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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Psychiatric, Board Certified Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Neurology, Media, Communications, Medical Board, Criminal, Sexual Harassment, Entertainment Law, HMO malpractice, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Terrorism, Violence, Priest Misconduct, Wrongful Termination, Elder Abuse, Mental Distress, Emotional Distress, International Affairs, Criminal Justice, Discrimination, Autism, Mental Health, Mental Illness Prevention, Behavioral Science, Health Education, Motion Picture Consultant, Schizophrenia, Sudden Death, Peer Deprivation, Correctional Medicine

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

LICENSURE (M.D.)

New York
California
Georgia

SPECIALTY BOARDS

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

TRIAL TESTIMONY: QUALIFIED NATIONWIDE in:

Psychiatry
Media & Communications

PRIOR HIGH PROFILE CASES include:

California v. Eric Holder (alleged homicide of Nipsey Hussle) Michigan v. Kelli Stapleton (attempted homicide of autistic daughter) Florida v. Roman (teen felony bullying/attorney Jose Baez) California v. Redmond O’Neal (drug felony sentencing)
Plaintiffs v. James Arthur Ray (Sedona sweat lodge homicide) Minor v. Kid Nation (reality TVemotional distress)
Terri Schiavo (appeal)
Nevada v. Floyd Mayweather (domestic violence)
Michigan v. Jonathan Schmitz (Jenny Jones Talk Show Murder Trial) Tate v. Larry Johnson/Stacey Augman (NBA paternity and assault) Celebrity Divorces: Roseanne Barr, Jim Carrey, Jean Claude Van Damme
School Shootings: victims’ families v. media
Vega, Rodriguez et al v. Catholic Archdiocese of L.A. (priest molestation)
Jasmer v. Geraldo (emotional distress)
Forensic Psychiatrist/Expert Witness

EXPERIENCE (20+ years)
Track record of success in hundreds of civil & criminal cases in Federal, State & Administrative courts nationwide – including: High profile

Violence: Murder, Rape, Terrorism, School shootings, Other violence

Professional misconduct: Police, Priests, Malpractice, Wrongful death, Caretaker abuse

Family: Child/Adolescent issues, Divorce/Custody, Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional) of children/elders, Battered woman, Will contestation

Entertainment: Media-incited copycat behavior, Reality TV, Celebrities Employment: Sexual harassment, Wrongful termination, Discrimination Personal Injury: Accidents, Equestrian
Misc.: Malingering, Workers compensation (QME/IME/AME), any case where mental state/emotional distress are at issue.

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

-Congressional Hearing of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight – “Report from the Front Line: The Drug War in Hollywood”

-Statement at U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) Press Conference to announce formation of a Citizens Task Force on TV Violence

-U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Joint Hearing, Constitution Subcommittee chaired by Senator Paul Simon

-House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice–”10 Point Plan to Sweep Violence Off TV and Off Our Streets”

Forensic Psychiatrist/Expert Witness

LEGAL ANALYST for MEDIA
TV Outlets include –

CNN – Larry King, Don Lemon & more
HLN – Nancy Grace, Carol Costello, Jane Velez Mitchell & more
FOX News – Tucker Carlson, The O’Reilly Factor, Laura Ingraham & more Court TV
Law & Crime Network
ABC – News, Good Morning America & more CBS – News
NBC – News, The Today Show & more Celebrity Justice / E! / Entertainment Tonight
International: BBC, Sky TV, ITV (Good Morning, Britain & more), Canadian TV, German TV, French TV

Radio includes: KNX, KABC, KFI, N.Y. stations, nationally syndicated radio, Internet radio

Print and Online include: N.Y. Times, USA Today, L.A. Times, N.Y. Post,
N.Y. Daily News, Time, Newsweek, L.A. Daily News, International print and online

CASES ANALYZED INCLUDE: College bribery scandal; R. Kelly; Robert Kraft-massage parlor; Jussie Smollett; #MeToo; School shootings: Parkland, Sandy Hook, Columbine; Terrorism: 9/11, Pulse nightclub, Halloween ramming attack, Boston Marathon; Bill Cosby; Couch/Affluenza; Charlie Sheen; Sandra Bland; Robert Durst; Kelli Stapleton; NFL/NBA players: domestic violence; Oscar Pistorius; Ariel Castro/Ohio kidnapping; Jodi Arias; Christopher Dorner; Batman shooter: James Holmes; Dr. Conrad Murray; Casey Anthony; Tiger Woods; Mel Gibson & Oksana; Lindsay Lohan; James Arthur Ray/Sedona sweat lodge; Heene Family (‘Balloon Boy’); Jaycee Dugard; Anna Nicole Smith; Nadya Suleman; OJ Simpson; Michael Jackson; Paris Hilton; Britney Spears; Joran Van Der Sloot/Natalee Holloway; Jenny Jones Talk Show Murder; Terri Schiavo; Priest Molestation; Police Brutality; Laci Peterson; Kobe Bryant; Phil Spector; Robert Blake; Menendez brothers; Rodney King; Jon Benet Ramsey; and Pres. Clinton impeachment.

