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Forensic Neuropsychologist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Forensic Neuropsychologist, Forensic Neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury, certified medical examiner, neuropsychological critique of medical records, diagnostic, prognostic, critique, competency evaluations,

Expert Witness No.293

Southern California

Clinical Experience:

Clinic for Psycho-Learning Disabilities, 500 hr. Practicum in psychodiagnostics (Department of Clinical Educational Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, 1978)

Metropolitan Regional State Psychiatric Hospital, 2000 hr. In-patient Internship (State of Michigan approved) in psychodiagnostics, neuropsychodiagnostics, and psychotherapeutic intervention with primarily thought-disordered, head-injured, and/or suicidal patients (Metropolitan Regional State Psychiatric Hospital, Eloise, Michigan, Jan., 1978-Dec., 1978)

Ten-Southfield Clinic, P.C., an approved Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-patient psychiatric facility 3500 hr. clinical Out-patient Internship (State of Michigan approved) in psychodiagnostics, neuropsychodiagnostics, and psychotherapeutic intervention with all age ranges and patient populations including cerebro-vascular-accident trauma, closed-head injury trauma (formal pre-Doctoral Neuropsychological Training in conjunction with Wayne State University School of Medicine), developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, attention-deficit-disorders, mentally impaired, conduct disorders, neurotic dysfunctions, phobic disorders, and psychotic manifestations (Ten-Southfield Clinic, P.C., 17603 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48075, July, 1979-Jan., 1981)

Ten-Southfield Clinic, P.C., Staff Psychologist, 6800 hr. clinical experience in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapeutic intervention with a full range of patient populations with specialization in neurotic adjustment disorders, childhood attention-deficit-disorders, and neuropsychological assessment, Post-Doctoral Fellow in neuropsychology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Jan., 1981-Dec., 1983)

Private Clinical Practice, 4000 hr. clinical experience with all age ranges and patient populations with specialization in brain injury, neurotic manifestations, custody evaluation, adjustment reactions, psychosexual dysfunction, and court testimony/expert witness consultation (Jan., 1984-Dec., 1986)

Southgate State Regional (Hospital) Center for Developmental Disabilities, Contractual Chief Psychologist with responsibility for psychology staff supervision, direct patient and client psychodiagnosis for psychotherapeutic intervention. Populations included developmentally disabled, traumatic head injury, and behavioral/psychotic dysfunction. Additional responsibilities included assessment review and modification of interdisciplinary team approach to verify/comply quality assurance standards according to the Accreditation Council for Services to the Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled (AC/ARDD), Medicaid, and the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (U.S.-H.E.W.-ICFA). Responsible as well for school/educational assessments and psychological profiles for developmentally disabled; coordinated and conducted Educational Planning and Placement Committee (EPPC) meetings (March, 1986-Dec., 1986)

Family and Human Potential Services Clinic, an approved Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-patient psychiatric facility, Staff Psychologist, 2000 hr. in psychodiagnostics and psychotherapeutic intervention (individual and group) with a full range of patient ages and populations. Specialization in neuropsychological assessment, psychosexual dysfunction, and attention-deficit-disorders (Family and Human Potential Services Clinic, Livonia, Michigan, 48250-4308, May, 1985-Dec., 1986)

Centre for Neuro Skills, a post-acute traumatic brain injury clinic, Chief Neuropsychologist, 4000 hr. in clinical neuropsychodiagnostics with emphasis on differential diagnosis of neurological organic and psychiatric sequelae. Responsibilities included psychology staff supervision, general multi-disciplinary staff consultation, and direct psychotherapeutic patient intervention (Centre for Neuro Skills, Bakersfield, California, 93306, June, 1988-Oct., 1990)

Private Clinical Psychology and Clinical Forensic Neuropsychology Practice, 16,000 hr. psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic experience with all age ranges and patient populations with specialization in organic brain trauma, neuropsychological assessment, adjustment reaction, psychosexual dysfunction, childhood pathology including attention-deficit-disorder and court testimony/expert witness consultation. Specialization in critical expert analysis of neuropsychological medical records in relation to diagnosis, prognosis and contributory history or concomitant neurophysical, neuropsychological or psychological factors, as well as direct forensic neuropsychological testimony (Tehachapi, CA 93561, August, 1987-May, 1998 ongoing)

