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Forensic Clinical NeuroPsychology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Competency to execute a will, Neuropsychology, Expert in brain injury and rehabilitation, Effects of physical and mental trauma, Police misconduct, Taser application and adverse effects, Living capacity, Personal care and independence, Adult guardianship, Effects of Pornography on minors, Eyewitness Identification, Sex offenders-risk assessment, Testamentary capacity, Competency to stand trial, Sanity, False confession, Miranda, Criminal intent, Analysis of Child Investigative Interviews, Stalking, Domestic Violence, Brain Injury and Effects on Behavior, Assessment of Cognitive Functioning, Correctional Medicine, Neuropsych Evaluations, Military Psychological Evaluation, Concussions, Closed Head Injuries, False Memory Syndrome; Child Custody Evaluator; Workplace Issues Unlawful Termination, Sexual Harassment); Expert Testimony Dependency Court; Expert in Conducting Bonding Studies; Fitness for Duty Evaluations – Medical and Mental Health Providers; PTSD Assessments; Assessments for US Military Command.

SUBSPECIALTIES

Clinical Psychology – Evidence Based Treatment
Forensic Psychology – Expert Opinions To Criminal, Civil, and Family Courts Arbitration and Administrative Courts
Neuropsychology and Neuroscience

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Psychologist License – California
  • Psychologist License – Pennsylvania
  • Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Therapist License – California
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists; July, 1981 – California
  • State of California Independent Medical Examiner; November 1, 1991- Present – California 1990- Present
  • Superior Court Adult and Juvenile Panel Court Appointed Expert – Orange County, California
  • Superior Court, Adult and Juvenile Panel – Los Angeles County, California
  • Court, Adult and Juvenile Panel – Kern County, California
  • Adult and Juvenile Panel, Expert Evaluator Child Custody – San Bernardino, Riverside, & Orange County, California
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court: Court Certified Expert, False Confession – Los Angeles,California
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court: Court Certified Expert Neuropsychology – Los Angeles,California
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court: Court Certified Expert Eyewitness ID – Los Angeles,California Certified Forensic Expert (Peer Reviewed)
  • Inland Southern Chapter, California Psychological Association
  • Certified in Administration of ABEL Assessment of Sexual Interests Test

EDUCATION

Barrow Neurological Institute – 2020
16 week course on Neuropsychology of Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery; sponsored by National Academy of Neuropsychology; presented by Gregory Lee, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Training, Barrow Neurological Institute.

Penn State University – University Park, Pennsylvania -2018
16 week course on Application of Brain Imaging to Neuropsychology sponsored by the
National Academy of Neuropsychology, presented by Frank Hillary, PhD, Associate
Professor of Psychology, Social life and Engineering Science Imaging Center

Medical College of Georgia – Atlanta, Georgia – 2016
16 week course sponsored by the National Academy of Neuropsychology on Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; presented by Gregory Lee, Ph.D, Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia

Medical College of Georgia – Augusta, Georgia – 2014
Course Sponsored by National Academy of Neuropsychology
16 week course in Clinical Neuroanatomy (Brain and Spinal Cord); Professor of Neurology (Gregory Lee, Ph.D)

Alliant University
San Diego, California
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology – 1979

New School for Social Research
New York, New York
Ph.D. Program in Psychology – 1972-1973

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
M.S. Degree in Clinical Psychology – 1968

University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
B.A. Degree in Applied Psychology – 1966

INTERNSHIPS

California Youth Authority, Youth Training School – Chino, California -1978-1979
Post-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology 1,500 hours

California Youth Authority, Youth Training School – Chino, California – 1977-1978
Pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology 1,500 hours

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice – Orange County, California -1980-Present
Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology

Private Practice – Orange County, California -1977-Present
Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling

Consultant – Orange County, California
Psychological Treatment Services – July 1992–November 1992
Clinical neuropsychological and behavioral screening of at-risk infants and children.
Psychological testing to assist in identifying psycho-educational, psychological and neuropsychological problems.
Short-term interventions with families.
Liaison with Department of Social Services and Foster Family Agency to effect and implement recommendations.
Clinical assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis. Treatment of adults, adolescents, and children

Probable Cause Hearing Officer – Orange County, California -March 1994
Psychology Associate; Staff Psychologist; Senior Psychologist – Chino, California
California Youth Authority, Youth Training School – June 1976– May 1983
Aided in the formation and implementation of comprehensive psychological services program for the Institution.
Conducted consultative services for the entire institution.
Conducted evaluations and offered testimony before Youth Authority Board.
Conducted individual and group psychotherapy.
Conducted performance evaluations of psychologists.
Conducted psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic evaluations for the California Youth Authority Board.
Consultant to the First Offenders Program.
Directed multidisciplinary team conferences.
Formulated individual treatment programs.
Formulated individualized treatment plans.
In charge of development and implementation of psychological services contracts.
Performed crisis intervention.
Performed evaluations for the Youth Authority Board, medical staff, and youth counselors.
Prepared and approved invoices for contract psychologists and consulting psychiatrists.
Provided treatment support services to specialized counseling program.
Supervised and trained staff in treatment techniques and crisis intervention.
Supervised psychological and psychiatric staff.
Supervised psychology interns.
Trained psychiatric nurses and other paraprofessional staff in group and individual therapy techniques.
Trained psychiatric nurses, interns, and staff.
Treated individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and various psychological problems.

Staff Clinical Psychologist – New Castle, Delaware -March 1969–May 1976
Delaware State Hospital
Provided psychological services for a 220-bed acute care unit and periodically acted as Unit Director.
Examined new admissions, conducted clinical interviews, mental status examinations and diagnostic workshops.
Administered selected, scored and interpreted results of a wide variety of psychological tests. Performed complex psychological evaluations.
Participated in classifying and diagnosing cases.
Completed psychodiagnostic evaluations of adolescents and adults.
Conducted individual, conjoint, group and family therapy with patients suffering from a wide range of disorders.
Examined defendants for competency to stand trial in criminal proceedings.
Supervised psychologists, interns, and nurses. Taught therapeutic and diagnostic techniques to students and volunteers.
Received supervision from Board Certified Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
Periodically served as Acting Chief Psychologist.

Psychological Assistant – 1975
Individual, group, conjoint, and family therapy as well as, psychodiagnostic evaluations for private practice group.

Consulting Psychologist – Richmond, Virginia – September 1968-March 1969
Virginia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Conducted psychological evaluations and outpatient psychotherapy with individuals referred by the department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Prepared psychological reports. Assisted in disposition of cases, assessment of disability.

Psychological Assistant – Petersburg, Virginia – June 1967-September 1967
Central State Hospital
Conducted psychodiagnostic evaluations, vocational testing and career counseling. Aided patients in achieving effective adjustment. Reported test results and made recommendations regarding disposition of cases at weekly multidisciplinary team conference, evaluation of individuals with disabilities.

Psychiatric Social Worker – Petersburg, Virginia -June 1966-September 1966
Wilmington Mental Hygiene Clinic
Interviewed individuals for case histories. Conducted individual group and family therapy. Member of Community Emergency Crisis Intervention Team. Visited patient’s home when emergencies arose.

Expert Child Custody Evaluator
Superior Court, County of Orange
Superior court, County of San Bernardino
Superior court, County of Riverside

Consultant -2019
IPRO Healthcare

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member – Carpinteria, California – 2010-2011
Pacifica University

Assistant Clinical Professor – Los Angeles, California -July 2005-July 2006
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine USC;
Provided clinical and forensic services to USC.

Psychology Instructor – Wilmington, Delaware -May 1975–May 1976
Goldey Beacom College
Taught Psychology and Sociology in Special Veterans Evening Division.

Lecturer and Teaching Assistant – Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University – September 1966-August 1968
Taught classes in Experimental Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Administered and scored psychological tests.