Psychiatric Consultant to Paternity Court-Emmy nominated for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program-nationally syndicated TV show (first 3 seasons)

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

UCLA/NEUROPSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE
Decades as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Supervision of psychiatry residents; Psychiatry 101 course for medical students; Tutorials for medical students; Post-play discussions for residents, faculty, staff; Support group for women psychiatry residents; Women & Psychiatry course for undergraduates; Psychotherapy for medical students and residents

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY/BELLEVUE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Teaching Assistant
Supervision of psychiatry residents; Post-Broadway-play discussions for residents and faculty; Reading seminar on Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia; Lecture Series on Theories of Personality; Presentation of Grand Rounds: “Schizo-Affective Illness Defies the Dichotomy”; Lecture Series on “Autistic Children” – Dept. of Child Psychiatry; Clinical instruction and lectures on individual topics

EDUCATION

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK at STONY BROOK
(including organic chemistry at Harvard)
B.A. with Honors in Psychology
Pre-Med; Major-Psychology; Minor-English/Creative Writing UNIVERSITE DE LOUVAIN, BELGIUM – Medical School – M.D.
UCLA/SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR/NIMH FELLOWSHIP-Psychiatric
Epidemiology
-Specialty: Psychiatry and the Media-Using Media for Mental Health Promotion/Mental Illness Prevention
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (M.P.H.)
-Division: Behavioral Science and Health Education

Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. Page 5
Forensic Psychiatrist/Expert Witness

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

Training in Medicine:
NEW YORK INFIRMARY – New York City – Straight Medical Intern MT. SINAI HOSPITAL – Hartford, CT – Rotating Sub-Intern (including
Psychiatry electives at: CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL and MT. ZION HOSPITAL, San Francisco)

Training in Psychiatry:

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY/BELLEVUE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – New
York City
-Psychiatric Resident (Including Chief Residency at affiliated MANHATTAN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER)
MAUDSLEY HOSPITAL – London
-Studied under Julian Leff – Expressed Emotion in Families of Schizophrenics
-Learned research techniques measuring “Expressed Emotion” and “Present State Exam”
HAMPSTEAD CLINIC – London
-Studied under Anna Freud – Psychoanalysis

Other Hospital Appointments:

GATEWAYS HOSPITAL & MENTAL HEALTH CENTER – Los Angeles
-Director, Day Treatment and Out Patient Depts.
-Attending Staff Admitting Privileges
METROPOLITAN STATE HOSPITAL – Los Angeles – Educational Consultant
-Lectures and clinical instruction for mental health professionals WESTWOOD HOSPITAL – Los Angeles – Attending Staff Admitting Privileges MOTION PICTURE & TV HOSPITAL – Consultant – Los Angeles
CEDARS SINAI HOSPITAL/THALIANS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER – Los
Angeles
-Emeritus Member of the Medical Staff in the Department of Psychiatry

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Available on full cv

BOOKS
Available on full cv

CHAPTERS/FOREWORDS
Available on full cv

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Available on full cv

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Nationally and internationally, as a keynote speaker, panelist and workshop leader:

National
American Psychiatric Association Beverly Hills Bar Association Book Expo America
California Department of Education Cedars Sinai Hospital
Council of State Governments
Hollywood Conference on Media Violence Learning Annex
Los Angeles County Bar Association Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Malibu Health and Wellness Fair National Alliance on Mental Illness National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) National Conference of State Legislatures
National Press Club – Press Conference
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles/California Science Center New York City Fire Museum
NYU-Bellevue
Orange County Children’s Book Festival Parent Teacher Association
World Airline Entertainment Association World Congress of Psychiatry
Writers Guild of America, West Young Presidents Organization

International London, UK Manchester, UK Paris, France

and more….

AWARDS

3-time Emmy Honoree Writers Guild of America City of Los Angeles
Film Advisory Board

Literary awards for books at: New York Book Festival London Book Festival
Paris Book Festival Hollywood Book Festival Beach Book Festival Mom’s Choice Award

Chosen as one of nation’s “top therapists” by Cosmopolitan magazine

INVITED BIOGRAPHICAL INCLUSIONS

Biography International Directory of Medical Specialists
Dictionary of International Biography
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership International Who’s Who in Medicine
Personalities of the Americas
The Directory of Distinguished Americans The International Book of Honor
The World Who’s Who of Women Who’s Who of American Women
Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals Who’s Who in California
5,000 Personalities of the World Who’s Who in the West
Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals And

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES – Psychiatry & Legal
(past and present)

-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING
-AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Southern California Psychiatric Society:
Public Information Committee & Co-Chair New York County District Branch:
Committee on Residency Training; Assistant Editor of Newsletter; Resident Liaison to Executive Council; Chair and Founder, Committee on Residents
-BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION – Litigation Section Executive Committee
-L.A. COUNTY MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
-MALIBU MEDICAL SOCIETY
Public Information Committee, Chair
-NATIONAL COALITION ON TV VIOLENCE – Chair
-NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION – Board of
Governors
-N.Y.U./BELLEVUE PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY – Alumni
-THE SOCIETY FOR LIAISON PSYCHIATRY
-U.C.L.A. NEUROPSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE – Clinical Faculty Association

EXPERT REVIEWER for the MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA

PRIVATE PRACTICE
Beverly Hills, California

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