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Children's Health Council

Melanie V. Hsu, PhD

Clinical Program Manager

Dr. Hsu attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree in Psychology. After working for a year as a residential treatment counselor and in a genetics lab, she attended the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University to obtain her PhD in Clinical Psychology with emphases in Child & Family and Health Psychology. Dr. Hsu’s passion for working with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities started during a practicum at Children’s Hospital Oakland at the Children’s Hospital Autism Intervention (CHAI). She completed her postdoctoral residency at the Kaiser Permanente Autism Spectrum Disorder Center in San Jose. She worked there for four years in diagnoses, research, supervision, and training. Dr. Hsu currently continues to work part-time at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research with the Autism Research Project as the clinical lead for two research studies, SEED (Study to Explore Early Development) and EARLI (Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation).

Education

  • PhD, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University
  • MS, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University
  • BA, University of Washington

Licenses

  • Clinical Psychologist, #PSY 23914

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (APA Division 33)
  • Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Recent Presentations

  • Recognizing the signs of Autism and what to do next (2/3/2014)
  • Sleep apnea and sleep breathing disorders in children (10/10/2013)
  • Seizure disorders in children (11/14/2013)