Field Supervisor – Los Angeles, California -2018-Present
UCLA
Field Supervisor, Clinical and Research Interns, UCLA; Practice Approved by UCLA as an internship site for interns.

Academic Honors

Dean’s List – University of Delaware
Tuition Scholarship – University of Delaware
Vice President, Psi Chi – National Honor Society in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Areas of Expertise

Child Custody Evaluation
730 evaluations of child sexual abuse allegations in custody disputes and dependency proceedings
730 psychological evaluations for child custody
733 expert in evaluations for Family Court child custody matters
Conduct bonding studies for Orange County Juvenile Court
Court certified expert: neuropsychology, eyewitness ID, false confession- Los Angeles County Superior Court
Evaluation and treatment of Department of Social Services cases involving molestation and adoptions referred by the Courts
Mediation of visitation and disputes in cases referred by the Courts
Psychological evaluation of individuals in adoptions and termination of parental rights cases

Forensic Psychological Assessments for Criminal Courts
Expert Testimony on testamentary capacity
Court appointed expert in PTSD by Superior Court
Court appointed expert in effects of substances on the brain (published in area)
Court appointed expert in neuropsychological assessment
Court appointed expert in eyewitness identification
Assessment of juveniles in fitness matters
Assessment of false confession
Evaluation of competency to stand trial (published in area)
Evaluation of sanity at the time of an offense
Psychosexual evaluation of individuals charged with Penal Code 288 offenses
Evaluation/analysis of criminal intent and state of mind (published in area)
Evaluation of learning disabled offenders
Evaluation of juveniles in cases pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 707
Psychological evaluation of minors in contested dispositional hearings
Analysis of voluntariness of confessions and Miranda issues
Expert witness- Clergy abuse
Expert witness-Psychological Autopsy

Forensic Psychological Assessment of Personal Injury Matters
Evaluation of individuals defense and plaintiff
Evaluation of alleged abuse and trauma
Assessment of traumatic brain injury
Assessment of PTSD
Assessment of malingering and deception

Forensic Psychological Evaluation of Workplace and Private Industry Issues
Assessment of sexual harassment
Evaluation of unlawful termination
Forensic assessments for defense and plaintiff
Assessment of Discrimination Complaints

Independent Medical Examinations
IME Psychological Evaluation of Defense and Plaintiff; experience in evaluation and testimony in wide range of personal injury and workplace issues; objective psychological testing to estimate malingering and deception
Member of Exam Works Medical Legal Health Care Professional Network

Police Misconduct
Evaluation and testimony for defense and plaintiff in law enforcement matters

Clinical Services
Anxiety management and therapeutic treatment of patients with panic disorder
Assessment and treatment of PTSD and complex PTSD in combat war veterans in Afghanistan as well as Iraq.
Conjoint parent-child therapeutic treatment
Marital Therapy
Crisis intervention specialist with Brea, Placentia, and Anaheim police; assist in determination of 5150 holds with patients with acute mental disorders
Family therapy with blended and biological families and victims of trauma
Featured article on Complex PTSD in Division of Trauma Psychology, American Psychological Association
Individual and family therapy with geriatric patients
Individual psychotherapeutic treatment with the brain-injured
Marital therapy
Pre-marital counseling
Psychological evaluation for military command
Referred patients for treatment of PTSD; patients were peace officers who were in car crashes during pursuits, treatment of victims of violent crimes, domestic violence, TBI
Therapeutic Orientation: Psychodynamic; Analytic; Cognitive-Behavioral; Expressive-Emotive
Treat patients with disorders of anxiety and depression, pain disorders, and substance abuse
Treating mental-health provider for military families
Treatment and management of patients with chronic pain
Treatment of individuals referred by employee assistant plans
Treatment of individuals with dementia and neurological disorders
Treatment of patients with addictions and co-occurring psychiatric disorders
Treatment of patients with depression
Treatment of victims of physical and sexual abuse

