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Lisa J. Hayden, Psy.D.

Provider | Individual and Group Programs

Dr. Lisa Hayden is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, a research psychologist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Program Director of the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County. Dr. Hayden completed her pre-doctoral internship at the UCLA Clinical Research Unit at Camarillo State Hospital and Developmental Center, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatric rehabilitation. Dr. Hayden has extensive experience as a treating professional and in providing consultation to professionals serving individuals diagnosed with a wide array of mental, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. In addition to her research, Dr. Hayden works nationally with the VA training clinicians in the use of evidence-based practices. Locally, Dr. Hayden works with seniors, especially those challenged with memory loss and their caregivers, and is a supervisorial appointee to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. Dr. Hayden is regularly invited to talk or give workshops on issues affecting seniors, brain injury, and topics associated with her research.


Robert Maurer, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator | Group Programs

As the Director of Behavioral Sciences for Family Medicine Spokane, Washington, and a faculty member with the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Maurer studied success in health, relationships and work. An Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, he is also a successful author and consultant and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20.

Alison Ross, MA, LMFT

Food Psychologist | Group Programs

Alison Ross is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in eating and body image.  Earning her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University she has served on the executive board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and assisted in the launch of the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program.  As an activist in the prevention of eating disorders, Ross is a regular guest speaker at UCLA on the topic.  She serves as a faculty member for CHLI's newly launched Weight Loss Your Way program and lectures on topics such as How Stress Effects Hunger & Cravings, Mindful Eating, A Healthy Mindset and Moving Forward with Focus.  Ross is a local to the Conejo Valley with her husband, two children and two dogs.