Forensic Psychology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Educational Psychology, Special Education, Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Psychotherapy, Strategies for Therapeutic Success, Anxiety Disorders, Memory Creativity and Madness, Mysteries of the Mind, Health Related Pleasures, New Advances in Cognitive Therapy, Beck, Beyond Prozac, Psychotherapy Under Managed Care: Outcomes – Oriented Treatments of Choice, Ancient Healing and Modern Medicine, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Shapiro, Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Complex Marital Cases, and Inpatient Depression, Dynamics Of The Self: An Integrative Approach to Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety, Phobias and Depression, Cerebral Dominance CorText, Rational Emotive Therapy, Education Workshops, Gifted Education Program, Comprehensive Mental Health, Program Monitor and Evaluator Preschool Program for Learning Disabled Children, Aural Education of Young Deaf Children, Research and Sabbatical, Auditory Discrimination in the Educable Mentally Retarded, Psychoeducational Intervention for Adult Unipolar Depression, Articulation: Goals Under Laboratory Leadership (SEAGULL), Handicapped Children’s Stress Level and Parental Management, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity,

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1968 University of Southern California Ed.D. Educational Psychology Federal Fellow in Special Education and Special Education
Los Angeles, California

1963 University of Iowa Special Education
Iowa City, Iowa Advanced Graduate Work

1961 Central Washington State University M.Ed. Educational Psychology
Ellensburg, Washington1959 Central Washington State University B.Ed. Educational Psychology Ellensburg, Washington

1959 Central Washington State University B.Ed. Educational Psychology Ellensburg, Washington

CLINICAL INTERNSHIPS:

1964 Rainier State Hospital
Buckley, Washington

1963 Crippled Children’s Hospital
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

1962 Linn County Department of
Education
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

HONORARY APPOINTMENTS:

Board of Directors
Literacy Project Foundation (2009 – Present)

Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the Year
Pepperdine University (1996-2001)

Directory of American Scholars, 10th Edition
Gale Publishing Group

Community Leaders of America, Twelfth Edition
American Biographical Institute

Who’s Who In America
Marquis Who’s Who, Inc.

Who’s Who In The West
Marquis Who’s Who, Inc.

The Compendium: Persons of Eminence in the Field of
Exceptional Children
Academic Therapy Publications
The Dr. Lewis Fussell Memorial Professional Chair in Special Education University of
Nevada, Las Vegas

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

2014 American College of Forensic Psychology, 30th Annual Symposium (19 CEU’s)

2000 International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy

1999 Strategies for Therapeutic Success (12 CEU’s)

1999 Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Anxiety Disorders
and the New Millennium (15CEU’s)

1997 Anxiety Disorders: Human Cost- Meeting the Challenge (15 CEU’s)

1996 Memory (9CEU’s)
1995 Creativity and Madness (24 CEU’s)

1995 Mysteries of the Mind (9 CEU’s)

1995 Health Related Pleasures (9 CEU’s)

1994 Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy (9 CEU’ s).

1994 New Advances in Cognitive Therapy, Beck.

1994 Beyond Prozac (12 CEU’s).

1993 Psychotherapy Under Managed Care: Outcomes – Oriented Treatments
of Choice (12 CEU’s).

1993 A New Vision of Healthcare: Interpreting Ancient Healing and Modern
Medicine (10 CEU’s).

1992 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Shapiro (12 CEU’s).

1990 Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Complex
Marital Cases, and Inpatient Depression. Beck, Padesky,
& Wright. (17 CEU’s).

1989 Dynamics Of The Self: An Integrative Approach to
Psychotherapy. Mahoney. (12 CEU’s).

1989 The Second Annual Western Regional Conference on Advances
In The Cognitive Therapies. Ellis, Jacobson, Mahoney, &
Meichenbaum. (26 CEU’s).

1989 Rational-Emotive Training: A 9-Hour Intensive
Experience. Ellis, DiGiuseppe, Wolfe, & DeSimone.

1989 New Advances in Cognitive Therapy. Beck, Padesky, & Wright.

1985 Clinical Hypnosis Associate Trainers

1985 Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety, Phobias and Depression,
Beck.