Pro Bono Services
Conducted Rape-Crisis Center Domestic Violence Training for Interface Children & Family Services-Ventura County
Conducted training for Rape Crisis Center of Ventura County
Mentor, Eldorado High School, Yorba Linda, California
Mentoring of Research Interns for Students at Pepperdine University
Past volunteer at Inner City Ministries
Past volunteer, Orange County Rescue Mission, 10 years
Pro Bono counseling services to individuals and families
Pro Bono Lecture at Pepperdine University
Pro Bono Presentation on Career Paths in Forensic Psychology and Eyewitness ID, Psychology Undergraduate Students, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Pro Bono services to patients in crisis

Clinical Treatment Oversight
Appointed by court to evaluate efficacy of residential treatment programs

Clinical Supervision
Supervised staff psychologist’s treatment and assessment at California Youth Authority

Forensic Services
Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment
Independent Medical Evaluation
Child Custody Evaluations
Personal Injury Evaluation
Forensic evaluation of workplace issues (alleged unlawful termination; and sexual harassment)

Evaluation of Sexual Deviance
Certified in administration and interpretation of Abel Inventory of Sexual Interests Protocol
Conduct 288.1 P.C. psychological evaluations for Criminal Court
Conduct expert psychological evaluations of sexually violent predators
Gave presentation on psychological assessment of child sexual abuse allegations to Minor’s Counsel Section of Orange County Superior Court (CLE presentation)
Ongoing participation in research on various types of sex offenders
Served on task force reporting to San Bernardino County Juvenile Court on assessment of risk with sex offenders
Testified as 733 expert on evaluation of sexual deviance in Orange County Family Law Court
Testify as expert for Orange County District Attorney in sexual abuse allegations
Testify as expert in analysis of police interview techniques and false memory in child molestation matters
Evaluation of Sexual Abuse Allegation

Neuropsychology Expertise
Expert in neuropsychology – certified by LA County Superior Court
Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology
Neuropsychological forensic assessments for USC; family therapy – consultations with neurosurgery and neuroradiology regarding brain imaging – USC
Seminars, symposia, and laboratory in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology taught by faculty of Jefferson Medical School at Delaware State Hospital
Specialized evaluation of individuals with closed head trauma and traumatic brain injury
Specialized neuropsychological testing for physicians, neurologists and consultation with neuro-radiologists at USC – Brain Imaging
Specialized training in administration and interpretation of Luria Nebraska Neuropsychological Test Battery
Training and consultation with Dr. Ralph Reitan (author of Halstead-Reitan and Neuropsychological Test Battery)

Domestic Violence Training
Invited trainer, Domestic Violence Counselor Training, Coalition for Family Harmony, Oxnard, California, May 14, 2014

Rape Crisis Counselor Training
Presentation on types of sex offenders for Cal EMA certification program, Rape
Crisis Counselor Training, Coalition for Family Harmony, Oxnard, California June 5, 2013.
Invited lecturer, Domestic Violence Training, Coalition for Family Harmony, Oxnard, California, May 14, 2014.

Specialized Experience with Law Enforcement
Assisted Police Departments of Brea, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Yorba Linda with assessment and management of combative and psychotic individuals whom I evaluated with police for appropriate WIC 5150 certification
Participated in ride-alongs with law enforcement; assisted officers with evaluation and disposition of problematic suspects with substance abuse issues
Psychological treatment of officers involved in traumatic experiences, i.e., police pursuit, injured in high speed pursuit and officer involved shootings
Civilian responder, Professional Services Reserve, Orange County Sheriff
Testified as expert in police misconduct cases

Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
Involved in training of youth counselors at California Youth Authority in crisis intervention assessment techniques as well as treatment planning
Conducted psychological evaluations for Youthful Offenders Parole Board in the area of annual review and readiness for parole as well as treatment recommendations and evaluations concerning extension of commitment issues
Ph.D. dissertation conducted on Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy and reduction of violence with Juvenile offenders at California Youth Authority Facility in Chino

