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

Contact Information

  • Company: Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.
  • Phone: (415) 913-8096
  • Website: drteoernst.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Specialty Focus:

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


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

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Ernst is one of fewer than 35 psychologists in California who have undergone the rigorous examination process necessary to obtain Board Certification in Forensic Psychology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ernst specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Competency/Capacity evaluations, Mitigation Evaluations, and Employment Evaluations. 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 has extensive experience conducting forensic evaluation including, but not limited to, civil and criminal competency evaluations, mitigation or sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessments, personal injury evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and the assessment of severe mental illness and neuropsychological impairment. 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 VA forensic evaluations on veteran's alleging psychiatric injury from military trauma. Please see Dr. Ernst's website, listed above, for a more detailed description of his professional background and areas of expertise.