The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Oswald Parada United States Magistrate Judge
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
The Court now rules as follows with respect to the two disputed issues*fn1listed in the Joint Stipulation ("JS").*fn2
As reflected in the Joint Stipulation, the disputed issues raised by Plaintiff as the grounds for reversal and/or remand are as follows:
(1) Whether the administrative law judge ("ALJ") properly granted partial or no weight to the assessments of treating psychiatrist Villar, examining psychologist Berg, and examining psychiatrist Kikani; and
(2) Whether the ALJ's residual functional capacity ("RFC") finding is supported by substantial evidence in the record.
Under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), this Court reviews the Commissioner's decision to determine whether the Commissioner's findings are supported by substantial evidence and whether the proper legal standards were applied. DeLorme v. Sullivan, 924 F.2d 841, 846 (9th Cir. 1991). Substantial evidence means "more than a mere scintilla" but less than a preponderance. Richardson v. Perales, 402 U.S. 389, 401, 91 S. Ct. 1420, 28 L. Ed. 2d 842 (1971); Desrosiers v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs., 846 F.2d 573, 575-76 (9th Cir. 1988). Substantial evidence is "such relevant evidence as a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to support a conclusion." Perales, 402 U.S. at 401 (citation omitted). The Court must review the record as a whole and consider adverse as well as supporting evidence. Green v. Heckler, 803 F.2d 528, 529-30 (9th Cir. 1986). Where evidence is susceptible of more than one rational interpretation, the Commissioner's decision must be upheld. Gallant v. Heckler, 753 F.2d 1450, 1452 (9th Cir. 1984).
The ALJ found that Plaintiff has the severe impairment of bipolar disorder. (Administrative Record ("AR") at 26.) The ALJ concluded that Plaintiff retains the RFC to perform a limited range of light work. (Id. at 27.) Specifically, the ALJ found that Plaintiff can lift and carry twenty pounds occasionally and ten pounds frequently, sit for six hours out of an eight-hour workday, and stand and walk for six hours out of an eight-hour workday. (Id. at 27-28.) The ALJ further found that Plaintiff's mental impairment limits her to simple, routine, repetitive tasks with no more than occasional interaction with the public. (Id. at 28.)
Relying on the testimony of a vocational expert ("VE"), the ALJ determined that Plaintiff was unable to perform her past relevant work as a cashier, warehouse loader, or instructional assistant. (Id. at 34.) The ALJ also relied on the VE's testimony to determine that there were alternative occupations Plaintiff could perform that exist in significant numbers in the national economy, such as packing machine operator (Dictionary of Occupational Titles ...