Education:

Bachelor of Science in English Literature (1974)

Master of Education in Special Education for the Mentally Impaired (1975)
Thesis Title: "Cerebro-Vascular-Accident-Induced Expressive Aphasia: Discussion and Remediation"

Master of Arts in Clinical/Educational Psychology (1976)
Thesis Title: "Kohlbergian Moral Stage Development in Educable Mentally Impaired"

Specialist in Education (EdS) in School/Community Psychology (1978)

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical/Educational Psychology (1981)
Dissertation Title: "A Study of the Effects of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride on Visual Perceptual Acuity and Accuracy in Medicated and Non-Medicated Middle Childhood Hyperkinetic Males" (Published, 1982)

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology School of Medicine (1981-1983)
All degrees from fully accredited Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 48202

Teaching Experience:

Secondary Special Education Instructor (Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974-1975)

Graduate Assistant, Instructor in Undergraduate Psychology including "Introductory Psychology", "Educational Psychology", and "Learning Processes" (Department of Educational/Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, 1975-1979)

Doctoral Fellow, Instructor in graduate and undergraduate Psychology, including "Developmental Psychology", "Social Psychology", "Deviancy and Exceptionality", and "Psychology of Aging" (Department of Educational/Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, 1979-1980)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Instructor in Psychology including "Psychophysiology", "Psychopathology", "Deviancy and Exceptionality", "Psychopharmacology", and "Developmental Psychology (Department of Psychology, Madonna College, 36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan, 48150, 1984-1986)

School/Educational Psychology:

Contract School Psychologist, Member specialized clinical treatment team responsible for the diagnosis and treatment recommendations for learning disabilities, emotional impairment, development disabilities, and other learning dysfunctions (Livonia School District, Livonia, Michigan, 1980-1986)

Clinical Supervisory/Administrative Experience:

Clinical Supervisor: Responsibility included direct clinical staff supervision, patient assignment, and direct clinical services. Direct supervision of Doctoral Psychological Interns, Licensed Social Workers, and Certified Chemical Counselors. (Ten-Southfield Clinic, P.C., 17603 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48075, an approved Blue Cross/Blue Shield facility, Sept., 1977-Dec., 1983)

Hospital Affiliations:

Kern View Psychiatric Hospital, Inc., Full Medical Staff Privileges (Kern View Hospital, Inc., 3600 San Dimas, Bakersfield, California, 93301, August, 1987-1992 – Consolidated into Memorial Hospital)

Charter Psychiatric Hospital of Bakersfield, Medical Staff Privileges (Charter Hospital of Bakersfield, 5201 White Lane, Bakersfield, California, 93309, February 1988-1992 – Consolidated into Memorial Hospital)

Memorial Center Psychiatric Hospital, Full Medical Staff Privileges (Memorial Center, 5201 901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield, California, 93308, 1992-ongoing)

Good Samaritan (General) Hospital, Medical (Psych) Staff Privileges (Good Samaritan Hospital, 901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield, California, 93308, 1992-ongoing)

Licensing:

State of California

State Certified to practice as a School Psychologist

Licensed to practice as a Clinical Psychologist as issued by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, June, 1987)

California Industrial Medical Council, Approved Qualified Medical Examiner (Psych), Workers’ Compensation System (1992-ongoing)

State of Michigan

State Certificate to practice as a School Psychologist (1978)

Limited License to practice as a Clinical Psychologist under supervision (1978)

Full License (top level) to practice as a Clinical Psychologist as issued by the Medical Psychology Board, State of Michigan (Oct., 1983)

Professional Memberships:

Full Member: American Psychological Association including
Divisions of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology,
Psychopharmacology, and Independent Practice
Full Member: California State Psychological Association including Division I, Clinical/Professional Psychology
Full Member: Kern County Society of Clinical Psychologists
Full Member: Michigan State Psychological Association
Full Member: National Academy of Neuropsychology
Diplomate: Psychopharmacology, Prescribing Psychologists Register, International College of Prescribing Psychologists


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