Crisis Intervention
Provided crisis intervention, consultation and services to law enforcement and assessment of mentally disordered and substance abusing individuals; assisted police in evaluating dangerousness to self and others in these individuals

Employee Assistance Plan Services
Provided crisis intervention, assessment, and treatment services to private industry concerning assessment and treatment of employees’ psychological and career problems; conducted workplace violence assessments

Independent Medical Examiner
Provide consultative services to the State of California Employment Development Department concerning psychological evaluation of individuals applying for disability
Provide second opinion psychological evaluations on disability

Government Expert
Government expert for review of psychological providers’ standard of care for Medicare; review of cases for medical necessity and appropriate level of care

Security Assessments
Expert evaluator of individuals for high-security classification and presidential security
Expert evaluations concerning military matters for the Military Command

Gang Expert, Expert evaluations for candidates for Peace Officers and Correctional Officers
Doctoral research on criminal street gangs and reduction of violence at California Youth Authority
Consulting Positions
Consultant to the Bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino, 1980-1986
Consultant; Goodwill Industries, Richmond, VA
Consulting forensic psychologist services performed for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS television, Vanished, and Numbers.
Outpatient treatment of nuns, brothers, deacons, seminarians, and priests for the Diocese of San Bernardino, 1980-1986
Selection Testing of Applicants for Seminary and Ordination to the Deaconate and Ordination to Priesthood, 1980-1986
Expert Consultant, Enforcement Division, California Board of Psychology
Expert Consultant, Enforcement Division, California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners

BOOK PUBLICATIONS/ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS
Available on FULL CV

EXPERT PEER REVIEW CONSULTATION

Expert Peer Reviewer California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, Enforcement Division
Expert medical reviewer, Appeals level, Medical Consultants Network
Expert medical reviewer, Comp Partners
Expert Medical Reviewer, Comp Partners
Expert medical reviewer, Dane Street
Expert Medical Reviewer, IMEDECS
Expert Medical Reviewer, MLS Group
Expert medical reviewer, National Medical Review
Expert Medical Reviewer, PRIUM
Expert Medical Reviewer, Reliable RS
Expert Reviewer, California Board of Psychology, Enforcement Division
Medical review expert for Elite Physicians, LTD, a subsidiary of National Medical
Medical reviews for Advanced Medical Reviews and MCMC
Provider of evidence-based medical reports
Expert Peer Reviewer, Medical Board of California
Expert Peer Reviewer, California Board of Psychology

RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL WORK

Past member of task force of psychologists developing assessment model and methodology of evaluating risk with juvenile sex offenders for San Bernardino County Juvenile Court

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATION & LECTURES

Instructor, UCLA extension.
Field supervisor, approved internship site for UCLA Clinical and Research Interns, 2018-Present.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, USC July 2005-July 2006.
Graduate Faculty, Forensic Psychology Program, Argosy University
Invited Lecturer, Santiago Canyon College, PSI Beta Honor Society, March 28, 2012.
Guest Lecturer, Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology, Argosy University, November 8, 2008.
External Reader, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Pacifica Graduate Institute, December 2008.
Invited Address, Forensic Psychology, PSI Beta Honor Society in Psychology, Santiago Canyon College,

HONORS

Tuition Scholarship at the University of Delaware
Dean’s List at the University of Delaware
Vice President, National Honor Society in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award; The White House, U.S. President’s Council on Service and Civic participation
National Republican Congressional Committee, 2006 National Leadership Award, Honorary Chairman for California Business Advisory Council
Invited Member to People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Programs’ Marriage and Family Therapy Delegation to Russia and Poland
Invited by National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to participate in People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Program in South Africa
Invited address to Department of Psychology Faculty and Undergraduate and Graduate Students, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, Emerging Trends in Forensic Psychology: Career Paths for the 21st Century, analysis of Eyewitness ID with student discussion, October 11, 2012.
Listed: 2013 edition of Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Received an award for 5 years of service from the Professional Services Reserve, Orange County Sheriff
Member- Honors Society (2018)
Orange County Juvenile Connection Program, Community Service Award, as a volunteer to the youth of the community
Received the Best Psychologist of 2020 in Brea from the Brea Award Program

