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This page contains psychology expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on psychology and related issues. Psychology 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 psychology expert witnesses testify regarding may include: PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Fitness For Duty, Malingering, Personal Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Ime, Psychology, Tbi, Chronic Pain, Concussion, Depression, Disability, and Neuropsychological Assessment.

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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...

Rebecca H. Loftis, PsyD CCHP-MH Loftis Forensic Consulting LLC

Dragoon, Arizona
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Trial Consultation, Correctional Suicide Prevention, Violation of Correctional Standards, Psychological Autopsy, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Threat Assessment, Court Involved Treatment, Anger Management, Clinical File Review
Dr. Loftis is a Certified Correctional Health Provider - Mental Health, a designation governed by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She has over fifteen years of experience in correctional health care, having provided training on suicide prevention in custody, correctional standards and correctional programs review. She has conducted numerous psychological autopsies, civil commitment and risk of violence evaluations, sexual violence and recidivism assessments for the correctional community. Dr. Loftis became Designated Forensic Psychologist in Massachusetts, having trained at state hospitals, correctional institutions and rural clinics. She has provided the courts with Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Drug and Alcohol Evaluations. Dr. Loftis has evaluated several thousands of persons convicted of sex offenses and violent offenders seeking parole or pardons in the state of Nevada. She has also consulted on topics such as rapist typologies, p...

Cheri Adrian, PhD Forensic Med Group

Calabasas, California
Psychology - Personal Injury, Psychological Evaluations, Pain Psychology, Malingering & Exaggeration, Credibility, Post Traumatic Stress, Depression & Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse & Assault, Sexual Victimization, Accident Trauma, Fitness for Duty, Expert Psychological Review
Dr. Adrian received her PhD in psychology at UCLA and is a highly qualified examiner with over 25 years of experience in forensics, specializing in assessing psychological injury and credibility in allegations of psychological injury. She was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 10 years, and the Co- Director of the Psychodiagnostic Assessment Service at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital for five years.  She has served for the last 12 years as an Expert for licensing boards in California including the Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Adrian has been named expert in over 50 civil personal injury forensic cases, including wrongful termination, medical malpractice, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and other matters involving allegations of psychological stress and trauma. In addition, provided expert evaluations in 20 cases for Kiesel, Boucher & Larson, plaintiff attorneys in the major a...

JAMES S ANGELOS, Ph.D. JAMES S. ANGELOS, PHD

SANTA BARBARA, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Trauma, Psychological & Physical catastrophic or traumatic injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Psychological sequelae of Medical Injury, Psychological Personal injury evaluations.
Experience in criminal and civil proceedings. Personal injury examinations of adults and children. Worker's compensation evaluations. Two year (2008-2010) appointment to U.S. State Department, Office of Medical Services. Twenty-two month deployment to Iraq to evaluate and treat Department of State and Department of Defense personnel for acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.

Oona Appel, PsyD

LOS ANGELES, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Psychological evaluations, competency to stand trial evaluations, criminal responsibility/insanity evaluations, mitigation evaluations, sentencing evaluations juvenile competency to stand trial, waiver to adult court, psychosis, correctional mental health
Dr. Appel is a licensed clinical psychologist in California with a specialization in forensic psychology. After graduating magna cum laude from New York University, she attended an APA-accredited graduate program in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She then completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical and forensic psychology at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Appel subsequently attended a forensic psychology postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where she received training in criminal and civil forensic evaluations. Dr. Appel is on both the adult and juvenile Los Angeles County Superior Court Expert Panels, and is a Health Sciences Clinical Instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Appel has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, and presented at national and international conferences on the topic of forensic psychology.

Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing ...

Sheryll M. Casuga, Psy.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism Evaluation and Diagnosis, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay, Intelligence Testing, Adaptive Functioning, Clinical Psychology, Competency to Stand Trial Evaluation
Dr. Sheryll Casuga has been practicing in the field of autism since 2008. Dr. Casuga is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the evaluation and diagnosis of autism, intellectual disability, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Casuga has been working as a Staff Psychologist at the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) in California since 2014, wherein she performs yearly about 100 diagnostic evaluations on autism and intellectual disability, and reviews over 300 developmental disability claims cases per year. Dr. Casuga has been serving as the Forensic Psychology Specialist for RCEB since 2015. Dr. Casuga has been appointed as a Licensed Board Member of the California Board of Psychology currently serving her second term. She also serves as a Clinical Director for the Healthy Minds Program at the Special Olympics in Northern California and Nevada. Dr. Casuga received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, C...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, APPdN

Tarzana, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Educatio
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (limited) family and crimina...

