Dr. Francisco Rocco - CV  

Education

Graduate

University of California at Santa Barbara: Ph.D.
Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D. (combined) School and Clinical Psychology
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Dissertation Title: An investigation of the relationship between intrinsic motivation and skill acquisition.
GPA: 4.0

University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Masters Degree in School Psychology
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Masters Research Project: "Is summer school an effective academic intervention? An evaluation study explores the merits and limitations."
GPA: 4.0

Undergraduate

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Arts (with honors)
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Summa Cum Laude
GPA: 4.0
Honors Project: The development of an observational instrument for assessment of content in early reading instruction.

Specialization Yearlong Seminars and Trainings

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USC Children's Hospital Los Angeles University Affiliated Program
Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
Clinical Case-Based Learning
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Dyadic Guided Interaction Therapy
Psychodynamic Play Therapy
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Certification

Clinical Experience

March 2009-Present

Multidisciplinary Assessment Center
Department of Pediatrics
UCSF / San Francisco General Hospital
Psychologist III
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Assessment and treatment of vulnerable children ages 0 - 5 and their families.

January 2007-Present

Private Practice
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My private practice focuses on early childhood mental health, developmental difficulties, and parenting.

August 2005-January 2007

UCLA TIES for Adoption Program
Staff Psychologist
Los Angeles, CA
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Duties: Multidisciplinary case consultation; assessment; adoption sensitive individual, family, and group psychotherapy; case management and client advocacy.

June 2004-July 2005

USC Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Resident
Los Angeles, CA
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Duties: Individual, family and group therapy; psycho-educational and integrated assessments; Spanish/English language fluency assessments; family and school consultation; IEP meetings; client advocacy; interdisciplinary consultation; and crisis intervention. Specialties: Therapeutic preschool parent support group; preschool-based mental health services; attachment/attunement-based psychotherapy; Floortime Therapy (autism spectrum and sensory integration); PCIT Therapy (disruptive behavior, noncompliance & ineffective parenting); Dyadic Guided Interaction Therapy.

June 2003-June 2004

Child Abuse Listening and Mediation
Therapist
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Individual, group, and family therapy with victims of abuse and domestic violence; case management; crisis intervention; intake assessments; group and individual supervision

June 2001-June 2004

Ray Hosford Clinic, UCSB
Therapist
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Individual psychotherapy with community clients; intake Interviews; cognitive and psychological assessments; integrated assessments; group and individual supervision.

Sept. 2002-June 2003

Ray Hosford Clinic, UCSB
Clinic Supervisor
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Crisis intervention; consultation; case assignment; intake interviews and supervision; integrated assessments; administrative duties.

August 2001-May 2002

CPA Grant, UCSB
Assessment Specialist
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Administrating, scoring, interpreting, and reporting results of cognitive and achievement assessments with youth in the Juvenile Probation System.

Sept 2001-December 2001

Frank Junior High School
School Counselor
Oxnard, CA
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Duties: Psychological counseling; parent and staff consultation; functional analysis and behavior support plans; classroom interventions; systems level interventions (family-school link).

March 2001-June 2001

San Marcos High School
School Psychology Intern
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Individual counseling; Spanish and English psycho-educational and socio-emotional assessment; intervention planning and evaluation; consultation; report writing; IEP; 504; SST plans.

February 2000-June 2000

Ray Hosford Clinic, UCSB
Student Counselor
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Counseling student/clients; group and individual supervision.
Supervisors: Ginger Goodrich, M.A., and Timmy Lee, M.A.

Research Experience

July 2001-May 2005

University of California at Santa Barbara
Primary Investigator
Santa Barbara, CA
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Dissertation Project: "Motivation and Learning in Elementary School Children."
Duties: Literature search; study conceptualization; data collection; analysis and interpretation.

September 2003-May 2005

University of California at Santa Barbara
Co-Investigator
Santa Barbara, CA
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Research Project: "Qualitative analysis of clinical supervision with focus on reflectivity."
Duties: Coding of supervision session transcripts;domain and category generation; exploratory analysis.

July 2003-May 2004

Santa Barbara School District
Research Assistant
Oral-J Project
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Data collection; coding and analysis for early literacy achievement in elementary school children.

June 2001-Sept 2002

University of California at Santa Barbara
Research Assistant
Turning Points Project
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Home visitations; student and family interviews; case management; Spanish translation; case conceptualization; classroom and playground observations; field data collection and management.

April 2000-June 2000

University of California at Santa Barbara
Research Assistant
Systematic Treatment Selection Project
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Literature search; coding and categorization for meta-analytic study of client characteristics and therapeutic outcomes.

July 1999-April 2001

Gevirtz Institute
Research Assistant
Gevirtz Summer School Project
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Evaluation of the Gevirtz Summer School Project.

