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Velosa - Psychiatrist - Visalia, CA, USA

Luis H Velosa

Visalia, CA, USA




MBA in Health Care
Diploma in International Mental Health Law and Human Rights of the Mentally ill
Abundant experience in the field: Private Practice, Forensic Psychiatry, Administrative Psychiatry, Hospital Management
In the trenches for 37 years and still going strong

Work History

Member of the following Associations

American Academy of Child Psychiatry

for 25 years and I allowed memberships to expire:
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
California Psychiatric Association
Central California Psychiatry Society
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

7. Committee Memberships

World Health Organization

October 2010 - October 2011

Diploma of Mental Health Law and Human Rights

10. Other facets (which makes him better psychiatrist)

Doctor Velosa is a Certified Yoga teacher (Certified by Nosara International Institute. Costa Rica) and has been teaching Yoga for 20 years.
Doctor Velosa is an avid fitness expert; he teaches spinning for 10 years and he races bicycles and to balance his activities he is part of a meditation group of health professionals

Mens sana in corpora sano


6. Psychiatric Associations

Tulare County Medical Society (TMS)
California Medical Association (CMA)


Sepracor. Open label Lunesta 2005

California Medical Association


Reference Committee


Tulare County Medical Society

J. Preceptorship MBA Degree
Kaweah District Hospital

Work Transformation

8. Psychiatric Publications

"The importance of a Community Mental Health Center in a Spanish Speaking Community"
Transcultural Psychiatry Journal. Edited by E. Padilla and A. Padilla.

Executive Program

June 1993 - February 1995

University of South Florida
Tampa Florida

Alternate Member

Delegate Member

California Medical Association

Medical Director

November 1989 - January 1994

Millcreek Hospital
Psychiatric Institute of America
Visalia California

Medical Director

November 1987 - September 1989

Charter Psychiatric Hospital
Bakersfield. California

Art Show Coordinator

Committee of Private Practice

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatric Consultant

Kern Count Mental Health

to D.H.E.W. Regional office. S. F.
Project Director A Technical Assistance to nine Community
Mental Health Center in region IX

d. Clinical Trials

Exhibits Manager

American Academy

of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatric Consultant

Kern View Hospital

October 1980 - November 1987

Private Practice

From November 1980

Diagnosis and treatment of Adults, Adolescents and

Forensic Psychiatry

From November 1980

Legal psychiatry evaluations
primarily in Criminal Law.
Competency to Stand Trial
Legal insanity at the time of the
Tulare, Fresno, Kern and Kings
Superior Courts Counties.

Visiting Professor in Child Psychiatry

Universidad del Valle

Cali. Colombia
Department of Psychiatry

At present applying for a Faculty appointment at UC Irvine Department of Psychiatry to teach a module in Global Psychiatry

5. Psychiatric Projects

American Academy

Local Project Director

Kings- Tulare Community Mental Health Center

American Psychiatric Association
A.P.A. Task Force on Nomenclature and Statistics

b. A.P.A. Achievements Awards
Hospital and Community Psychiatry
Program Reviewer

Porterville State Hospital

Local Mental Health Directors

Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center, UCLA

9 Overall Training and Medical Practice

Medical Director

Children Services Mental

March 1977 - October 1980

Medical Director

Children Services Mental Health Center

July 1976 - February 1977

Senior Psychiatrist

Southwest Detroit Community

July 1975 - June 1976

Mental Health Center.

Dept. of Child Psychiatry

July 1974 - June 1975

Ann Arbor. Michigan

Staff Psychiatrist

Detroit General Hospital

July 1973 - June 1974

Acute Crisis Unit.
Emergency Room

Residency Training

July 1971 - June 1972

Child Psychiatry.
Adolescent Unit.
Wayne State University.
Lafayette Clinic.
Detroit. Michigan

Residency Training

Lafayette Clinic

July 1970 - June 1973

Rotating Internship

St. Johns Hospital

July 1969 - June 1970

Universidad del Valle

From June 1967

Colombia. South America

Medical Practice

July 1967 - June 1968

Colombia. South America.
July 1968- June 1969 First Year Residency Training
Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital Universitario
Cali. Colombia.

Qualifications & Certifications

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