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Auburn, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Workmans Compensation, PTSD, Military mental health, Psychological malpractice, Disability Impairment Evaluation, Immigration evaluation, Mental health provider incompetence, Pain management evaluation, Psychological assessment, Fitness to practice, Workplace violence, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Provided nearly ten years of Med-legal evaluations addressing allegations of Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation system. Experience with successful court testimony and deposition throughout Northern California. Highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Attorneys on both sides have expressed appreciation that my reports offer opinions that are thorough but provided succinctly without digression into material that is superfluous. In terms of treatment, I have more than 20 years of providing psychological treatment and mental health evaluation in a variety of settings including schools, Native American reservations, VA palliative care , an overseas Army base, and a Women's and Children's hospital with patients of all ages including children, adolescents and families.

Katya Cornejo, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Hayward, California
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Forensic, Child and Adolescent, PTSD, Custody, Capacity, Conservatorship, ADHD, Standard of Care, Personal Injury, Suicide Prevention, IME, Malpractice, Fitness for Duty
Katya Cornejo, Psy. D., Q.M.E., is a board certified clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience in the analysis of complex issues regarding causation of psychiatric injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSYD23822) in 2009, Dr. Cornejo has previously worked for Kaiser Permanente, California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Westside Calworks, The Homeless Children’s Network, Mt. St. Joseph, and The Talk Line; she currently has a private practice in San Francisco. In private practice, Dr. Cornejo provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with providing comprehensive and impartial care to patients of varying backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic status, and is known for her conscientious and unbiased evaluations and for maintaining awareness of the cultural needs of her clients. Dr. Cornejo graduated from Mills Colle...

Teo Ernst, Psy.D, ABPP Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Occupational Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Personal Injury, Forensic Psychology, Violence Risk Assessment, Sentencing Mitigation, Severe Mental Illness, Retrospective Assessment of Mental States, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.
Dr. Ernst is one of fewer than 35 psychologists in California who have undergone the rigorous examination process necessary to obtain Board Certification in Forensic Psychology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ernst specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Competency/Capacity evaluations, Mitigation Evaluations, and Employment Evaluations. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. Dr. Ernst has extensive experience conducting forensic evaluation including, but not limited to, civil and criminal competency evaluations, mitigation or sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessments, personal injury evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and the assessment of severe mental illness and neuropsychological impairment. Dr. Ernst is a member of the Criminal Panel of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts for multiple superior cour...

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...

Carrie L. Forrest, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Still Waters Services

Monterey, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Trauma, Disability Evaluation, Malingering, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Occupational Evaluation, Addiction, Expert Psychological Review, Workers' Compensation
Expert in emotional distress due to chronic stress or catastrophic events arising out of psychological trauma, employment injuries, or physical injuries. Expertise in workplace dynamics, stress disorders, employment litigation, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and malingering. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in the state of California since 2011. Served as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) in the state of California from 1991-2001. Performed numerous medical-legal evaluations, immigration evaluations, and general psychological evaluations for young adults, adults, and geriatric populations. Completed psychological evaluations for neurostimular implants, gastric bypass surgery candidates, and provided therapeutic support to these client populations. Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations resulting in timely, articulate, and tightly worded narrative reports that link cause and effect. Takes pride in serving as an objective evaluato...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Claims, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Additionally available for assignments in all 50 states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Ind...

Michael J Gilewski, PhD Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Geropsychology (Elderly), Competency Older Adults, Brain Injury
Diplomate (American Board of Professional Psychology) in Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Psychology

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D., Q.M.E. Craig B. Grether Ph.D., Q.M.E.

Carlsbad, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Geropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Mediation, Workers Compensation, Traumatic Brain Injury
Craig B. Grether Ph.D., Q.M.E. is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the San Diego area. Dr. Grether's work over the past 47 years has resulted in the development of an experience base in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, geropsychology,behavioral medicine, forensic psychology and mediation. He is an accomplished diagnostician, therapist, consultant, researcher, and author having worked in outpatient rehabilitation, private practice, long-term care and inpatient settings.