1984 Cerebral Dominance CorText Research and Development.

1982 Rational Emotive Therapy, Ellis.

Pre- 1982 Numerous Continuing Education Workshops.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

2008-2016 Chairman and Professor of Forensic Psychology
Argosy University – Southern California

2002-Present Emeritus Professor and Consultant in Education & Psychology
Pepperdine University

1996-2007 Director of Psychological Services
Aristar Learning Center

1988- 2002 Professor of Education and Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University

1975-1988 Director of Special Education Programs. Professor, with joint appointments in the Divisions of Education and Psychology Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University

1974-1975 Executive Director, Western Institute for Behavioral Development
Las Vegas, Nevada

1968-1974 Chairman and Associate Professor of Special Education, Department of Special Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada

1970 Director, Arizona/Nevada Deaf-Blind Center
Research Project, BEH, USO

1966-1968 Assistant Professor of Special Education and Director of Field Services and Research Special Education Instructional Materials Center Northern Colorado University
Greeley, Colorado

1965-1966 Clinical Associate
Suicide Prevention Center
Los Angeles, California

1965-1966 Educational Psychologist
Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Los Angeles, California

1966 Research Associate
Special Education Instructional Materials Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

1965 Supervisor of Student Teachers in Special Education

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

1964-1965 Teaching Internship, Emotionally Handicapped
Rancho Vista School, Palos Verdes School District

1964 Clinical Psychologist
Rainier State School
Buckley, Washington

1963 School Psychologist
Crippled Children’s Hospital
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

1961 Director of Special Education and School Psychologist Four County Special Education Program Manchester, Iowa

1959 Teacher, Orthopedically Handicapped
Rainier State School
Buckley, Washington

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCIES:

1999 Established “Fear Buster’s School” for Knott’s Berry Farm

1996 Licensed Educational Psychologist Examination
Development Workshop
Office of Examination Resources
Sacramento, CA

1994 Consultant on Test Construction Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Department of Consumers Affairs Sacramento, CA.

1992-1994 Consultant on Test Construction
Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

1987-1994 Reviewer/Site Visit Consultant
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Sacramento, California

1986-1992 Reviewer/Site Visit Consultant
Private Post Secondary Education
California Department of Education
Sacramento, California

1986-Present Consultant

National School Safety Center
Pepperdine University
Encino, California

1985-2000 State Commissioner
Educational Psychology Examiner California Board of Behavioral Science
Examiners Sacramento, California

1982-1990 Field Reader/Site Visit Consultant
Bureau of Education for the Handicapped
United States Department of Education Washington, D.C.

1979-1989 Psychological and Educational Consultant The Larri E. Welty Center of Educational Therapy Glendale, California

1979-1982 Counseling and Guidance for the Handicapped Project Irvine Unified School District
Irvine, California

1979-1984 Consulting Editor
Journal for Special Educators
Valley Cottage, New York

1979 Psychological Considerations for Amusement Park Attendance Magic Mountain Amusement Park
Valencia, California

1978 Gifted Education Program
Silver City School District
Silver City, New Mexico

1976-1977 Program RETOOL, Department of Special Education San Diego State University
San Diego, California

1976-1977 Program Development, Special Education Evaluation and Development Project
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California

1973-1975 Staff Training and Program Development Head Start and Child Family Resource Program Economic Opportunity Board
Las Vegas, Nevada

1973 Psychological and Educational Services
Las Vegas Tutoring Center

1972 State Probation Subsidy Program Nevada State Division of Probation Carson City, Nevada
1972 Program Evaluator
Nevada State Girls Training School Caliente, Nevada

1972 Education and Staffing Development Consultant Southern Nevada Comprehensive Mental Health Center Las Vegas, Nevada

1971-1976 Psychological Services Consultant
Nye County Public Schools
Tonopah, Nevada

1971 Program Monitor and Evaluator Preschool Program for Learning Disabled Children Churchill County Public Schools Fallon, Nevada

