Dr. Charles F. Lorbeer, PhD, LCSW, LICSW Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae


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  • Additional States: Massachusetts
  • Phone: 904-287-8400

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Mental Health and Child Abuse

Specialty Focus:

Child custody, child abuse & neglect, suicide, medical management, social work malpractice, child protective services, abuse investigations, suicide, addictions counseling, substance abuse services, foster care, adoption, academic management, suicidal patients, medication management, guardianships


PhD, Walden University; MSW, Florida State University; BA, Florida State University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

DR CHARLES F. LORBEER, PHD, LICSW (MA), LCSW (FL) Licensed In Massachusetts and Florida 4144 Prima Vista Circle S,, Jacksonville, FL 32217· 904.287.8400 [email protected] National Provider Identifier (NPI) 1437 634 896 OBJECTIVE- to provide expert witness services on suicide, child abuse, social work malpractice, psychotherapy, guardianships, psychiatric management, and custody related cases. RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL WORK: ∙ Recent Expert Witness Engagements: Law Firm West Virginia; Law Firm, Jacksonville, Florida; Law Firm Fort Smith, AR. Private clients: Wisconsin and Florida. ∙ Psychiatric hospitals: UHS Wekiva Springs, & UF Health ∙Lead Therapist & Integrated Medicine Director: Northwest Behavioral Health ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: • Liberty University, Virginia; Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, 2018-present. • Norwich University; College of Graduate and Continuing Studies; adjunct faculty, Criminology, Human Services, Public Administration • Capella University, 2001-2016. Department Head, Chair, Social Work & Community Services, Human Services, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Founding Department Head social work program. Adjunct and assistant professor. • Jerusalem Univ. 1996-1997, Visiting Professor, nursing school, computer design. • Salem State Univ. (Massachusetts), School of Social Work, Adjunct Faculty, research, quantitative and qualitative research design, computer courses, laboratories, and curriculum development: 1993-1996. •  Field Instructor: Boston Univ., Salem State Univ., and Springfield College, 1987-1995. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Northwest Behavioral Health • Lead therapist. • Director, Urban Health Network • Sheriff’s Office Jacksonville - Contracted Trauma response counselor • UF Health & Shands Jacksonville; Community Health and Family Medicine; Jacksonville, FL • Developed, implemented, hired and supervised outpatient LCSW who supported 4 clinics. • Administrator Outpatient Psychiatry Department and Department of Community Health/Family Medicine clinics. Family medicine residency administrator and inpatient provider teams on 8th Floor. • Responsible for managing patients referred to Psychiatric services Responsible for administration of Psychiatry Department Outpatient Clinic, and CHFM clinics, 75 employees, strategic planning, referrals, development of business plans. • Family Medicine Residency Administrator UF HEALTH PSYCHIATRY- Jacksonville, FL • Evaluated 1000s of suicidal patients in emergency room • Emergency Treatment Unit Evaluator, processed, admitted, and discharged Baker Acts. • Assessed prisoners sent from the Duval county jail and correctional facilities for suicide. NE FLORIDA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL , 1997- 1999, MacClenny, Florida • Unit Director of 30 bed inpatient psychiatric unit, with 60 full-time employees. UHS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, Psychiatric Hospital • Therapist • Substance abuse and addictions group therapy Massachusetts DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES/ Dept. of Families and Children, 1985-1996, Salem & Lowell • Testified in Massachusetts court 100s of times. Prepared and managed 1000s of court reports. • Social Work Supervisor- Child abuse report screening and investigations; assessments and ongoing cases; child custody cases, sexual abuse, high profile cases