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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychology and Mental Health

Keywords/Search Terms:

Trauma, Child Abuse, Psychopathology, Psychological Testing


PsyD, Adler School of Professional Psychology; MA, New York University; BA, San Francisco State University

Years in Practice:


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Additional Information

Dr. Jennifer Myers Harrison, PsyD, ABPP, ATR-BC, is a seasoned Board Certified-Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in trauma and forensic psychology. Her profound expertise in these domains has made her a sought-after expert witness and a trusted resource for individuals and legal professionals seeking specialized knowledge. Dr. Harrison's dedication to trauma transcends clinical practice. As an expert witness, she has played a pivotal role, offering critical insights into the psychological consequences of traumatic events for children and adults. Her objective analysis of complex evidence and medical records and administering comprehensive psychological assessments have been instrumental in achieving just outcomes in trauma-related cases. Through her contributions, individuals who have suffered trauma receive the support and compensation they deserve. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including Personal Injury (Emotional or Mental Injury), Murphy Evaluations, Dangerousness / Risk for Violence / Risk Management, LPS Evaluations, Competency to Stand Trial (Adjudicative Fitness), Insanity Defense / Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), Malingering and Federal Social Security Appeals and Evaluations. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Harrison has worked in various settings, including hospitals, community mental health clinics, and school-based settings with children, families, and individuals with complex presenting problems. Dr. Harrison is currently the Director of Therapy Partners of the Peninsula in Burlingame, CA, where she specializes in assisting individuals, adults, and families facing a variety of challenges, including life transitions, resist/refuse cases, family therapy, individual therapy for adolescents, children, and emerging adults facing trauma-related challenges, among other psychological presenting issues. Her integrated approach draws on evidence-based treatments and best practices in psychology to provide comprehensive care. Dr. Harrison's commitment to forensic evaluations is underpinned by her comprehensive understanding of trauma and its consequences. Her clinical work spans various settings, including her role as the Training Director and Clinical Supervisor, where she oversees psychological testing at psychiatric hospitals and residential mental health facilities specializing in treating adolescents and adults facing psychiatric conditions and dual diagnoses. Additionally, she is an Adjunct professor at New York University and provides consultation for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Harrison's extensive experience, meticulous approach, and dedication to the field of psychology make her a trusted and invaluable resource in legal matters, particularly those involving trauma and forensic evaluation. Her commitment to providing clarity and support in complex legal cases sets her apart as a highly qualified and reputable expert in the field.