Psychotherapy Expert Witness

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Psychotherapy 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 psychotherapy. The psychotherapy expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Forensic Psychology, Mental Health, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Social Work.

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Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC Lifetime Counseling and Consulting

Fair Oaks, California
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychoanalysis - Domestic violence, psychological abuse, emotional abuse, correctional mental health, psychotherapy, PTSD, sex abuse, sex offense, criminal offense, crimes against persons, stalking, interviewing, murder, suicide, mental health, victimization, trauma, racial discrimination, psychological abuse.
Dr. Natalie Jones is currently licensed as an LPCC in California and has worked for a number of years in the mental health and criminal justice field. Dr. Jones is passionate about and has expertise in adult forensic interviewing (including those who are intellectually disabled), psychological abuse of women (specifically with African American women), and correctional mental heath. Dr. Jones spent several years working in correctional mental health, and has also worked with the Department of Probation and Pretrial as a contractor. Dr. Jones has worked extensively with attorneys during her time as a contractor. Dr. Jones completed her post-doctoral training with the California Department of Corrections. Prior to this, Dr. Jones also trained at John George Psychiatric Pavilion Inpatient mental health unit, Fairmont hospital Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility, The Hume Center's partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient unit. Dr. Jones has also worked for Marin County co...

Mark McDonald, MD Mark McDonald MD Inc

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatric Malpractice, Child Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Trauma, Autism, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Disability Evaluation, ADHD, Conservatorship
UCLA-trained double-boarded psychiatrist (adult and child & adolescent psychiatry) in active clinical practice. Experienced in academic psychiatry, community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, incarcerated juvenile treatment, and private practice outpatient care. Lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Central America--proficient in Japanese, Spanish, and French. One year of public school teaching experience. Undergraduate education in classical music, history, and literature. Experienced in medical-legal consultation for medical record review and deposition preparation, as well as expert witness testimony for child and adult emotional injury cases, representing both plaintiff and defense. Private practice in Los Angeles specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry since 2013. Candidate in adult psychoanalysis from 2012 to 2020 at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC). Taught seminars at both the PCC and the Maple Counseling Center, focusing on th...

Donald A Misch, MD, CIME Donald A. Misch, MD, PLLC

Boulder, Colorado
Psychiatry - General Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder), Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Addiction, Marijuana, Cannabis, Psychostimulants, Impaired Physicians
Dr. Misch is a Board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of professional experience, formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. A graduate of Harvard College and Rush Medical College (AOA), Dr. Misch completed residency training in both internal medicine (Rush Medical Center) and psychiatry (Northwestern University). He has held leadership positions in public and private academic settings, including Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director of both the Northwestern University Health Service and the University of Colorado Wardenburg Health Center, and Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to private practice of general psychiatry in which Dr. M...

Norman V. Kohn, MD

District Of Columbia
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits and psychiatric symptoms following illness or injury, seizures and epilepsy, psychotherapy, medical ethics, complex causation, litigation consulting
Trained and board certified in neurology, with additional subspecialty training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experience includes neurology practice, with years as neurology chair in a major teaching hospital and trauma center; practice and teaching of psychiatry, psychotherapy; and psychoanalysis. Expertise in -alcoholism and addiction -chronic pain -motivation, secondary gain, and malingering -doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication -physician role responsibilities -medical decisionmaking -medical ethics -distinguishing coexisting psychiatric and medical factors -explaining medical concepts to juries

Prudence Gourguechon, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, psychological injury, depression, anxiety disorder, trauma, emotional trauma, therapy, psychotherapy, executive malfeasance, moral injury, leadership assessment, leadership competency
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in active clinical practice since 1983. Yale and Michigan-educated, Northwestern-trained. Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Former Northwestern Faculty. Former Dean of Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Published author and invited speaker. Clinical expertise in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury and other types of emotional injury and psychological damage due to trauma, discrimination, accidents, abuse (including the effect of childhood abuse in adulthood) and harassment. 10+ years’ experience as an expert witness and independent medical examiner.

Norman V. Kohn, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits and psychiatric symptoms following illness or injury, seizures and epilepsy, psychotherapy, medical ethics, complex causation, litigation consulting
Trained and board certified in neurology, with additional subspecialty training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experience includes neurology practice, with years as neurology chair in a major teaching hospital and trauma center; practice and teaching of psychiatry, psychotherapy; and psychoanalysis. Expertise in -alcoholism and addiction -chronic pain -motivation, secondary gain, and malingering -doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication -physician role responsibilities -medical decisionmaking -medical ethics -distinguishing coexisting psychiatric and medical factors -explaining medical concepts to juries

James Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., FAACP Metis Psychological Associates LLC

Randolph, Massachusetts
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Correctional Psychology, Correctional Healthcare, Personality Psychology, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disability Evaluation, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Psychotherapy Integration, Internet Teaching and Consultation, Suicide, Criminal Behavior
Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include specialties in assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research on psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics (CCEs, high risk populations, sex offenders), disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings. He has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant and consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal stimu...

Beth Wechsler, MSW, LICSW Beth Wechsler, LICSW

Mashpee, Massachusetts
Social Work, Mental Health - children's services, school social work, special education, child welfare, foster care, child custody, psychotherapy, mental health, child abuse, mitigation, medical malpractice, capital punishment sentencing.
Social Work Expert Witness for Cases in Children's Services Nationwide: I am a social work expert witness for both plaintiff and defense (with experience in CA, IA, FL, MA, MO, NM and TN). I specialize in cases where the system has failed the child, resulting in unfortunate and sometimes disastrous outcomes. I will review your case, identify what happened, what should have happened and why it did not. Did a social worker fail to meet the standard of care and if so was (s)he negligent or was there a clinical error that can be understood in terms of the resources and systems in which it occurred? Based on 45 years of social work experience, I know that clinicians in children's services (in outpatient mental health settings, in the schools and especially in state child protection agencies) work in complex, challenging situations. Evaluating failure to meet the standard of care, and to act in accord with the values and ethics that define social work, is often straightforward, som...

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

Norman V. Kohn, MD

Pennsylvania
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits and psychiatric symptoms following illness or injury, seizures and epilepsy, psychotherapy, medical ethics, complex causation, litigation consulting
Trained and board certified in neurology, with additional subspecialty training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Experience includes neurology practice, with years as neurology chair in a major teaching hospital and trauma center; practice and teaching of psychiatry, psychotherapy; and psychoanalysis. Expertise in -alcoholism and addiction -chronic pain -motivation, secondary gain, and malingering -doctor-doctor and doctor-patient communication -physician role responsibilities -medical decisionmaking -medical ethics -distinguishing coexisting psychiatric and medical factors -explaining medical concepts to juries