A neuropsychologist at Valley Children’s, Errol Leifer, PhD, has more than 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Leifer is a diplomat in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, a diplomat in professional neuropsychology of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and a diplomat and board certified forensic examiner of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He holds memberships in several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, Children’s Oncology Group, The Reitan Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Academy of Clinical Psychology, The American College of Forensic Examiners and Coalition of Clinical Practitioners in Neuropsychology.
Dr. Leifer has held positions as a staff psychologist and ward clinical chief at Kings View Hospital in Reedley, Calif.; adjunct professor at the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, Calif.; assistant clinical professor at University of California, San Francisco – Fresno; senior neuropsychological consultant at Central California Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Fresno; and consulting staff member in the Psychology Division at Veterans Administration Hospital, Fresno.
He was a lecturer in the Department of Criminology and the Department of Education and Counseling at California State University, Fresno. He is an expert case reviewer for the Department of Consumer Affairs for the State of California and makes court appearances as an expert witness. Dr. Leifer takes courses and attends conferences, lectures and workshops to stay abreast of new developments in the fields of forensics and neuropsychology.
Active in the community, Dr. Leifer was the founding president of the San Joaquin Psychological Association and a founding member of the Professional Association of Independent Practitioners. He has served on the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of Greater Fresno.
Dr. Leifer earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens. He completed an internship in clinical psychology in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School Clinics in Chicago, Ill. His postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology was done at Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kan.