Psychology Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of 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, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these psychology expert witnesses testify regarding may include: PTSD, Trauma, Depression, Malingering, Personal Injury, Anxiety, Fitness For Duty, Ime, Traumatic Brain Injury, Disability, Dementia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychology, Chronic Pain, and Sexual Abuse.

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Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Arizona
Psychology, Nurse - Psychology Trauma, PTSD, Personal Injury, Malingering, Nursing Standards of Practice, Psychiatric Hospital, Independent Psychological Assessment, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned professional has experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at integrating information from records review and identification of other issues that may be relevant. Experience with evaluation and testimony for adults and children. Medical records reviews for nursing standards of practice, or evaluation of cases for merit available. Dr. Armstrong is a frequent evaluator for the Board of Nursing for the state of California. Please give me a call for a complimentary telephone consultation about your case. Also available to take on multiple or series of cases, or organize and lead a team for evaluations of individuals involved in class action litigation.

Rebecca H Loftis, PsyD CCHP-MH

Forenpsych

Dragoon, Arizona
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Correctional Suicide Prevention, Violation of Correctional Standards, Psychological Autopsy, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual Risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Court Involved Treatment, Anger Management, Correctional Healthcare
Dr. Loftis is a Certified Correctional Health Professional- Mental Health, a designation governed by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She has over twenty 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,...

Cheri Adrian, PhD

Forensic Med Group

Calabasas, California
Psychology, Forensic 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 31 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, and provides licensure applicant appeal evaluations for legal and medical applicants as well. She has served as a Qualified Medical Evaluator in Psychology for the California Department of Workers’ Compensation for 12 years, and as a named expert in International Defense Base Act claims of Posttraumatic Stress. Dr. Adrian has been a named expert in over 50 c...

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.

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Benicia, California
Psychology, Nurse - Psychology Trauma, PTSD, Personal Injury, Malingering, Nursing Standards of Practice, Psychiatric Hospital, Independent Psychological Assessment, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned professional has experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at integrating information from records review and identification of other issues that may be relevant. Experience with evaluation and testimony for adults and children. Medical records reviews for nursing standards of practice, or evaluation of cases for merit available. Dr. Armstrong is a frequent evaluator for the Board of Nursing for the state of California. Please give me a call for a complimentary telephone consultation about your case. Also available to take on multiple or series of cases, or organize and lead a team for evaluations of individuals involved in class action litigation.

Kimberly Brooks, PsyD

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Irvine, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - IME, Correctional Treatment, Standard of Care, Institutional Care, Competency, SVP Risk Assessment, Recidivism Assessment, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Impairment Rating, Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention, Cognitive Testing, Adult and Juvenile Evaluations
Dr. Brooks is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in developmental psychology, psychological assessment, and therapy in both forensic and non-forensic environments. Dr. Brooks holds a Doctorate degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and an MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has conducted research in the area of assessing risk for violence in individuals. Dr. Brooks has extensive experience in forensic psychology and assessment, crisis intervention, and substance use treatment.

Adam Bruno, PsyD, LMFT, LEP

Psychology and Education Expert Witness

SHERMAN OAKS, California
Psychology, Education & Schools - Autism, PTSD, ADHD, Assistive Technology, IEP, Individualized Education Plan, Due Process, Special Education, Psychoeducational Assessment, Neurodivergence
Dr. Adam Bruno is a licensed educational psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has been working in the mental health field since 2006. Dr. Bruno specializes in the evaluation and treatment of both children and adults with autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, and other psychological disorders. Dr. Bruno currently has a private practice in Los Angeles where he provides services to children and adults online and in his office. He also provides services to children in schools. Dr. Bruno has given multiple trainings on disabilities, the IEP process, and provision of services to both providers and parents of children with disabilities. He is currently on the advisory board at Special Needs Network.

Sarah Burney, LCSW, CEDS-S

Burney Therapy Group

Newport Beach, California
Mental Health, Substance Abuse - eating disorder, trauma, PTSD, anorexia, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, substance abuse, substance use, overdose, treatment, social work, cognitive behavioral therapy, family based treatment, addiction, anxiety, depression, suicide, EMDR, psychology
With over a decade of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Supervisor, Sarah Burney is a leading expert in her field. She specializes in treating all types of eating disorders, acute & complex trauma, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depressive / anxiety disorders. Her experience includes providing intensive therapy at inpatient & outpatient treatment centers for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse. She is also a former director of one of the nation's largest and leading adult eating disorder treatment center, giving her extensive experience with acute cases and working with a multi-disciplinary team. Sarah has also presented at international conferences and universities, and trained a variety of mental health professionals. Sarah utilizes humanistic and psychoanalytic therapeutic approach, and implements various evidence based therapeutic interventions, including, but not limited to: Cogniti...

Alonie Butler, PsyD

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Bakersfield, California
Psychology, Psychoanalysis - Traumatic Injury, Correctional Mental Health, Risk Assessment, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Standard of Care, Institutional Inpatient Care, Disability, Adjustment Disorder, Military Mental Health, IME, Emotional Distress, Fitness for Duty, Competency
Dr. Butler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree and master’s degree in clinical psychology at Argosy University in Alameda, California. In addition, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minored in health science at California State University: Hayward, California. Dr. Butler’s administrative and leadership career has included the role of Director of Behavioral Health and Senior Psychologist Specialist which consisted of monitoring and enforcing compliance with government regulations, developing trainings, conducting audits and effectively communicating with stake holders. She has over seven years of experience working with individuals and groups in forensic –based settings, inpatient- based settings, and outpatient community based setting. She has treated adult individuals with co-occurring disorders and those who are dealing with life stressors (e.g., career change, job loss, divorce, trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse). Fu...

