Mental Health Expert Witness Listings in California

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Melissa Genisauski, LCSW Psychiatric Facilities, Managed Care

Aliso Viejo , California
Social Work Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Case Management, Discharge Planning, Crisis Intervention, De-Escalation, Managed Care.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) experienced in providing therapeutic interventions to the mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) populations in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Current roles include being a Clinical Supervisor of an outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), providing clinical supervision and support to licensed mental health clinicians and Registered Nurses, along with providing group and individual therapy to patients with behavioral health (BH) conditions; also currently serving as a National Manager of Behavioral Health for a Managed Care Organization, providing clinical and operational training, consultation, and oversight to Health Plans within the organization. Additional professional experience has included being a Program Director of an intensive case management program for the acute/severe MH and SUD populations, as well as providing MH and SUD case management, providing a variety of social services ...
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David N. Glaser, MD Glaser Forensic Group

Los Angeles, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness - Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Independent Medical Exams, Legal Medicine, Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Pharmacology-Clinical, Psychiatry, Psychology
David Glaser, M.D. has been performing psychiatric evaluations and teaching about Forensic Psychiatry for over three decades. His interest in Forensic Psychiatry emanates from contact with the late Seymour Pollack, M.D., Ph.D, one of the pioneers in Forensic Psychiatry. Since the inception of his career, Dr. Glaser has performed over a thousand evaluations, criminal and civil, defense and plaintiff, at the request of attorneys, individuals, industry, insurance companies, and judges. In the California Workers Compensation system, he has performed hundreds of evaluations as a neutral evaluator (Agreed Medical Evaluations and Panels Qualified Medical Evaluations), chosen jointly by plaintiff and defense attorneys. Dr. Glaser has been on the faculty of the U.C.L.A. Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program and has been on the Advisory Board of the American College of Forensic Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He has also been Board Certified in Forensic Psychia...
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John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW John Hamel & Associates

San Rafael, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - 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...
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Barbara J. Justice, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatric Disease, Pharmacological Clinical, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Serve Mental Illness, Psychiatric Disability, Emotional Harm, Emotional Distress, Workers' Compensation, Mental Health, Malpractice, Capacity, Sexual Harassment Sexual Abuse and Victimization.
Dr. Justice began her career in medicine as a surgeon in New York City. After several years as a practicing surgeon, she decided to enter the field of Psychiatry and received training in a Fellowship program at UCLA. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with training in all aspects of psychiatry and the law. Dr. Justice has a broad experience testifying in criminal and civil cases and has been deposed extensively from 300 to 400 times. She has also testified frequently as mental health expert witness for the state of California. Her unique background in physical medicine, trauma, psychopharmacology and surgery, combined with her psychiatric expertise, gives her an in-depth understanding of the multitude of factors at issue in civil litigation cases. Dr. Justice is currently Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatric Training at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk California and a Psychiatrist at the psychopharmacology Center for Behavior Medicine in ...
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Kimberley D Lakes, Ph.D. Univ of California

Lake Forest, California
Neuropsychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - mental health, pediatric, child, adolescent, autism, ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorder, developmental disorder, cognition, cognitive, behavior disorder, attention, hyperactivity
Dr. Lakes was trained in one of the top doctoral programs in her field at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed a clinical child psychology internship at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For the past 11 years, she has been a faculty member (assistant, then associate) professor in pediatrics in the medical school at the University of California, Irvine. She recently left UC Irvine to join the psychiatry faculty in the medical school of the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Lakes has received many research awards, including the 2008 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in recognition of the impact of her work on the field of children’s mental health. In 2011, in recognition of the impact of her neurodevelopmental research, the Aspen Brain Forum and New York Academy of Sciences selected her for the Aspen Brain Forum Prize in Neuro-Education, Young Investigator Award. Dr. Lakes has received fou...
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Michael L. Levittan, PhD

