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 also a Senior Expert for the Early Years in Belfast, traveling to conflict and post conflict regions to support peace building through early childhood care.

In addition Dr. Feder is a voluntary professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine researching blended developmental-behavioral interventions for young children with challenges in social communication. His related work includes serving as Medical Director at SymPlay, LLC developing interactive technology and distance learning systems to support relationship-based interventions as well as consulting for other technology companies.

Dr. Feder also works at local, state and national levels advocating for patient choice in Evidence Based Practice. He helped write the first American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Practice Parameter for Assessment and Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders. He Co-Chaired the State of California South Counties Autism and Related Disorders Task Force and testifies in clinical and policy related related at the state and local levels.

From 2010-2014 Dr. Feder worked as Director of Research at the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders Graduate School PhD program in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Disorders, teaching courses in critical assessment of research, statistical thinking, biological treatments, and fostering student research in developmental approaches. Dr. Feder is known as an engaging speaker and teacher in classes and conferences. Many of his lectures can be found online and at circlestretch.com.

Current Primary Positions

1996 – present
Child and Family Psychiatrist Tertiary Outpatient and Neurobehavioral Medicine Private Practice

2013 – present
Senior Expert, International Network for Peace Building The Early Years, Belfast, Northern Ireland

July 2017 – present
Editor in Chief, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report

2010 – present

Profectum – Faculty member, Medical Committee

Chair, Subcommittee on International Relations, Trauma Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2000 – present
Associate Professor, Voluntary, Department of Psychiatry University of California at San Diego School of Medicine

2016 – present
Adjunct Professor, Fielding Graduate University, PhD Program in Infant and Early Childhood and Development