specializes in Family Focused Therapy (FFT) for Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Dr. Valone also is an expert in differential psychiatric diagnosis, and routinely administers the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV-TR (SCID) in order to determine diagnostic accuracy and precision when questions arise as to a patient's correct psychiatric or psychological diagnosis. Dr. Valone also provides expert consultation and psychological management as a clinical psychopharmacologistfor patients who take psychiatric medications.