James F. Zender, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: James F. Zender, PhD, PC
  • Phone: 586-465-6148
  • Cell: 586-909-9056
  • Fax: 586-465-5753
  • Website: www.drjameszender.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Specialty Focus: PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles

Education: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, 1986; M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 1979; B.A. Psychology, Antioch College, 1977

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 25


Additional Information

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.