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Summer 2019 LUNCH Groups® Orientation

This review is designed for families who have previously attended our programs or cannot attend the live parent orientation

(1 hr 41 min)

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Your Instructor


Bruce M. Gale, PhD
Bruce M. Gale, PhD

Bruce M. Gale, PhD, a clinical psychologist (PSY10598) (bgalephd.com) received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and Masters/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. He completed his internship and advanced training at Boston Children's Hospital while a Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Gale is former Chief Psychologist of the Division of Inpatient Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, previously taught Abnormal Psychology at American Jewish University, and is Past-Chair for Division VI on Media Technology and Communication of the California Psychological Association.

Presently, he functions as an Independent Educational Evaluator conducting psychoeducational and functional behavioral assessments for approximately 65 school districts, mostly in the Southern California area.

He is also the developer and director of LUNCH Groups® (lunchgroups.com), a transdiagnostic empirically-supported social skills program that has treated over 1500 individuals with internalizing and externalizing challenges, with accompanying parent support, via school year, intensive summer, and ongoing adult programs. He is currently working on a book for teens and parents based upon experiences during the past 15 years running the program.

Through his company, BehaviorTech Solutions, Inc. (behaviortech.net), Dr. Gale has developed a range of assessment and treatment tools that are used by students to improve executive function and social-emotional regulation.

Dr. Gale presents locally and nationally on social skill intervention strategies, assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, school consultation, and technology integration. He is the developer of Rapid Screener®, an interactive social-emotional behavior assessment tool that allows multiple raters to report on current and retrospective student functioning along with an interactive developmental history form and other online tools.

BehaviorTech Solutions, Inc is an American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education approved sponsor for Psychologists and offers CE course to related professionals through the California BBS.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. However, it is important that you finish the course prior to your child beginning the group.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who is this course designed for?
Parents and related adults who are participating in the LUNCH Groups® Summer Social Learning Programs.
Will there be other courses available?
Yes, this course will be linked to additional courses that are presented weekly, designed to teach additional ways you can help your child be more successful and reduce your stress level in the process.

This course is not open for enrollment.