Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Social Work and Mental Health

Specialty Focus:

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,


Bachelors in Social Work & Psychology BSW, Northern Arizona University ; Masters in Social Work , University of Southern California

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Additional Information

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 of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I have expertise with trauma, acute stress disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, survivors of abuse, survivors of institutional abuse, grief, workplace harassment, workplace sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, bipolar issues, caregiver support and social work ethics. Furthermore, I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a part of social work and the courts specialty practice section committee. I have worked with both plaintiff and defense attorneys providing expertise in mental health, standard of care and therapy ethics.