Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Expert Witness

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Post traumatic stress disorder 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 post traumatic stress disorder. The post traumatic stress disorder expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Nurse, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, and Psychology.

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Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Arizona
Forensic Psychology, Nurse - Disability Evaluation, Fitness for Duty, Harassment, Impairment Evaluation, Independent Medical Evaluation, Malingering, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychological Disability, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Impaired Professionals
More than 15 years evaluations allegations Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation and Civil Court systems. Experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Sample redacted report available upon request, complimentary telephone consultation about your case.

JAMES S ANGELOS, Ph.D. JAMES S. ANGELOS, PHD

SANTA BARBARA, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Trauma, Psychological & Physical catastrophic or traumatic injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Psychological sequelae of Medical Injury, Psychological Personal injury evaluations.
Experience in criminal and civil proceedings. Personal injury examinations of adults and children. Worker's compensation evaluations. Two year (2008-2010) appointment to U.S. State Department, Office of Medical Services. Twenty-two month deployment to Iraq to evaluate and treat Department of State and Department of Defense personnel for acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Benicia, California
Forensic Psychology, Nurse - Disability Evaluation, Fitness for Duty, Harassment, Impairment Evaluation, Independent Medical Evaluation, Malingering, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychological Disability, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Impaired Professionals
More than 15 years evaluations allegations Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation and Civil Court systems. Experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Sample redacted report available upon request, complimentary telephone consultation about your case.

Suzanne M Dupee, MD

Manhattan Beach, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages, IME. Independent Medical Examination, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Female, Psychiatrist
Dr. Dupee is a triple board certified adult, child & adolescent, forensic psychiatrist. She has been retained in thousands of legal cases for civil (personal injury & employment), family (child custody evaluations, psychiatric evaluations of family law litigants, consultation), criminal, dependency (child abuse), courts as well as conducting insurance disability independent medical examinations & evaluations for the Medical, Dental & Veterinary Boards of California. Dr. Dupee has testified in hundreds of legal cases. She has been retained by plaintiffs and defense. She has extensive experience with evaluating PTSD.

Teo Ernst, Psy.D, ABPP Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Occupational Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Personal Injury, Forensic Psychology, Violence Risk Assessment, Sentencing Mitigation, Severe Mental Illness, Retrospective Assessment of Mental States, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.
Dr. Ernst is one of fewer than 35 psychologists in California who have undergone the rigorous examination process necessary to obtain Board Certification in Forensic Psychology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ernst specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Competency/Capacity evaluations, Mitigation Evaluations, and Employment Evaluations. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. Dr. Ernst has extensive experience conducting forensic evaluation including, but not limited to, civil and criminal competency evaluations, mitigation or sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessments, personal injury evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and the assessment of severe mental illness and neuropsychological impairment. Dr. Ernst is a member of the Criminal Panel of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts for multiple superior cour...

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Mohan Nair, M.D. Nair & Associates

Long Beach, California
Neuropsychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Testing, Forensic Psychiatry, Neurotoxicology, Addiction Medicine, Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, School District
Dr. Nair brings his extensive training, clinical experience, and formal board certifications to provide you an in-depth and nuanced medico-legal analysis of cases for adults, adolescents, and children involving psychiatric and neuropsychiatric factors. Trained at the University of California (Irvine) and Harvard, Dr. Nair is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Brain Injury Medicine, Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Additionally, he is board-certified in Pain Medicine, Psychopharmacology, and Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Nair is an expert in psychiatric civil litigation, both independent suits, and Class Action, involving: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES - Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Chronic Pain - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) - Concussions - Neurological Imaging - Neurological Rehabilitation - Addiction Medicin...

Jeff Sugar, MD JeffSugarMD

El Segundo, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Institutional Sexual Abuse, Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development, Workplace Psychological Abuse, Internet Seduction, Post-traumatic Loss Grief and Depression,Psychological Effects of Injury to Body or Brain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Emotional Abuse
A practicing psychiatrist 30+ years, Dr. Sugar is board certified both in child and general psychiatry. He is Past President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at USC, and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. As the Founding Director of Research at Hathaway Children and Family Services he led a study of the long-term effects of child trauma. Currently, he is Director, Child Psychiatry Trauma Program and Attending Psychiatrist, Child and Adult Outpatient Clinics, supervising trainees in child and general psychiatry at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. At USC he sees patients, teaches psychiatry and performs research. Plaintiff and Defense Forensic experience includes reports and/or testimony in both child & adult cases involving: *Institutional Sexual Abuse/Institutional Betrayal Trauma * Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Developm...

