Dr. Lorie T. DeCarvalho

  • Founder and Regional Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services
    Adventist Health, Central California Network
  • Founder and CEO
    Center for Integrative Psychology & Wellness, Inc.

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
    Loma Linda University School of Medicine



Dr. Lorie DeCarvalho is Founder/ Director of Behavioral Health Services for Adventist Health over three hospitals and 18 rural clinics. She is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Prior to this, she served as a Research Health Scientist/Education Specialist at the National Center for PTSD.

Dr. DeCarvalho received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University, residency at a flagship VA, and post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD. She is a board-certified expert in traumatic stress and pain specialist, practicing in these areas for over 15 years. Dr. DeCarvalho has served as a professional consultant and trainer for universities, doctoral training programs, and major organizations such as the U.S. Department of Defense. She has practiced in major medical centers and pain clinics for the past 21 years, holding memberships in several international, national, state, and local professional organizations in psychology, pain management, and trauma. She has published and presented on both international and national levels.

Dr DeCarvalho devised an original predictor model for assessing chronic pain and PTSD. Her research/ clinical interests are in child trauma, motor vehicle accidents, medical trauma, physical and sexual trauma/ rape, and war-related trauma. She serves as an expert resource on a HRSA grant for the treatment of individuals affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, and depression.

Dr DeCarvalho has worked extensively with soldiers and veterans of all war theaters, including OIF-OEF. She co-developed and co-authored treatment manuals utilized by significant military bases across the country, published in 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, entitled Strategies for Managing Stress After War: Veteran’s workbook and guide to wellness and Clinician’s Guide to Treating Stress After War: Education and coping interventions for veterans. She is currently writing additional books to assist military returnees with war-related PTSD.

Lorie T. DeCarvalho, PhD, BCETS, FNCCM, Founder/ Director Behavioral Health Services, Adventist Health Central California, 1025 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230, (559) 589-2310, decarvlt@ah.org.





 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Dr. Lorie T. DeCarvalho
Hanford, CA

Telephone: 559-589-2310

Profession: Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Medical Psychology; Specialist in Pain Management

Certifications
Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Fellow, National Center for Crisis Management

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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