Los Angeles, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Custody, Child, Domestic, Violence, Parenting, School, Spousal, Anger
Dr. Levittan (“Dr. Michael”) is an experienced psychotherapist and expert witness who is devoted to his work with both treatment of patients and expert consultation and testimony with clients. He has been in practice as a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has provided expert testimony for over 18 years. His areas of specialization include: Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Parenting, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Anger Management; and School Violence. Additionally, Dr. Michael has lectured and taught seminars at UCLA Extension; National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI); International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT); Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect; California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; NEXUS Conference on Child Abuse; Grief and Loss Conference; Pasadena Hillside Children’s Home; U.S. Marines; L.A. Superior Court; Women’s Shelters; Loyola Marymount University; Association of Battere...
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Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

Woodland Hills, California
Social Work Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Mental Health, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Partial Hospitalization, 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 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 of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I have expertise with trauma, acute stress disorder, post trau...
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Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Psychology Expert Witness - 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.
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Adrienne Meier, PhD

Pasadena, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Neuropsychology Expert Witness - Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations, Disability Evaluation, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome, Sexual Offending, Sexual abuse, Head Injury
Dr. Meier is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology who practices in California and New York. She has been retained and qualified as an expert on various civil and criminal forensic cases related to mental health (e.g., emotional damages), neuropsychology (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke etc.), and sexual offending (e.g., risk of reoffending, sexual deviance 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 the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) Healthcare System. Dr. Meier has given numerous presentations and has published peer-revi...
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Pei H. Nie, MD Dr. Pei H. Nie, MD

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Independent Medical Examinations, Expert Witness, Long Term Care, Medical Management, Medical Legal Evaluations, Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Testamentary Capacity Evaluations, Disability Utilization Review, Neurocognitive Dementia Disorders
Dr. Pei H. Nie is a board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist with diverse experience in clinical, academic, administrative and business development settings. She has practiced in most if not all possible settings, including: inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, nursing homes, forensics, home visits, and telemedicine. Her experience and passion for mental health advances her interests in developing mental health programs, cultivating quality control structures, and progressing behavioral health education. She is now the lead clinical administrator one of the country’s largest telepsychiatry companies focused on expanding access to mental health service and treatment. She is a faculty attending physician at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Kaweah Delta Health Care District residency training programs. In the subjects of neurocognitive disorders and women in healthcare, she has published in two academic textbooks. She is a public speaker for educational events in the...
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Rebecca Roy, PhD Rebecca Roy, Ph.D.

Marina del Rey, California
Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - PTSD, Psychology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Entertainment Industry, Sexual Harassment, Psychological disability, Workplace violence, Psychological consequences of early childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Job Stress, High-profile divorce
Extensive experience working with high profile individuals both in and out of the Entertainment Industry. Expert in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for Worker's Comp. Presentation to the American Psychological Association of original research on innovative PTSD treatment method. Experienced public speaker developed through presentations, lectures and extensive international experience in the dramatic arts. Thought leader with appearances on national major media, including CNN, KTLA-TV, ABC World News Tonight. Quoted in The New York Times, LA Times, Reuters, Washington Post (series on sexual harassment in Hollywood). Currently maintain an active clinical practice. Former journalist and columnist. Former coach of Olympic athletes and former national champion athlete (synchronized swimming). Completed 48 hours of expert witness training with SEAK.
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John (Jay) Slosar, PhD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Irvine, California
Forensic Psychology Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - adolescent psychology, child psychology, capacity and undue influence, Fitness for Duty, conservatiorship evaluations, developmental disabilities, workplace disputes, standard of care, malpractie, custody, abuse, PTSD, suicide prevention, IME, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain
Jay Slosar, Ph.D., Q.M.E., has been in private practice for 30 years as a licensed psychologist and provided direct clinical and consulting services in a variety of diverse settings. Dr. Slosar received his Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville University, earned his Master’s Degree from Wichita State University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Dr. Slosar is on the expert witness panel in juvenile, family and criminal law in Orange County, CA. He also provides forensic evaluations from court referrals, specializing in evaluating teenagers and young adults. His practice is located in Irvine, California. Dr. Slosar has worked and consulted for many companies and organizations, including: Health and Human Services Group, Young Life Enrichment Program, Family Solutions, Western Youth Services, Villa Millard Facility, and the Dawson Education Foundation. The services provided included: counseling, psychological evaluations, program design, staff train...
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Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM

Clovis, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - 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...
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