Social Worker Expert 96956 CA(S)

Expertise Description

LCSW, 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

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: criminal, family courts, including standard of care based on federal and state rules, and alternative sentencing evaluations.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: juror consultancy; psychotherapy, and program directing of treatment and alternative sentencing programs.

Professional Experiences

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.

Relevant Experiences

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 abuseAtlanta University School of Social Work
B.S.S.W.Social WorkOhio State University

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Board Certified Diplomate

Awards & Affiliation

Social Worker of the Year
District Award
Spotlight Award
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Primary Affiliation

National Association of Social Workers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases