Andrew G. Yellen, Ph.D., F.P.P.R., F.A.B.M.P., D.A.C.

CLINICAL & SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Andrew Yellen is a licensed psychologist specializing in both clinical and sports psychology. He, along with his wife Heidi, is one of the founding owners of Yellen & Associates Psychological, Educational, Speech & Language Services, a private practice group with two offices in Southern California. Dr. Yellen lectures nationally and internationally on various topics including behavioral management, learning disabilities, and sports psychology. Additionally, Dr. Yellen offers presentations to Industrial and Organizational Psychology Seminars and to hospital staff, insurance companies, and school districts.

Before becoming a clinical and sports psychologist, Dr. Yellen earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from California State University, Northridge in Physical Education and taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District at the high school level for over 19 years. While in public school education, he earned a California Standard Teaching Credential, California Community College Teaching Credential, and a California School Administration Credential. In addition to teaching, he served as the Head Football and Head Swimming Coach at Grant High School in Southern California for 15 years.

Dr. Yellen is a Fellow and Diplomate of Prescribing Psychologists’ Register, The International College of Prescribing Psychologists and the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. He holds professional memberships in organizations such as the California, Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley Psychological Associations, National Board of Addiction Examiners, International Irlen Diagnosticians, the National Institute of Sports Professionals and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sports Psychology. Also, Dr. Yellen holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Substance Abuse and has worked closely with organizations designing crisis and substance abuse intervention models.

Over the years, local radio stations such as KFWB and KRTH interviewed Dr. Yellen. He has appeared locally on CBS, NBC, KTLA, ABC, KCAL, and Fox. NBC Nightly News and Extra have featured Dr. Yellen. He has written numerous articles and been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, and USA Today. Dr. Yellen has lectured at various academic institutions such as CSU, Northridge, UC San Diego, University of La Verne, Loyola Marymount University and Chapman University. He is the author of The Art of Perfect Parenting & Other Absurd Ideas and along with his wife Heidi Yellen, coauthored “Understanding the Learning Disabled Athlete” which is considered a pioneering effort in the field. Along with Illana Katz, he recently coauthored Social Facilitation in Action a widely used program of behavioral intervention for children and adults with autism and related disorders.

11260 Wilbur Ave., Suite 303
Northridge, CA 91326
Office: (818) 360-3078
Fax: (818) 360-4327

EDUCATION

    • DOCTOR OF PHILOSPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY

Sierra University
Costa Mesa, California
Degree Awarded: June 1985
Dissertation: “Understanding the Learning Disabled Athlete”

    • MASTER OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Degree Awarded: June 1974
Thesis: “The Effects of Varied Repetitions on Leg Strength”

    • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Minor in Speech
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Degree Awarded: June 1970

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1985-Present                          Clinical & Sports Psychologist, Yellen & Associates Psychological & Educational Services, Northridge, California
  • 1970-1988                          High School Teacher, Grant High School, North Hollywood, California, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 1971-1984                          Head Football Coach, Grant High School, North Hollywood, California, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 1971-1984                          Head Swimming Coach, Grant High School, North Hollywood, California, Los Angeles Unified School District

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

  • 1998                          Clinical & Lecturer- Behavioral Management, Chapman University, Orange, California
  • 1995                          Lecturer- Psychology of Teaching, University of La Verne, La Verne, California
  • 1995                          Lecturer- International Conference for Learning Disabilities, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1989-1990                          Lecturer- Sports Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  • 1980-1988                          Drug Education Coordinator, IMPACT Program, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California
  • 1976-1978                          Self Defense Instructor, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Unified School District

PUBLICATIONS

Katz, I, Yellen, AG (2000) Social Facilitation in Action,
Yellen & Associates Publishing. Northridge CA

Yellen, AG (1993) The Art of Perfect Parenting and Other Absurd Ideas.
Yellen & Associates Publishing. Northridge CA

Yellen, AG, Yellen, HL (1985) Understanding the Learning Disabled Athlete.
CC Thomas Publishing. Los Angeles CA

Yellen, AG, Haas, L (1977) Teaching Self Defense. Los Angeles Unified School District

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • California Psychologist, License # PSY10756
  • California Standard Teaching Credential
  • California Community College Credential
  • California Administrative (K-12) Credential
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Chemical Dependency, American Psychological Association
  • Doctoral Addictions Counselor, National Board of Addiction Examiners
  • Certified Diagnostician, Scotopic Sensitivity/ Irlen Syndrome

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member, California Psychological Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Psychological Association
  • Member, San Fernando Valley Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Prescribing Psychologists Register
  • Diplomate, Prescribing Psychologists Register
  • Fellow, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists
  • Doctoral Addictions Counselor, National Board of Addiction Examiners
  • Member, Association for Applied Sports Psychology
  • Member, National Institute for Sports Professionals