Contact this Expert Witness
- Phone: (310) 621-4755
- Website: www.drfranklincarvajal.com/
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Psychology and Forensic Psychology
Specialty Focus:Personal injury, psychological injury, psychology, forensic psychology, incompetent to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, immigration, psychiatric injury, psychiatric, tort, tortious, mental health, psychological impairment, Spanish speaking.
Education:PhD, Umass Amherst; PhD, Virginia Tech
Years in Practice:17
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:13
Dr. Carvajal is one of the few psychologists in the USA who holds two psychology Ph.D. degrees from prestigious academic institutions (University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). He is fully fluent in Spanish and understands the Latino market, since he arrived to the USA when he was 16 from Venezuela. Dr. Carvajal considers himself a practitioner, academic, and researcher. It is important to understand that some psychologists are inherently better than others at conducting and completing psychological evaluations. Those with academic and research backgrounds, such as Dr. Carvajal, are particularly more skillful in this area than those with practitioner backgrounds. Furthermore, forensic settings demand psychologists with expertise in clinical as well as social and personality psychology. I conduct criminal, civil, and administrative evaluations of all types including personal injury, workers compensation, incompetent to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, immigration evaluations, POST evaluations etc. I find it that psychologists who conduct evaluations across criminal, civil, and administrative law settings gain from using information in one setting and applying it to a different setting. Specialization plus diversification is key in finding the right expert witness.