Expertise DescriptionLCSW, BCD - I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Clinical Social Work with expertise in Alcohol/Drug Treatment programs; Skilled Nursing Facilities; Assisted Living Facilities, and Regional Center Programs. I have experience with Adult Day Care Centers, quality of service, standard of care, abuse and placements assessments, as well as behavioral identification, intervention, crisis strategy / communications, and crisis response. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: criminal, family courts, including standard of care based on federal and state rules, and alternative sentencing evaluations.
My consulting experience includes: juror consultancy; psychotherapy, and program directing of treatment and alternative sentencing programs.
My professional experience includes being in Private Practice, as well as having been a Department Director of Family Services, Program Director of Treatment and Alternative Sentencing Program, and Program Social Worker Supervisor.
My Master’s in Social Work is specializing in alcohol/drug addictions with a full scholarship from the National Institute of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Additionally, I specialized in Policy Planning and Administration. I have been a Director of said programs; performed training nationwide on said topics; and been an expert on both sides on said topic numerous times.
I have been a Director of a group home vendorized by all the Regional Centers in the state; I was vendorized by the Regional Center as a therapist; I trained staff at the Regional Centers; I was a consultant to group homes vendorized by Regional Centers; I wrote policy procedure manuals for said group homes; I have testified for both plaintiff and defense on said matters and more.
am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years administrative experience including designing, developing programs hiring, firing, training; writing policy procedure manuals, etc. I have provided expert testimony on standard of care on several cases in CA, Arizona, VA, etc.
|M.S.W.||Policy Planning and Administration concentration||specializing in Alcohol and Drug abuse||Atlanta University School of Social Work|
|B.S.S.W.||Social Work||Ohio State University|
|Licensed Clinical Social Worker|
|Diplomate in Clinical Social Work|
|Academy of Certified Social Workers|
|Board Certified Diplomate|
Awards & Affiliation
|Social Worker of the Year|
|National Association of Social Workers (NASW)|
National Association of Social Workers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases