Dr. Jennifer H. Mendoza

Office of Dr. Jennifer H. Mendoza - Psychologist

Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer H. Mendoza, PhD.

Child and Adult Neuropsychology

Crusader Building

323 10th Avenue West, Suite 302

Palmetto, Florida 34221

Tel:  (941) 721-6325

Fax: (941) 723-6741


University of California at Los Angeles: BA (Psychology/Special Education) 1975
University of Texas at El Paso: M Ed (Educational Psychology) 1979
Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA: PhD (Clinical Psychology) 1993
Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA Post doctoral (Neuropsychology) 1998


7-2006 to present        Psychologist (private practice)
                323 10th Avenue West, Suite 302
                Palmetto, Florida 34221
                (941- 721-6325)

Individual, child, and adolescent psychotherapy, educational and neuropsychological psychometrics, geriatric and end of life counseling, rehabilitation services, lesbian/gay issues, parent/teacher/physician consultation

12-1999 to 6-2006        Psychologist (group private practice)
                Behavioral Health Institute
                1881 University Drive, Suite 104
                Coral Springs, Florida 33071
                (954) 344-0888

Individual and family psychotherapy, educational and neuropsychological psychometrics, consultation with physicians, rehabilitation services, and schools, stress and anger management, parenting, assertiveness training, lesbian/gay issues.

8-1997 to 5-1998        Adjunct Professor
                Barry University
                Counselor Education Program
                11300 NE Second Avenue
                Miami Shores, Florida 33161-6695
                (305) 423-0861

Graduate level instructor in child therapy, developmental psychology, play therapy, and counselor education.  Responsible for development of course materials, examinations, and student evaluation

1-1994 to 4-2005        Psychologist
                Family Service Agency
                1500 University Drive, Suite 233
                Coral Springs, Florida   33071
                (954) 755-4700

Non-profit agency counseling, group therapy, court ordered psychometric evaluation, and community mental health seminars; anger management and domestic violence intervention and sex offender group therapy, supervision of graduate students, and pro-bono counseling.

8-1997 to 12-1993        Associate School Psychologist
                Canutillo Independent School District
                P.O. Box 100, Canutillo, Texas  79835
                (915) 877-3726

Management and administration of psychometrics, differential diagnosis of students and referrals; coordination with community agencies and resources; documentation and consultation with school personnel; development of behavior management plans and education plans for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed students (age 2 – 22); development and execution of in-service training for teachers and other professional staff

8-1989 to 8-1991        Adjunct Professor
                University of Texas at El Paso
                Departments of Education and Psychology
                University Drive, El Paso, Texas  79968
                (915) 747 – 5300

Preparation of course materials, presentation of daily and weekly lectures, and examinations; consultation and supervision of practicum students of the following graduate level courses:
Psychology Dept: Overview of Assessment Methods
Education Dept:    Special Education for the Classroom Teacher
             Human Growth & Development (Developmental Psychology)

9-1983 to 7-1993        Co-owner/Mental Health Counselor
                Professional Counseling & Evaluation Services
                Thunderbird Drive, Suite 1, El Paso, Texas  79912
                (915) 584-3636

Counseling and psychometrics with individuals, couples, and families to include sexual abuse and substance abuse recovery, stress management, assertiveness training, lesbian/gay issues, adjustment to physical and mental disability, and vocational guidance

1-1983 to 6-1988        Psychologist
                Life Management Center
                8929 Viscount Blvd.
                El Paso, Texas  79925

Evaluation, counseling and long-term rehabilitation planning for mentally handicapped residents; development of programming and in-service training for staff, individual and group therapy with chronic de-institutionalized and community residents

10-1979 to 6-1985        Program Manager
                Texas Rehabilitation Commission
                1200 Golden Key Circle, Suite 262
                El Paso, Texas  79925
                (915) 593-4893

Supervised and administered State rehabilitation program for severely handicapped in vocational and residential settings to include fiscal budgeting, job development, job training, and contract negotiations.  Long term counseling with dual diagnosis, deaf, blind, physically and mentally handicapped

9-1980 to 6-1981        Psychometrician
                Veterans Administration
                Brook Hollow Drive, El Paso, Texas 79902
                (915) 593-2807

Administered full clinical interviews and written assessment batteries on all referred veterans and dependents.  All Batteries included personality, intelligence, academic, and vocational aptitude and interest measures.

5-1977 to 6-1978        Teaching Assistant
                University of Texas at El Paso
                Dept. of Educational Psychology
                68 University Drive, El Paso Texas 79968
                (915) 747-5300

Administered University Counseling Center, monitored quality of psychological services provided at the Center including documentation, assignment of interns to referred students, and coordination of services.

9-1974 to 6-1975        Classroom Facilitator
                Fernald School, UCLA
                Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90024

Developed curriculum and taught non-academic subjects to emotionally disturbed students grades 3-7

2012: "Cool Tools: How to Grow Up Without Being Screwed Up."
2006: “The Incredible Hulk and Emotional Literacy” book chapter in
Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy
2000: Effective Collaboration with School District on Psychological Assessment
    CEU Homestudy for the Florida Psychological Association
1999: Update on HIV-AIDS: Treatment Considerations
    CEU Homestudy for the Florida Psychological Association
1993: Assessment of the brain injured child in the public schools (Dissertation)
1990: Sex Education Evaluation (and revised edition) Test instrument with adult
    normalized data and integrated five part curriculum in Spanish and English
1989: Special Education Curriculum Evaluation: Statistical comparison of
    teachers’ strategies and district-wide test results with curriculum remedies


*Happiness - Pathway to Healing (Sarasota yearly meeting)
*Violence Prevention and Anger Management Strategies
(Mental Health Association, Sylvan Learning Center, Public Schools, Adam’s World Radio Talk Show)
* Innovations in Assessment and Collaboration
    (El Paso Independent School District Summer Program)
*How to Talk to Your Boss
    (Texas Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, To Your Health Radio Talk Show)
*Now That You’re Mad: How to Deal with Everyday Anger
    (Canutillo Independent School District, University Pavilion Hospital)
*Positive Approaches to Behavior Management
    (Texas Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities)


-Ethics/Medical Error Prevention (26 credit hours)
-Psychotropic Medications/Psychopharmacology (126 credit hours)    
-Testing Hispanic Populations (3 credit hours)
-Suicide Assessment (3 credit hours)
-Domestic Violence Certification Training (26 credit hours)
-Advanced Applications in Neuropsychology (12 credit hours)
-Multicultural Assessment (15 credit hours)
-Advances in Pediatric Neuropsychology (21 credit hours)
-Brain Function and Learning (6.5 credit hours)
-Play Therapy (12 credit Hours)
-Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming (6.25 credit hours)


1998: Certification in Neuropsychology (APA certified program)
1996: Licensed Clinical Psychologist (FL-PY5572)
1993: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL)
1989: Certified Associate School Psychologist (TX)
1983: Qualified Professional in Mental Retardation (TX)
1981: Licensed Professional Counselor (TX)
1980: Licensed Psychological Associate (TX)


Lower West Coast Psychological Association
     -2019 President
Current Member: Lower West Coast Psychological Association
    -2005 President, Broward County Psychological Association
    -1989-2008 Executive Board Member
Florida Psychological Association/ American Psychological Association Member
    - 2003 Child and Adolescent Division Board Member    
- Neuropsychological Division Member
- Psychopharmacology Division Member
Mental Health Association Member
Local Project Director: Behavioral Evaluation Scales (Educational Services) Neuropsychological Dysfunction Scale (Western Psychological Svcs)
Union Institute & University Adjunct Professor – Graduate supervisor (2004-06)