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This page contains mental health expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on mental health and related issues. Mental health expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these mental health expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Mental Health, Suicide, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Homes, Psychology, Standard Of Care, Anxiety, Child Abuse, Depression, Ime, Malpractice, Psychological Abuse, and Psychotherapy.

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Fred R Moss, MD Fred R Moss, MD, Inc

Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Prisons & Jails, Wrongful Death, Suicide, Deliberate Indifference, Medical Malpractice, Gross Negligence, Addiction, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, Violence, Telepsychiatry, Overdose, Involuntary Hospitalization, Mental Health, Telemedicine, Telehealth
Board Certified actively practicing psychiatrist. Northwestern Educated Vast experience in disability and file review. Special interest in Telepsychiatry. 30+ years of diverse clinical experience including telepsychiatry, locum tenens, private practice (treated over 20,000 outpatients and admitted over 10,000 patients to hospitals), correctional healthcare (Folsom and Pelican Bay State Prisons) and nursing homes. Served as a psychiatric consultant to over 40 nursing homes. Experienced expert witness case reviewer. Experienced Independent Medical Examiner. President and Founder - Mastering TeleHealth.com (online training for clinicians and therapists) Licensed in California & Illinois

K. Shea Miller, M.A., M.A. Gulf Coast Therapy Works, LLC

Fairhope, Alabama
Mental Health, Psychology - Sexual Abuse/Trauma Counseling for Children, Sexual Abuse/Trauma Counseling for Adolescents, Sexual Abuse/Trauma Counseling for Adults, Play Therapy
Owner and founder of Gulf Coast Therapy Works, LLC in Fairhope, AL. A Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the state of Alabama, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, a Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy and also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with Evergreen Certifications, formerly the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Trained to use EMDR with adults and children. Has been a referral source for the FBI since 2017. Trained with Survivors of Sexual Trauma and with play therapy while in graduate school, starting in December of 2002. Served six years as the lead therapist at the Gulf Coast Kids House, which is the child advocacy center in Pensacola, FL, with the Sexual/Physical Abuse Treatment Program. Primary area of specialization is in trauma recovery counseling with children and teenagers, as well as adult...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW John Hamel & Associates

San Rafael, California
Forensic Psychology, Mental Health - domestic violence,intimate partner violence, IPV, intimate partner abuse, battered woman syndrome, false arrest, battered woman defense, battered person syndrome, battered person defense, family violence, family abuse, psychological abuse, batterer intervention
John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW, has a Masters in Social Welfare from U.C.L.A., and a Ph.D. from the University of Central Lancashire, U.K., where he is currently a Research Fellow. He has worked with family violence perpetrators and victims since 1992, and is a court-approved provider of batterer intervention programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Hamel is the author of Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, 2nd Edition: Evidence-Based Approaches, (Springer, 2014), and other books on domestic violence. He also has had dozens of his research articles published in various peer-reviewed scholarly journals, and is Editor-in-Chief of Partner Abuse, a journal published quarterly by Springer Publishing. A frequent speaker at conferences on domestic violence, he has also trained mental health professionals, attorneys, victim advocates social service organizations, law enforcement, attorneys and family court mediators. He is a founding member of the Association of Domesti...

Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC Lifetime Counseling and Consulting

Fair Oaks, California
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychoanalysis - Domestic violence, psychological abuse, emotional abuse, correctional mental health, psychotherapy, PTSD, sex abuse, sex offense, criminal offense, crimes against persons, stalking, interviewing, murder, suicide, mental health, victimization, trauma, racial discrimination, psychological abuse.
Dr. Natalie Jones is currently licensed as an LPCC in California and has worked for a number of years in the mental health and criminal justice field. Dr. Jones is passionate about and has expertise in adult forensic interviewing (including those who are intellectually disabled), psychological abuse of women (specifically with African American women), and correctional mental heath. Dr. Jones spent several years working in correctional mental health, and has also worked with the Department of Probation and Pretrial as a contractor. Dr. Jones has worked extensively with attorneys during her time as a contractor. Dr. Jones completed her post-doctoral training with the California Department of Corrections. Prior to this, Dr. Jones also trained at John George Psychiatric Pavilion Inpatient mental health unit, Fairmont hospital Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility, The Hume Center's partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient unit. Dr. Jones has also worked for Marin County co...

