Expertise DescriptionI have more than 25 years experience in the field of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. My specialties include clinical psychological assessment of mood and anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), serious personal injury and trauma, and learning disabilities; and clinical neuropsychological assessment of traumatic brain injury, neuropsychological evaluations, adult psychology, cognitive decline, and cognitive dementia. I have extensive clinical experience in assessment of the validity / malingering of symptoms in civil suits, as well as assessment of older competency for financial and medical decision-making. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes Civil suit of Traumatic Brain Injury following a motor vehicle accident, Civil suit of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following incident with railroad security personnel, and Civil suits of Anxiety Disorders following surgical and obstetric-gynecological medical malpractice.
My consulting services include Provision of forensic assessment services (Independent Medical Examinations, Personal injury assessments, Qualified Medical Examinations, etc.), psychotherapy services, adult / geriatric neuropsychological and psychological assessments, and consultations with mental health and medical professionals in medical settings; Neuropsychological and psychological assessments for workers compensation, long term disability, and fitness for duty cases; Research conducted in mental health services; and Consulting psychologist, public and private universities.
|Ph.D.||Psychology||The Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology Berkeley||CA|
|M.A.||Psychology||New College of California||San Francisco|
|B.A.||History||Edinboro State University||Edinboro||PA|
|Licensed Psychologist: California|
|Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) – State of California|
|Division of Workers Compensation|
Awards & Affiliation
American Psychological Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases