Neuropsychology Traumatic Brain Injury Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Board Certified Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Crisis Intervention, Forensic Neuropsychology, Forensic Neuropsychodiagnostics, Neuropsychological Evaluation, Psychological Neuropsychological Testing, Psychological Consultant, Traumatic Brain Injury, Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment, Objective Measurement of Brain Impairment, Competency Evaluation, Behavioral Evaluation, Psychological Consultant, Peer Review, Neuropsychological Testing, Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Licensed Psychologist, Disability Determination, Clinical Neuropsychology, Validity, Medical Malpractice, Record Review, Expert Testimony, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Criminal


Connecticut License (Number Available upon Request)
November 1982

New York License (Number Available upon Request)
June 1993

American Board of Professional Disability Consultants –1994

American Board of Professional Neuropsychology –1995

American Board of Professional Psychology/
American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology -1996

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (CPQ) – 2002

Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology – 2003

EIN (Number Available upon Request)


1981 Psy. D. (Dr. of Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Chicago, Illinois

1977 B. A., Psychology, Livingston – Rutgers
Piscataway, New Jersey

Current Practice

(1989 – present), A Private Neuropsychological Services Company (Name Available upon Request)
Cheshire, CT, Director

October 1996-Present The Rehabilitation Hospital of CT
Hartford, CT, Consulting Neuropsychologist

September 1997-Present, MidState Medical Center
(Formerly known as “Veterans Memorial Medical Center”)
Meriden, CT, Consulting Neuropsychologist

June 1998-Present, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
Work Sample Reviewer

May 2006-Present, Berkley Administrators of Connecticut, Inc.
Specialty School/Peer Review Panel

1981-Present, Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Connecticut
Support Group Leader

Professional Training and Experience

June 1996- October 1996, Chelsea Place, Hartford, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist

February 1996-May 1998, The Greater Hartford Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Windsor, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist

December 1995- May 1998, Ahlbin Centers For Rehabilitation Medicine, Inc., Bridgeport, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist

February 1990- June 1996, New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist  (affiliate appointment to Medical Staff)

May 1990-1993, Neurological Rehabilitation Institute, New Haven, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist
Team development seminars and training.

September 1988- March 1997, P.R.I.D.E., Inc. – People Regaining Independence, Dignity & Esteem, Lebanon, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist.  As needed, consulted for direct service neuropsychodiagnostics and neuropsychological rehabilitation, indirect service: program and staff development, coordination with agencies, patient advocacy.

September 1987- September 1991, The Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Staff Neuropsychologist
Facilitated weekly multiple family support groups including injured persons, family members, professionals and advocates.  Consulted to Division Chairperson regarding issues of program development and service delivery.

November 1986 – September 1990, Hospital for Special Care,  New Britain, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist
Leader of inter/intradisciplinary rehabilitation team.  Collaboration with medicine (attending), Physiatry, Psychiatry, Neurology, etc.  Team development; design and implementation of Case Coordinator System; Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation Program development, design and implementation; development of nondisciplinary “Team Associate” staffing concept; weekly neuropsychological rounds on 16 traumatic brain injury patients; direct neuropsychological services.

1986 – 1998, Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist (affiliate appointment to Medical Staff)

1984 – December 1988, Rehabilitation Center of Eastern Fairfield County, Bridgeport, CT
Consulting Neuropsychologist
Regular consultation to Traumatic Brain Injury Day Treatment Program on team development and relationships and treatment planning.  Comprehensive neuropsychological examination of patients.  Program development.

August 1983 – December 1987, The Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Coordinator of Neuropsychology Section, Division of Psychology
Established and developed the Neuropsychology Section.   Responsible for organizing delivery and quality assurance for neuropsychological services to 121-bed rehabilitation hospital.  Founded Neuropsychological Section.  Hiring, supervision and rating of staff and consulting neuropsychologists.  Prioritizing and assigning referrals.  Supervising staff clinical work, report writing, professional relationships and ethics.  Selections and oversight of new diagnostic instrumentation.  Standardization of clinical protocol and report format.

1982 –1989, Independent Practice (CNS), Cheshire, CT
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Psychological and Neuropsychological Services.  Comprehensive range of neuropsychological and general clinical services.  25% neuropsychodiagnostics; 25% consulting to rehabilitation programs and 50% therapeutics (80% central nervous system related; 20% general clinical).

September 1981 – December 1987, The Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT
Coordinator of Clinical Training in Psychology
Developed in-service education and peer consultation programs.  Interviewed elected and supervised practicum and intern students at pre- and post-doctoral levels.  Coordinator with academic programs. Full range of direct clinical service, consultation and training to diverse patient and professional populations.

September 1980 – August 1981, Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown, CT
Clinical Psychologist Intern
Pre-doctoral, APA approved internship.  General admission catchment area and geriatric units.  Individual and group therapy.  Psychological and neuropsychological examinations. “Tavistock” type training lab (three days).  Seminars:  Individual and Group Therapy Psychodiagnostics, Neuropsychology, and Biofeedback.

August 1978 – May 1979, Lakeview Community Mental Health Center, Chicago, IL
Practicum Student
Intake coverage, individual psychotherapy, adult group psychotherapy, psychological testing and peer supervision by case presentation.