Andrew Levine, PhD North Coast Neuropsychology

Arcata, California
Neuropsychology, Mental Health - Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, HIV, AIDS, PTSD, Workers Compensation, Neurocognitive, Cognitive, Psychology, Head Injury, Neuroinfectious, Dementia
-Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology with American Board of Professional Psychology -State of California Qualified Medical Examiner -Aerospace Neuropsychology -Associate Clinical Professor - UCLA Department of Neurology

Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

Woodland Hills, California
Social Work, Mental Health - Mental Health, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Forensic Social Work, Adult Depression/Anxiety, Case Management, Standard of Care, Discharge Planning, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Adults Molested as Children, Domestic Violence, Work Place Sexual Harassment, Suicide Prevention, Institutional Abuse,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) expert in mental health, psychiatric issues and women's health. I have a masters degree in social work from the University of Southern California and licensed in the state of California with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. I have experience and expertise with residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, domestic violence shelters and outpatient mental health clinics. I was a leader for the Intensive Outpatient Program in an outpatient clinic. Supervised other therapist’s and coordinated treatment teams for patient care. I have collaborated with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, OBGYN's, medical social workers, RN's and nursing teams. I addition, I am a member of Postpartum Support International and helped create the positive motherhood transition program specializing and treating moms who struggle with postpartum depression/ anxiety. I have expertise with pregnancy loss, infertility and perinatal issues. I am also a member ...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child Forensic Interviewing, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessment
I have worked in academia as a professor for approximately 20 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

Adrienne Meier, PhD

Pasadena, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, discrimination, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed in California, New York, New Jersey Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages / distress related to discrimination or injury), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, sexual abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and...

Fred R Moss, MD Fred R Moss, MD, Inc

Grass Valley, California
Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Prisons & Jails, Wrongful Death, Suicide, Deliberate Indifference, Medical Malpractice, Gross Negligence, Addiction, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, Violence, Telepsychiatry, Overdose, Involuntary Hospitalization, Mental Health, Telemedicine, Telehealth
Board Certified actively practicing psychiatrist. Northwestern Educated Vast experience in disability and file review. Special interest in Telepsychiatry. 30+ years of diverse clinical experience including telepsychiatry, locum tenens, private practice (treated over 20,000 outpatients and admitted over 10,000 patients to hospitals), correctional healthcare (Folsom and Pelican Bay State Prisons) and nursing homes. Served as a psychiatric consultant to over 40 nursing homes. Experienced expert witness case reviewer. Experienced Independent Medical Examiner. President and Founder - Mastering TeleHealth.com (online training for clinicians and therapists) Licensed in California & Illinois

Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM

Clovis, California
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Suicide, Side Effects, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Pharmacology, Risk Management, Addiction, Telemedicine, Functional Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Child Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Hospital, Inpatient, Wrongful Death, Standard of Care, Causation, Damages
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF 2015’S AND 2018'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS BY THE CONSUMERS’ RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA, Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM  is a board-certified osteopathic physician and surgeon, a general psychiatrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), a Diplomate of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He is involved in the certification process through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).  Dr. Terry is proud to be a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, and works primarily with underserved and migrant worker populations, correctional settings, high-acuity inpatient psychiatric patients, and in program and policy-building initiatives. Dr. Terry’s clinical interests include primary care consultation, nutrition, osteopathy, integrative medicine, strength-based therapies, and prevention. Dr. Terry is an accomplished author, has served as a medic...

Lorraine K Bockman, LCSW, LAC, SAP, MAC Comprehensive Addiction Solutions LLC

Centennial, Colorado
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Substance Abuse, Chemical Dependency, Prescription Drug Abuse, Relapse Risk Prediction, Standards of Care, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse Recovery, Addiction Recovery, Chronic Relapse, Chemical Dependency Treatment, DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Ms. Bockman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addictions Counselor in Colorado, is recognized as a Master Addiction Counselor with NAADAC, and is qualified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. She has a private practice in the Denver Metro Area in Colorado specializing in addictions and related issues. Ms. Bockman is considered to have the special knowledge, experience, and education that goes far beyond basic public information in the field of substance use, abuse, additions, and other related topics. She has the skills you may be seeking in an expert witness including written and oral communication, team player expertise, confidence, and honesty. Her expert witness practice includes: case review and analysis regarding treatment appropriateness and professional standards of care; substance abuse evaluations to determine level of use/abuse and appropriate treatment recommendations; review and critique ...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Colorado
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

