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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Psychology, Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Death Penalty Mitigation, Juvenile Adult Competency Sentencing, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Educational Law, False Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Child Psychologist, Psychology, Clinical, Forensic, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Family, Addiction, Abuse, Custody, Molestation, Behavioral, Criminal, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Malingering, Malpractice, Evaluations, Trauma, Child Sexual Abuse, Personal Injury, Bindover, Juvenile Law, PTSD, Developmental Delays, Bipolar, Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Family, Marital Issues, Mental Health Issues, Psychological Testing, Educational Testing, Family Evaluations, Custody Evaluations, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, Factitious Disorder, Licensed in Ohio, Texas Oklahoma

Educational Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Michigan State University, 1981 (A.P.A. Approved)

M.A., Clinical Psychology
Michigan State University, 1978

B.A., Psychology
University of Texas, 1975 Graduated with Honors Special Honors in Psychology Phi Beta Kappa

Internships

1978 – 1979
Upstate Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Syracuse, New York (A.P.A. Approved)

1979 – 1980
Mott Children’s Health Center/Hurley Medical Center, Division of Behavioral Sciences
Flint, Michigan

Licensing

State of Ohio
State of Texas
State of Oklahoma
New Mexico

Previous and Current Employment

1986 – Present
Private Practice
Director, Columbus, Ohio

2001 – Present
Psychological Consulting Director, Columbus, Ohio

1986 – Present
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

1995 – 2001
Psychological Consulting
Co-Director, Columbus, Ohio

1985 – 1989
Psychological Consultant
Bureau of Disability Determination Columbus, Ohio

1982 – 1986
Pediatric Psychologist Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio

1982 – 1986
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine
The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

1980 – 1981
Pediatric Psychologist, Department of Pediatrics College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan

1979 – 1982
Pediatric Research Specialist, Principal Investigator: Nonorganic Failure to Thrive, Research Program
Hurley Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics Flint, Michigan

1975 – 1978
Teaching Instructor, Department of Psychology Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Grants Awarded; Professional Presentations; Publications
Available on full CV

Clinical Consultantships

Clinical Consultant and Supervisor, Family Support Program (treatment program for sexually abused children and juvenile abusers), Columbus Children’s Hospital, 1983 – 1986
Clinical Consultant, Usher’s Syndrome Project, Columbus Children’s Hospital, 1984 – 1986

Committee Participation

Franklin County Juvenile Firesetter Task Force, 1983 – 1987 Children’s Hospital Suicide Intervention Committee, 1983 – 1986 Children’s Hospital Failure to Thrive Committee, 1982 – 1986
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, Mediation Program Development Committee, 1991
Supreme Court of Ohio, Advisory Committee on Mental Health, Juvenile Competency Work Group, 2006 – present

Media Activities

Multiple television, radio, and newspaper interviews, local and national; including The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show
Periodic radio talk show guest, WCOL Radio, October, 1985 – January, 1986 Periodic radio talk show guest, WTVN Radio, 1987 – 1989
Weekly radio talk show, WCOL Radio, February, 1986 – May, 1986

Professional Activities

President, Central Ohio Consulting Psychologists, 1989 – 1991 Board Member, Ohio Psychological Association, 1990 – 1992; 1994 Board Member, American Diabetes Association, 1990 – 1992
Board Member, International Association for Infant Mental Health, elected March, 1983; re-elected, March, 1988
Conference Coordinator, “Nonorganic Failure to Thrive: Theory, Research, and Intervention”, Flint, Michigan, June, 1982

Honors

2018 “Super Star” Award, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Department Nomination – Excellence in Teaching Award – 1978
NIMH Fellowship Phi Beta Kappa
OPA Service Award, 1993

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

  • Adult and juvenile competency and sanity evaluations
  • Juvenile transfer/bind over to adult court
  • Miranda/31b Waivers
  • Diminished Capacity
  • Sentencing Determination
  • Capital Mitigation
  • Sexual Abuse Interviews and Investigation
  • Sexual Offenses and Risk Assessments
  • Treatment in Lieu of Conviction/Deferred Adjudication
  • Substance Abuse
  • Military Court Martials
  • Competency/Sanity (Military 706 Evaluations)
  • PTSD Evaluations
  • Assessment of Malingering
  • Domestic Violence/Battered Women
  • Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity Evaluations
  • Appellate/Habeas evaluations and reports

CIVIL LITIGATION

  • Psychological injury in motor vehicle and work related accidents
  • PTSD Evaluations
  • Sexual Abuse Claims
  • Psychological damage in slander cases
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • ADA workplace accommodations
  • Probate/undue influence/competency for medical and financial decisions
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Personal Injury/Disability
  • Parental Loss
  • Loss of a Child
  • Provision of school/educational services related to mental and other disabilities
  • Independent evaluations to assist in better understanding of client
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Evaluation of Military Personnel
  • Assessment of Malingering
  • Suicide
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