Michael A Carlish, Ph.D.

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Valley Center, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - 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 ...

Franklin Carvajal, Ph.D., Ph.D., LCP, QME, POST

Nurtureful Psychological Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Independent Medical Evaluations, Expert Witness, Medical File Review Consultant, psychology injury, psychologist, forensic psychology, incompetent to stand trial, NGRI, immigration, psychiatric injury, psychiatric, tort, mental health, Spanish speaking, bilingual, multicutural
Dr. Carvajal is one of the few psychologists in the USA who holds two psychology Ph.D. degrees from prestigious academic institutions (University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). He is fully fluent in Spanish and understands the Latino market, since he arrived to the USA when he was 16 from Venezuela. Dr. Carvajal considers himself a practitioner, academic, and researcher. It is important to understand that some psychologists are inherently better than others at conducting and completing psychological evaluations. I conduct criminal, civil, and administrative evaluations of all types including personal injury, workers compensation, incompetent to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, immigration evaluations, POST evaluations etc. I find it that psychologists who conduct evaluations across criminal, civil, and administrative law settings gain from using information in one setting and applying it to a different setting. S...

Sheryll M. Casuga, Psy.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Intelligence Testing, Adaptive Functioning, Competency to Stand Trial, Diagnostics, Psychological Assessments, Child/ Adult Testing
Dr. Sheryll Casuga is a California-Licensed Clinical Psychologist who serves an an autism and developmental disability expert. She has been in the field of autism since 2008. Dr. Casuga specializes in the evaluation of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, and other neuro-developmental disorders. Dr. Casuga is currently working at the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) in California for the past 10 years. She previously worked at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, California and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Dr. Casuga received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California in 2011. Dr. Casuga has performed over 1000 diagnostic evaluations on autism and intellectual disability, and has reviewed over 3000 developmental disability cases. Dr. Casuga has been serving as the forensic psychology specialist for RCEB's Forensic Review Team since 2015 and has pe...

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Calabasas, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education, Malingering
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 in Southern California. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. The 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 (...

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Auburn, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Abuse, Cyber bullying, Defamation, Law Enforcement, First Responders, PTSD, Military Mental Health, Psychological Malpractice, Wrongful Termination, Disability Impairment, Immigration Evaluation, Workers Compensation, Workplace harassment, Workplace violence.
I have been providing Med-legal evaluations addressing allegations of Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation system for more than ten years. I hold experience with successful court testimony and deposition throughout Northern California and am 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. I am a licensed psychologist with extensive professional experience. In addition to an M.S. in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University, I completed training in cutting edge treatments for traumatic stress disorders including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I completed in dept...

Katya Cornejo, PsyD

Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Francisco, 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...

Leslie Dobson, BS, MS, MA, PsyD

Dr. Leslie Dobson

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Damage assessment, mental health, trauma, therapy, prognosis, diagnosis, evaluation, personality cognitive testing, first responders, sexual abuse, sexual offenders, severe mental illness, psychosis, schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, suicidal, homicidal, self-harm
The primary focus of my practice is to evaluate individuals who are struggling with negative emotions or cognitions after a traumatic incident (i.e., sexual assault, car accident, physician abuse, neglect). If appropriate, I will complete a report to include diagnosis, prognosis, and a monetary damage amount for future mental health care. I require a retainer prior to beginning documentation review, evaluation, report writing, deposition or trial. Prior Experience: Criminal: Expert Testimony Cases: 4; Mentally Disordered Offenders Consultation with attorneys: Over 65 cases from Department of State Hospitals Violence Risk Assessments: Over 1000 Short Term Risk Assessments, <50 Long Term Violence Risk Assessments, > 20 Sexual Violence Risk Assessments Main Disorders Assessed and/or Treated: Schizophrenia, Psychopathy, Bipolar, Depression, OCD, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder Familiarity with Penal Codes: Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity, Incompe...

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, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both 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. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. 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 Industrial Medicine, S...

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 50 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.

Zeina A Grifoni, MPT, NCPT

Praxis Med Experts

San Rafael, California
Physical Therapy - Physical, Therapy, Psychology, Physical Therapist, Therapist, rehabilitation, cardiovascular rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic care, chronic pain management, sports rehabilitation, Pilates
Zeina Grifoni, MPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in all areas of rehabilitation. Her work has ranged from inpatient care including cardiovascular rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation to outpatient orthopedic care including pre-and post-operative care, chronic pain management, sports rehabilitation, rehabilitation post motor vehicle accident, and special conditions including osteoporosis, scoliosis, joint replacements, osteoarthritis, Elhers-Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s disease, and women’s health issues. She is also a specialist in Pilates and Pilates for rehabilitation. In addition to her extensive range of practice, she educates both Physical Therapists and Pilates Instructors in rehabilitation and how to maximize rehabilitative success in patients while working within the scope of practice. She also collaborates with doctors developing rehab protocols for special populations. ...

Kerry A. Hannifin, Psy.D.

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Patton, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Correctional Mental Health, Institutional Adult and Juvenile Inpatient Care, Pediatric Mental Disability, Autism, Developmental Disorders, Standard of Care, Traumatic Injury, Risk Assessment, Malingering, Chronic Pain, Emotional Distress, Cognitive and Functional Capacity
Kerry A. Hannifin, Psy.D. in a licensed forensic and clinical psychologist. Dr. Hannifin is currently a Senior Psychologist Supervisor with the Department of State Hospitals - Patton, where she has been employed for 15 years. In her role at DSH-Patton, Dr. Hannifin oversees the PC 1370, Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST), division of the hospital’s Forensic Evaluation Department, the largest forensic department in the nation. Dr. Hannifin developed and implemented the IST forensic program at DSH-Patton, the first to be fully implemented within the Department of State Hospitals. Dr. Hannifin has extensive forensic experience and has provided expert testimony on various forensic matters. Dr. Hannifin frequently provides forensic trainings, presentations, and consultation. In addition to her work at DSH-Patton, Dr. Hannifin has a forensic private practice. In her practice, Dr. Hannifin serves as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and has worked with the Department of Industrial Relatio...

