Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.
  • Phone: (818) 922-7774
  • Fax: 818-332-4920
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Specialty Focus: psychological evaluation, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, depression, sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, emotional distress, psychological injury, retaliation, anxiety, trauma, IME, employment, retaliation, malingering, disability evaluation, clinical psychology.

Education: Ph.D. Psychology, magna cum laude, University of Southern California

Years in Practice: 20

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 25


Additional Information

Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment issues, or physical injuries. Performed over 600 IME's with psychological testing including symptom validity and exaggeration measures. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders and employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and malingering. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Retained by both defense and plaintiffs. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator by the State of California since 2003. Recognized expert on organizational dynamics and stress, presenting to Fortune 500 companies across the United States and Europe. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral fellowship in accredited program at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Trained by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Seak Experts, the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, and Forensic Expert Witness Association. Comprehensive, timely and articulate psychological reports. Several offices throughout the greater Los Angeles area and California. Awarded Licensure in California PSY 14284 and Colorado PSY 4642