Restraint And Seclusion Expert Witnesses

Restraint and seclusion 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 restraint and seclusion. The restraint and seclusion expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Education & Schools, Neuropsychiatry, Nursing Home Administration, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychology, and School Safety.

Natalie Spiteri-Soper, Psy.D Expedient Medicolegal Services

Long Beach, California
Psychology, Nursing Home Administration - Pediatric and Adolescent Inpatient Standard of Care, Regulatory Operations, Compliance, Oversight, Budget Implementation, Restraint and Seclusion, Employee Evaluation, Film Consultant, Social Services Supervision, CARF Standards, Education Integration for Inpatients, Administration
Natalie Spiteri-Soper, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and skilled nursing home administrator in Los Angeles. She began her career in San Bernardino County and currently works in Los Angeles County. As a senior administrator for Star View Adolescent Center in Torrance, California, Dr. Spiteri-Soper cares for the most challenging and traumatized adolescents in the state. These patients require the highest level of intensive services available. Dr. Spiteri-Soper strives for quality customer service for clients and families, as well as for the wellness of the staff that provides services in the agency. Dr. Spiteri-Soper has worked for 20 years as a clinical and administrative leader in a wide range of secure residential settings in the behavioral health industry. She is a member of the executive team of the Stars Behavioral Health Group, whose motto is “Partnering with People for Positive Change.” She has compassion for people who have experienced significant and complex t...

Lee E Wachtel, MD Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland
Pediatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry - autism, intellectual disability, aggression, self-injurious behavior, challenging behaviors, psychopharmacology, behavioral interventions, catatonia, electroconvulsive therapy, restraint and seclusion, residential treatment
I have worked for the past 17 years managing an inpatient hospital unit dedicated to the care of children, adolescents and young adults with autism and other forms of neurodevelopmental disability who present with comorbid psychiatric and behavioral pathology. I have extensive experience in the psychopharmacological and behavioral management of such youth, as well as the myriad complementary interventions and services they may require. I am very familiar with the standard of care for such individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including usage of restraint and seclusion, as well as issues related to school and residential placements. I have additional expertise in pediatric catatonia, and the usage of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of childhood mood, psychotic and catatonic disorders. I have provided expert witness services over the past 8 years in a variety of cases involving best clinical and educational practices, psychopharmacology, restraint and s...

Michael Salitore, Ed.D.

Gresham, Oregon
Education & Schools, School Safety - School Standards of Practice, Special Education, School Safety, Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Behavior and Discipline, School Mental Health, Title IX and Staff Sexual Misconduct, District and School Administration, Restraint and Seclusion, Evaluation, Assessment, Disability, and Risk Management
Dr. Michael Salitore is an experienced educator serving in public education since 2003. I currently work at the Oregon Department of Education as a coordinator of an investigation unit responding to complaints of sexual misconduct of school staff. I have worked as a school psychologist, assistant principal, special education administrator, director of student services for rural and urban school districts, and adjunct faculty at Clackamas Community College and Portland State University. My background and expertise allow evaluation of and opinions regarding school and district: -Policies, procedures, guidelines, and implementation of standards and practices; -Recruitment, qualifications, hiring, and retention of teachers, specialists, and staff; -Training programs and requirements of teachers, specialists, and staff; -Duty for schools and school districts to provide a safe learning environment; -School administration, including governance, curriculum, interventions and instructiona...