Jennifer Harrison

Therapy Partners of the Peninsula

Burlingame, California
Psychology, Mental Health - Trauma, Child Abuse, Psychopathology, Psychological Testing
Dr. Jennifer Myers Harrison, PsyD, ABPP, ATR-BC, is a seasoned Board Certified-Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in trauma and forensic psychology. Her profound expertise in these domains has made her a sought-after expert witness and a trusted resource for individuals and legal professionals seeking specialized knowledge. Dr. Harrison's dedication to trauma transcends clinical practice. As an expert witness, she has played a pivotal role, offering critical insights into the psychological consequences of traumatic events for children and adults. Her objective analysis of complex evidence and medical records and administering comprehensive psychological assessments have been instrumental in achieving just outcomes in trauma-related cases. Through her contributions, individuals who have suffered trauma receive the support and compensation they deserve. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including Personal Injury (Emotional or Mental Injury), Murphy Evaluation...

Lars Hungerford, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Advanced Neuropsychology

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - 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, Neuropsychology, Consultation.
Dr. Lars Hungerford was board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has over 20 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, ABPP

North Coast Neuropsychology

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

Catherine Marreiro, PhD, ABPP-CN & QME

Bay Area Cognitive Health

Burlingame, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stroke, Personal Injury, Dementia, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Depression, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychological Assessment, Malingering, Neuropsychology, Consultation.
Dr. Marreiro (PSY26835) is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California Division of Workers Compensation. She is the Director of Neuropsychology at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and the founder and President of Bay Area Cognitive Health. She is also president for the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum, member-at-large for Division VIII-Neuropsychology of California Psychological Association, and board member for the San Francisco Neurological Society. Her clinical expertise extends across a wide range of lifespan conditions, including but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, movement disorders, stroke, cancer, traumatic brain injury/concussion, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sleep disorders, ADHD/Learning disorders, and mood problems. Through her role as Senior Educational Consultant with Pearson Assessments, sh...

Catherine Marreiro, PhD, ABPP

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Burlingame, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - IME, Disability, Trauma, Standard of Care, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Injury, MVA, Impairment, Intellectual Functioning, TBI, Capacity, PTSD, Cognitive Function, Personality Changes, Memory deficits, Language Difficulties, Sensory Input, Quality of Life
Dr. Marreiro (PSY26835) is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with over 13 years of experience in the assessment of neurological and psychological conditions affecting adolescents and adults. She is the Director of Neuropsychology at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center (RDBHC) at California Pacific Medical Center, and the founder and President of Bay Area Cognitive Health. Her clinical expertise extends across a wide range of lifespan conditions, including but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, movement disorders, stroke, cancer, traumatic brain injury/concussion, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sleep disorders, ADHD/Learning disorders, and mood problems. Dr. Marreiro remains actively involved in research through her role as Sub-Investigator for clinical drug trials targeting Alzheimer’s disease within the RDBHC as well as serving as a clinical rater for clinical trials through Elligo Health Research. Through her role as Senior Educational Consu...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, homicide, child sexual abuse disclosures,w orkplace 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 almost 30 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.

Molly Memel, PhD ABPP

Expedient Medicolegal Services

San Francisco, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Disability Rating, Cognitive Testing, Geriatric Psychology, Standard of Care, Capacity Evaluation, Memory Care, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, VA treatment, Functional Capacity, Executive Functioning, Prognosis, Concussion, IME
Dr. Molly Memel is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in care for adults with various neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, frontotemporal dementia, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Memel earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology at the University of Arizona where she utilized multiple neuroimaging techniques to study the impact of age-related changes in brain structure and function on memory. She completed a neuropsychology focused internship at the Boston VA Healthcare system and a post-doctoral residency at the San Francisco VA and UCSF. Dr. Memel is currently a clinical neuropsychologist at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC in San Francisco. Dr. Memel has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cognition and aging (see below) and currently serves as a research analyst at the UCSF Memory and Aging...

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 15 years 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 supervised staff in 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 eight prisons in Northern California. I have previously coordinated the suicide prev...

Cheryl-Grace E Patty

Trauma expert Adults - Clinical Psychologist

Grace Psychological Services

California
Psychology - Psychologist, Veteran, Mental status evals, Competent, Trauma Assessment, Combat Veterans, Sexual assault, Thorough , PTSD , Special Forces, Domestic violence, Trial experience, Experience, Forensic Assessment, Civil cases, Criminal cases, Mental Illness , Addiction, Competency Evaluations
As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I bring a wealth of expertise and a compassionate approach to my role as an expert witness. Specializing in trauma, I have worked extensively with both veterans, including combat vets and special forces, and civilians, ensuring a deep understanding of diverse populations. My primary role as a psychotherapist allows me to quickly build a strong rapport with clients, leveraging my acute intuitive sense to provide insightful and thorough assessments. I conduct a wide range of evaluations, including psychological, competency to stand trial, mental status, forensic, custody, and disability assessments. With 14 years of experience conducting compensation and pension evaluations for veterans as a subcontractor, I am adept at navigating complex cases. My experience in providing expert testimony, combined with my ability to hold up well under cross-examination, and my dedicated service to veterans and civilians alike, po...

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.

Rachel Rosenfeld, PsyD

The Codependency Clinic

Alameda, California
Psychology - Standard of care, Therapy, Trauma, Codependency, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing

Aimée V Sanchez, PhD, ABDA, QME, HSPP

Dr. Aimée V. Sanchez, PhD., Inc.

Fresno, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Dementia, Neurocognitive Disorders, Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Impairment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Pain, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Personal Injury, Trial Pre-Consultation, IME/AME, Disability Evaluations, Worker's Compensation,
Dr. Sanchez is a licensed psychologist specializing in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and has additional certification as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME); Diplomate, Board Certified Senior Disability Analyst (ABDA); and HSPP in CA. Dr. Sanchez has completed specialized training in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the doctoral, internship and post-doctoral levels, in accordance with guidelines set forth for the practice of Neuropsychology by the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno in 1999 with concentrations in Neuropsychology, Cross Cultural, and Child Clinical Psychology. She also completed 2 years of advanced postdoctoral training in Pediatric and Adult Clinical Neuropsychology in 2007 through Fielding Institute in Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Sanchez specializes in traumatic...

Delia M Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME

Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, Spanish, board-certified, ABPP, ABPP-CN, concussion, brain injury, dementia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, cognitive, workers comp, QME, AME, IME.
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 civil forensic cases, particularly personal injury cases. She takes a balanced approach in evaluating neurological and medical factors as well as psychological variables. All of her evaluations include objective measurement of response bias/effort and symptom validity. Her interpretations are purely based on the objective data and evidence-based research. She has performed work for both defense and plaintiff's attorneys. 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 held board positions in national, state, and local neuropsychological organizations (HNS, CPA, SDPA), and is an active member of other organization...

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...

Jennifer French Tomasic, MSc

Jennifer French

Manhattan Beach, California
Psychology, Psychology - coercive control, undue influence, sexual abuse, sexual consent, family abuse, psychological manipulation, grooming, sexual violence, battered women syndrome, financial abuse, coercion, intimate partner violence, parental alienation, stalking, intimate partner abuse, false / coerced confession, cult
Jennifer works on cases of coercive control and identifies patterns of behavior designed to exploit, control, create dependency and dominate another person. This process may initially include tactics of psychological manipulation such as gaslighting and love bombing which are part of a grooming process. These patterns may include coercive control as it relates to child custody, undue influence, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic abuse, domestic violence, financial abuse, physical abuse, human trafficking, and deprivation of liberties. She is an expert in cults, cultic abuse, and religious and spiritual abuse from the perspective of identifying behavioral patterns and not as a means to diagnose individuals psychologically. Please note: she is not a psychotherapist. She also specializes in sexual consent, date rape, stalking, strangulation, grooming, molestation, reproductive coercion, and the capacity to consent as they relate to tactics and patterns of coercion. She is certified t...

Mark D. Wolkenhauer, PsyD

Expedient Medicolegal Services

Patton, 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.

Denver, Colorado
Psychology, Employment - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified to perform examinations in 28 states. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both 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. Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's. 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 Industrial Medicine, S...

Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Emerge

Centennial, Colorado
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, Colorado, California, Nevada, Florida, Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC)
I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral (BCBA-D). I have trained and worked in the field for over 30 years. I am founder and president of Emerge, which is a private practice clinic focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions with a specialty in serving those with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am board certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and a licensed psychologist in Colorado, Nevada and Florida. I also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), authorizing me to practice in 33 States (see https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap for details). In addition to my credentials outlined above, I received additional post-graduate training in Pivotal Response Treatment at University of California Santa Barbara and in ABA at University of North Texas. I held administrative positions at and/or helped commence five treatment programs for young children with autism...

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...

Kate Amber, MSc

ECCUSA (End Coercive Control USA)

Vernon, Connecticut
Psychology, Behavioral and Social Sciences - coercive control, domestic violence, child abuse, workplace bullying, batterers, battered women syndrome, grooming, coercion, psychological manipulation, psychological maltreatment, abuse, alienation, undue influence, consent, cults, toxic workplace, hostile workplace, psychological maltreatment
Kate Amber MSc is a researcher, speaker, trainer, consultant and turnaround expert in coercive control and domestic abuse/violence in the contexts of family abuse, human trafficking, gangs, extremist groups, religions, workplace abuse, and psychological maltreatment. She holds post graduate certifications in violence and abuse prevention executive leadership, and coercive control, and professional certifications in human rights, ADA advocacy, the Homicide Timeline, and the Danger Assessment. Ms. Amber is trained on the Safe & Together CORE Model at the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, and assesses cases for different types of abuse and the short and longterm risks involved for adults and children traumatized by it. Ms. Amber's Quicksand Model™ of Coercive Control (QSM™) is a synthesis of 70 years of research and theory on coercive and controlling abuse of power and the trauma it causes. Ms. Amber speaks, conducts research, and trains mental health, law enforcemen...

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, Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Psychology, 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). He devoted ten years of practice serving US Veterans through the VA community provider system where he evaluated and treated 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 trauma...

Howie Knoff, Ph.D.

Past-President/Nat'l Ass'n of School Psychologists

Project ACHIEVE Educational Solutions

Fort Myers, Florida
Education & Schools, Psychology - IDEA, LRE, FAPE, Special Education Disputes, Mental Health Misdiagnoses, ADA 504 Accommodations, Disability Rights, Disproportionality, Racial Discrimination, Emotionally Disturbed or Autistic Students, Seclusion & Restraints, School Safety & Violence, Bullying & Harassment, Discipline & Suspensions
A Licensed Psychologist (FL), Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Past-President of the National Association of School Psychologists, and Senior Fellow (The Center for Model Schools), Dr. Howie Knoff has been an Expert Witness in innumerable Federal and State Court cases, as well as Due Process Hearings and mediations nationwide since 1993. These cases have focused on IDEA and Special Education Procedures, School Psychology Assessment/Intervention Disputes, Psychological Misdiagnoses and Mental Health Services, 504 Accommodations and Disability Rights, Title IX Sexual Harassment Violations, Disproportionality and Racial Discrimination/Equity, Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic Students, Seclusion and Restraints, Educational Malpractice, School Safety and Violence, Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Supports, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Bullying and Physical Aggression, Discipline and Corporal Punishment, IEP Disputes and Due Process Hearings, FAPE and LR...

