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Expertise Description

I have provided psychological, neuropsychological, and vocational evaluations for more than 40 years. As a rehabibiatiojn psychologist and neuropsychologist, I have provided treatment and evaluation in rehabilitation hospital settings, acute care health facilities, and in private practice. I have treated and evaluated adults with traumatic brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and dementia, blind and low vision and other chronic neurological diseases. Treatment has included group therapy for cognitive rehabilitation, but also individual psychotherapy for PTSD, reactive depression, anxiety disorders, non-medical techniques for chronic pain, and adjustment to disability. I have performed Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and subsequently testified in depositions and court as an expert witness in neuropsychology and vocational rehabilitation on numerous occasions. The evaluations often include requests for disability reading using AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition our earlier versions. I have extensive experience regarding the evaluation of brain injured individual using up to date neuropsychological tests. Assessments include performance and symptom validity determination, testing designed to estimate premorbid level of functioning, and comprehensive quantification of cognitive ability using demographically corrected norms. Included also is assessment of emotional status using self-report inventories and questionnaires. Vocational evaluations include vocational testing to assess general intellectual capacity, scholastic achievement and career interest often paired with psychological testing to rule/out psychological component or overlay. I identify the individual's vocational potential, earnings loss or capacity based on residual his/her marketable transferrable skills. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than 30 years as a rehabilitation psychology expert witness.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes testimony on behalf of both the defense and plaintiff. I have served as an expert witness as a vocational expert and as an expert in psychology and neuropsychology. My work as a vocational expert has included assessment and job analysis for FELA cases i.e., barge lines and railroads. I have testified as a neuropsychologist in litigated matters involving truck or automobile accidents, railroad crossing accidents, and primarily in workers compensation cases.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Vocational Education for the Handicapped University of Missouri – Columbia
M.S. Psychology Central Missouri State Central Missouri State University – Warrensburg
B.S. Psychology and Rehabilitation Central Missouri State University – Warrensburg

Licenses Certifications

Missouri Licensed Psychologist: PY
National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists: Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Certified Forensic Counselor Endorsement

Awards & Affiliation

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraterinity Senior of the Year Award
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Best Brother Award
Dean's List CMSU
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) member
American Psychological Association: Division 40, Neuropsychology

Primary Affiliation

National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)



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