1971 Program Evaluator
Department of Special Education
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

1968 Education, Research and Treatment Consultant Weld County Mental Health Center Greeley, Colorado

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY COMMITTEES:

1991-1992 Special Education Advisory Committee
California Commission on Teacher Credentials
Sacramento, CA

1989-1990 Pupil Personnel Services Advisory Committee
California Commission on Teacher Credentials
Sacramento, CA

1987-1988 Member Professional Advisor Board
Solutions: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services Temecula, California

1986-1988 President
TRANQUA- TEL
A Division of: Human Resources Advisory Group
Los Angles, California

1985-1992 Judge Educational Scholarship

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY COMMITTEES (cont.):

Competition Awards
Soroptimist International
Newport Beach, California

1979-1985 Member Professional Advisory Board
The Reading Gain
Beverly Hills, California

1970-1972 Member Advisory Board
Aural Education of Young Deaf Children
Clark County Public Schools

1970 1971 Member Executive Board of Directors Southern Nevada Citizens Crime Commission Las Vegas, Nevada

1970 Member Regional Deaf-Blind Center Advisory Committee
U.S. Office of Education Project
California State Department of Education Sacramento, California
1969-1970 Member Title III Advisory Committee Nevada State Department of Education Carson City, Nevada

1969-1973 Administrative Vice President
Nevada 7 Step Foundation
Las Vegas, Nevada

1968-1973 Member
Public Law 85-926 Advisory Committee Nevada State Department of Education Carson City, Nevada

1968-1971 Member
Title VI-A Advisory Committee Nevada State Department of Education Carson City, Nevada

1968 Chairman
Evaluation and Research Committee
National Special Education Instructional
Materials Center Network
U.S. Office of Education
Bureau of Education for the Handicapped
Washington, D.C

1961-1962 Member State Curriculum Committee for the Trainable Mentally Retarded State Division of Special Education
RECENT MAJOR UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY:

2000-2002 Treasurer
Faculty Association
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1997-2002 Member
Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1994-1995 Co-Chair
Student Appeals Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1991-1996 Member
Human Subjects Review Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1991-2002 Member
Psychology Clinic Advisory Committee: PUP & OCC Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1991-1992 Chairman
Faculty Handbook Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1988-1997 Member
Psy.D. Curriculum Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1988 &1996 Member
School Self-Study Team
American Psychological Association Accreditation Visit

1987-1988 Chairperson
Psychology Faculty
Search and Review Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1986-2002 Member
Student Selection Committee Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1983 & 1985 Member Dean’s Search Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology
1981-1987 Chairperson
Rank, Tenure and Promotion Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1981-1987 Member
University Wide Tenure Committee

1980-1988 Member
Curriculum and Program Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

1980-1988 Member
Faculty Handbook Committee Graduate School of Education and Psychology

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS (SUMMERS):

1972 Department of Special Education
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

1970 & 1971 Department of Special Education
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

1968 Department of Special Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho

1967 Department of Special Education
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico

1966 Department of Special Education
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

DISSERTATIONS:

Auditory Discrimination in the Educable Mentally Retarded. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern California, 1967.
Delayed Reinforcement and Delayed Response in Discrimination Learning of Developmentally Retarded Children. Master’s Thesis, Central Washington State University, 1961.

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREAS:

1990-2001 Psychoeducational Intervention for Adult Unipolar Depression. A short-term, small-group, cognitive-behavioral therapy project for the treatment of unipolar depression and dysthymia. This project was initiated in May 1991 and ended in 2001.

1991-1992 Psychoeducational Intervention for Adolescent Unipolar Depression. A short-term, small-group, cognitive-behavioral therapy project conducted in the Culver City High School during the Fall 1991 Semester.

Both the Adult and Adolescent projects were designed for research, graduate training, and community service. To date, results have been disseminated to professional groups in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and Internationally. Two articles were published in peer
reviewed journals.