January 1999-May 1999

Florida State University
Research Assistant
Early Reading Instruction
Tallahassee, FL
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Duties: Training a Ph.D. candidate in the use of the computer-operated classroom observation(?) instrument I developed for my honors research project.

August 1998-December 1998

Florida State University
Research Assistant
Developmental Psychopathology
Tallahassee, FL
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Duties: Data analysis for peer-sociometrics research; ADHD laboratory and classroom observations using the Restricted Academic Situation Coding Sheet.

June 1998-November 1998

Florida State University
Researcher
Honors Thesis
Tallahassee, FL
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Honors Project: The Development of an Observational Instrument for Assessment of Content in Early Reading Instruction.
Duties: Videotaping reading lessons at local elementary schools; developing categories for a computer-operated classroom observational instrument; configuring a program using a generic observational package; training a student in the use of an observational instrument; testing the instrument in classrooms for inter-rater reliability.

Supervision Experience

September 2002-June 2003

Ray Hosford Clinic, UCSB
Student Supervisor
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Clinical supervision of for 5 beginning student therapists; case presentation; crisis intervention; consultation and initial therapy skills instruction.

Teaching Experience

Winter 2001

University of California at Santa Barbara
Teaching Assistant
Cognitive Assessment Seminar
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Teaching cognitive assessment lab; supervising and grading student's videotaped cognitive assessment administrations.
Assessments covered: WJ-III, WISC-III, WAIS-III, DAS, CAS, and UNIT.

Spring and Summer 2001, 2002, & 2003

University of California at Santa Barbara
Teaching Assistant
Health Psychology
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Teaching and grading responsibilities.
Areas Covered: Nutrition/eating disorders, sexuality, behavioral health, substance abuse, and stress management.

October 1999-June 2000

Peabody Charter School
Instructional Aid
Santa Barbara, CA

Community Service

September 2002-June 2003

Ray Hosford Clinic, UCSB
Clinic Committee Student Representative
Santa Barbara, CA
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Duties: Clinic policy and administration; program evaluation; student advocacy.

June 1998-May 1999

Shadeville Elementary School
Student Mentor
Tallahassee, FL
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Duties: Mentoring students with behavior problems.

June 1998-August 1998

Ruediger Elementary School
Classroom Volunteer
Tallahassee, FL
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Duties: Academic coaching and supervision of cognitively and behaviorally challenged children.

Foreign Languages

Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Honors and Awards

American Psychological Association
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  • Stuart C. Tentoni Outstanding Professional Development Program Award
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
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  • Chancellor's Fellowship
  • Graduate Fee Remission Fellowship
  • Graduate Opportunity Fellowship
  • Susan Neufeldt Award for Excellence and Creativity in Clinical Supervision
  • Florida State University
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  • DuPont Scholarship
  • FSU Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Honors in the Major (Graduated Summa Cum Laude or with Honors?)
  • The University Club Award
  • Dean's List
  • Certificate of Honorary Achievement for Excellence in Psychological Research
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Lifetime Membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Lifetime Membership
  • Presentations and Publications

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    Rocco, F. (2005). Motivation and Achievement in Summer School. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association conference, Washington, DC.

    Rocco, F. (2005). An investigation of the relationship between intrinsic motivation and skill acquisition during summer school. Doctoral Dissertation. University of California at Santa Barbara: CA.

    Griffin, A., Cabero, C., Rocco, F., Apling Carlson, G., Fong, T., Colegrove, R. (2005). Diversity within Internship Training: Intern Perspectives on Clinical Practice. Workshop presented at the American Psychological Association conference, Washington, DC.

    Jimerson, S., Rocco, F., Figueroa, L., DeCrescenzo, A.,& Woehr, S. (2003). Measuring Oral Reading Fluency Among English Language Learners and Monolingual English Speakers: What can Developmental Trends In Reading Fluency Tell us About Future Performance? Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists conference, Toronto, Canada.

    Beutler, L. E., Rocco, F., Moleiro, C. M., Talebi, H., (2001). Resistance. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, 38 (4), 431-436.

    Jimerson, S., Rocco, F., Kaufman, A., Whipple, A., Anderson, G., & Figueroa, L., (2001). Working with Bereaved Students: Developmental Considerations and an Introduction to Facilitating Grief Support Groups. Workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists conference, Washington, DC.

    Jimerson, S., Rocco, F. (2001). An Evaluation of the Effects of Summer School on Language Arts Skills. Presented at the California Association of School Psychologists conference, Costa Mesa, CA.

    Jimerson, S., Rocco, F. (2000) Does Summer School Work? An Evaluative Study of Student Achievement. Presented at the California Association of School Psychologists conference, Monterrey, CA.

    References

    Available upon request


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