Lars Hungerford, Ph.D., ABPP-CN Advanced Neuropsychology

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Medical-Legal Evaluation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Personal Injury, Dementia, Depression, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychological Assessment, Malingering.
Dr. Lars Hungerford was board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has over 17 years of experience. He is considered a subject matter expert on traumatic brain injury and has extensive experience evaluating patients with brain injuries ranging in severity from mild to severe. He has given numerous invited lectures to national and international audiences on topics such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, post-concussive syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder and has been routinely praised for his ability to present complex information in interesting and accessible ways. Dr. Hungerford has worked in various settings (e.g. inpatient hospitals, outpatient hospitals, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, military treatment facilities, and private practice) and is engaged in research, education, and clinical work related to brain injury and associated conditions. He dedicates part of his prac...

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

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...

Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD, CCPH

Davis, California
Psychology, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, standard of care, deliberate indifference, negligence, prison, corrections, correctional mental health
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than a decade of experience in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am familiar with the clinical, administrative, and legal aspects of delivering mental healthcare in prison. I have delivered direct services in outpatient, inpatient, and segregated settings and administered outpatient and inpatient psychiatric programs. Mental healthcare in prison is frequently tied to judicial intervention. I am broadly familiar with the legal basis and remedial phases of such intervention. I am approved by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Certified Correctional Health Professional. I have specific expertise in suicide in adult correctional settings (e.g., suicide risk assessment, treatment of suicidal persons, and suicide prevention policy). Currently, I monitor and support the suicide prevention programs for 10 prisons in Northern California. I have previously coordinated the suicide prevention pro...

Marcel O Pontón, PhD Persona Neurobehavior Group

Pasadena, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussive Disorder, MBTI, PTSD, Pediatric Head Injury, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Severe Trauma Cases, Sports Concussions, Highly complex Workers' Compensation cases, AME, QME, IME, Record Review, Disability Evaluations, Chronic Pain.
Focused on the assessment and treatment of catastrophic injuries for 25 years. Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California; Bilingual (English-Spanish) Clinical Neuropsychologist; Multiple peer-reviewed publications. Co-author of two books; Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology; Member, International Neuropsychological Society; Member, American Psychological Association; Member,American Academy of Neurology Founding President, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Clinical Director, Persona Neurobehavior Group.

Delia M Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, Spanish-speaking, board-certified, ABPP, ABPP-CN, concussion, brain injury, dementia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, cognitive, workers comp, QME, AME, IME, symptom validity testing
Dr. Silva is one of very few Spanish-speaking, board-certified neuropsychologists in the state of California. She can serve as a neuropsychological or psychological expert witness for forensic civil cases, particularly personal injury cases. All of her evaluations include objective measurement of response bias/effort/performance validity and symptom validity. Her interpretations are purely based on the objective data and evidence-based research. She has performed work for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Her conclusions are data-driven, objective, and cite evidence-based research. Her specialties are with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neurodegenerative conditions, strokes, and psychiatric conditions that include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatoform disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. She has served on national, state, and local boards and is owner of a clinical practice. More information about her can be found here. For a copy of her CV and fee schedule, pl...

Natalie Spiteri-Soper, Psy.D Expedient Medicolegal Services

Long Beach, California
Psychology, Nursing Home Administration - Pediatric and Adolescent Inpatient Standard of Care, Regulatory Operations, Compliance, Oversight, Budget Implementation, Restraint and Seclusion, Employee Evaluation, Film Consultant, Social Services Supervision, CARF Standards, Education Integration for Inpatients, Administration
Natalie Spiteri-Soper, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and skilled nursing home administrator in Los Angeles. She began her career in San Bernardino County and currently works in Los Angeles County. As a senior administrator for Star View Adolescent Center in Torrance, California, Dr. Spiteri-Soper cares for the most challenging and traumatized adolescents in the state. These patients require the highest level of intensive services available. Dr. Spiteri-Soper strives for quality customer service for clients and families, as well as for the wellness of the staff that provides services in the agency. Dr. Spiteri-Soper has worked for 20 years as a clinical and administrative leader in a wide range of secure residential settings in the behavioral health industry. She is a member of the executive team of the Stars Behavioral Health Group, whose motto is “Partnering with People for Positive Change.” She has compassion for people who have experienced significant and complex t...

Susan F Streeter, Ph.D, QME Susan F. Streeter, Ph.D, QME

Fresno, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Clinical Psychology, Wrongful Death Cases, Expert Witness, PTSD Evaluation and Treatment, Trauma Expert, Motor Vehicle Injury or Death, Trial Consultation, Child Psychotherapy
I have expert witness experience in evaluating and providing expert witness testimony involving children and adults who have suffered physical injury or trauma, or they have lost a relative as a result of trauma including major motor vehicle accidents. I provide trial consultation for attorneys.

