Scott Kopoian, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Forensic Psychology and Psychology

Specialty Focus: PTSD, Substance Abuse, Forensic Psychology, Expert Witness, Psychological Testing, Discrimination, Labor Law, Immigration Waivers, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personal Injury

Education: BS, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; MSED, Western Illinois University; PhD, California School of Professional Psychology

Years in Practice: 25

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 30


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Dr. Kopoian specializes in psychological assessments as a Qualified Medical Examiner for California Workers’ Compensation cases, for personal injury and labor law cases, including discrimination and immigration waivers. He has provided expert witness testimony in both the Federal and Superior Courts and has testified in over 60 office depositions. His primary psychological clinical experience includes the evaluation and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and substance abuse and dependency. During a five-year period, Dr. Kopoian evaluated individuals convicted of a criminal offense and found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, for the purpose of determining their current mental status, violence potential and likelihood of substance abuse relapse. Dr. Kopoian is licensed in the states of California and Oregon and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He received his education at Arizona State University Tempe, Western Illinois University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California school of Professional Psychology, Fresno California campus.