Joseph L.J. Schwartz, Psy.D

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Psychology, Mental Health - School Psychology, Criminal Forensic Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psychological Injury, Custody Evaluation, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Mental Status Review, Harassment, Capacity Evaluation, Competency Evaluation, Stalking
Dr. Joseph Schwartz has specialized in school, clinical and forensic psychology for over 30 years. He has conducted over 1000 Mental Health Evaluations and over 500 Independent Medical Exams. He has assisted attorneys addressing legal questions pertinent to high conflict co-parenting difficulties, domestic violence and abuse, violence and sex offender risk assessment, psycho-sexual issues, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, head injury, neuropsychological functioning, cognitive ability, psychological/emotional damages for Family Law, Criminal and Civil Court. He has provided expert advice and legal consultation regarding various parenting and psychological issues including: Psychological and Neuropsychological testing, Parenting Plans, Expert Witness testimony, School and Home evaluations. Currently, Dr. Schwartz maintains a Private Practice in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Since 1993 he has been Licensed in New York and Delaware where he was frequently called and asked to tes...

Jonathan D Gross, Psy.D. Behavioral Health of North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Medicine - Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Neuropsychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Psychology, Sexual Abuse, Military Mental Health, Developmental Disorder, Disability, Intellectual Impairment, Autism
Dr. Jonathan Gross is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the fields of neuropsychology, neuropsychological rehabilitation, and psychological assessment. He has trained at various centers of excellence including Emory University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Gross holds expertise in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and other neuromedical conditions including dementia, stroke, and developmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual impairment). His clinical work is largely devoted to serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluates and treats veterans for traumatic brain injury, dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and associated conditions. Dr. Gross employs a comprehensive and in-depth approach to assessment which allows him to identify a diverse range of factors that contribute to symptoms including effects of brain ...

Dr. Elliott Rosenbaum, Psy.D., ABPP Rosenbaum Psychological Group, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Behavioral Science, Emotional Trauma, Malingering, Military Mental Health, Psychology, Stress, Suicide
Johns Hopkins trained board certified clinical psychologist (top 4%) and former active duty U.S. Navy psychologist, serving as chief clinical and forensic psychologist for southeast region and head of largest military mental health clinic in the region with 50,000 patients enrolled to the clinic. He has performed over 1,000 mental health evaluations. Dr. Rosenbaum is an experienced expert witness in both civilian (civil and criminal) and military courts with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Malingering. Dr. Rosenbaum routinely conducts Compulsory Medical Evaluations (CME) using objective psychological testing to form his opinions. He has published two books and conducted research on health, wellness and mental health treatment. He is currently the head of a thriving mental health evaluation and treatment private practice.

Kenneth E DiNella, MD Kenneth E. DiNella, MD, LLC

Americus, Georgia
Psychiatry - Child custody, emotional injury, competency to stand trial, insanity defense, will contests, psychiatric malpractice, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fitness for duty, psychopharmacology, child abuse, sexual harassment, guardianship, conservatorship, undue Influence, malingering, psychiatric
Duke trained, board certified psychiatrist with over 22 years professional experience, including chief of staff and medical director. Experienced expert witness in child custody, civil and criminal matters. Completed SEAK expert witness training courses. Teaching experience at Duke University Medical Center. Former Chief Outpatient Resident at Duke’s Psychiatric Residency program. Magna Cum Laude graduate (psychology major) of Vanderbilt.

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Iowa
Forensic Psychology, Nurse - Disability Evaluation, Fitness for Duty, Harassment, Impairment Evaluation, Independent Medical Evaluation, Malingering, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychological Disability, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Impaired Professionals
More than 15 years evaluations allegations Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation and Civil Court systems. Experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Sample redacted report available upon request, complimentary telephone consultation about your case.

Jane K. McNaught, PhD Jane K. McNaught, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Fellow American Board of Forensic Examiners

Edina, Minnesota
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages PTSD, Evaluating Credibility:Allegations of Sexual Abuse/Harassment, Personal Injury:Child and Adult, Physical injury PTSD, Medical Malpractice, PTSD Vaccine Injury Compensation PTSD, Criminal Sexual Misconduct,
Dr. McNaught is both a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and has been in practice for over 35 years. Dr. McNaught works with both children and adults and specializes in the evaluation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within the context of Civil and Criminal Law. Hired by both the Defense and Plaintiff, she has testified on more than 500 occasions and conducted more than 1700 forensic evaluations. Dr. McNaught has been qualified in a number of states as well as Federal Court. She has also been retained and qualified by the US Army and Navy as an expert in PTSD. Dr. McNaught is particularly skilled in utilizing psychological testing to assess psychological injuries as well as credibility issues involved in Criminal Sexual Misconduct cases. She uses data obtained from psychological tests as demonstrative evidence to substantiate her expert opinions when testifying. The following are examples of cases Dr.McNaught has been involved in when allegations of PTSD are alleged in civil...

