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ELIZABETH J. ROBERTS, M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Adult Psychiatrist

Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


Elizabeth Roberts, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist who treats children, teens and adults in private practice at two locations: Murrieta, and Newport Beach, California. She has appeared on The Oprah Show, The Today Show, ABC News in Chicago and CBS News Los Angeles, NBC News in San Francisco, on Real Life with Mary Amoroso in New Jersey, and KZSW TV in California.

Dr. Roberts is the author of the book Should You Medicate Your Child�s Mind? A Child Psychiatrist Makes Sense of Whether or Not to Give Kids Meds and author of Chapter 5 in the book, Bipolar Children: Cutting-Edge Controversy, Insights, and Research.

For her expertise on the subject of medicating children with psych drugs, she has been a guest on numerous radio shows including: Washington Post Radio in Washington D.C., The Milt Rosenberg Show, Chicago, The Pete Wilson Show, San Francisco, Positive Parenting, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Good Parenting and many others.

 

Dr. Roberts has been quoted in several publications, including her Op-Ed in The Washington Post, "A Rush To Medicate Young Minds" published October 8, 2006; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Forum: Bipolar Kids or Bad Parents? published November 18, 2007; and in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times.

CURRENT PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE

Adult & Child Psychiatrist in Private practice
Elizabeth J. Roberts, M.D.

25460 Medical Center Drive
Suite 203
Murrieta, California 92562
951-894-6900

EDUCATION

Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Northwestern University
School of Medicine
Children's Memorial Hospital
2300 Childrens' Plaza
Chicago IL, 60614

Residency in General Adult Psychiatry
University of Hawaii
Queens Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
1356 Lusitana Street
Honolulu, HI  96813

Doctorate Degree in Medicine
Rush Medical School
600 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612

Bachelor Degree in Education
University of Michigan
School of Education
610 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

 

PAST PSYCHIATRIC EXPERIENCE


Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist for Foster Care & Group Home Agency
Olive Crest Family Services
3050 Chicago Avenue
Suite 180
Riverside, CA 92507

Adult & Child Psychiatrist in Group Practice
Newport Beach Wellbeing Institute
400 Newport Center Drive
Suite 706
Newport Beach, California 92660

Medical Director of Hazelden
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Clinic for teens & young adult
Lombard, Illinois

Medical Director
Children's Evaluation Services Unit
(Psychiatric Emergency Room for Children)
Riverside County Department of Mental Health
Riverside, California

Medical Director
Casa de Lago
Eating Disorders Residential Program for Adolescent Girls
Canyon Lake, California
Division of Del Amo Hospital, Torrance, California

Adult & Child Psychiatrist for County Mental Health Clinics
DuPage County, Illinois
Riverside County, California

Consultant to Foster Care Agency
California Family Life Center
San Jacinto, California

Adult & Child Psychiatrist in Outpatient Group Practice
Oak Brook Psychiatric Group
Oak Brook, Illinois

Adult & Child Psychiatrist in Outpatient Group Practice
Behavioral Psychology Associates
Schaumburg, Illinois

Adult & Child Psychiatrist in Outpatient Group Practice
Lawrence Kerns & Associates
Barrington, Illinois

Adult & Child Psychiatric Consultant to Family Practice Clinic
Central DuPage Hospital Family Medicine Clinic
Bloomingdale, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES OUTSIDE OF PSYCHIATRY

Summer Day Camp Founder/Director
St James Lutheran School, Chicago, Illinois

Science Teacher
Irving School, Public School District 89, Chicago suburb, Maywood, Illinois

Substitute Teacher
Latin School, Chicago, Illinois
St. Luke's School, Chicago, Illinois
St. James School, Chicago, Illinois
Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Emerson School for the gifted, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mental Health Worker & Direct Care Provider
Michigan Human Services, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nursing Assistant
Whitmore Lake Convalescent Cntr., Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Program Director of Counseling Center for Homeless
Community Center Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Counseling Supervisor & Volunteer Runaway Counselor
Ozone House, Ann Arbor, Michigan


BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Roberts, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist who treats children, teens and adults in private practice and provides expert advice on cutting-edge topics in psychiatry through TV, radio and print media. Dr. Roberts is dedicated to educating the public regarding psychiatric conditions and the appropriate use of psychiatric medications. She is a tireless advocate for her patients who rarely have a voice in the public forum.

Dr. Roberts derives her expertise not only from academic study but from a wealth of personal and professional experiences that make her particularly well positioned to understand and educate on the topic of mental health. Her past experience in psychiatry has spanned service in the most impoverished areas to the most elite clinics, including her position as Medical Director of Hazelden, in Chicago to providing psychiatric services through the county mental health clinics to the homeless in Riverside county.

Dr. Elizabeth Roberts has been guiding, caring and advocating for children and adults for over thirty years, half of those years as a physician. Her work in human services started with running the soup kitchen and housing the homeless. Not only has she worked as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, but her career as a child advocate started at 17 years old, as a volunteer counselor of runaways. Her service to children went on to include coaching sports in poor neighborhoods, providing direct care for profoundly physically and mentally handicapped teenagers, and culminated with a career in teaching. She was a classroom teacher in schools that ran the gamut from the most prestigious private schools to the most disadvantaged public schools in the Chicago area.

She has worked to educate parents and professionals in various settings. She has lectured at Berkeley University on the use of psychiatric medications in children and conducted public seminars on mental illness and parenting techniques through hospitals, high schools, and ChADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) meetings.

When Dr. Roberts entered Medical School, she was a single mother, her children were eight, seven, and four years old at the time. She attended Rush Medical College and completed her medical education with a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Medical School at Northwestern University in Chicago.