Terry H. Mattingly

Terry Mattingly LLC

Maitland, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Developmental Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Education and Schools, Giftedness, Child Behavioral Issues, Parenting, High-Conflict Co-Parenting, Child Custody Issues, Parental Alienation, Resist-Refuse Dynamics
I have over twenty years experience as a licensed school psychologist in private practice specialzing in learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, child behavioral issues, Giftedness, and parenting. I have more than 16 years working in the family law arena doing parenting coordination and co-parenting counseling with high-conflict co-parents, serving as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in family law cases, and serving as a Child Custody Evaluator in cases involving substance abuse issues, physical/sexual/psychological abuse, and resist/refuse dynamics (parental alienation). I teach an 8 week Effective Parenting class that I created based on positive, empathetic parenting with a focus on mutual respect, setting boundaries, and building relationships with children. I created a 3 day training program that meets the FLA Statutory requirements to train new Parenting Coordinators and I have been teaching this class since 2015. I also created a 2 day training program to train new Fa...

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.

Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D., ABPP

Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D., ABPP, LLC

Florida
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Forensic, Testing, Consult, Risk, Mitigation, Personal injury, Testify, Sexual, Violent, Criminal, Diagnosis, Civil commitment, Psychological, Trial consulting, Civil, Jury selection, Murder, Treatment, Therapy , Trauma
Dr. Winsmann is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated, licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the State of Florida, and the state of Iowa. Dr. Winsmann is Board-Certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. For more information about ABPP Board-certification as a forensic psychologist, please visit: https://wwabfp.com/about/ Dr. Winsmann completed a fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Psychoanalytic Studies as a Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow, where he subsequently served as a Faculty Member. Dr. Winsmann serves as the Moderator of PsyLaw List, which is an international email list comprised of approximately 1000 members involved in forensic psychology. He is also the Director of the Boston Symposium on Psychology...

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...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Hawaii
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, homicide, child sexual abuse disclosures,w orkplace 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 almost 30 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.

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.

Brooke R. Laufer, Psy.D.

Evanston, Illinois
Psychology, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Perinatal Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis, Infanticide, Filicide, Neonaticide, Pregnancy Denial, Unperceived Pregnancy, Trauma, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Battered Women Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
Dr. Brooke Laufer works as an expert witness and legal consultant in several psychological fields for women who are facing criminal charges. While her specialty is in women’s reproductive mental health, she is also skilled in mitigation work for domestic violence, child abuse, and childhood trauma. Dr. Laufer is available for psychological evaluations, testimony, and consultation with legal counsel on any criminal cases that are relevant to women’s mental health, including murder, infanticide, filicide, pregnancy denial, neonaticide, intimate partner violence, and child abuse.

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.

Amelia Swanson, PhD

Health Psychology Associates of Illinois PLLC

Skokie, Illinois
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - PTSD, depression, anxiety, retaliation, employment, discrimination, termination, sexual harassment, medical malpractice, mental health, trauma, evaluation, fertility, embryo, IVF, sexual assault, wrongful death, whistleblower, foreseeability
Dr. Amelia Swanson is a forensic and licensed clinical psychologist who provides forensic evaluations, consultations to attorneys and expert testimony in civil cases, primarily in medical malpractice, sexual harassment, and wrongful death cases. Dr. Swanson also has a specialty in health psychology and impacts of trauma and has previously worked as faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts, Chan Medical School. She has experience working in many medical and mental health settings including fertility, primary care, OB/GYN, transplant, oncology, diabetes in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and been invited to speak at national conferences on the psychological aspects of coping with medical issues including fertility, trauma-informed care, and other topics. She is licensed in Illinois, Massachusetts and Iowa and is psypact certified to practice in 39 states (see website for current l...

Anne Mary K Montero, PhD, MS, HSPP

Psychology Works, Indiana University Health

Westfield, Indiana
Psychology, Neuropsychology - Psychology, pain, somatoform disorders, anxiety, trauma, stress, sexual abuse, PTSD, disability, malingering, cognitive-behavioral therapy, OCD, depression, personality disorders, perinatal mood disorders, stress, GI psychology, cancer, personal injury, workman's compensation, suicide, file review.
Dr. Montero is a board-certified, highly experienced professional with training in medical psychology and neuropsychology. She has more than 15,000 hours of experience evaluating and treating patients and currently serves as the Medical Director for Behavioral Health for Indiana University Health North Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Notre Dame, Dr. Montero has specialized training from the Herbert Benson Mind-Body Institute at Harvard, with certifications including trauma treatment, perinatal mood disorder assessment and care, and treatment for brain-gut axis disorders. She is widely experienced in psychological evaluation and regularly partners with physicians in 19 different medical specialties. Dr. Montero has received awards from the American Psychological Association with grant support from the US Department of Health and Human Services; she currently participa...

