My work is divided into clinical care, training and teaching, research and technology development, consultation and advocacy here and abroad. My clinical practice is somewhat restricted and referral based, typically providing consultation and treatment when people have already tried other providers, including insurance based providers. Most of the people and families I see require work beyond office visits, including, but not limited to, contact with patients, families, other providers, teachers and school staff, record reviews, documentation, treatment planning, written reports, and meetings at schools or at home. All the time I spend working for you is billed, and we should talk about the extent of work needed so that we have an idea of our goals and plans and timeframe for our work together.
Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist with an active clinical practice in Solana Beach, seeing infants through adults and their families to address neuropsychiatric challenges. Dr. Feder is also a Senior Expert for the Early Years in Belfast, traveling to conflict and post conflict regions to support peace building through early childhood care.
In addition Dr. Feder is a voluntary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine researching blended developmental-behavioral interventions for young children with challenges in social communication. His related work includes serving as Medical Director at SymPlay, LLC developing interactive technology and distance learning systems to support relationship-based interventions as well as consulting for other technology companies.
Dr. Feder also works at local, state and national levels advocating for patient choice in Evidence Based Practice. He helped write the first American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Practice Parameter for Assessment and Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders. He Co-Chaired the State of California South Counties Autism and Related Disorders Task Force and testifies in clinical and policy related related at the state and local levels.
From 2010-2014 Dr. Feder worked as Director of Research at the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders Graduate School PhD program in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Disorders, teaching courses in critical assessment of research, statistical thinking, biological treatments, and fostering student research in developmental approaches. He continues this work at Fielding Graduate University as an Adjunct Professor, guiding research and teaching.
Dr. Feder is known as an engaging speaker and teacher in classes and conferences. Many of his lectures and blog posts can be found online at joshuafedermd and at circlestretch websites.