RECENT COURT CERTIFICATIONS

Certification by L.A. County Superior Court: False confession and eyewitness ID and neuropsychology/neurology expert panel, June 2011 – Present

EXPERT TESTIMONY

Conducted psychological evaluations of minors as to fitness in juvenile court matters
Conducted psychological evaluations of minors as to fitness in juvenile court matters
Analysis of criminal intent in defendants; have extensively testified at jury trials on the issue of criminal intent
Lectured and conducted workshops for peers on the psychological assessment of defendants as to competency to stand trial
Testified as an expert witness and published in the area of stimulant and depressant use (California Psychological Association, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists), as it affects the brain and brain behavior relationships
Testified on and had a paper accepted by the American College of Forensic Psychology on false confessions; provided expert testimony on involuntariness of confessions
Testified as an expert on interview protocols and police interrogation techniques as concerns child molestation allegations
Testified for the prosecution and defense in matters of competency to stand trial, sanity, as well as extension of commitment as concerns the issue of dangerousness
Conducted psychological assessments and testified as an expert in the area of bonding studies and potential for reunification in dependency court proceedings
Testified in juvenile court matters in cases of contested disposition
Lectured to peers and testified as an expert on the psychological analysis of learning disabled defendants in criminal matters
Conducted psychological assessments and testified for the defense and plaintiff in personal injury matters
Conducted psychological evaluation of minors and learning disabled defendants in an analysis of defendant’s capacity to understand Miranda
Conducted psychological assessment of defendants in sex offender cases, both as to suitability for probation as well as dispositional matters for Juvenile and Adult Criminal Court
Conducted psychological evaluation of criminal defendants as to the matter of sanity in criminal proceedings
Conducted analysis of video and audio feeds in police vehicles and related this material to matters such as voluntariness, validity of confessions in defendants during police interrogation, as well as matters of state of mind of defendants during allegations
Conducted crisis intervention and psychological evaluation of defendants for the police in the field concerning substance abuse evaluations and evaluation of individuals to assist law enforcement as to whether individual is dangerous to self or others to warrant an involuntary commitment hold in a psychiatric facility
Conducted fitness testing for law enforcement and correctional applicants
Conducted evaluations to assess competency of criminal defendants to enter into plea bargain agreements
Testified as expert witness in evaluating law enforcement interview techniques in matters involving child sexual abuse and molestation allegations
Testified as expert witness in matters pertaining to criminal street gangs
Expert testimony on brain pathology and criminal intent resulting in granting of new trial
Conducted psychological evaluations for Youthful Offenders Parole Board on issues of annual review and readiness for parole for adult court
Conducted analysis of mental state and neurological status and correlated with serum alcohol levels as well as with chemical tests of stimulants and depressants
Analyzed nonverbal and verbal behavior of criminal defendants and presented data to juries
Served as consultant to counsel and assisted with questioning of expert witnesses
Appointed as expert evaluator for Board of Prison Terms in psychological assessment of mentally disordered offenders
Served as expert for prosecution in cases involving state of mind during allegations as well as competency matters
Retained by prosecution and defense in false confession cases
Designated expert in neuropsychology by Los Angeles County Superior Court
Qualified as an expert and testified on eyewitness identification
Qualified as an expert and testified in the area of psychological autopsy
Qualified as an expert and testified in the area of death penalty cases
Evaluated geriatric clients in court proceedings to evaluate competency as a witness
Court appointed expert in custody and visitation matters
Court appointed expert in juvenile court criminal matters, i.e., juvenile fitness, competency, and contested dispositions
Court appointed expert in Juvenile court matters,
Evaluated medical records for defense in cases of alleged clergy sexual abuse
Psychological evaluation of individuals involved in terrorist acts against individuals and institutions
Qualified and testified as psychological expert in personal injury civil proceedings
Testify as expert for District Attorney in sexual molestation matters, competency, and sanity
Expert analysis of the effects of pornography on children
Psychological expert in analysis of the effects of sexual abuse and trauma on children
Psychological expert on the effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Deposed as expert on police on misconduct, conduct
Expert psychological evaluations in Health Care Professionals and Attorneys as concerns fitness to practice
Complex neuropsychological assessments for USC
Qualified and testified as expert in False Memory
Qualified and testified as expert in Child Memory

