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Expert Witness No.1481



1990 Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, University in Texas

Dissertation: Validity and Utility of Traditional and Computer-Generated Psychological Reports in an Adolescent Inpatient Setting

1984 Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, University of Houston, Houston Texas

1980 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Specialized Training

2006 - Vision Science III (eye movements course offered to Ph.D. and OD graduate students), University of Houston College of Optometry, August 23 - December 8.

2003 - NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructors Course, June 10 - 13.

NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course, July 12 - 14.

1987 - American Psychological Association approved internship in Clinical Psychology, Fairfield 1988 Hills Hospital, Newtown, Connecticut, August 7 - August 4.


Marquis’ Who’s Who in America

Certification and Licensure

2004 Diplomate, Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, American Board of Forensic Psychology

1992 Psychologist, State of Texas

Academic Appointments

Available Upon Request

Areas of Practice and Expertise

Assessment of personality, psychopathology, and intelligence of adolescents and adults
Assessment of competency to stand trial, competency to waive Miranda rights
Assessment of mental state at the time of the offense (criminal responsibility)
Detection of malingering of mental illness and intellectual limitations
Assessment of risk and dangerousness
Eyewitness expert testimony
Assessment of psychological injury
Child custody
DUI expert testimony (standardized field sobriety tests)
Personality assessment of American presidents and historical figures

Recent Professional Experience

Nov. ’89 – Present
Private Practice Psychologist
Houston, Texas

Provided psychological and forensic evaluations of persons to assist in diagnosis, treatment planning, determination of trial competency, risk assessment, mental state at the time of offense; eyewitness factors, and standardized field sobriety test consultation and expert testimony. Provided consultation, evaluation, and training for substance abuse clinic and other psychology and psychiatry practices.

Nov. ’90 - Feb. ’04
Clinical Psychologist IV (1995 – 2004)
Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County, Forensic
Psychiatry Services, Houston, Texas

Conducted court-ordered evaluations of competency to stand trial, sanity/insanity at the time of the offense for Harris County (Texas) county criminal and state district courts, submitted reports, testified in court hearings and trials.

Clinical Psychologist II, III (1990 - 1995)
MHMRA, Adult Mental Health Division, Houston, Texas

Conducted psychological evaluations for adult mental health outpatients at MHMRA clinics throughout Houston, wrote consultative reports, conducted staff training.

Oct. ’89 – Mar. ’90
Psychological Tester, Robert Willard, Ph.D., Pasadena, Texas
Conducted psychological (psychopathology, intellectual, personality) testing and wrote consultative reports for adult and adolescent psychiatric inpatients.

Oct. ’88 - Oct. ’89       
Psychotherapist, Weinberger & Associates, P.C., Houston, Texas
Provided individual, group, and family therapy for adolescent psychiatric inpatients and their families.       

Professional Affiliations (Current and Past)

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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