Bonnie Olsen

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Bonnie Olsen, PhD

Areas of treatment:

Psychology
Geriatrics
Assessment and clinical management of depression
Anxiety and situational emotional distress in adults across the life span Assessment and management of cognitive decline associated with dementia, Parkinsons’ Disease, and other neurologic disorders.

Specialties:

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Primary Care

Department:

  • Department of Family Medicine

Bonnie Olsen, PhD

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs

Practicing location:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena

About this doctor:

Dr. Olsen provides mental health and cognitive assessment and short-term treatment in a collaborative treatment model with several primary care physicians. Patients concerns and preferences are integrated into a care plan that incorporates the most effective forms of psychotherapy that are targeted to patients’ goals. Management of more chronic conditions in collaboration with primary care physicians is accomplished in an open and caring environment that supports patients’ highest quality of life and functioning. Family involvement in encouraged when appropriate.

Education:

BS, Colorado State University, Occupational Therapy, 1977
MA, California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 1989
PhD, California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 1994

Internships:

Children & Youth Services, Orange County Dept of Mental Health, 1988-1989
West Coast Counseling Center, Psychotherapy, 1989–1990

Residencies:

Coastline Community College, Traumatic Head Injury Program, Neuropsychology, 1990–1991

Fellowships:

Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center, Department of Psychobiology, University of California Irvine, 1995-1996

Certifications:

American Board of Psychology, 1997

Professional society memberships:

American Psychological Association
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Geriatrics Society

Awards:

Gold Humanism Honor Society, Gold Star Award for Humanism in delivery of health care, 2009