Neuropsychological Assessment Expert Witnesses

Neuropsychological assessment expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on neuropsychological assessment. The neuropsychological assessment expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing ...

Lars Hungerford, Ph.D., ABPP-CN Advanced Neuropsychology

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Medical-Legal Evaluation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Personal Injury, Dementia, Depression, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychological Assessment, Malingering.
Dr. Lars Hungerford was board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has over 17 years of experience. He is considered a subject matter expert on traumatic brain injury and has extensive experience evaluating patients with brain injuries ranging in severity from mild to severe. He has given numerous invited lectures to national and international audiences on topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, post-concussive syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder and has been routinely praised for his ability to present complex information in interesting and accessible ways. Dr. Hungerford has worked in various settings (e.g. inpatient hospitals, outpatient hospitals, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, military treatment facilities, and private practice) and is engaged in research, education, and clinical work related to brain injury and associated conditions. He dedicates part of his prac...

MARK S WAGNER, Ph.D. WAGNER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES

New Jersey
Neuropsychology, Vocational Rehabilitation - Cognitive, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Head Trauma, neurocognitive disorders, seizure disorders, psychological, learning disabilities, emotional distress, job assessment, vocational assessment, psychological testing, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, memory impairment
I am licensed as a psychologist in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and board certified as both a clinical neuropsychologist and vocational expert with the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and the American Board of Vocational Experts. I provide for comprehensive neuropsychological and vocational evaluations for individuals (children, adolescents, adults) presenting with various forms of learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, memory loss, cognitive impairment, concussions, attention problems, acquired brain injuries, competency issues and dementia. when performing a neuropsychological evaluation, these evaluations are focused on identifying areas of neurocognitive strength and weakness. Focus is not only on the degree or nature of the impairment that the individual presents with, but also how this impacts the individual’s activities of daily living. This includes the ability to return to school or work; and also the individu...

Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Waynesville, North Carolina
Neuropsychology, Psychology - neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, pseudo-seizures, psychogenic movement disorders, independent medical evaluation
Dr. Acheson is a Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he also completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Neuroscience, and Lead Psychologist in the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. In his role as a member of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law, Dr. Acheson performs neuropsychological evaluations and record reviews in the service of civil and criminal court proceedings; fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding competency (e.g., stand trial / medical decision making / financial decision making / independent living). Dr. Acheson also provides expert testimony concerning the behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse; traumatic brain injury; somatoform and conversion disorders; and malingering. Dr. Acheson's primary clinical specialty is traumatic brain injury a...

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Oklahoma
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood has two practice locations: Cleburne (near Fort Worth) and Longview (in east Texas), but is willing to travel to evaluate individuals who cannot travel. Although licens...

MARK S WAGNER, Ph.D. WAGNER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania
Neuropsychology, Vocational Rehabilitation - Cognitive, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Head Trauma, neurocognitive disorders, seizure disorders, psychological, learning disabilities, emotional distress, job assessment, vocational assessment, psychological testing, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, memory impairment
I am licensed as a psychologist in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and board certified as both a clinical neuropsychologist and vocational expert with the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and the American Board of Vocational Experts. I provide for comprehensive neuropsychological and vocational evaluations for individuals (children, adolescents, adults) presenting with various forms of learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, memory loss, cognitive impairment, concussions, attention problems, acquired brain injuries, competency issues and dementia. when performing a neuropsychological evaluation, these evaluations are focused on identifying areas of neurocognitive strength and weakness. Focus is not only on the degree or nature of the impairment that the individual presents with, but also how this impacts the individual’s activities of daily living. This includes the ability to return to school or work; and also the individu...

William J Holden, PhD William J Holden, PhD

Georgetown, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - brain injury, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychological assessment, disability, psychological assessment, PTSD, stroke, dementia, malingering, adult ADHD, workers compensation
services provided have included psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a broad range of clinical cases including children, adolescents, and adults ranging in range from preschool children to elderly adults with a broad range of clinical and traumatic brain injury, PTSD, strokes, ADHD, somatoform disorders, and personality disorders. Forensic neuropsychological evaluations as well as military psychological/neuropsychological evaluations and consultations have been provided. Several IMEs have been performed including worker's compensation evaluations.

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Cleburne, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood has two practice locations: Cleburne (near Fort Worth) and Longview (in east Texas), but is willing to travel to evaluate individuals who cannot travel. Although licens...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Dr. Vivian Begali

North Chesterfield, Virginia
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychologist, PTSD, Neuropsychological Assessment, Acquired Brain Injury, TBI, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain, Neuro IMEs, Worker's Compensation, Second Opinion, Capacity/Competency Evaluations, Testamentary Capacity, Dementia, Child/Adolescent/Geriatric Populations
Double board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience. Provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive and physical conditions. Provide expert witness consultation forensic cases, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness services are used in defense and plaintiff personal injury cases, courtroom testimony, and to provide an objective measurement of neurocognitive status following brain injury, medical and chronic pain conditions, toxic exposure, stroke, work-related injuries, and PTSD. Awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology and American College of Professional Neuropsychology. Member of ABPP, AACN, INS, APA, NAN, ASCH, Div. 40/42, ACPN. Published on traumatic brain injury, dementia, practice issues, and neuropsychology. Experience in pediatric and adult medical and rehabilitation centers...