Dr. Toby Watson, Psy.D.
Dr. Watson accepted the position of Executive and Clinical Director of Associated Psychological Health Services in 2005, whereby he added a Free Clinic Option for those children and families in need of psychological services but have an unmet financial need. He formed the R.E.A.Ch. program (Recovery of Emotionally Abused Children), which was modeled and clinically supported by the late Dr. Kevin McCready. R.E.A.Ch. has served hundreds of clients since it's inception, and no one has ever been unable to begin and or continue with psychological treatment due to the work of Dr. Watson and the R.E.A.Ch. program.
Dr. Watson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, holds a Master’s Degree from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno and a Doctorate in Clinical Depth/Dynamic Psychology (2002) from CSPP-Alliant University. He was additionally trained at: San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center in Clovis-Fresno, CA, one of the only enhanced day treatment programs in the country that specializes at providing intensive pure psychotherapy for individuals often diagnosed as Schizophrenic, Bipolar, and suicidal; and at the Allendale Association-Bradley Counseling Center, one of the largest child and adolescent residential, day-treatment and outpatient treatment facilities in the State of IL.
Dr. Watson also is the former Chief Supervising Psychologist-Executive for the State of WI-Dept. of Corrections-KMCI (2011-2013), and was responsible for oversight of all mental health services for a medium secure institution of approximately 1,200 inmates. While employed with the State, he also became a state-wide training coordinator, conducting a host of crisis de-escalation and informational trainings with the National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI).
Dr. Watson is the former (2009-2011) International Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (www.psychintegrity.org), formally Dr. Peter Breggin's ICSPP, a not-for-profit professional educational organization of hundreds of members who are professors, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, pediatricians, teachers, therapists and attorneys, who for approximately 40 years, has critically analyzed the impact of mental health research and theory on the practice, politics and awareness of mental health.
Dr. Watson has presented at and is a member of the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and other psychosis (www.ISPS.org
), is a member of the Alliance for Human Research Protection (www.AHRP.org
), and of the PreTherapy International Network.
Dr. Watson specializes in integrating Evidence Based Practices. He uses an integrated psycho-social biological psycho-dynamic and psychoanalytic integrated model of conceptualization, but typically focusing upon a more behavioral mode of delivery with families and children when struggling with behavioral problems. He tends to focus and use a more analytic and or an "Open Dialog Approach or mode of delivery when working with psychosis. He also specifically integrates the Nurtured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser, the Caregiver's Skills Program by David Stein, PhD, and core concepts from a family systems approach.
Dr. Watson has a special interest and expertise at relaying long term research and best care practices for individuals seeking information on psychotropic medication alternatives.
Dr. Watson has testified as an expert witness and or provided written testimony/reports for many state counties, as well as for private clients throughout the United States and abroad. He conducts case consultations, administers court ordered examinations and evaluations, and has assisted with malpractice cases/claims. He is a continuing education facilitator for both psychologists (C.E.) and attorneys, having developed dozens of CEUs for practitioners. He is available for consulting, speeches and phone consultations.