Charles P. Allen, Ph.D.
Dr. Allen was trained at UCLA, CSU, and the Graduate Institute & University at Cincinnati.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, he specializes in functional restoration including: Strategies for coping with chronic pain, substance abuse and dependence, and the treatment of stress-related, problems including, problem gambling, internet addiction, depression, ADHD, anxiety and PTSD.
As a Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Senior Forensic Psychologist for the County of Ventura, Health Services Agency, Dr. Allen specialized in the assessment, and treatment of individuals with complex psychiatric and personal problems, often complicated by addiction and chronic pain.
As a Pain Management Specialist in private practice, he is skilled in psychological services including: Psychometric testing, presurgical assessment, addiction risk assessment, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. He is also proficient in a variety of complimentary, pain intervention techniques and stress reduction strategies designed to help patients manage distress, decrease symptom exaggeration, reduction of pain medications, reduce suffering, and reclaim useful and meaningful lives.
Additionally, as an Industrial/Organizational Consultant, Dr. Allen works with individuals, groups, and organizations to enhance the creative and performance potential of Industry Executives and Performing Artists to solve personnel and organizational problems, define clear program goals and develop valid measures of personal, program and organizational success.
Doctor. Allen has been a Program Manager for the Essex Corp., Senior Scientist and Program Manager for Lockheed Corp., and served as a Senior Clinical and Forensic Psychologist for Ventura County. He also served as the Executive Director of the Ventura County Commission on Human Concerns, was a Clinical Director for Turning Point Foundation, Inc., was a Senior Associate and Program Manager for Planning Research Corp., was the Director of Marketing Administration for International Reservations Corp. Doctor Allen is a Board-Credentialed Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management, a Certified Addictions Specialists, and serves as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the Medical Unit of the California Department of Industrial Relations
Additionally Dr. Allen was an Adjunct Professor at California State University for over 20 years, and served on the Faculty of the Post Graduate Institute for Medicine.