Forensic Clinical Psychologist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Forensic Clinical Psychologist Psychology, Forensic Psychologist, child custody evaluations, repressed memory, judgment, diagnostic classification, eyewitness recall, false allegations of sexual abuse, coerced confessions, theory of personality, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD

Expert Witness No.656


Educational History:

(Cum Laude) Western Michigan University, Psychology and Sociology Majors – 1965-1966

University of Maryland, Human Development and Clinical Psychology – 1970 Ph.D

Dissertation Title:

”Client perceptions of Psychotherapists: An analogue Study.”

Licensure and Certifications:

Fully Licensed Psychologist (State of Michigan), Licensed Marriage Family Counselor (State of Michigan) Approved and Listed: National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Post – Doctoral Training:

Structural – Strategic Family Therapy, Academic year 1984-1985. Division of Family Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY (Supervised by Judith Landau-Stanton and M. Duncan Stanton)

Structural Family Therapy, Academic year 1985-1986. Family Therapy Associates of Ann Arbor, MI (Supervised by Charles Fishman).

Strategic Family Therapy. June 1986. Michigan Family Institute, Royal Oak, MI (Supervised by Jay Haley and Cloe’ Madanes).

Supervision of Family Therapy. Academic year 1987-1988 Plymouth Family Services, Plymouth, MI (Supervised by Jamshed Morenas)

Assessing Psychopathy: Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Hare Psychopathy checklist – Revised (PCL-R) Presented by Robert D. Hare, PhD. and Adelle E. Forth, PhD., Philadelphia, PA January 8-9, 1999

Professional History:

1972-Present Independent Practice (part-time 1972-1980, full time 1980-present) Sterling Heights, Michigan

1995-1998 Consulting Psychologist – Mapletree Counseling Centers, Livonia, Michigan.

1995-1996 Consulting Psychologist, Family Centers of America, Farmington Hills, Michigan

1972-1994 Co-founder and Consulting Psychologist, Psycho-diagnostic and Family Services Clinic, Macomb County Circuit Court, Mt. Clemens, MI.

1989-1991 Consulting Psychologist, Lifeline, Inc. (Doctor’s Hospital of Detroit).

1972-1980 Assistant Professor of Psychology – Mercy College Detroit, Michigan

1970-1972 Staff Psychologist and Chief Psychologist, Maryland Penitentiary, Baltimore, Maryland.

1969-1972 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Loyola College of Baltimore.

1968-1969 Clinical Psychology Intern, Clinical Branch of NIMH, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC (Approved by the American Psychological Assoc.).

Professional Memberships:

American Psychological Society

American Psychology-Law Society

American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


1992 Fellow of the American Psychological Society in recognition of “a distinguished contribution to scientifically oriented psychology.”

Advisory Positions:

1993 – Scientific and Professional advisory board, False Memory Syndrome (FMS) Foundation Philadelphia, PA.

1994 – Scientific Advisory Board, National Association for Consumer Protection in Mental Health Practices

Editorial Positions:

1993 – Editorial Board, Journal of Systemic Therapies (Guilford Press, New York, NY).
1993 – Editorial consultant, Issues in Child Abuse Accusations. Institute for Psychological Therapies, Northfield, MN

Public Service

1994-1995: Board of Trustees, Michigan Children’s Law Center.

Qualified As An Expert Witness In The Following State(s) and Jurisdiction(s):

Alabama: Baldwin County, Escambia County

Arizona: Pima County

California: Los Angeles County

District of Columbia

Dominion of Canada Province of: Ontario – Essex County

Florida: Broward County, Osceola County

Indiana: Hamilton County, La Porte County

Kansas: Johnson County

Kentucky: Logan County, Perry County, And Pulaski County

Maryland: Baltimore County, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County

Michigan: Allegan County, Antrim County, Berrien County, Cheboygan County, Delta County,
Jackson County, Macomb County, Midland County, Monroe County, Oakland County, Otsego County, Ottawa County, St. Clair, County, Shiawassee County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County, Wexford Counties

New York: Nassau County, Oneida County, St. Lawrence County

Ohio: Cuyahoga County, Erie County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Holmes County, Lucas County, Suffolk County, Summit County, Washington County

Texas: Harris County

United States Air Force: Court Martial, – Maastricht, Netherlands; Mcguire Afb, New Jersey
Virginia: Loudon County

West Virginia: Monongalia County

Wisconsin: Brown County, Jefferson County, Outgamie County, and Winnebago County

Appellate Court Citations:

Child custody evaluations and appropriate standards of psychological practice. Michigan bar Journal, March 1992.

Cited by the Michigan Supreme Court in Fletcher v. Fletcher (December, 30 1994)

Appellate Court Decisions:

State of Michigan – Court of Appeals (Before P.J. White, T.G. Cavanaugh and S.N. Andrews). Bielaska v. Orley Unpublished: July 19, 1996

State v. Johnson (1996), 83 Ohio Court of Common Pleas of Ohio, Washington County. Decided November 15, 1996

Cited in: Ohio State Bar Association (May 5 1997). Bar Report