Teo Ernst, Psy.D, ABPP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Additional States: New York
  • Company: Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.
  • Phone: (415) 913-8096
  • Website: drteoernst.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Specialty Focus:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Occupational Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Personal Injury, Forensic Psychology, Violence Risk Assessment, Sentencing Mitigation, Severe Mental Illness, Retrospective Assessment of Mental States,


M.A., Wright Institute ; Psy.D., Wright Institute

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Practicing in California and New York, Dr. Ernst specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Competency/Capacity evaluations, Mitigation Evaluations, and Employment Evaluations. He is one of a select group fewer than 40 psychologists in California who have undergone the rigorous examination process necessary to obtain Board Certification in Forensic Psychology. Since 2012, Dr. Ernst has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry where he provides teaching and supervision on a voluntary basis. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. Dr. Ernst is a member of the Criminal Panel of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts for multiple superior courts and is a certified Qualified Medical Evaluator for the California Department of Industrial Relations. His past professional experiences including providing treatment and expert testimony as a member of the medical staff of Napa State Hospital, and completing over 100 VA forensic evaluations on veteran's alleging psychiatric injury from military trauma. Dr. Ernst has extensive experience conducting forensic evaluation including, but not limited to, testamentary capacity and undue influence evaluations, personal injury evaluations, mitigation or sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessments, fitness for duty evaluations, and the assessment of severe mental illness and neuropsychological impairment. In addition to his forensic and clinical practice, Dr. Ernst provides presentations for organizations including the San Francisco Bar Association, UCSF, and the First District Court of Appeals. Please see Dr. Ernst's website, listed above, for a more detailed description of his professional background and areas of expertise.