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Program Speaker

Timothy Beach, PsyD

Dr. Timothy M. Beach joins Correct Sleep as the Mental Health Director, with a background and focus on Mental Health issues associated with poor sleep. He earned his BA degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma in 2000 to begin his prominent clinical psychology education. In 2003, Tim relocated to San Francisco where he earned a Master's of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology (2005) and a PhD in Psychology in Clinical Psychology (2007) from the Alliant International University, at the California School of Professional Psychology.

Tim began his career as a practicum student at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, University of California, at San Francisco, then at the Walden House Adolescent Program at San Francisco, and at the Medical Hill Rehabilitative Services at Oakland where he co-facilitated rehabilitation groups for involuntarily placed in-patients, provided individual and group therapy to clients with varying levels of mental functioning and dually-diagnosed adolescent and transgender in-patients. At the Alliant International University, Tim served as an executive assistant to the vice president and was involved in special projects development for the president. Tim was employed as a clinical psychology intern and later as a staff psychologist at the Valley State Prison for Women at Chowchilla, while he ran the Educational Mental Health Program.

Since 2013, Tim has been a staff psychologist in the California Correctional Facility for Women at Chowchilla. He provides case management, individual and group therapy, and crisis interventions. He is a subject-matter expert for gender dysphoria and provides subsequent assessment for transgender patients wishing to receive hormone replacement treatment. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. 

For a number of years, Tim's research has been focused on counter transference issues in therapeutic settings, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Since 2008, Tim has presented his research findings and methodology at numerous national conferences in the U.S. and at the 6th World Women's Health Congress in Japan. His topics covered violent female offenders, women sentenced to life with no parole, and advocacy, care, and treatment considerations for transgender patients in correctional environments. In 1999, Tim won the first place at the Psychology Experimental Design Competition at the University of Oklahoma.

From 2004 to 2012, Tim underwent extensive professional training in dialectical behavior therapy under the tutelage of Drs. Alan Fruzzetti, Ali Hall, and Mardell Gavriel; bipolar spectrum disorders with Dr. John Preston; child sexual abuse with Dr. Eva McKenzie; clinical hypnosis with Dr. Michael Yapko; and clinical supervision under Drs. Carol Falender and Jane Campbell. 

In the early years of his career, Tim served as a soldier in the U.S. Army, specialist 4, and volunteered as an underprivileged youth and indigent men counselor.