Julie A. Armstrong, PsyD, RNCS

Iowa
Psychology, Nurse - Psychology Trauma, PTSD, Personal Injury, Malingering, Nursing Standards of Practice, Psychiatric Hospital, Independent Psychological Assessment, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice
Dr. Armstrong is a seasoned professional has experience with successful court testimony and deposition across the nation. Highly proficient at integrating information from records review and identification of other issues that may be relevant. Experience with evaluation and testimony for adults and children. Medical records reviews for nursing standards of practice, or evaluation of cases for merit available. Dr. Armstrong is a frequent evaluator for the Board of Nursing for the state of California. Please give me a call for a complimentary telephone consultation about your case. Also available to take on multiple or series of cases, or organize and lead a team for evaluations of individuals involved in class action litigation.

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D.

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas
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...

Laura Brown, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychology LLC

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, risk assessment, cognitive testing, malingering and deception
Dr. Brown provides psychological evaluations, expert testimony, file review, and consultation for criminal and civil cases. She has extensive knowledge of of mental disorders from a clinical practice perspective as well as a skeptical scientific one. She also has extensive knowledge of psychological tests and behavioral measures and the process of analyzing and interpreting them. She offers highly specialized expertise in detection of malingering and deception. She completed a research focused graduate program before she began pursing forensic practice during internship. She then completed a forensic internship and postdoctoral supervision and was licensed to practice in Louisiana in 2015. She worked at the maximum security unit of the state forensic hospital for 5 years and has worked in various other settings including a VA outpatient clinic, immigration detention, bariatric surgical center, community mental health clinic, acute inpatient unit, university athlete testing progra...

Elizabeth A Lambeth, RN, BSN , MS

Louisiana Care Partners, LLC

Lafayette , Louisiana
Pediatrics, Psychology - Mental Health, Autism , Behavioral Issues, Trauma, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Counseling , Birth Injuries , Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury

Mandi W Musso, PhD

CDC Associates, LLC

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Mental Health; Record Review; Assessment; Treatment
I am a dually licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist who has been in private practice for 7 years. I work with individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g., intellectual disability, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder), Traumatic Brain Injury (including Concussion), Neurodegenerative Disorders (e.g., dementia), and/or Psychiatric Comorbidities (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD). I contract with a large state institution for individuals with intellectual developmental disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. I am also the Chief Psychologist for Matrix Incorporated where I conduct pre-employment liability evaluations for public safety personnel, critical incident stress debriefings, and fitness for duty evaluations. My private practice includes psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations, independent medical examinations, record review, neuropsychological evaluations, and forensic assessments. I speci...

Cecilia Han, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Ellicott City, Maryland
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI, Concussion, Head Injury, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment/MCI, Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Epilepsy/Seizure, Hypoxic/Anoxic Brain Injury, Brain Disease, Memory Loss/Amnesia, Independent Medical Evaluation/IME.
Dr. Han is a board-certified neuropsychologist who specializes in providing neuropsychological services for individuals 18+ with acquired brain injuries including TBI/Concussion, stroke, hypoxic/anoxic injuries, epilepsy, neurodegenerative conditions/dementia, and/or associated neuropsychiatric conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety and PTSD. In addition to clinical services, Dr. Han is also a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who provides assessments to identify cognitive, behavioral, and emotional changes associated with the neurological/neuropsychiatric conditions. Neuropsychological evaluations can be provided within the context of Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Worker’s Compensation and Disability Evaluations. Dr. Han received her practicum, internship and post-doctoral fellowship training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology at VA Palo Alto Health Care Systems, NYU Langone Rusk Rehabilitation, and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. She worked ...

Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D., ABPP

Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D., ABPP, LLC

Boston, Massachusetts
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Forensic, Testing, Consult, Risk, Mitigation, Personal injury, Testify, Sexual, Violent, Criminal, Diagnosis, Civil commitment, Psychological, Trial consulting, Civil, Jury selection, Murder, Treatment, Therapy , Trauma
Dr. Winsmann is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated, licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the State of Florida, and the state of Iowa. Dr. Winsmann is Board-Certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. For more information about ABPP Board-certification as a forensic psychologist, please visit: https://wwabfp.com/about/ Dr. Winsmann completed a fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Psychoanalytic Studies as a Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow, where he subsequently served as a Faculty Member. Dr. Winsmann serves as the Moderator of PsyLaw List, which is an international email list comprised of approximately 1000 members involved in forensic psychology. He is also the Director of the Boston Symposium on Psychology...

Jane Alexandra Kessler, M.A.

Huntington Woods, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Clinical and forensic psychology, child, adolescent, adult, trauma, PTSD, abuse, child custody, divorce, assessment, testing, parenting, psychopathology, personal injury, file review.
Jane Alexandra Kessler earned her Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) degree at Brown University, graduating summa cum laude. She received her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), completing predoctoral internships at the University of Michigan's Psychological Clinic and at the Detroit Psychiatric Institute (DPI) on the Children’s Inpatient Service. Later, she was a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor on the Children’s Inpatient Service at DPI. She worked for the Family Division of Michigan’s Sixth Circuit Court as well as the Juvenile Court in Wayne County, MI, evaluating children and families in child custody matters and abuse/neglect proceedings. As a psychology professor at Madonna University (Livonia, MI) for over 20 years, she served as the Director of the University’s graduate program in clinical psychology and the campus training clinic. Additionally, she was the Director and Senior Psychologist at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute’s ...

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

Edina, Minnesota
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 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, Factitious disorder,
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 reliability 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

Forenpsych

Nevada
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Criminal Forensic Evaluations, Correctional Suicide Prevention, Violation of Correctional Standards, Psychological Autopsy, Violence Risk Assessment, Psychosexual Risk Assessment, Psychopathy, Court Involved Treatment, Anger Management, Correctional Healthcare
Dr. Loftis is a Certified Correctional Health Professional- Mental Health, a designation governed by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She has over twenty 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,...

