Health and Human Services Group
For more than 15 years, Dr. Jorge Galindo, a licensed marriage and family therapist, has managed Galindo and Associates Inc. alongside his wife, Miriam Galindo, Psy.D., in Irvine, California. Prior to opening a private practice, Dr. Jorge Galindo served as an administrative clinician for the Health & Human Services Group (HHSG).
HHSG is a psychological consulting company offering Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to law enforcement and the business community. One of its primary services is multimedia training courses, which provide employees with productive strategies for dealing with professional and personal conflicts, such as stress, transition, and workplace socialization.
All HHSG training programs are conducted by licensed mental health professionals. In addition, HHSG training programs are particularly flexible, catering to both small and large companies while covering a diverse number of health and wellness subjects. Every year, HHSG delivers approximately 5,000 training hours to thousands of employees across the nation.
For more information on HHSG and its training programs, visit www.HHSG.org.
Since 2000, Dr. Jorge Galindo and his wife, Miriam Galindo, Psy.D., have owned and operated a private practice in Irvine, California, where they offer clinical and forensic therapy. During a doctoral internship at St. Joseph Hospital in 2007 and 2008, Dr. Jorge Galindo received training in the treatment of bipolar spectrum disorders.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness consisting of sporadic episodes of mania (highs) and depression (lows). The disease is typically regarded as a spectrum disorder in that people who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder display varying levels and durations of symptoms. For example, some may experience manic episodes lasting a day or two, whereas others may undergo depressive episodes lasting several months.
Bipolar disorder can be divided into three primary categories: bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymic disorder. Bipolar I disorder is considered the most severe in the spectrum and is characterized by the individual experiencing at least one manic episode. Bipolar II disorder is similar to bipolar I disorder but generally exhibits less severe symptoms in the form of mild manic episodes called hypomania. Cyclothymic disorder is the least severe of the three, consisting of occasional depressive and hypomanic symptoms lasting short periods of time.
Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy
Jorge Galindo is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist in private practice in Irvine, California. In order to become a reserve deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Jorge Galindo had to pass a series of qualification tests. The process of becoming a sheriff’s reserve deputy in Orange County is not unlike that of becoming a full-time sheriff’s deputy, and involves physical, medical, psychological, and written examinations.
Potential reserve deputies must be at least 20 years old, able to pass an extensive background check, and a US citizen or permanent resident who has filed for citizenship. They must also have a high school diploma, a satisfactory GED score, or an Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts from an accredited higher education institution.
The required written examine analyzes abilities such as map reading, report writing, and interpersonal skills. The physical abilities test is made up of four timed parts: an obstacle course, a 440 yard run, a dummy drag, and a trigger pull. After passing these tests, candidates are asked questions in an oral interview. Following these three testing phases come a polygraph examination along with psychological and medical evaluations.