CIVIL LITIGATION
Testified as expert on developmental disability in Los Angeles County Superior Court
Evaluated cases for defense and plaintiff involving alleged personal injury from brain trauma and psychological trauma
Evaluated plaintiffs as concerns competency to enter into fiduciary contracts
Conducted psychological evaluations as to competency to execute a will
Expert in civil matters involving evaluation of closed head injuries and neuropsychological disorders
Testified as expert on traumatic effects of Taser
Expert Testimony in Arbitration Hearings

FAMILY LAW
Court-appointed evaluator for child custody and visitation issues for San Bernadino, and Orange County Family Law Courts
Conducted EC733 evaluations for Family Court to evaluate reports of 730 Custody Evaluators
Conducted bonding studies in cases involving custody and visitation disputes

DISABILITY
Independent medical evaluations for insurance carriers
Short and long term Disability assessment for third party review organizations

MEDICARE APPEALS
Government expert, Department of Health and Human Services, offer expert opinion on standard of care and medical necessity
Expert Consultant, State of California, Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General, March – 2016

EXPERT EVALUATIONS FOR SCHOOL COUNSEL
Evaluations for Fair Hearings
Parental advocacy
Independent psychoeducational evaluations

MEDIA EXPERTISE

Expert consultant and witness
Expert Consultant on CSI: Crime Scene, Vanished, and Numbers
Interviewed for New Zealand television documentary on high-profile murder in
Auckland, New Zealand, Great Journeys Film Productions, October 28, 2008
Dr. Howard Gluss Show, The Trial of Michael Jackson, 1100 KNXT AM L.A. Talk Radio, – September 30, 2011
Invited guest, NBC News, analysis of serial killer of the homeless in Yorba Linda, January 2012
Invited guest, 106.9 FM Philadelphia, commentary on mutilation homicide, January 2013
Invited guest, analysis of Christopher Dorner, BBC, February 2013
Invited guest, Assessment and Treatment of Complex Trauma: The Amanda Berry
Case, Macgregor Campbell, New Science, London, England, May 8, 2013

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Association on Prevention of Child Abuse
American Psychological Association, Division of Military Psychology
American Psychological Association, Division of Trauma Psychology
American Psychological Association, Society of Addiction Psychology
American Psychological Association—Life Member
American Psychology Law Society, Division 41, American Psychological Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Association of Psychological Sciences
California Psychological Association
Honor Society Membership
National Academy of Neuropsychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Orange County Peace Officers Association
Orange County Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association, Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology
Pennsylvania Psychological Association

POSITIONS HELD IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Co-Chair, Orange County Psychological Association Information and Referral Service, 1981-1984
Secretary, Inland Southern California Psychological Association, 1981-1983

PEER REVIEWED WORK

Forensic supervision and consultation and continuing education from member of American College of Forensic Psychology and Forensic Committee

LECTURES FOR THE COURTS

Invited Lecturer, CLE Presentation to Orange County Superior Court, Minor’s Counsel Section Child Sexual Abuse Allegation, Analysis of Sexual Deviance in Child Sexual Abuse Allegations, November 2005

PROVIDER MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Marriage Friendly Therapists
Provider- IMCS Trauma Network
Member- Blue Shield Network
TRICARE
Health Care Vendor, VA Hospital, Long Beach, CA

 


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