Dr. Hoffman is a geriatric neuropsychologist in private practice in San Rafael, California. She is the former  President of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum and past chair for Division VIII (Neuropsychology) of the California Psychological Association. 

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Hoffman is also the staff neuropsychologist at Kaiser Permanente in Hayward, California, and works as a consultant to the brain injury team at Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital in Kentfield, California.


Dr. Hoffman’s CV


Professional Credentials

State of California: October 2005
Licensed Psychologist (#PSY 20516)


California Institute of Integral Psychology, San Francisco  California
Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (APA accredited), February 2004
Dissertation:  Subjective well-being before and after a life review in women
living with advanced cancer

Dominican College, San Rafael, California
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts, May 1995


Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital, Kentfield, California
July 2008-November 2010

Rehab Without Walls, San Jose, California
July 2008-Present

Institute on Aging, San Francisco, California
Neuropsychologist and Supervisor

Private Practice, San Rafael, California
Geriatric Neuropsychologist/Psychotherapist
January 2006-Present

Kaiser Permanente, Hayward, California
Staff Neuropsychologist
February 2006-Present

Adjunct Faculty, Alliant University, San Francisco CA
Psychodiagnostic Assessment

Clinical Training

Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry: 2003-2005
San Francisco, California
Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology
(Predoctoral: 8/03-2/03; Postdoctoral: 2/03-6/05

Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry: 2001-2003
Vallejo, California
Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology

Sunset Mental Health Services: 2000-2001
San Francisco, California
Clinical Psychology Trainee

Haight Ashbury Psychological Services: 1998-1999
San Francisco, California
Clinical Psychology Trainee

Teaching Experience

Psychodiagnostic Assessment
Alliant University, San Francisco, CA
Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Living and Dying
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology
Fall 1999

Health  Psychology
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology
Spring 1999, Fall 1999

Professional Presentations

Everything You Wanted to Know About TBI But Were Afraid to Ask: (August 2010). Feduciary     Education Day, Oakland, California

Using the MOCA as a Quick Cognitive Screen  (2010). Staff presentation, Kaiser Permanente,     Department of Psychiatry, Union City, California

When It’s Not Alzheimers:  An Introduction to Other Forms of Dementia: (20009). Staff presentation,  Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry, Union City and Department of Psychiatry, Fremont, California

Food & Mood:  How the Food You Eat Affects the Way You Feel (2009). Multiple presentations at NUMMI on behalf of Kaiser Permanente, Fremont, California

Using Brief Measures of Intelligence in Neuropsychological Assessment (January 2004). Staff presentation. Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco,     California.

Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Individual Psychotherapy (May 2002). Presentation to trainees. Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry, Vallejo, California.

Using the Sandtray in Adult and Child Psychotherapy  (April 2001). Presentation to trainees. Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry, Vallejo, California.


The Basics of Testamentary Capacity for Geriatric Neuropsychologists: The California Psychologist,     Volume 43, Number Six, pp 15-18.

Guest editor for the Summer newsletter of Psychologists in Long Term Care
2008- Present

Professional Affiliations

Northern California Neuropsychology Forum
2003-2005:  Student Representative to the Board
2005-2006:  Board Member, Member-at-Large
2006-2008:  Board Member, Secretary
2008-2009:  Board Member, President Elect
2009-2010:  President
2010-2011:  Past President
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association: Member Division 8
2010-2011:  Chair of the Committee for Geriatric Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
Marin County Psychological Association
Psychologists in Long Term Care

Adjunct Employment History

NewNeuroPsych listserv

A web-based listserv designed for graduate students, predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows and early career neuropsychologists who wish to participate in an ongoing discussion on topics of interest in neuropsychology.  268 current members.


Richard Kalish Graduate Student Paper Award:  Association for Death Education and Counseling, February 2000.  Closing the Circle:  Using Narrative and Existential Psychotherapy in Counseling the Terminally Ill.

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