 

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT (M.A. & Psy.D. Programs):

Psychology and Education of Counseling and Guidance of
the Exceptional Learner the Exceptional Learner

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Managing School Behavioral
Exceptional Learners and Problems

Programs

Methods of Teaching the Advanced Learning Disabilities
Learning Handicapped

Mental Retardation Research in Special Education

Principles and Theories of Behavior Modification
Learning Educational Psychology

Applied Behavior Analysis Introduction to Educational
Research

Experimental Research Methods Management and Supervision
in Psychology of Least Restrictive Environments

Psychological Foundation of Assessment of Intelligence

Education

Theories and Techniques of Cognitive Theories of Counseling and
and Behavioral Psychotherapy (A & B) Psychotherapy

Psychology and the Legal System Consultation, Triage and Testimony

Forensic Psychology Seminar

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMMITTEES, TITLES: (Ed.D. & Psy.D.)

The Relationship of Dropout, Relapse, and Partial-Participation with Psychosocial Factors, Levels of Depression, Presence of Depression
At Post-test, and Diagnostic Categories in the Group Treatment of Unipolar Depression (Tran-De La Rosa, 2003).

The Relationship Between Social Adjustment and Depression (Lite, 2002)

Depression and Quality of Life Variables in Older Adults (Wirtz, 2001)

Child Custody Evaluation Practices: A Survey of Clinical Psychologists (Wangberg, 1999). Effect of the Presence of Personality Disorders on the Effectiveness of a Group Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Depression. (Simun, 1999)

Treating Depression and Anxiety: A Test of the Anxiety Hypothesis. (Kaufman, 1998)

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Depression & Stress Among the Elderly Population. (Mahoney, 1998).

Characteristics of Juvenile Sex Offenders Who Admit Versus Those Who Denigh Their Offenses. (Clark, 1996).

The Influence of Psychosocial and Comorbid Risk Factors in the Treatment of a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for the Treatment of Unipolar Depression. (Hand-Ronga, 1994).

A Comparison of Adolescent Abstainers, Experimenters, and Frequent Users of Substances on Psychological and Social Factors (Sal-Weis, 1994).

Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Concomitants of In-Utero Substance Exposure. (Ellis, 1994).

Chronic Epstein – Barr Virus and its Relationship to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. (Iger, 1989).

Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Concomitants of In-Utero Substance Exposure. (Ellis, 1994).

Chronic Epstein – Barr Virus and its Relationship to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. (Iger, 1989).

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: A Multimodal Treatment Model (Maxwell, 1990).
A Study to Compare and Contrast Two Types of Student Guidance Delivery Systems – With Counselors and Guidance Resource Technicians

A Comparative Analysis of Burnout Factors Between Year-round and Traditional Calendar School Administrators

The Development of Computer Literacy in Language Disordered Preschoolers

A Case Study of Severely Handicapped Adults in Orange County, California

An Evaluation of Selected Home and Education Outcomes Among Deaf Children Served by John Tracy Clinic Correspondence Course

College Faculty Perceptions of the Need for Teacher Training in the Curriculum of Doctoral Degree Programs

A Study of Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming Language Handicapped Children

The Impact of a Doctoral Program in Education on Marital Adjustment–An Institutional Viewpoint

A Study of Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming Physically Handicapped Elementary-age Children
The Relationship between the Principal and the Implementation of PL 94-142 As Perceived by Teachers

Child Abuse and Social Policy

Towards A Whole-Brained Writing Curriculum; Bi-Model Development, Knowing, Analysis and Synthesis.

A Follow-up Study of Graduates in the School Management and Administration Program at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education

Paired-Associate Learning and the Reading Ability of the Trainable Mentally Retarded.

A Follow-up Study of Graduates in the School Management and Administration Program at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education

Paired-Associate Learning and the Reading Ability of the Trainable Mentally Retarded.

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Forensic Expert Witness Association

SEAK Expert Witness Association

Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.

American Psychological Association

International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy
Nevada Association of Marriage, Family, and Child Counselors Clinical Member
Founding President

California Association of Licensed Educational Psychologists

Council for Exceptional Children

National Forensic Center

Phi Delta Kappa

 

 

 

 

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