Additional Clinical Experience

April 2017 – Present
Captain, Embedded Behavioral Health Officer, CA
California State Military Reserve, Medical Command


  • Provide behavioral health support and education for the 1-140th Air Assault Battalion. Types of support include; substance abuse, relationships, stress management, crisis intervention, crisis counseling and suicide assessment.


February 2016 – Present
Psychologist, Fullerton, CA
Fullerton College


  • Provide crisis intervention, crisis counseling, suicide assessment, couples therapy and individual therapy to students in need or requesting treatment.
  • Connect students with outside resources including ongoing therapy, medical resources, 12 step meetings and academic resources.


April 2015 – Present
Associate Faculty, Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley College


  • Provide class instruction for Social and Behavioral Sciences including; lecture, assign homework, grade and provide feedback on student’s performance and submit information in a timely fashion.


February 2015 – August 2016
Psychologist, Costa Mesa, CA
Orange Coast College


  • Provide crisis intervention, crisis counseling, suicide assessment, couples therapy and individual therapy to students in need or requesting treatment.
  • Connect students with outside resources including ongoing therapy, medical resources, 12 step meetings and academic resources.


August 2011 – August 2015
Mental Health Specialist, Santa Ana, CA
Orange County Health Care Agency: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services: DUI and Drug Court


  • Provide both individual and group substance abuse treatment to clients to help them understand how addiction and relapse work, improve their level of functioning in the community, develop and meet treatment plan goals and provide resources.
  • Teach a psychoeducational class on relapse prevention emphasizing areas related to psychopharmacology, physiological psychology, biology, and coping techniques.
  •  Evaluate potential clients for program fitness.
  • Staff with the treatment team including probation and judges to determine the best method of treatment for each individual client to meet the client’s goal of prolonged sobriety and graduation from the program.
  • Assist in developing an intensive outpatient program and creating a way to track and evaluate its progress.
  • Develop curriculum for specialty groups.
  • Create a system for tracking chart compliance.


June 2012 – Present
Psychometric Technician, Palm Desert, CA
Nicholas C. Aliotti Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist


  • Process and score raw test data for patients being evaluated for medical pain management procedures.
  • Write reports based on test data consolidating the information to provide answers to the referring physician’s questions and concerns.
  • Provide consultation for neuropsychological and malingering assessment concerns.


August 2010 – May 2011
Psychology Intern, Santa Ana, CA
Orange County Health Care Agency: Center of Excellence: Neurobehavioral Testing Unit


  • Create and provide county-wide, Continuing Education Unit, training on the uses of psychological testing.
  • Conduct testing for the county at various locations to assess IQ, adaptability, malingering, dementia, brain injury, achievement, sexual deviant behavior, eating disorders, conflict resolution tactics, PTSD and any other psychological testing that may be needed.
  • Write integrated psychological reports explaining the results of the testing as well as providing a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment and follow-up.


July 2008 – June 2009
Psychology Intern, Costa Mesa, CA
Coastline Community College: Acquired Brain Injury Program


  • Aid in computer classes teaching techniques to work with brain injury deficits.
  • Created and Co-lead teamwork and psycho-motor skill groups using the Nintendo Wii.
  • Conduct pre and post neuropsychological testing for neurologically impaired adults, review medical/neurological rehabilitation records.
  • Conduct supplemental assessments to evaluate student’s academic/cognitive strengths and weaknesses as well as to determine if a learning disability may be present.
  • Consult with cognitive instructors and work collaboratively to facilitate students’ cognitive retraining.
  • Provide the students with academic and career resources and guidance.
  • Provide individual therapy for students using cognitive behavioral intervention.
  • Co-lead social skills groups and facilitate stress management workshops.

Research Experience

 2008 - 2011
Dissertation
Alliant International University, Irvine CA

Original Research Study: “The Efficacy of the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) Battery in the Detection of Cognitive Malingering.”

 July 2009 – July 2010
Research Assistant   
Coastline Community College: Acquired Brain Injury Program, Costa Mesa CA

Ongoing Research: Utilizing the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery to assess progress made by the students in the Acquired Brain Injury Program. Maintenance of the accuracy and integrity of the database, ensure it is up to date and analyze statistical information. Assist in the training of new interns as well.

Education

2007 - 2012 Alliant International University, San Diego, CA

Doctorate, Clinical Forensic Psychology

2007 - 2009 Alliant International University, San Diego, CA
Masters of Arts, Clinical Forensic Psychology


2004 - 2005 California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Baccalaureate Degree, major in Psychology, minor in Health Science

​Dr. Sarah E. McIntosh

Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


Issues Treated

  • Addiction          
  • Alcohol Abuse          
  • Anxiety          
  • Chronic Pain          
  • Chronic Relapse   
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression 
  • Drug Abuse
  • Relationship Issues   
  • Sleep or Insomnia     
  • Women's Issues    



*Experience in many other areas as well

Publications and Presentations

Larson, S. E. (2011). The efficacy of the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) Battery in the detection of cognitive malingering (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (3493959)

2015 - Present 
Faculty member of the National Center for DWI Courts requested to present on; Psychopharmacology of Addiction, Changing Behaviors, Sanctions and Incentives, How to be Good Consumers of Treatment and discipline specific breakout sessions for treatment providers in the collaborative courts.

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


Qualifications

  • Providing services since 2008
  • License No. and State: PSY26634 California


Additional Credentials

  • American Psychological Association Member Since: 2009
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology Member Since: 2009