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About Jody Kussin, Ph.D.

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Jody Kussin, Ph.D., is a kind, funny, bright, skilled and thoughtful clinical psychologist and author, who works to help strengthen individuals, couples, families, schools, and communities. 

A practicing psychologist for more than 30 years, Dr. Kussin sees private patients – ranging from teens to adults, individually and as couples. She has an expertise and special interest in the field of parenting and is the author of Catch Them Being Good:  A Guide to Positive Parenting, adopted by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as the 1990s parenting model. She served as a staff psychologist at UCLA in the Semel Institute, Department of Psychiatry. Additionally, she has worked in executive leadership and management positions in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, as well as serving as faculty for graduate programs teaching courses such as lifespan development, professional development, diversity, and clinical supervision. 

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Dr. Kussin is highly sought after as a consultant to schools and agencies, working from a strength-based perspective to enhance relationships and communication across all constituents, including helping with accreditation visits, board development, classroom management, faculty burnout, and student dynamics. She is a public speaker, visiting “Back to School Nights,” board retreats, college classes, and community events.   


In addition, Dr. Kussin, who is conversant in Spanish, has a robust forensic immigration practice, conducting evaluations, writing comprehensive reports, and testifying in court as needed, all in collaboration with attorneys.


In all aspects of her work, which has touched people across the globe, Dr. Kussin brings a personal commitment to healing and helping, with a professional set of skills, wisdom, and experience.

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