Michael Carlish, PhD

Specialty: Psychology

Services: IME, SIBTF

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: Alliant International University - Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology: San Diego, CA

Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist.  His practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis.  He has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing psychologist at a mental health clinic on a Native American reservation, evaluating and treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, psychosis, bereavement, and trauma.  Dr. Carlish puts his patients at ease with his friendly, relaxed demeanor and his sense of humor. His professional interests include personality testing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In his role as a Qualified Medical Examiner, he looks forward to providing the Court and all parties involved with timely, thorough, and well-reasoned medical opinions.

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