Dr. Charles F. Lorbeer, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, DABFC Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Child Abuse and Social Work

Specialty Focus:

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


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

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● Call me now! (904) 287-8400! I am available to assist you immediately. You will love my genuine and empathetic style. I am able to present complex cases in a manner that is easy to understand and profound in their application to your case. ● NATIONAL EXPERT- child removals, adoption, foster care, suicide, child abuse, sex abuse, social work malpractice, psychotherapy, guardianships, elder abuse, psychiatric management, psych hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical administration and custody related cases. ●Additional Information Dr. Lorbeer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Counselors. He spent 25 years at The UF Health Academic Medical Center; one of the largest and most prestigious hospitals in the nation, where he evaluated 1000s of psychiatric cases in the emergency room, and was administrator of the University of Florida's Family Medicine residency program and outpatient psychiatry clinic. He is the founding Department Head of Capella University’s Social Work program, and Associate Professor of Social Work at a Virginia University. A former Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation supervisor with 12 years of insider knowledge about child abuse cases including sexual abuse, child removals, and custody battles. ●ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: • LU University, Virginia; Associate Professor, Social Work. • Norwich University; College of Graduate and Continuing Studies; adjunct faculty, Criminology, Human Services, Public Administration • Capella University, Founding Department Head & Chair, Social Work, Human Services Chair, Gerontology Chair, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, • Jerusalem Univ. Visiting Professor, nursing school, computer design. ●PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – UF Health & Shands Jacksonville Academic Medical Center; 25 years of experience, including: Administrator of 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 administration of Psychiatry Department Outpatient Clinic, and CHFM clinics, 75 employees, strategic planning, referrals, business plans. • Family Medicine Residency Administrator • Clinic administrator for 1 million patient visits for 20 years - all aspects of outpatient medical care 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 jail for suicide. Community Rehab Center - Therapy, Day Treatment, Case management • Clinical Director Northwest Behavioral Health • Lead therapist. • Sheriff’s Office - Contracted Trauma response counselor NE FLORIDA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL , 1997- 1999, MacClenny, Florida • Director of 30 bed inpatient psychiatric unit, with 60 full-time employees. UHS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, Hospital Inpatient & Outpatient Therapist • Therapist: Mental Health & addictions group therapy Massachusetts DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES/ Dept. of Families and Children, 1985-1996, Salem & Lowell • Testified in Massachusetts court 100s of times. Managed 1000s of court report