Social Work Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of social work expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on social work and related issues. Social work 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 social work expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Child Welfare, Child Abuse, Foster Care, Mental Health, Standard Of Care, Adult Depression/Anxiety, Adults Molested As Children, Capital Punishment Sentencing, Case Management, Case Planning, Child Custody, Child Death, Child Fatality, Child Protective Services, and Children's Services.

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Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD www.nicolstolar.com

Social Work, Child Abuse - Child Protective Services, Department of Children and Family Services, Investigations, Standard of Care, Removal, Exigency, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Child Death, Child Fatality, Child Welfare
Child Abuse/Child Welfare Expert national practice. Completed over 1000 child abuse investigations and interviews, 100’s of removals, 100’s of foster care and adoptive placements. 11 years of field experience working in child protective services as a child abuse investigator, interviewer, trainer, foster care/adoption social worker (2003-2015). Licensed clinical social worker in California since 2009. Trained over 1000 social workers in child abuse investigation and current standards and duties. National trainer on mandated reporting. Focus Areas Include; Child Welfare Expert Child Abuse Investigations Clinical Social Worker Expert Witness Child Fatality Investigations CPS /DCFS Expertise Therapist Coach Consultation & Mediation Family Law/Parenting Plans Child Custody Evaluations Psychotherapy Crisis Counseling Mental Health Counseling Forensic Interviewer Case Management Community Outreach Group Therapy Record/Case Review Structured Decis...

Nicole E McCarthy, MSW, LCSW

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

Paula E. Rohde, MA, CPDM

Mission Viejo, California
Social Work - Social Worker Standard of Care, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Mandated Reporter, Juvenile Dependency, Placement, Warrants & Removals, Case Planning, Family Reunification, Foster Care Licensing, Group Homes, Child Abuse, Foster Homes, Shelter Care,
I have extensive experience working in public child welfare and human resources for the County of Orange, Social Services Agency. Child Welfare areas of expertise include dependency intake and investigations, out of home placement including group home, foster home, relative and shelter care placement, foster parenting recruitment, training, licensing and relative family approval. Experience has been in both a Senior Social Worker, Senior Social Services Supervisor and leadership capacity (Program Manager I & II ). I am trained in Trauma Informed Practice & Safety Organized Practice, knowledgeable of and proficient in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System.

Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD www.nicolstolar.com

Murrieta, California
Social Work, Child Abuse - Child Protective Services, Department of Children and Family Services, Investigations, Standard of Care, Removal, Exigency, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Child Death, Child Fatality, Child Welfare
Child Abuse/Child Welfare Expert national practice. Completed over 1000 child abuse investigations and interviews, 100’s of removals, 100’s of foster care and adoptive placements. 11 years of field experience working in child protective services as a child abuse investigator, interviewer, trainer, foster care/adoption social worker (2003-2015). Licensed clinical social worker in California since 2009. Trained over 1000 social workers in child abuse investigation and current standards and duties. National trainer on mandated reporting. Focus Areas Include; Child Welfare Expert Child Abuse Investigations Clinical Social Worker Expert Witness Child Fatality Investigations CPS /DCFS Expertise Therapist Coach Consultation & Mediation Family Law/Parenting Plans Child Custody Evaluations Psychotherapy Crisis Counseling Mental Health Counseling Forensic Interviewer Case Management Community Outreach Group Therapy Record/Case Review Structured Decis...

Beth Wechsler, MSW, LICSW Beth Wechsler, LICSW

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