Jorge Galindo

Family Therapist and Reserve Deputy Sheriff

About Jorge Galindo

A family, marriage, and child therapist licensed in California, Dr. Jorge Galindo, along with his wife, owns and operates a practice in Irvine, California that is devoted to forensic and clinical therapy. In this position, he provides a wide range of services related to matters such as child custody. In addition to his role as therapist and counselor, Dr. Jorge Galindo serves as a reserve deputy sheriff in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and was sworn in after a period of academy training in 2010. He maintains affiliation with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Prior to focusing on his private practice and his responsibilities as a reserve deputy sheriff, Dr. Jorge Galindo successfully completed a doctoral internship with St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, where he gained experience conducting court-referred assessments for a number of individuals. He previously served as director for Olive Crest Residential Centers in Santa Ana, California, and worked as a clinician for Western Youth Services.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

During his doctoral studies at the California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Jorge Galindo completed an internship at the bipolar spectrum disorder program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California. There, Dr. Jorge Galindo received focused education in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

In the past few years, research has emerged to indicate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of bipolar spectrum disorders. It is a short-term and problem-focused therapy that teaches the patient to identify those thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that contribute to a presenting problem. Therapist and patient then work together to notice those experiences when they arise and replace them with more proactive reactions.

Randomized trials have shown the effectiveness of CBT for patients with bipolar disorder over the past decade. The most recent is a study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, which included an in-depth investigation of a prior meta-analysis that identified CBT as a positive technique for relapse prevention.

This new analysis showed that CBT not only lowered the relapse rate for patients with type I or II bipolar disorder but also reduced depressive symptoms, lessened the severity of manic episodes, and improved psychosocial function. According to researchers, these data confirmed the potential of CBT as an adjunct to medication for patients with bipolar disorder.

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