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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Neuropsychology and Psychology

Keywords/Search Terms:

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, Colorado, California, Nevada, Florida, Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC)


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Child Neuropsychology Track, University of Houston; M.A. Clinical Psychology, Child Neuropsychology Track, University of Houston; B.Sc. Major in Geological Engineering with Minor in Fluid Mechanics, Colorado School of Mines

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Additional Information

I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral (BCBA-D). I have trained and worked in the field for over 30 years. I am founder and president of Emerge, which is a private practice clinic focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions with a specialty in serving those with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am board certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and a licensed psychologist in Colorado, Nevada and Florida. I also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), authorizing me to practice in 33 States (see for details). In addition to my credentials outlined above, I received additional post-graduate training in Pivotal Response Treatment at University of California Santa Barbara and in ABA at University of North Texas. I held administrative positions at and/or helped commence five treatment programs for young children with autism across the United States including a site the UCLA multisite study. I also worked in five school districts as a school psychologist and have completed numerous Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) as a private practice provider. I am former adjunct faculty at the University of Denver and taught a graduate course in Developmental Psychopathology. I also taught continuing education courses, as well as trained and supervised interns, graduate students, and practicum students. I am coauthor of a text for Springer Publishers on the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together with the Emerge team, I evaluated Endrew F., a case which was ultimately heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. Previously, I have been qualified by the court as an expert in the areas of clinical neuropsychology, autism, and/or trauma for both criminal and civil cases both at the state and federal level. For additional details regarding my education, training, skills, and experience, please see my Curriculum Vitae.