Zachary K. Blumkin, PsyD, ABPP

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

NY, New York
Psychology, Pediatric Psychiatry - Suicide & Suicide Prevention, Self-Harm, Evidence Based Practice, Child & Adolescent Psychology, Internalizing Disorders, Externalizing Disorders, Quality Assessment, Psychotherapy, Medical Decision Making, Parenting, Abuse & Maltreatment, Education Injuries, IEP, School Districts
Dr. Zachary K. Blumkin is a licensed psychologist and the Senior Clinical Director of the Psychiatry Faculty Practice Organization at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) in Manhattan and Westchester, NY. He is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY. He is also an Assistant Professional Psychologist, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian in New York, NY. Dr. Blumkin is board certified in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and is also a DBT-LBC (Dialectical Behavior Therapy -Linehan Board of Certification) certified clinician. Dr. Blumkin specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. In addition to individual and group therapy, Dr. Blumkin works with families, parents, and couples. Dr. Blumkin is trained in numerous evidence-based treatment approaches and...

Erin Kendall Braun, PhD

Memory Expert - Eyewitness Testimony

FathomCo, LLC

Brooklyn, New York
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Memory, Eyewitness Testimony, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Learning, Decision Making, Habits, Behavioral Science, Episodic Memory, False Memory, Memory Reconstruction, Memory Bias, Misinformation Effect, Memory Confidence, Source Misattribution, Jury Misconceptions
Dr. Braun is a Cognitive Neuroscientist specializing in memory, learning, and decision making. She provides expert witness testimony on the complexities of eyewitness testimony, including issues related to false memories, the misattribution effect, memory reconstruction, and the inherent susceptibility of normal memory recall to error. Dr. Braun earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University and has published in leading scientific journals such as Nature Neuroscience and Nature Communications. Her dissertation focused on the retroactive modulation of memory, exploring how memories are altered by subsequent events. Extensive research has demonstrated that when an episode is recalled, the memory is not replayed perfectly like a video recording. Instead, the brain reconstructs the memory each time it is remembered, utilizing associative processes. This reconstruction renders memory, and consequently eyewitness testimony, vulnerable to errors and biases. Despite compelling sc...

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D.

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

New York
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...

William A Haas, Psy.D.

Wurtsboro , New York
Psychology, Independent Medical Examinations - IME, Independent Medical Examination, Disability, SSI, Social Security, Injury, Psychological Injury, Psychology, Psychologist, Pain, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Accidents, Education Injuries, School Districts, Worker's Comp, Malingering, Symptom Magnification.
Dr. Haas has been a psychologist for the past 37 years and is currently licensed in New York State. In his lengthy career, Dr. Haas has conducted thousands of psychological evaluations with children and adults. Although he has worked clinically with child and adult patients for many years, Dr. Haas now specializes in clinical and forensic psychological assessment. Major aspects of his practice include conducting independent medical examinations, court mandated criminal competency evaluations (CPL 730's), child custody evaluations, no-fault evaluations, worker’s compensation evaluations, disability evaluations, as well as record reviews for courts, attorneys, as well as insurance companies. Dr. Haas also provides expert witness testimony and has been admitted as well as testified in several courts in New York State (including Criminal, Supreme, and Family). He is currently certified by the New York State Mental Health Professionals Panel of the Appellate Division of the First and S...

Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D., ABPP

Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D., ABPP, LLC

New York
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Forensic, Testing, Consult, Risk, Mitigation, Personal injury, Testify, Sexual, Violent, Criminal, Diagnosis, Civil commitment, Psychological, Trial consulting, Civil, Jury selection, Murder, Treatment, Therapy , Trauma
Dr. Winsmann is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated, licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the State of Florida, and the state of Iowa. Dr. Winsmann is Board-Certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. For more information about ABPP Board-certification as a forensic psychologist, please visit: https://wwabfp.com/about/ Dr. Winsmann completed a fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Psychoanalytic Studies as a Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow, where he subsequently served as a Faculty Member. Dr. Winsmann serves as the Moderator of PsyLaw List, which is an international email list comprised of approximately 1000 members involved in forensic psychology. He is also the Director of the Boston Symposium on Psychology...

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, functional neurological disorder.
Dr. Acheson is a Forensic Neuropsychologist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He provides neuropsychological evaluations in civil, criminal and administrative courts. He also performs independent medical evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and record reviews. Dr. Acheson provides evaluation of and expert testimony on a variety of neuropsychological conditions including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, brain tumor, neurodevelopmental abnormalities (e.g., fetal alcohol exposure), and neurotoxic exposures (e.g., lead, organic solvents, mold). He also provides evaluation of and expert testimony on mental health conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)), conversion / functional neurological disorder, as well as malingering and factious disorder. He has worked with clients from early adolescence through late adulthood. For most of his career, Dr. Acheson was an educator, researcher, and clinician at Western Carolina University, Duke University...

Kenneth J. Manges, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenneth Manges & Associates, Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio
Vocational Rehabilitation, Forensic Psychology - Wage Loss, Earning Capacity, TBI, Sexual trauma, sexual abuse, rape trauma, gender/sexual harassment, PTSD, Competency to stand trial, wrongful termination, will contests, Psychology, Dogs
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...

