Expert 519369 - IL


Expertise Description

As a clinical psychiatrist from the state of Illinois, my 40 years of experience has been focused on Custody Evaluations, Guardianship Evaluations, School Evaluations, Disability Evaluations, Psychological Testing, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, ADHD Disorders, Mood Disorders, Mock Trials, Child Abuse Evaluations, Juvenile Evaluations, ADHD Evaluations, Anxiety Disorders and Crisis Intervention. I have specialized in forensic work, and have been involved in a variety of matters, including child custody, child abuse, fitness for duty, social security, labor law involving sexual harassment, and jury selection. I have provided services as a child psychology expert witness for over 30 years.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

I have testified as an expert witness by providing psychological assessments, as well as individual and family therapy.


Consulting Experience

I have consulted on inpatient and outpatient psychiatric cases. I have also acted as a consultant to the Department of Pediatrics.


Professional Experiences

I began forensic work at a Juvenile Court, and was then a professor for several years while working as a consultant to the Department of Psychiatry at a County Jail. I have specialized in forensic work since that time, and have been involved in a variety of matters, including child custody, child abuse, fitness for duty, social security, labor including sexual harassment, and jury selection.  I have written or edited 4 professional books.


Relevant Experiences

My practice is evenly divided between forensic evaluations, consultation, and therapy. I was previously a professor at a number of graduate university programs. I am the author and/or editor of four professional books and have written on ethical issues. I have served as an expert witness in previous cases involving professional malfeasance by therapists. I have testified over 100 times in 9 different states.

I have conducted over 1,100 child custody evaluations, primarily court appointments–in all of the Chicago area counties as well as the Rockford, Peoria and Champaign areas. In addition, I have conducted evaluations in 9 other states. I have been deposed and testified over 100 times. Furthermore, I have written numerous book chapters on child custody, and presented on child custody issues at numerous national and international conferences.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. University of Florida
M.S. Northern Illinois University
B.A. University of Wisconsin

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois

Awards & Affiliation

American Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
American Psychological Association
Society for Personality Assessment
American College of Forensic Examiners
American College of Forensic Psychology

Primary Affiliation

American Association of Family & Conciliation Courts



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