Suicide Prevention Expert Witness

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Suicide prevention 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 suicide prevention. The suicide prevention expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Correctional Healthcare, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work.

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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 ...

Katya Cornejo, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Hayward, California
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Forensic, Child and Adolescent, PTSD, Custody, Capacity, Conservatorship, ADHD, Standard of Care, Personal Injury, Suicide Prevention, IME, Malpractice, Fitness for Duty
Katya Cornejo, Psy. D., Q.M.E., is a board certified clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience in the analysis of complex issues regarding causation of psychiatric injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSYD23822) in 2009, Dr. Cornejo has previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Westside Calworks, The Homeless Children’s Network, Mt. St. Joseph, and The Talk Line; she currently has a private practice in San Francisco. In private practice, Dr. Cornejo provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with providing comprehensive and impartial care to patients of varying backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic status, and is known for her conscientious and unbiased evaluations and for maintaining awareness of the cultural needs of her clients. Dr. Cornejo graduated from Mills Colle...

Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

Woodland Hills, California
Social Work, Mental Health - Mental Health, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Forensic Social Work, Adult Depression/Anxiety, Case Management, Standard of Care, Discharge Planning, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Adults Molested as Children, Domestic Violence, Work Place Sexual Harassment, Suicide Prevention, Institutional Abuse,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) expert in mental health, psychiatric issues and women's health. I have a masters degree in social work from the University of Southern California and licensed in the state of California with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I have experience and expertise with residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, domestic violence shelters and outpatient mental health clinics. I was a leader for the Intensive Outpatient Program in an outpatient clinic. Supervised other therapist’s and coordinated treatment teams for patient care. I have collaborated with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, OBGYN's, medical social workers, RN's and nursing teams. I addition, I am a member of Postpartum Support International and helped create the positive motherhood transition program specializing and treating moms who struggle with postpartum depression/ anxiety. I have expertise with pregnancy loss, infertility and perinatal issues. I am also a member ...

Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD, CCPH

Davis, California
Psychology, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, standard of care, deliberate indifference, negligence, prison, corrections, correctional mental health
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than a decade of experience in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am familiar with the clinical, administrative, and legal aspects of delivering mental healthcare in prison. I have delivered direct services in outpatient, inpatient, and segregated settings and administered outpatient and inpatient psychiatric programs. Mental healthcare in prison is frequently tied to judicial intervention. I am broadly familiar with the legal basis and remedial phases of such intervention. I am approved by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Certified Correctional Health Professional. I have specific expertise in suicide in adult correctional settings (e.g., suicide risk assessment, treatment of suicidal persons, and suicide prevention policy). Currently, I monitor and support the suicide prevention programs for 10 prisons in Northern California. I have previously coordinated the suicide prevention pro...

Carlos Rodriguez, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Torrance, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychological Trauma, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Abuse, Depression, Disability, Anxiety Disorders, Medical Malpractice, Inpatient and Outpatient Standard of Care, Suicide Prevention
Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., Q.M.E., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Psychobiology. He began to explore the mind/body connection and how it impacts our overall health. He pursued his interest in physical health by earning his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Rodriguez furthered his study of this integration during a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He later went on to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Harbor UCLA, serving as the Chief Fellow while he was there. After completing his training, Dr. Rodriguez worked in a variety of diverse settings. For over five years, he worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic. He treated children, adolescents, and adults with severe mental illnesses in an inner city community. This furthered his cultural appreciation and allowed for a greater unders...

Peter Gobar, MD Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Psychiatry - General adult psychiatry, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, suicide prevention, psychotic disorders, insomnia
I have a very broad range of professional practice experiences, working a mix of outpatient, inpatient, residential and PHP/IOP settings/populations, across five states: GA, AZ, WA, MN, and FL. For 11 years I specialized in the treatment of eating disorder patients and related psychiatric comorbidities, treating hundreds of patients. As well, I have treated many hundreds of patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse problems, and performed consultation-liaison psychiatry. Many times these cases involved capacity evaluations and progressed to legal cases.

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...