As a clinical and health psychologist, Dr. Segal is a member of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program, and also treats inpatients at UCLA’s Medical Center Department of Neurorehabilitation. She has private practice offices in Westwood and Encino, providing psychotherapy for adults with such problems as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, and medical disorders such as cancer and neurological problems. Dr. Segal also facilitates group psychotherapy, for the treatment of adults suffering from chronic pain. As a clinical supervisor at UCLA and an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, she provides supervision to doctoral level psychology students and to postdoctoral fellows.
Dr. Segal completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. Her training included consulting with medical and nursing staff, as well as providing psychological treatment for inpatients and their families. At the Revlon Breast Center, Dr. Segal received training in assessment, interviewing and making treatment recommendations for breast cancer patients. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Some of Dr. Segal’s recent research includes being a co-investigator on a UCLA pilot study of “Modafinil for the treatment of fatigue and neurobehavioral dysfunction in adult brain tumor patients.” She was also the research coordinator at UCLA for the international “prospective and observational study of individuals at risk for Huntington’s disease” (PHAROS). The focus of her current research is a Glaser Pediatric Research Network study on “understanding communication about symptoms in children with serious illness.”
Dr. Segal is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 55 of the APA (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy), California Psychological Association (CPA), Division V of the CPA (Division of Clinical Psychopharmacology), American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), American Pain Foundation (APF), American Pain Society (APS), and the American Academy of Pain Management (ACPM).