Joseph L.J. Schwartz, Psy.D

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Psychology, Mental Health - School Psychology, Criminal Forensic Psychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psychological Injury, Custody Evaluation, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Mental Status Review, Harassment, Capacity Evaluation, Competency Evaluation, Stalking
Dr. Joseph Schwartz has specialized in school, clinical and forensic psychology for over 30 years. He has conducted over 1000 Mental Health Evaluations and over 500 Independent Medical Exams. He has assisted attorneys addressing legal questions pertinent to high conflict co-parenting difficulties, domestic violence and abuse, violence and sex offender risk assessment, psycho-sexual issues, developmental disorders, learning disabilities, head injury, neuropsychological functioning, cognitive ability, psychological/emotional damages for Family Law, Criminal and Civil Court. He has provided expert advice and legal consultation regarding various parenting and psychological issues including: Psychological and Neuropsychological testing, Parenting Plans, Expert Witness testimony, School and Home evaluations. Currently, Dr. Schwartz maintains a Private Practice in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Since 1993 he has been Licensed in New York and Delaware where he was frequently called and asked to tes...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Palm Coast, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

Adrienne Meier, PhD

Florida
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, IME, discrimination, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Dr. Meier is licensed in California, New York, New Jersey Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages / distress related to discrimination or injury), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance, sexual abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome). She received specialized training in forensic psychology during an APA-accredited internship at New York University's Bellevue Hospital Center, and she completed neuropsychological training during her post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope Medical Center. She has also worked within the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the California Department of State Hospitals, New York Office of Mental Health (OMH) and...

John R Puls, LCSW, MCAP South Florida Psychotherapy

Boca Raton, Florida
Substance Abuse, Mental Health - Addiction treatment center, addiction treatment center fraud, ASAM criteria, alcoholism, PTSD, DUI, addiction, marchman act
I'm a licensed psychotherapist and master's certified addiction professional in the state of Florida. I specialize in substance abuse, mental health, and addictions treatment centers. I have served as an expert witness for marchman act cases for both the respondent and the petitioner. Additionally, I am very well versed in ASAM (American Society for Addiction Medicine) criteria for determining levels of care in addiction treatment centers. I have serviced as an expert witness for addition treatment center negligence cases. Also, I have served as a mitigation specialist advocating for reduced sentencing on cases involving substance use and mental health disorders.

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,fitness for duty,police
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...

Rachel D Maree, MD, MPH Rachel D. Maree, MD, MPH, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Psychiatry, Substance Abuse - Addiction Psychiatry, Disability Evaluation, Medical Billing, Medical Record Review, Mental Health, Psychoanalysis, Public Health, Tele-medicine, Medical Malpractice, Psychopharmacology, Utilization Review, Opioids
Dr. Maree is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Adult Psychiatry and holds medical licenses in Georgia and Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a variety of psychiatric disorders including trauma related disorders, mood/anxiety disorders, psychotic spectrum disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders. In addition to experience in the ambulatory/outpatient setting, she has also worked in emergency psychiatry, with intensive outpatient programs, on consultation and liaison teams, in various tele-medicine settings, and with community treatment teams. Dr. Maree also obtained additional training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and is currently a candidate for Psychoanalysis at Emory University, which provides her with a unique perspective in understanding and formulating a person's experiences. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Maree has experience with peer review, utilization management, chart review, disability ...

Sanford I. Finkel, MD

Wilmette, Illinois
Psychiatry, Nursing Homes - Geriatric psychiatry, contested wills, nursing home, competency, elder abuse, malpractice, undue influence, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, testamentary capacity, mental health, neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Finkel is an expert who works nationally specializing in aging and mental health (geriatric psychiatry). This includes contested wills, testamentary capacity, undue influence, malpractice, competency, nursing home litigation, personal injury, and criminal cases. He is the founder of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and co-founder of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Aging. Dr. Finkel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Chicago Medical School. He has over 40 years of clinical experience, has published more than 100 papers and chapters and has delivered over 1000 lectures, nationally and internationally.

George C. Klein, PhD Oakton Community College

Northbrook, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Mentally Ill, Police, Police Apprehension of the Mentally Ill, Police Policies and Procedures, Crisis Intervention Teams, Jail Suicide.
George C. Klein, Ph.D. works as an expert witness on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. He specializes in the police apprehension of the mentally ill, police policies and procedures, police use of excessive force, and jail suicide. He was a part-time police officer for over eight years. He was a consultant and researcher for the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy for over 13 years. He is a trained hostage negotiator and served with a SWAT team. His book, entitled, Law And The Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics, was published in 2009. The book is an examination of the mental health and criminal justice system in Illinois. It includes fieldwork on police apprehension of the mentally ill, hospital emergency rooms, the homeless mentally ill, and mental health screening in jails. His book, entitled, The Militarization of the Police? Ideology Versus Reality, was published in 2019. The book examines the police use of force, a...