October 1977 – May 1980, American Dog Training Academy, Hoffman Estates, IL
Canine Behaviorist
Subcontractor to ADTA providing problem correction, obedience training and consultation for owners of any breed of dog in North and West Chicago; 100+ cases to date.

August 1978 – May 1979, Beacon Therapeutic School, Chicago, IL
Practicum Student
Psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, adolescent group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and peer supervision by case presentation.

September 1978 – May 1980, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Student Senate President
Founding member and co-author of Senate By-Laws; originated and developed Professional Credits program; executed administrative functions.

October 1978 – November 1981, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Board of Directors-Development Committee, Student Representative
Voting member and student Liaison; helped develop Division of Continuing Education, School Clinic, School Psychology Program Proposal.

September 1977 – May 1980, Arvinda Vasavada, Ed.D.
Jungian Analysand
Independently developed training analysis which ran concurrently with doctoral didactic program.

January 1977 – June 1977, Dr. Seymour Rosenberg, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Research Assistant
In charge of subject scheduling, data collection (paper and pencil and computer), program maintenance and trouble-shooting for research in Person Perception.

November 1975 – March 1976, Delta Regional Primate Research Center, Tulane University, Covington, LA
Lab Technician
In vivo work on primates including sterile bloods and urines, cystograms, dehydrated renal scintiscans with I-131, intravenous pylograms, infection by catheter, preparing animals for surgery,
assisting in surgery (renal biopsies and Cesarean sections); in vitro work including routine cultures, L form cultures, blood counts; clerical work including recording of all data and ordering of all supplies used in above procedures.  Also responsible for calibration of all machinery used in collecting physiological measures.

August 1974 – January 1975, River Oaks Hospital, Metairie, LA.
Group Leader (Intensive Adolescent Unit [no chemotherapy used]).
Ward planning and operation:  meeting patients’ daily needs; activities scheduling; group leading and development of one-to-one therapeutic relationships.

January 1974 – August, 1974, American Health Services, DePaul Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Mental Health Technician (Child and Adolescent Locked Units).
Ward planning and operation:  meeting patients’ daily needs; activities scheduling; planning and supervision of weekly field trips; charting daily nurses’ notes and biweekly progress reports; advising patient government; group leading and development of one-to-one therapeutic relationships.

September 1972 June 1973, Rutgers University, Livingston College, New Brunswick, NJ
Resident Advisor
Responsible for fifty students; activities programming, conflict intervention; student administration liaison; voting member of Residence council; available for student counseling 24-hours daily.

September 1970 – June 1971, Bronx State Hospital,  Bronx, NY.
Psychiatric Attendant (Locked, Intensive and Open Units)
Aided patients in all necessities of daily living; assisted in all special activities including group meetings, art, music and dance therapy, and the active development of relationships with patients within the milieu; charted daily nurses; notes and biweekly progress reports.  Patients were of all ages and diagnoses.


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Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association, July 1981 to present.
Div. 22 – Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, August 1988 to present.
Div. 40 – Clinical Neuropsychology, August 1985 to present.
Div. 42 – Psychologists in Independent Practice, August 1985 to present.
Div. 29 – Division of Psychotherapy, May 1993 to present.

Connecticut Psychological Association, January 1989 to present.
Key Psychologist, March 1989 to present.
Member, Liaison with State Agencies Committee, 1984 to 1990.
Membership Committee, March 1989 to January 1990; September 1991 to December 1993.
Professional Relations Committee, March 1989 to present.

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, July 1987 to present.
International Neuropsychological Association, June 1981 to present.

National Academy of Neuropsychological Association, June 1981 to present.

Connecticut Neuropsychological Society, Charter Member, January 1989 to present; President, 2006.

Association for the Advancement of Psychology, January 1983 to present.

Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (charter Board of Directors; lifetime member), 1980 to present.

Brain Injury Association of America (formerly National Head Injury Foundation), February 1987 to present.

New York Neuropsychology Group, 2004 to present.

Community Affiliations

American Psychological Association, July 1981 to present.

Connecticut Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, April 1986 to present.

Governor’s Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury–Connecticut, 1982 to 1983

State of CT Dept. of Human Resources, Committee to Establish Guidelines for Behavioral Mgmt. Funds, April 1991 to 1993.

State of CT Dept. of Social Services Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee, 1993 to present.

Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, First Coast, January 1993 to present.

Facilitator/Chairperson, Cheshire Government Communications Forum, sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, January 2001 to present.

Continuing Education

Available upon request.

Professional Presentations

Available upon request.

Inservice Training

Available upon request.


September 1983 – December 1987, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical supervision of predoctoral students with rehabilitation inpatients for diagnostics,      therapeutics, team and professional relations, consultation and preparation of reports and in-service presentations.

1989, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT.
Teaching of occupational students in the psychological and neuropsychological aspects occupational therapy diagnosis and rehabilitation.


September 1981 – December 1985, Supervision, Staff Nurses and Nursing Students
Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT

September 1981 – December 1987, Supervision of Psychology Trainees
Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT

August 1989 – present, Supervision of Doctoral Level Staff Neuropsychologists, Psychologists, and administrative staff at Comprehensive
Neuropsychological Services, Cheshire, CT

Public Presentations

Available upon request.

Media Presentations

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Professional References Available On Request.