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About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Deisy Boscán, a California licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst, with additional training in pediatric neuropsychology.  With nearly 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, my expertise ranges from providing both psychoanalytic and psychological treatment for adults, adolescents and children.

I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and Post-Doctoral training and certification in psychoanalysis and in clinical pediatric neuropsychology.  I specialize in the developmental assessment of infants and toddlers, as well as neuropsychological assessments and evaluations of learning disabilities for children, adolescents, and adults.  At the Neuroscience Department in the School of Medicine at UCSD I worked as a Bilingual Neuropsychologist Staff Research Associate as a member of a team that conducted neuropsychological evaluations of infants and children in the Mother, Child and Adolescent Treatment Center, at the Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, and I administered neuropsychological tests for the Spanish Norms project under the supervision of Robert Heaton, Ph.D.  During that period I served as a research assistant and data manager with Nolan E. Penn, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Faculty at Fielding Institute, San Diego, CA. Dr. Penn and I established and constructed baselines for psychological instruments (Rorschach, MMPI-2) in Latin America. 

Through June 2018, I supervised Psychiatric Fellows in their third year of residence at the UCSD, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. I am a member of the faculty at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (which provides post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis, and from which I received my own psychoanalytic training).I serve as an expert in matters before the Family Court of the San Diego County Superior Court and in domestic and civil litigation matters. I am a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), where, during my psychoanalytic training, I served as the North American Vice-President of IPA’s International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO).  I have presented a number of papers at IPA conferences relating to my clinical work with children and adolescents. I am also a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (ApsaA). 

My training and years of experience in the field enable me to ensure accurate identification of central nervous system dysfunctions and developmental disabilities including, but not limited to, intellectual and learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, pediatric head injury, and mood disorders in young children and adolescents. My colleagues and I offer individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults, focusing on a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. Our assessments take into consideration age, education and culture, and we provide state of the science, evidence-based measures for each individual patient. As appropriate, we work closely with patients’ families and professionals. On a personal note, I was born in Venezuela and enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. Some of my other favorite things include the great outdoors, furry friends, physical fitness, cooking, traveling, and gardening.

You can find me on Psychology Today and on my personal website (www.drboscan.com).  I look forward to assisting you in identifying disorders and constructing strategies to support and improve cognitive, behavioral, and mood concerns. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and feel comfortable conducting therapy and evaluations in both languages. My office is currently accepting new patients. 

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The Services I Offer:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

  • Adult Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

  • Assessment, Consultation and Evaluation

  • Personalized & Interpersonal Treatment Plans

  • ADD/ADHD evaluation and treatment

  • Play Therapy

  • Trauma Screening

Areas of Expertise:

  • Child, Adolescent & Adult 

    • Anxiety

    • ADD/ADHD

    • Depression

    • PTSD

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Office Updates

Coronavirus Disease 

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During the coronavirus crisis appointments will continue as scheduled, however they will be conducted through tele-health, a virtual platform from which I can conduct healthcare services. Please fill out a tele-health consent form and return it to me.

For the latest information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

For further information about working with your kids at home during this crisis read:

Coronavirus outbreak and kids

Homeschooling During Coronavirus

For further information, regarding my services, please contact me through this phone number: (619) 840-2786

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