Daniel W. Gillette, MD, SM, FACHE, DFAPA

Sioux City, Iowa
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Malpractice, Forensic Psychiatry, Billing Fraud, Chart Review
Board Certified in General and Child-Adolescent Psychiatry and Healthcare Management. Extensive experience in multiple areas of mental health from clinical practice with all ages, clinical management, hospital CEO, insurance company work, criminal and civil forensic work and organized medicine.

James Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., FAACP Metis Psychological Associates LLC

Randolph, Massachusetts
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Correctional Psychology, Correctional Healthcare, Personality Psychology, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disability Evaluation, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Psychotherapy Integration, Internet Teaching and Consultation, Suicide, Criminal Behavior
Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include specialties in assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research on psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics (CCEs, high risk populations, sex offenders), disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings. He has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant and consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal stimu...

David Friedler, LMHC, MPH David Friedler, LMHC, LLC

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Mental Health, Long Term Care - Standard of Care: Regulatory Compliance, Wrongful injury, Regulatory Standard of Care, Psychiatric Hospital; Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, Assisted Living, Drug Alcohol Treatment Facilities CARF, Joint Commission, Hospital Regulation, Heath Care Regulation, Policy Compliance,
David Friedler, LMHC, MPH, LNHA , CNHA Emeritus has been employed as a psychotherapist and administrator in the long term care, clinical and behavioral health treatment arena for more than forty years. David Friedler’s substantial clinical and administrative expertise has been within the realm of employment as either a clinician or clinical director or administrator in nursing home care, psychiatric hospitals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Massachusetts, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator Emeritus, Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Life Member of The Academy, ACHCA, and a Mentor for the ACHCA. Mr. Friedler has a particular specialty pertaining to treatment facility regulations, policies, and operational oversight of such treatment facilities. Specifically Mr...

Richard A Parker, MD Arcadia Healthcare Solutions

Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
Medical Management, Internal Medicine - Hospital Corporate Negligence, Hospital Liability, Global payment contracts, Electronic Medical Records (EMR)(EHR), Credentialing, Risk Management, Standard of Care, Ethics, Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Hospital administration, Mental Health, Discharge instructions.
15 years of experience in hospital and ACO administration in an organization with 1,700 specialists and 500 primary care doctors caring for 125,000 patients and generating $1.3 billion in annual global payment revenues. Responsible for developing quality department. Experience using Electronic Medical Records to improve quality. Developed and implemented strategies for reducing unnecessary medical utilization. Developed primary care networks. Developed disease management and care management programs. Experience at one of country’s top Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). Since 2015, served as Chief Medical Officer for Arcadia Healthcare Solutions -- an EMR data aggregation and analytics company, Burlington, MA. Experienced speaker and presenter. Board Certified in Internal Medicine. 24 years of clinical experience as a primary care attending physician. Former editor of the Clinical Crossroads series in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). Former ch...

Beth Wechsler, MSW, LICSW Beth Wechsler, LICSW

Mashpee, Massachusetts
Social Work, Mental Health - children's services, school social work, special education, child welfare, foster care, child custody, psychotherapy, mental health, child abuse, mitigation, medical malpractice, capital punishment sentencing.
Social Work Expert Witness for Cases in Children's Services Nationwide: I am a social work expert witness for both plaintiff and defense (with experience in CA, IA, FL, MA, MO, NM and TN). I specialize in cases where the system has failed the child, resulting in unfortunate and sometimes disastrous outcomes. I will review your case, identify what happened, what should have happened and why it did not. Did a social worker fail to meet the standard of care and if so was (s)he negligent or was there a clinical error that can be understood in terms of the resources and systems in which it occurred? Based on 45 years of social work experience, I know that clinicians in children's services (in outpatient mental health settings, in the schools and especially in state child protection agencies) work in complex, challenging situations. Evaluating failure to meet the standard of care, and to act in accord with the values and ethics that define social work, is often straightforward, som...

