Kenneth R. Philipp, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY 17630
(916)789-7082 ext. 306
Dr. Philipp has been working
professionally in the helping profession since 1990 when he began
working as social worker for Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. At Koinonia,
Dr. Philipp became District Administrator making him responsible for
social worker supervision, foster family supervision and training,
foster child placement, and social work care for foster children.
During his work with foster families, he became aware that children
were not receiving the psychological assessments they required. As a
result, Dr. Philipp returned to school to complete a doctors degree
in psychology. His doctoral dissertation addressed the assessment of
foster parents. Dr. Philipp did his predoctoral internships at
Valley Psychological Center where he focused on psychological
assessment and at Heritage Oaks Hospital, where he focused on
counseling inpatient and day treatment patients. His license as a
clinical psychologist was completed in 2001.
Dr Philipp has been an instructor at several graduate schools.
Beginning in 1990, he participated as a substitute instructor at the
Los Gatos campus of Western Seminary. From 2000 until 2005, Dr.
Philipp taught psychodiagnostic assessment for doctoral students at
Alliant University and The Professional School of Psychology.
Currently Dr. Philipp is teaching at the Sacramento campus of
Western Seminary where his masters level counseling courses include
Human Life Span Development, Tests and Measurements, Research in
Family Studies, and Psychopathology. He also participates in
teaching two classes for the ministerial students at Western
Seminary. These are Developing Strong Families, and Discovering and
Developing Your Ministry Potential.
Dr. Philipp obtains continuing education in excess of State of
California licensing requirements. His specialized education
includes the John Gottman approach to marriage counseling. Dr.
Philipp has also completed specialized education in clinical
hypnotherapy from the Erickson Foundation. He has many hours of
continuing education in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and
adult Bipolar disorder. He has received additional education in the
identification, diagnosis, and treatment of autistic spectrum
disorders with an emphasis on Asperger's Disorder. Dr. Philipp has
completed level 1 and 2 training for Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Dr. Philipp's clinical practice consists of children, adolescents,
and adults. He works with a broad range of problems including
anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Posttraumatic Stress
Disorder (PRSD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), marriage
problems, phase of life difficulties, and spiritual development.
Professional School of Psychology – Doctor of Clinical Psychology:
Western Seminary – Master of Arts in Counseling: 1988
Corbin College – Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries: 1985
Areas of Focus:
Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Psychological Assessment (Personality, learning, AD/HD, general
Clinical Hypnosis (Eriksonian)
Ideas on Becoming a Better Parent
Life On Purpose
Accept Magellan Behavioral Health and Aetna All others seen on a fee
for service basis