American School of Professional Psychology (Formerly MSPP)
at Argosy University/Twin Cities, Minnesota – Graduated September 2012
Clinical Psychology, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist in California
International Positive Psychology Association – Clinical Division – Present Elect
Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA) – President 2020
Clinical Experience and Interests
In addition to private practice Dr. Saloum is a Clinical Psychologist working for the Department of State Hospitals- Atascadero (DSH), in Atascadero California. She has worked within DSH since August 2011, when she began her clinical pre-doctoral internship at DSH-Coalinga. She is currently a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California, USA. She received a doctorate from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Clinical Psychology in 2012; her doctoral research interest was on schemas found in adult males with histories of childhood sexual assault. In post-doctoral work she has focused on treatment group program development to develop treatment materials that utilizes psychotherapy which encourages strength-based treatment within the framework of forensic mental health treatment. In 2018 she began a private practice to serve the mental health needs of the San Luis Obispo country community. In her private practice she sees adolescents and adults.
Her professional interests currently lie in forensic mental health, positive psychology, LGBTQIA and transgender mental health, community mental health, and clinical supervision and training. She spends time innovating ways of bringing these together in a manor that professionally enhances the field. At DSH she provides treatment to offenders who are non- voluntarily sent by the courts to inpatient facilities for treatment after finishing their prison sentences. In her private practice she works with a variety of clients but primarily focuses on trauma, sexual and relationship issues, transgender mental health, and major life transitions. She focuses on helping her clients and patients live the best lives they can, heal from trauma, reintegrating into society after being released from hospitalization, and being able to live a life of meaning and purpose, operating with the belief that everyone has strengths and positive qualities and that it’s our job as clinicians to help each person reach their personal potential.
She has had the honor of presenting at regional, national, and international mental health conferences. All of the presentations surrounded the intersection of Positive Psychology and forensic mental health and how clinicians can join these two dissimilar areas of mental health into effective treatment for the forensic populations. She facilitates trainings on team development, cohesion and positive change within organizations or departments. She has experience in clinical supervision in both community and forensic settings.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice – Atascadero, CA
February 2018 -Present
Psychotherapy with adults, couples, families, and adolescents in the community. Trauma, Sexual Behavior, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Life Traditions, and Gender Dysphoria treatment.
Department of State Hospitals – Atascadero; Staff Psychologist
July 2017- Present
Treatment and risk assessment of patients who are committed under the Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity (PC 1026) and Mentally Disordered Offender (PC 2962/2972) statues. Utilized specialized treatment and assessments within the sex offender treatment program.
Counseling and Psychotherapy Center – Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Psychologist
September 2016 – Present
Provide clinical supervision to pre license therapists. Provide clinical support and consultation to clinicians, provide training as necessary, recruitment, and interviewing potential candidates. Provide psychotherapy and assessment as needed for caseload as assigned.
Department of State Hospitals – Coalinga; Senior Psychologist – Specialist
July 2016 -July 2017
Developing training programs across departments, orientation of new departmental staff, clinical supervision of pre and post degree clinicians, program development for treatment programming, and direct therapeutic services.
Department of State Hospitals – Coalinga; Staff Psychologist
October 2012 – June 2016
Treatment and risk assessment of patients who are committed under WIC 6600 (Sexually Violent Predator/Probable Cause). Provide clinical supervision of pre and post degree clinicians, program development for treatment programming.
Department of State Hospitals – Coalinga – Clinical Psychology pre-doctoral Internship – 2011-2012
Psychological Consultants of S. Minnesota – Advanced Therapy and Assessment Practicum – 2009-2010
HSI- Therapeutic Learning Environment (TLE) at Onieka Elementary – Therapy Practicum – 2008-2009
Psychological Consultants of Southern Minnesota – Assessment Practicum – 2007-2008