Dr. Livingston is currently an Attending Psychologist at a State Correctional Facility in Northern California.
He maintains his private practice of psychological assessment, consulting, and psychotherapy at both Abbey locations, conducting clinical and forensic psychological consult, assessment and treatment, providing expert testimony, trainings for medical, psychiatric, psychological and mental health professional staff, offering second opinion services for psychologists in the community, teaching his yearly neuropsychology course through UC Berkeley Extension. He also provides individual supervisions and consultations as he can.
After many years teaching Clinical courses, Ethics, and the Psychological Assessment series to doctoral students, primarily at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology with Roger Greene, Ph.D., Amy Wisniewski, Ph.D., Stephen Hibbard, Ph.D., and Dr. Ruebsamen, as well as annual UC Berkeley Extension Continuing Education in Neuropsychological Assessment Courses with Phil Erdberg, Ph.D. and William Lynch, Ph.D.,
Dr. Jay continues his private clinical and forensic practice conducting consultation, evaluations and Second Opinion reviews for various Courts across four counties, conducts psychological assessments, private practice treatment for adolescents and adults, and supervision through Abbey Psychological Services in two locations - Saratoga and Monterey, CA.
He is also Senior Psychologist and Board Member of Always Be Listening Global Initiative, a global nonprofit for war-affected children attempting to cross high risk, geopolitically unstable border regions in twelve countries, often found in refugee camps, makeshift shelters, schools.
He conducts asylum and hardship evaluations for torture survivors when time permits, and trains others to do so.
He enjoys working with Silicon Valley executives and their families, with Security personnel and Medical professionals, and with an interesting range of individuals who present with a variety of longterm and/or situational issues and concerns.
A longtime Fellow in the Society for Personality Assessment, Jay is considered a "clinician's clinician" by colleagues and those fortunate to have had their work supervised by him. Dr. Livingston is regarded one of the country's experts in psychological assessment, sought out in particular for his expert opinion and testimony regarding performance-based testing, the Rorschach Test, and the combined contribution of the Rorschach and MMPI2, and the MCI 4.
He is expert in its use across multiple cultures and settings, in the nature and effects of violence exposure, describing personality functioning, both alone and its expression as part of a battery incorporating such self-report measures as the MMPI-2 and the MCMI-III and IV and the Rorschach.
teaching Ethics in Hong Kong -
Several years ago, he taught Ethics in Hong Kong - and refers to the experience as "an interesting quandry!" -- adapting Western ethics to communist China's culture - as obviously, the concept of Confidentiality as we know it in the West wasn't possible under a Communist government.
Dr. Livingston taught Privacy and its protection as a key concept but noted that it had to be managed within the law.
Hong Kong obviously does not have any Testimony Privilege or other protections for resisting Governmental intrusion.