The focus of the postdoctoral residency is to provide comprehensive and in-depth training on the issues and treatment of child abuse and trauma.
Child and Family Guidance Center – Balboa
8550 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 150
Northridge, CA 91325
Phone: (818) 830-0200 Fax: (818) 830-0206
Jennifer Vargas Pemberton, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Our Northridge location at Balboa provides extensive psychotherapeutic services to children through the age of 18 and their families with a specific focus on child abuse and trauma intervention. Treatment services are provided to a culturally diverse population in which physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence or other trauma has taken place or where there is a risk of abuse and/or neglect. Our intervention and prevention services are offered both at the Center and at various sites throughout the community.
Evidenced based individual, family, group treatment, parent education and domestic violence prevention groups are offered at various schools and head-start sites in the San Fernando Valley. In addition, services are provided at the local office of the Department of Children and Family Services. All services are provided in both English and Spanish.
Additional services include comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessment, sexual abuse evaluations, forensic evaluations, tutoring, home-based services and community outreach. The Center also has an ongoing research program with monthly research meetings. Pre and postdoctoral research projects are encouraged.