Madeline I Maysonet Scavo, Psy.D

Dr Maysonet Clinical & Forensic Psychology Firm PLLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, Trauma, Psychological Autopsy, Suicide Prevention & Risk Assessment, Clinical/Forensic Evaluations, IME, Disability, Compensation, Personal Injury, Fitness for Duty, Inspections, Audits, Investigations, Threat Assessment & Management, Workplace Violence, Malpractice, & Evaluative Mediation.
Dr. Maysonet is a seasoned bilingual clinical and forensic psychologist with 22+ years of experience in investigations and as a correctional psychologist within several government agencies (e.g., State Department of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security) and private practice. She is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. Dr. Maysonet has provided many specialized therapeutic services and legal consultations to veterans, law enforcement, attorneys, and the community in general. She has been the subject matter expert and consulted in cases related to: Psychological Autopsy Investigation (completed suicide) Correctional standard of care Audits/Reviews/Investigation of Correctional Suicide Prevention Programs Competence Evaluation Suicide Risk Assessment Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Compensation Social Security Disability Personal Injury Fitness for Duty Pre-surgery Lethal Weapon Training Act...

Andre S Watson, Psy.D.

Your Vision for Life Psychological Services LLC

Aldan, Pennsylvania
Mental Health, Psychology - Visual Impairment, visual, vision, Blindness, blind, vision loss, malpractice, disabled, disability, adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, handicapped psychological damage, PTSD, children adolescents development emotional injury, Black African race discrimination, grief suffering, sight
Dr. Andre Watson is a clinical psychologist who holds a Master’s and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from widener University. He specializes in psychotherapy for individuals, families, and the disabled. Over the past 20 years, he has been a student of various martial arts, an accomplished goalball player, represented the United States in Paralympic Judo in 2008, and is the president and founder of the AudioDart Club of the Delaware Valley. He is married to his lovely life Katina and is the proud father of his 11-year-old daughter Kenya. Andre values learning, adventure, and creativity in everything that he does and desires to encourage, empower, and motivate those who are different, disabled, or those who might be down because of life’s struggles. He has been blind since the age of 9, and every since then has been passionate about blindness skills, independence, and motivating the blind and visually impaired to be all that they can be. He has given talks and speeches ...

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

Cheryl-Grace E Patty

Trauma expert Adults - Clinical Psychologist

Grace Psychological Services

North Charleston, South Carolina
Psychology - Psychologist, Veteran, Mental status evals, Competent, Trauma Assessment, Combat Veterans, Sexual assault, Thorough , PTSD , Special Forces, Domestic violence, Trial experience, Experience, Forensic Assessment, Civil cases, Criminal cases, Mental Illness , Addiction, Competency Evaluations
As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I bring a wealth of expertise and a compassionate approach to my role as an expert witness. Specializing in trauma, I have worked extensively with both veterans, including combat vets and special forces, and civilians, ensuring a deep understanding of diverse populations. My primary role as a psychotherapist allows me to quickly build a strong rapport with clients, leveraging my acute intuitive sense to provide insightful and thorough assessments. I conduct a wide range of evaluations, including psychological, competency to stand trial, mental status, forensic, custody, and disability assessments. With 14 years of experience conducting compensation and pension evaluations for veterans as a subcontractor, I am adept at navigating complex cases. My experience in providing expert testimony, combined with my ability to hold up well under cross-examination, and my dedicated service to veterans and civilians alike, po...

Anthony Bean, PhD

Fort Worth, Texas
Psychology, Mental Health - Video Games, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Forensic Psychology, Anime, Technology, Video Game Addiction, Parenting, Therapy, Research, Social Media, Methods, Geek Therapy, Security Clearance, Popular Culture
Dr. Bean has become a sought-after expert in the media, regularly contributing his insights on various psychological topics. With a dynamic and engaging presence, he has been featured on numerous platforms, including podcasts, TV shows, and radio programs. Whether discussing video game addiction, mental health, or therapeutic interventions, Dr. Bean’s media appearances are characterized by his ability to distill complex concepts into accessible and relatable insights. His articulate and personable approach makes him a trusted source for understanding psychological issues in the modern world, resonating with audiences seeking expert perspectives in an easily digestible format. He has over 10 years of experience in clinical psychology and is a well known academic author publishing an average of two to three peer reviewed articles per year while being clinically licensed across multiple states of the US. Dr. Bean’s research endeavors reflect a commitment to advancing the understandin...

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 served 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's primary practice location is in Cleburne, Texas, near Fort Worth, but she is willing to travel to evaluate individuals for whom travel is difficult. Although licensed...

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, Cognitive Decline, Children, Adults, Geriatrics.
Double board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology, Independent practitioner with 25+ years of experience. Dr. Begali provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to individuals w/ medical, mental, cognitive, and physical conditions. Provides expert witness consultation for forensic cases, IMEs, medical file review, second opinions, disability, and peer reviews. Expert witness services are offered for use in defense and plaintiff personal injury cases, consultation, and courtroom testimony. Independent and clinical neuropsychological evaluations are used to provide a comprehensive and evidence-based measurement of neurocognitive status following brain injury, neurological conditions. chronic pain conditions, toxic exposure, stroke, work-related injuries, secondary psychiatric disorders and PTSD. She has been awarded Fellow Status by National Academy of Neuropsychology, American College of Professional Neuropsychology, and American Academy of Clini...

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.

International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism

McLean, Virginia
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Trauma, injury, sexual abuse, violent extremism, PTSD, terrorism, informed consent, abortion, pregnancy loss, family, child development, post traumatic stress, accident, violence, work place violence, sexual harassment, dissociative disorder, loss, wrongful death, grief, white supremacism
Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., is Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is a seasoned expert witness and has testified internationally and nationally in Congress, federal courts, immigration and civil courts. As a researcher she has interviewed over 700 terrorists, violent extremists, their family members and supporters in various parts of the world including in Western Europe, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East. In the past five years, she has in-depth psychologically interviewed over 270 ISIS defectors, returnees and prisoners as well as 16 al Shabaab cadres (and also interviewed their family members as well as ideologues) studying their trajectories into and out of terrorism, their experiences inside ISIS (and al Shabaab). She, with ICSVE, has also developed the Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative ...

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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