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Forensic Psychology Expert Witness

Keywords

Forensic Psychology Clinical Psychologist malpractice, sexual harassment, post traumatic stress disorders, PTSD, closed head injury, custody evaluations, personal injury, criminal proceedings, vocational assessments, disability assessments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Suicide, Sexual Deviance, Sexual Predators, Sex Offenders, Psychosis, Child Custody, Fitness Stand Trial, Mental Sanity, Workers Compensation, Psychological Testing, Hospital Based Practice, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Child Abuse, Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity, malingering, malinger,

Texas

Expert Witness No.542

Texas

Education

B.S., Purdue University, 1972

Internship in Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, 1974-1975

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1976

 “Trial Advocacy,” University of Wisconsin Law School, 1983-1984

 “Psychiatry and the Law,” University of Wisconsin Law School, 1984-1985

Licenses

Wisconsin  - as a psychologist since 1977

Illinois  - as a psychologist since 1982

Missouri - as a psychologist since 2007

Certifications

National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association 

Wisconsin Psychological Association (Fellow) 

Missouri Psychological Association 

American Psychology-Law Society, a Division of APA

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Illinois Sex Offender Management Board

Employment

Clinical Psychologist:  This position involves the outpatient evaluation and treatment of service members in the U.S. Army who have anxiety disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders and co-occurring psychopathology. Presentations and inservices to other mental health who have been hospitalized because they have been found unfit to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. Alton Mental Health Center, 4500 College Avenue, Alton, IL 62002 (2008-2009). 

Director of Forensic Evaluation Division, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute (an affiliate of Saint Louis University):  The position involved administrating the Forensic Division, mentoring forensic staff, presentations, marketing, and direct clinical services.  These services included litigation support to attorneys, psychological evaluations, and expert testimony regarding a wide variety of criminal, personal injury, and family law cases.

Services include consultation to attorneys and risk assessment of alleged and convicted sex offenders regarding mitigating factors at sentencing and hearings related to civil commitment of alleged sexually violent predators.   Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, 1129 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63110 (2007-2008).

 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis: The position involved teaching forensic psychology including the interface between psychology and various legal areas of concentration including criminal law, personal injury cases, and family law.   St. Louis, MO (2007-2008).

Independent Practice of Clinical/Forensic Psychology:  Specialties included assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention with a variety of treatment modalities serving adults, adolescents, and children; consultation to attorneys, schools, nursing homes, human services agencies; forensic evaluations included both civil litigation (malpractice, sexual harassment, posttraumatic stress disorders, closed head injury, custody evaluations, personal injury) and criminal proceedings (competency, sanity, sentencing issues, sex offender risk assessment).

The position also included both inpatient and outpatient counseling on an individual basis and group basis for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder resulting from domestic violence, sexual abuse (children, adolescents, and adults), and other traumas and for alcohol and drug abuse.

The position also consisted of sex offender group treatment co-facilitated by probation officers.  In addition to group treatment, the position involved evaluating and counseling over 3000 sex offenders for sentencing hearings and sex offender civil commitment hearings.  Assessment by means of the penile plethysmograph was also used.   The position resulted in testifying on over 1500 occasions on a national and regional basis.  Forensic Psych Associates, Ltd., 111 E. Milwaukee Street, Janesville, WI  53545 (1978-2007).

Director of Forensic Psych Associates, Ltd.:  The position involved directing offices in Janesville, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Rockford, Illinois, and in Chicago, Illinois.  The Director employed other psychologists and staff who provided evaluations and consultation to attorneys, judges, government agencies, and industries.

Consulting and Forensic Psychologist:  Consultation services (including psychological testing, evaluation, counseling, and consultation to staff) have been provided for the following settings:  Division of Community Corrections, Elkhorn, Wisconsin (1984-2007); Swedish American Hospital, adolescent chemical dependency unit, Rockford, Illinois (1987-1989); Jefferson County Human Services (1987-1992); and Rockford Memorial Hospital, adult psychiatric unit, Rockford, Illinois (1990-2005).  At Rockford Memorial Hospital, I directed the Psychology Internship Training program.  This included supervising psychology interns for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric rotations, teaching social work trainees, recreation therapy trainees, and medical students.

Founder and Administrator:  This endeavor involved opening a comprehensive, non-profit alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital. 
Procured necessary hospital certification including a Certificate of Need and state licensure; became incorporated as a non-profit tax exempt entity; negotiated a ten year lease with the city of Beloit including renovation of a city-owned building; raised start-up contributions from area industries and foundations; hired all employees to start hospital; established the treatment program and established policy and procedures; equipped facility.  ABARIS Center for the Chemically Dependent, Beloit, Wisconsin (1980-1983).

Clinical Supervisor:  The position involved administrative and supervisory responsibilities for the delivery of mental health and drug/alcohol services at an outpatient psychiatric clinic; psychotherapy with outpatient adults, adolescents, and children; psychological testing, consultation and education to other agencies and the community.  Rock County Guidance Clinic, Janesville, Wisconsin (1976-1978). 

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