Annette Swain Dr. Annette Swain A Psych Corp

Encino, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - dementia, capacity, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, Alzheimers, depression, anxiety, cognitive, disability, personality, stroke, geriatric
I am board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABCN) and in clinical psychology (AACP). I am a qualified medical examiner for the State of California. I have been in practice for over 20 years, specializing in neuropsychological assessment of neurological, psychiatric, and general medical conditions. My subspeciality is geriatric neuropsychological disorders, including dementia disorders, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. My practice is in Los Angeles, with offices in Encino and Burbank.

Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Redlands, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - IME, Fitness for Duty, Chronic Pain, Abuse, Competency, Mental Capacity, Traumatic Injury, Psychometric Testing, Malpractice, Malingering, Standard of Care, PTSD
Mark Wolkenhauer, Psy.D., Q.M.E. is a forensic psychologist with extensive experience in treating and evaluating sexual offenders and individuals with severe mental illness. He continues to serve as an expert witness in both Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) civil commitment trials across the state. Licensed in California in 1997 (PSY 15147), Dr. Wolkenhauer has worked for the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), as a unit psychologist at Patton State Hospital (PSH), and currently works for DSH as a Consulting Psychologist. He serves as a mentor and is part of the Quality Improvement Team in the Forensic Services Division. He was on the SVP panel as a contractor and performed hundreds of SVP evaluations and provided expert testimony. In private practice Dr. Wolkenhauer conducted PC 1370/1372 evaluations, was the director of the Inland Empire Sharper Future clinics, served as a mental health consultant for Job Corps, and provided consul...

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...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Larkspur, Colorado
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Claims, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Additionally available for assignments in all 50 states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Ind...

Donna L. Peters, Psy.D. Donna Peters, Psy.D., PC

Denver, Colorado
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence),Rape and Sexual Assault, Adult Consequences of Childhood Sexual/Physical/Psychological Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Traumatic Sequelae, Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD, Campus Sexual Assault and Title IX
In her forensic psychology practice, Dr. Peters conducts comprehensive forensic psychological evaluations, provides attorney consultations, and serves as an expert witness in the areas of intimate partner violence (domestic violence), adult survivors of childhood sexual/physical/psychological abuse, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, child pornography, alcohol and memory, emotional distress and traumatic stress disorders. Dr. Peters’ findings and opinions are objective as she consults in matters for both criminal defense and prosecution, as well as both plaintiff and defense in civil matters. Dr. Peters is frequently consulted on criminal, civil, military court martial, and Federal immigration cases involving the multiple and varied psychological and traumatic effects of the various types of interpersonal violence and traumatic experiences. Dr. Peters has 20 years of clinical/forensic experience with diverse populations in various settings to include: U.S. Navy/Marine Corps-F...

Norman R. Klein, PhD

Westport, Connecticut
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Expert Witness: Civil, Criminal, Family; Competencies; Psychodiagnosis; malpractice; pain/suffering; custody reviews
Licensed in NY and CT; Diplomate and Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners; Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties (Clinical and Forensic); Member, American Psychological Assn. (APA); Member, APA Division of Psychology and Law; Member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Member, NY and CT Psychological Associations

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...

Robert A Evans, Ph.D. The Center For Human Potential of America, Inc.

Clearwater, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Parental Alienation, Child Custody, Child Custody Evaluations, High Conflict Divorce, Expert Witness, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attorney Consultation, Trial Consultant
 Over twenty-five years of experience in applied psychology & the behavioral sciences in FL. Licensed School Psychologist by the Florida Dept. of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance;  Trained in Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluations since 1996;  Trained in Forensic Examinations, Forensic Evaluations and Juvenile Justice, Guardianship Evaluations, Assessing Violence Risk in Juveniles and Advanced Child Custody Evaluations by the University of South Florida, Dept. of Mental Health Law & Policy;  Trained in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law.  Consultant to the medical, legal and law enforcement community in Florida on Psychological and Educational matters;  Provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to victims of crime in the Central Florida area;  Consulted with Orange County Public Defender with cases involving arrest and incarceration of children, including Competency Assessments and Insanity Determinations as well as expert testimony; provided expert te...

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...

Jonathan D Gross, Psy.D. Behavioral Health of North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Medicine - Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Neuropsychology, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Psychology, Sexual Abuse, Military Mental Health, Developmental Disorder, Disability, Intellectual Impairment, Autism
Dr. Jonathan Gross is a fellowship-trained neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the fields of neuropsychology, neuropsychological rehabilitation, and psychological assessment. He has trained at various centers of excellence including Emory University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Gross holds expertise in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and other neuromedical conditions including dementia, stroke, and developmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual impairment). His clinical work is largely devoted to serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluates and treats veterans for traumatic brain injury, dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and associated conditions. Dr. Gross employs a comprehensive and in-depth approach to assessment which allows him to identify a diverse range of factors that contribute to symptoms including effects of brain ...

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...

Dr. Elliott Rosenbaum, Psy.D., ABPP Rosenbaum Psychological Group, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Behavioral Science, Emotional Trauma, Malingering, Military Mental Health, Psychology, Stress, Suicide
Johns Hopkins trained board certified clinical psychologist (top 4%) and former active duty U.S. Navy psychologist, serving as chief clinical and forensic psychologist for southeast region and head of largest military mental health clinic in the region with 50,000 patients enrolled to the clinic. He has performed over 1,000 mental health evaluations. Dr. Rosenbaum is an experienced expert witness in both civilian (civil and criminal) and military courts with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Malingering. Dr. Rosenbaum routinely conducts Compulsory Medical Evaluations (CME) using objective psychological testing to form his opinions. He has published two books and conducted research on health, wellness and mental health treatment. He is currently the head of a thriving mental health evaluation and treatment private practice.

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...

Ray S. Kim, Ph.D. Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. and Associates

Schaumburg, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Pre-Sentencing Evaluations, Sex Offenders, Violence Risk, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Substance Abuse, Independent Medical Examinations, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Disability, Malpractice, Malingering.
Dr. Kim has the education, experience, knowledge, and skill to meet your forensic psychological needs. He is an experienced Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has testified in numerous cases in both criminal and civil court proceedings. Dr. Kim is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services. His credentials include: Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional , Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.

Timothy D. McManus, Psy.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Palos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology. Psychology. IME's. Fitness for Duty. Return to Work. Concussion. Chronic pain. Civil/Occupational Disablity. CRPS. PTSD. Workman's compensation. Decision-making capacity evaluations. Dementia. Cancer. CVA.
I am Board Certified in both Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. I conduct Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, Psychological, and ADHD/LD Evaluations from ages 6 though geriatric. The neurocognitive and emotional symptoms associated with varied neurological and medical conditions, chronic pain, PTSD, mild head injury, and concussion are representative of the conditions regularly assessed. Conditions arising form Workman's Compensation, FFDE, RTW, and personal injury characterize referrals. I also conduct evaluations for dementia and decision-making capacity. Medical records reviews and consultations are also provided.

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...

Frederick S. Kadushin, Ph.D., ABN

Boston, Massachusetts
Neuropsychology, Psychology - neurocognitive, neuropsychology, personal injury, fitness for duty evaluations, return to work, disability evaluations, TBI, traumatic brain injury, mTBI, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, IMEs, Brain Injury Medicine, PTSD, post-traumatic stress, MVA
Dr. Kadushin is board-certified neuropsychologist and Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, with over 40 years of clinical and forensic experience. He directed a multidisciplinary rehabilitation center for 12 years. He has diagnosed and treated a wide range of neurocognitive, neurological and psychiatric disorders including traumatic brain injuries, concussions, post-concussion syndrome, toxic exposures, chronic fatigue syndrome, cerebrovascular accidents (stroke), malingering, somatoform disorders, dementia, pseudodementia and pseudoseizures, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has considerable forensic experience working as a consultant and/or independent medical evaluator on disability, personal injury, fitness for duty, workers compensation, and competency cases. For over 16 years, he has worked as an Expert Consultant to Insurance Companies/TPAs providing guidance, analysis, and assessment in the evaluation of group and individual disability claims invo...

