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BRUCE M. HALPIN, PH.D.

Dr. Halpin, Chief Pediatric Clinical Psychologist, has been with Commonwealth Psychological Associates, PLC since 1987.

Dr. Halpin works extensively with children, adolescents, adults, and families facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, abuse, attention problems, academic problems, adoption, giftedness, divorce, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delay, and various issues of adjustment. He has provided individual, couples, and family therapy, in addition to psychological assessments.

Dr. Halpin was formerly Director of the Parenting Program for the Prevention of Child Abuse at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Halpin earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Purdue University with a specialization in pediatric clinical psychology. He completed his internship at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at the Children's Medical Center of Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Halpin has lectured to professional and parent groups and has served as a forensic consultant to courts and government agencies. He is a clinical consultant to public and private schools and also to area group homes for developmentally delayed adults.

Dr. Halpin brings to his work at Commonwealth Psychological Associates a very kind and gentle manner with a capacity for exceptional insight that can help individuals, families, and groups to readily crystalize core issues.

Dr. Halpin is part of the Red Cross Disaster Response Network and a member of the American Psychological Association, Virginia Psychological Association, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, Society of Pediatric Psychology, and Division of Child, Youth and Family Services.


"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is hitched to everything in the universe."

--John Muir


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