- Company: Verdugo Psychological Associates
- Phone: (818) 253-1161
- Fax: (818) 630-9022
- Website: verdugopsych.com/
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology
Specialty Focus: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Dementia, Personal Injury, IME/ AME, Worker's Compensation, Civil Competency (Testamentary Capacity, Contractual Capacity, Undue Influence, Conservatorship), Criminal Competency, Fitness for Duty, Symptom Validity.
Education: Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology; M.A., California School of Professional Psychology; B.A., California State University: Northridge
Years in Practice: 3
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology and neuropsychology with over 10 years of experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. I am also appointed to the Juvenile Court Expert Witness Panel in Los Angeles. I specialize in providing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, complications from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussions, learning disabilities, ADHD, and PTSD. I also specialize in forensic psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for immigration hearings, civil and criminal competency, personal injury, worker's compensation, and fitness for duty. In addition to conducting evaluations, I also provide consultation services to personal injury and worker's compensation attorneys on psychological and neuropsychological related matters. In addition to my private practice, I work at Patton State Hospital as a forensic psychologist. Patton State Hospital is the largest forensic psychiatric hospital in the country and houses judicially committed patients under civil and criminal commitments. As a forensic psychologist, I conduct competency evaluations with criminally committed patients with severe mental illness and cognitive deficits, submit court reports, and testify in court as an expert witness. A comprehensive evaluation is essential if your client is experiencing psychological or neuropsychological impairment due to an injury or exposure to a traumatic event. The objective opinions I provide are done with a reasonable degree of medical certainty and supported by the use of evidence-based and empirically supported psychological and neuropsychological tests.