About Vivian Clayton, PhD

Professional Experience

Dr. Clayton’s first two positions were at academic institutions, where she was hired as an assistant professor (San Francisco State University, Dept. of Psychology, and Teachers College, Columbia University, Dept. of Counseling Psychology).

After receiving her clinical license to practice psychology, positions held include:
  • ---Director, Neuropsychology Service, John Muir Medical Center
  • ---Adjunct professor at the California School of Professional Psychology
  • ---Developed mental health services at the Over 60’s Health Center in Berkeley
  • ---In private practice at the Rossmoor Medical Center 1987 – 2005
  • ---Co-author on a legal guide used by attorneys for assessing capacity and
    undue influence in the older adult (see Publications)
Dr. Clayton has taught many seminars and classes for the following organizations and institutions:
  • University of California – Berkeley Extension Division
  • American Society on Aging – San Francisco
  • National Association of Elder Care Attorneys
  • National Association of Geriatric Care Managers
  • Mt. Zion Hospital – San Francisco
  • Menlo Park Veterans Hospital – Palo Alto
  • Kaiser Hospital – Walnut Creek
  • Alta Bates/Herrick Hospital - Berkeley
  • Solano County Bar Association
  • Tri Valley Estate Planning Council
  • California Association of Superior Court Investigators
  • California Association of Homes for the Aged
  • Northern California Neuropsychology Forum
  • Family Caregivers Alliance – San Francisco