Juan F. Lopez, MD University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychosis, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, Postpartum Depression, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Research
Dr. Lopez is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is Co-director of the Perinatal Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Lopez has been in clinical and academic practice for over 30 years. He is an experienced clinician, teacher, speaker and researcher. He communicates clearly and effectively, and has served as a consultant to other physicians, lawyers, and mental health professionals. Dr. Lopez expertise is Mood Disorders, and Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, including the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, depression in pregnancy, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide. Dr Lopez is also an expert in psychopharmacology and in treatment-resistant depression. He has served in several national advisory boards and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of mood disorders, stress, suicide, perinatal psychiatry and psychopharmacolog...

Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

Spring Creek, Nevada
Correctional Healthcare, Nursing Administration - Jails, Prisons, Medical Record Review, Medical Malpractice, Deliberate Indifference, Standard of Care, Policy and Procedure, Mental Health, Suicide, Wrongful Death, Alcohol Withdrawal, Drug Withdrawal
Ms. Pearson is a consultant in correctional healthcare with over 36years experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration.

Juan F. Lopez, MD University of Michigan

Ohio
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychosis, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, Postpartum Depression, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Research
Dr. Lopez is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is Co-director of the Perinatal Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Lopez has been in clinical and academic practice for over 30 years. He is an experienced clinician, teacher, speaker and researcher. He communicates clearly and effectively, and has served as a consultant to other physicians, lawyers, and mental health professionals. Dr. Lopez expertise is Mood Disorders, and Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, including the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, depression in pregnancy, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide. Dr Lopez is also an expert in psychopharmacology and in treatment-resistant depression. He has served in several national advisory boards and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of mood disorders, stress, suicide, perinatal psychiatry and psychopharmacolog...

Patricia A Maisano, RN, DHs, CCM, FAACM, PCGM, NCG, ABDA Varna LLC.

Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
Geriatrics, Developmental Disabilities - Special needs trust, Brain injury - birth, Long term care, Nursing, Nursing homes, Pediatric physical med & rehab, Psychiatry, Medical management, Elder abuse/predatory behavior, Psychology, Mental health, Memory impairment, Hospice/palliative care, Undue Influence
I have a history of more than 40 years in nursing, and more than 20 years of those years has been as an experienced witness. I have done every aspect of case work, between meditations, arbitration, closed hearings and hearings / trials with and without a jury. The nature of these cases have been med malpractice, standards of care (both medical and psychological), abuse of the elderly ( financial and physical) and the life needs of these groups. I have done both plaintiff and defense I was on the forefront of case management in the very early 80's and one of the first providers of advocacy for the elderly and disabled. I have been recognized as a matter expert in nursing, life care, and issues of disability. I created the first national franchise ( IKOR) in the area of Advocacy, which covered the major cities in the US. I created the software for IKOR, Datikor. Datikor addressed HIPPA. I have also worked with attorneys as a consultant when have been considering cases and when t...

Linda L Miller, DO Linda L Miller DO

OLYMPIA, Washington
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Expert witness, IME, deposition, mental health, mental conditions, workers compensation, disability, record review,
I have a current certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, INC I have a private practice of psychiatry for 20 years and have been providing IMEs and expert opinion for the same amount of time. I have performed more than a thousand IMEs for company's and attorneys. Many of these have been with panels of IME experts including orthopedists, chiropractors and neurologists. Because of my additional education, training and experience in primary care medicine, I have good understanding of the impact of medical issues and medical conditions on the mental health of clients. My reports are detailed and opinions are well defended using the DSM V book of mental conditions and scholarly articles if necessary References are available upon request.

Dr. Richard J Stride, MBA, Psy.D., LPC, LMHC

Olympia, Washington
Mental Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Accidental Death, Child Custody, Competency, Jury Selection, Child Abuse, Ethics, Licensure & Practice, Professional Conduct, Memory, Diminished Capacity, Stand of Care, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Diagnosis, Law Enforcement, Fitness for duty, PTSD, IME
I have been providing forensic mental health services to attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in over 100 cases. I provide precise, factual, influential, and professionally articulated services. I have experience in working with jury's and in countering other expert witnesses testimonies. I have been an expert and or consulted on cases related to child custody, competency, criminal behavior, developmental disability and work place harassment. I can, and have, created custom reports, issue specific professional reviews, and case specific consultations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and a Licensed Mental health Counselor in Washington State I have been a Therapist, Clinical Operations Director, and Chief Executive Officer in Community Behavioral Health Agencies for over 25 years. I am a Specialist for Medicaid consultation with Children, Geriatric, and Developmental Disabilities in Washington State. I hold the Di...
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