2009 Psychology Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

Neva Chauppette, Psy.D.

Dr. Neva Chauppette received the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the GSEP commencement on May 23. Chauppette is a licensed psychologist in part-time private practice in Los Angeles, California, and the full-time project director of a mobile medical clinic that provides free and comprehensive HIV, Hepatitis ABC, and STD services to at-risk individuals. Chauppette is also a consultant to numerous HIV and chemical dependency treatment facilities throughout several states.

As a consultant, Chauppette offers psychiatric consultation regarding individual psychotherapy clients of other providers or agencies (multidiagnosed: psychiatric illness/ HIV+/HCV+ / addiction), as well as program needs assessments, curriculum development and design, technical assistance, crisis intervention, and staff and client trainings. She provides technical assistance to the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, the California State Office of AIDS, and the Los Angeles County Office of AIDS Programs and Policies. Services provided include statewide trainings, staff consultations, and program design and implementation. In addition, Chauppette is on the speakers bureaus of several pharmaceutical companies, such as Abbott, Roche, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Chauppette has worked in the field of substance abuse and HIV since 1988. She is the former clinical director of an outpatient mental health clinic for women of color with multiple morbidities (HIV, HCV, psychiatric illness, and substance misuse). She earned her doctorate in psychology from GSEP in 1992.

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