Kevin M Passer, M.D. FAPA, FASAM Kevin M. Passer, MD, PA

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Addiction Medicine, Pediatric Psychiatry - General Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Standards of Care, Opiate Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suboxone buprenorphine, Schizophrenia Psychosis, Psychopharmacology, Suicide, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders
I am primarily a Clinician and am Board Certified in General/Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addictionology. I have been an Expert Witness for both the Plaintiff and Defendant. I have been deposed numeraous times. I served as an Expert Witness for the Mississippi Department of Medicaid in a case whereby I was responsible for over 6000 pages of medical records and during which I testified for over thirteen hours. I published an e-book titled: PARENTING THE KIDS According to a Child Psychiatrist. I produced a DVD available on AMAZON to hellp parents with children who have behavior problems called The 20 Minute Miracle. I have testified at over 50 commitment hearings and have been deposed many times. I am one of about 80 National Mentors for the Physician Clinical Support System and help to train Physicians on the proper use of buprenorphine/Suboxone for the treatment of Opiate Dependency.

Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH Columbia University

New York, New York
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric Malpractice, Law and Psychiatry, Criminal Mitigation, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Practice, Statistics and Causal Analysis, Grief and Mourning, Pediatric Psychiatry, Family Loss, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Economics/Game Theory,
Dr. Amsel serves as an expert witness in matters related to psychiatry, with a focus on Malpractice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicide, Grief, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Psychiatric Care, and appropriate Evidence-based Standards of Care. Excellent references from multiple law firms are available on request. Dr. Amsel's expertise in dealing with the interface of legal and psychiatric issues is based on 28 years of experience in clinical practice, academic psychiatry, research, and public health, as well as his experience as an expert witness. Dr. Amsel studied mathematics at Columbia University before entering Yale University School of Medicine. After completing residency training he joined the Columbia faculty completing two prestigious National Institute of Mental Health research fellowships and obtained an Masters in Public Health (MPH) specializing in mental health statistics, and Child Psychiatry Research. As an expert on the effects of traumatic experiences...

David T Springer, MD

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Disability Evaluations, Peer Review, Independent Medical Examinations, Employment, Medical Record Review, Fitness for Duty, Medical Malpractice
I am a Board-Certified psychiatrist and have had extensive clinical and forensic psychiatric experience throughout my career. I have performed hundreds of forensic evaluations, including IMEs, disability determination, return to work and worker’s compensation evaluations. I have been an expert witness in dozens of cases involving civil litigation, including victims of sexual abuse and employment issues, as well as medical malpractice defense regarding plaintiff's claims of psychiatric injury. In the course of my career, I have been deposed multiple times and have also testified in court on a number of occasions. I have been in private practice for over 30 years treating a wide variety of patients. In addition, I was a Residency Training Director for seven years, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital for seven years, worked in two correctional facilities for three years and currently work in a Department of Veterans Affairs’ outpatient clinic. I have also taught Drexel U...

Keyhill Sheorn, MD Keyhill Sheorn, MD

Midlothian, Virginia
Psychiatry - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Trauma, Psychiatry, Virginia, IME, File Review
Dr. Sheorn is a sole practitioner who specializes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. She is also the Director of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training at the Department of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia where she supervises and teaches the psychiatry residents. The training focuses on diagnostic complexity and the specifics of treatment. As a past-president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Sheorn has an exceptional skill in the use of the DSM 5 as well as an understanding of the dynamics and other signals that are necessary to make the clinical diagnosis of PTSD. As an expert, she works solely on PTSD cases to rule the disorder in or out.

Eric R. Larson, Ph.D. Advanced Assessment

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Neuropsychology, Psychology - traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, ADHD, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, executive dysfunction, aphasia, symptom validity testing, performance validity testing, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder
I am a board-certified neuropsychologist with extensive experience conducting adult cognitive and psychological evaluations in various contexts. As a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a neuropsychologist at the Milwaukee VA, I regularly teach residents and evaluate patients with traumatic brain injuries, memory and cognitive disorders, and psychological conditions such as PTSD. Additionally, I have conducted hundreds of compensation and pension evaluations for the federal government and have testified as an expert both at depositions and at trial. I provide adult (age 18+) IME, consultation, and expert witness services to plaintiff and defense attorneys.