About

 

Dr. Silvina Irwin is a clinical psychologist and has a private practice in Pasadena, CA. She is bilingual in Spanish and has extensive experience working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, and families. Trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson, Silvina is an ICEEFT certified trainer, therapist, and supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. She is co-founder of the EFT Resource Center, and serves on the board of directors for the LA Center for EFT.

In addition to providing psychotherapy, she consults, conducts workshops and trainings with a wide range of professionals on issues within psychology. These groups include the medical community, psychotherapists, child protective services, the police department, offices with the District Attorney's Office, the legal community at large, and organizations seeking to build more cohesive, effective professional teams.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

University of Massachusetts Boston
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

University of California San Diego
B.A. in Psychology, with honors

 

 

Clinical Experience & Training (Abbreviated List)

2016

 

2004 - Present
 

2004 - 2006
 



2003 - 2004

 

2001 - 2002

 

2000 - 2001

 

2000 - 2002

 

1999

 

1998-1999

 

Certified Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Certified by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Clinical Psychologist / Consultant
Private Practitioner. Pasadena, CA.

Clinical Psychologist
University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Resource Center. 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco. San Francisco General Hospital, Child and Adolescent Services.

Psychology Intern
Harvard Medical School. The Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry.

Psychology Extern
Harvard Medical School. The Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry.

Psychological Testing and Assessment
Greater Boston Legal Services. Independent Contractor. Boston, MA.

Training in Clinical Hypnosis
Harvard Medical School. The Cambridge Hospital, Behavioral Medicine Program.

Clinical Psychology Extern
University of Massachusetts, Boston. Student Counseling Center. Boston, MA.

 
 

 

Academic and Research Awards & Recognitions

1999
 

1998

 

1998

Stanley Fellowship
Harvard Medical School

Stanley Fellowship
Harvard Medical School

Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
Departmental & Provost Honors
University of California, San Diego

 
 

 

Professional Memberships & Leadership Positions

Board Member

Clinical Advisory Board Member

Member

Member

Member

President,
Clinical Graduate Student Association

Los Angeles Center for EFT

Archidiocesan Victims Assistance Ministry Office

San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

California Psychological Association

University of Massachusetts Boston

 

 

Learn more about Dr. Irwin's lectures, workshops, trainings, and publications here.