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

Jane K. McNaught, PhD Jane K. McNaught, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Fellow American Board of Forensic Examiners

Edina, Minnesota
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Emotional Damages PTSD, Evaluating Credibility:Allegations of Sexual Abuse/Harassment, Personal Injury:Child and Adult, Physical injury PTSD, Medical Malpractice, PTSD Vaccine Injury Compensation PTSD, Criminal Sexual Misconduct,
Dr. McNaught is both a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and has been in practice for over 35 years. Dr. McNaught works with both children and adults and specializes in the evaluation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within the context of Civil and Criminal Law. Hired by both the Defense and Plaintiff, she has testified on more than 500 occasions and conducted more than 1700 forensic evaluations. Dr. McNaught has been qualified in a number of states as well as Federal Court. She has also been retained and qualified by the US Army and Navy as an expert in PTSD. Dr. McNaught is particularly skilled in utilizing psychological testing to assess psychological injuries as well as credibility issues involved in Criminal Sexual Misconduct cases. She uses data obtained from psychological tests as demonstrative evidence to substantiate her expert opinions when testifying. The following are examples of cases Dr.McNaught has been involved in when allegations of PTSD are alleged in civil...

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

Rebecca H. Loftis, PsyD CCHP-MH Loftis Forensic Consulting LLC

Nevada
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Trial Consultation, Correctional Suicide Prevention, Violation of Correctional Standards, Psychological Autopsy, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Threat Assessment, Court Involved Treatment, Anger Management, Clinical File Review
Dr. Loftis is a Certified Correctional Health Provider - Mental Health, a designation governed by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She has over fifteen years of experience in correctional health care, having provided training on suicide prevention in custody, correctional standards and correctional programs review. She has conducted numerous psychological autopsies, civil commitment and risk of violence evaluations, sexual violence and recidivism assessments for the correctional community. Dr. Loftis became Designated Forensic Psychologist in Massachusetts, having trained at state hospitals, correctional institutions and rural clinics. She has provided the courts with Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Drug and Alcohol Evaluations. Dr. Loftis has evaluated several thousands of persons convicted of sex offenses and violent offenders seeking parole or pardons in the state of Nevada. She has also consulted on topics such as rapist typologies, p...

Beata Sylvia Geyer Beaudoin, PhD Mindful Assessments & Psychological Services, LLC

Pequannock, New Jersey
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Forensic Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Head Injury, Brain Injury, Concussion, Posttraumatic Stress, Child Abuse, Physical Abuse, Accident, Sports, Seizures
Dr. Geyer Beaudoin is Board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, a rare but essential credential. She is licensed in New Jersey and New York. She has specific expert witness training, and has trained doctoral psychology interns and law students at Rutgers University in Newark in expert testimony. She has also led seminars for other psychology supervisors as the Director of Psychology Training at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care for a period of over 6 years. As Co-Founder and Co-Director of her private practice in Neuropsychology, she holds contracts for assessment with the Office of the Public Defender and the Department of Defense, as well as with local school districts. She has assessed diverse adult and child clients with head injuries, epilepsy, trauma, and a wide variety of neurological disorders, and has been hired by high profile law firms representing clients harmed and disabled through neglect and injury.

Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Waynesville, North Carolina
Neuropsychology, Psychology - neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, pseudo-seizures, psychogenic movement disorders, independent medical evaluation
Dr. Acheson is a Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he also completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Neuroscience, and Lead Psychologist in the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. In his role as a member of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law, Dr. Acheson performs neuropsychological evaluations and record reviews in the service of civil and criminal court proceedings; fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding competency (e.g., stand trial / medical decision making / financial decision making / independent living). Dr. Acheson also provides expert testimony concerning the behavioral and cognitive effects of drugs of abuse; traumatic brain injury; somatoform and conversion disorders; and malingering. Dr. Acheson's primary clinical specialty is traumatic brain injury a...

Denise K. Crockett, PH.D. Crockett Assessment & Trauma Services, LLD

North Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology - PTSD & COMPLEX PTSD in areas of children sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment issues, Military Sexual Trauma, VA's with determining percent disability, adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse, quantitative assessment that can be used in court under the Daubert challenge.
Certified trauma treatment specialist, certified from SEAK on expert witness tesimony, licensed professional counselor, and in charge of a 501-c3 entitled purple promise..a thread of hope - this organization treats individuals on a sliding fee for people who don't have the financial capabilty to go to a therapist, used best practices techniques such as art therapy, employs an art therapist in training to assist with these projects, can work with both quanititative and qualititative data

