Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist and author with an active clinical and forensic practice in Solana. He is Editor in Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, serves on the Trauma and Disaster Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and consults worldwide in regions impacted by armed conflict.
Dr. Feder is an Adjunct Professor at Fielding Graduate University School of Leadership Studies PhD Program in Infant and Early Childhood Development, and an Associate Clinical Professer at UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Feder serves as Medical Director at SymPlay, LLC developing technology to support social communication.
Dr. Feder’s advocacy work for access to care has been recognized at local, state and national levels. Dr. Feder speaks at many conferences on a range of topics in mental health and developmental medicine.
About Dr. Joshua Feder
Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist with an active clinical practice in Solana Beach, seeing infants through adults and their families to address neuropsychiatric challenges. Dr. Feder is Editor in Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, a continuing education publication founded on transparency. He serves on the Trauma and Disaster Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), consults in regions impacted by armed conflict as a Senior Expert for the Early Years International Network for Peacebuilding with Young Children, and works with volunteer clinicians providing international training in developmental approaches to trauma in a pay-it-forward effort called Resilience Through Relationships.
Dr. Feder is an Adjunct Professor at Fielding Graduate University School of Leadership Studies PhD Program in Infant and Early Childhood Development, developing a research incubator students and faculty, and a voluntary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine supporting research on blended developmental-behavioral interventions for young children with challenges in social communication and social skills for people in transition to adulthood. Dr. Feder serves as Medical Director at SymPlay, LLC developing interactive technology and distance learning systems to support relationship-based interventions as well as providing guidance for other technology companies in areas related to autism and social communication.
Dr. Feder works at local, state and national levels advocating for patient choice in Evidence Based Practicein legislative and forensic settings. He helped write the first AACAP Practice Parameter for Assessment and Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders, and currently serves on the Policy Workgroup of the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Committee. Dr. Feder Co-Chaired the State of California South Counties Autism and Related Disorders Task Force and testifies in clinical and policy related at the state and local levels. Dr. Feder is known as an engaging speaker and teacher in classes and conferences. Many of his lectures can be found online on his website www.joshuafedermd.com/circlestretch.
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Current Primary Positions
Child and Family Psychiatrist Tertiary Outpatient and Neurobehavioral Medicine Private Practice
1996 – present
Adjunct Professor, Fielding Graduate University
School of Leadership Studies, PhD Program in Infant and Early Childhood and Development
Head, Infant and Early Childhood and Development Research Incubator
2016 – present
Associate Professor, Voluntary, Department of Psychiatry
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine
2000 – present
Editor in Chief, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report
July 2017 – present
Senior Expert, International Network for Peace Building with Young Children The Early Years, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2013 – present
Medical Director, SymPlay, LLC – family games for autism
2010 – present
Founding Member and Chair, Policy Committee
California Association of Infant Mental Health
2017 – present
Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning – Faculty member and Advocacy Commmittee
1999 – present
Profectum – Faculty member, Medical Committee
2014 – present
Chair, Subcommittee on International Relations, Trauma Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2014 – present