Expertise DescriptionI specialize in Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology. I have been in Practice in California for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in criminal, civil, and family law cases. Specialty areas are assessment of sexual deviance, false confession, eyewitness ID, civil and criminal competency, and mitigation in capital cases. I conduct neuropsychological assessment of individuals with blast, flash, shockwave and blunt force head trauma, and concussions. I was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and I have written peer-reviewed articles in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology. I also have extensive experience in individual and family therapy as well as crisis intervention. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
I have been instrumental in assisting individuals on cases of child sexual abuse and brain trauma. There have been excellent outcomes to their cases which have improved the quality of their life. I was instrumental in assisting individuals with obtaining new trials. I have testified in child custody matters as well as death penalty cases.
I have served as a Clinical Consultant. I have assisted with sheltered workshops, as well as consultant to psychological treatment services, conducted assessments to identify psycho-educational, psychological and neuropsychological problems, and I have provided pro bono consulting services to rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter.
My professional experience is strong in clinical neuropsychological assessment and crisis intervention services. I have had extensive training and supervision from mentors in neurology, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. I have augmented considerably my knowledge and skills in neuropsychology having recently completed a 16 week course in Clinical Neuroanatomy.
Summary of Skills and Qualifications: Neuropsychology, child sexual abuse, child custody, bonding study, brain trauma, disability, criminal intent, PTSD, military, medical review, false confession, eyewitness ID, competency, testamentary capacity, workers compensation.
Professional Certifications, psychologist, MFT
Educational Credentials: PhD Clinical Psychology
Years of Professional Experience: 34
Years of Expert Witness Experience: 24
|Ph.D.||Clinical Psychology||Alliant University|
|M.S.||Clinical Psychology||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|B.A.||Psychology||University of Delaware|
|Licensed Psychologist – CA PA MFT-CA|
|Certified Forensic Expert – Inland Southern Chapter; California Psychological Association|