Kenneth J. Manges, Ph.D. Dr. Kenneth Manges & Associates, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Vocational Rehabilitation, Forensic Psychology - Psychology, Criminalist, Dogs, Earning Capacity
Former President of the American Board of Vocational Experts. 30+ years’ experience as a retained expert witness. Testified as an expert witness more than 120 times including Hearings and Depositions in State, Federal and Military Matters. American Board of Vocational Experts/Diplomate 1999. American Board of Professional Disability Consultants/ Diplomate 1995. Ohio Disability Evaluators Panel/ Certification 1990. Licensed Psychologist, Ohio, 1985 to present. Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia, 1978 to present. Experienced Public Speaker Current practice includes: •Vocational-wage loss consultation and psychological testimony for defense and plaintiff as well as testimony in spousal support exams. •Evaluations to determine the vocational and emotional impact of intellectual, academic, cognitive (TBI) and emotional functioning post injury. •Forensic exams to determine the effect of trauma (birth injury, physical trauma as well as cognitive difficulties due to a closed head i...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, APPdN

Oklahoma
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Educatio
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. Findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (limited) family and crimina...

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Oklahoma
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood has two practice locations: Cleburne (near Fort Worth) and Longview (in east Texas), but is willing to travel to evaluate individuals who cannot travel. Although licens...

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...

Denise K. Crockett, PH.D. Crockett Assessment & Trauma Services, LLD

Taylors, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology - PTSD & COMPLEX PTSD in areas of children sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment issues, Military Sexual Trauma, VA's with determining percent disability, adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse, quantitative assessment that can be used in court under the Daubert challenge.
Certified trauma treatment specialist, certified from SEAK on expert witness tesimony, licensed professional counselor, and in charge of a 501-c3 entitled purple promise..a thread of hope - this organization treats individuals on a sliding fee for people who don't have the financial capabilty to go to a therapist, used best practices techniques such as art therapy, employs an art therapist in training to assist with these projects, can work with both quanititative and qualititative data

William J Holden, PhD William J Holden, PhD

Georgetown, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - brain injury, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychological assessment, disability, psychological assessment, PTSD, stroke, dementia, malingering, adult ADHD, workers compensation
services provided have included psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a broad range of clinical cases including children, adolescents, and adults ranging in range from preschool children to elderly adults with a broad range of clinical and traumatic brain injury, PTSD, strokes, ADHD, somatoform disorders, and personality disorders. Forensic neuropsychological evaluations as well as military psychological/neuropsychological evaluations and consultations have been provided. Several IMEs have been performed including worker's compensation evaluations.

Sharna L. Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Cleburne, Texas
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementia, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, disability, rehabilitation, ERISA, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, mass tort, PsyPact
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in assessment since 2001. Her training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation, private practice, and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the executive board, as events coordinator, and associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood has two practice locations: Cleburne (near Fort Worth) and Longview (in east Texas), but is willing to travel to evaluate individuals who cannot travel. Although licens...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Dr. Vivian Begali

North Chesterfield, Virginia
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychologist, PTSD, Neuropsychological Assessment, Acquired Brain Injury, TBI, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Chronic Pain, Neuro IMEs, Worker's Compensation, Second Opinion, Capacity/Competency Evaluations, Testamentary Capacity, Dementia, Child/Adolescent/Geriatric Populations
Double board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience. Provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive and physical conditions. Provide expert witness consultation forensic cases, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness services are used in defense and plaintiff personal injury cases, courtroom testimony, and to provide an objective measurement of neurocognitive status following brain injury, medical and chronic pain conditions, toxic exposure, stroke, work-related injuries, and PTSD. Awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology and American College of Professional Neuropsychology. Member of ABPP, AACN, INS, APA, NAN, ASCH, Div. 40/42, ACPN. Published on traumatic brain injury, dementia, practice issues, and neuropsychology. Experience in pediatric and adult medical and rehabilitation centers...

Eric R. Larson, Ph.D. Advanced Assessment

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Neuropsychology, Psychology - traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, ADHD, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, executive dysfunction, aphasia, symptom validity testing, performance validity testing, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder
I am a board-certified neuropsychologist with extensive experience conducting adult cognitive and psychological evaluations in various contexts. As a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a neuropsychologist at the Milwaukee VA, I regularly teach residents and evaluate patients with traumatic brain injuries, memory and cognitive disorders, and psychological conditions such as PTSD. Additionally, I have conducted hundreds of compensation and pension evaluations for the federal government and have testified as an expert both at depositions and at trial. I provide adult (age 18+) IME, consultation, and expert witness services to plaintiff and defense attorneys.
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