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Dr. Gilbert W. Kliman
2105 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA 94115
USA
phone: 415-292-7119
fax: 415-749-2802
Dr. Gilbert W.
Children's Psychological Health Center, Inc. - Our mission is to bring the highest quality of child, adolescent and adult psychiatric expertise to difficult civil litigation issues concerning children.

Practice Specialties - Nationwide forensic child psychiatry, evaluation and testimony in over 225 civil cases involving claims of institutional neglect, psychological trauma, loss of parental services, abuse, often with multiple victims.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry Evaluations, Reports and Testimony Concerning Psychological Issues such as Trauma
  • Institutional Negligence (schools, academies and residential treatment centers - particularly concerning allegations of abuse
  • Wrongful Death: Loss of Parental Services
  • Allegations of Child Abuse - whether individual or multiple children, family or institutional, we conduct objective evaluations or such complaints and assess the damages stemming from complaints we find confirmed by forensic studies
  • Mental Health in Disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, firestorms, tsunamis and wars
  • Children in Foster Care

    Gilbert W. Kliman, M.D. - Harvard Medical School

    Licensure and Board Certification
  • Fellow and Diplomat of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Distinguished Life Fellow
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Certified in Psychoanalysis for Adults, Children and Adolescents by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute

    Dr. Kliman won the International Literary Prize for Best Book concerning the Well Being and Nurture of Children, "Responsible Parenthood" and is the recipient of grants from over 50 private foundations and The National Institute of Mental Health.

    His research interests include the Psychological Trauma and Treatment of Severely Disturbed Children and their families, in-classroom psychotherapy.
  • 4/17/2013 · Psychiatry
    Preventive psychiatry is a branch of preventive or public health medicine. It aims to promote good mental health in individuals and to prevent the occurrence or reduce the incidence of psychiatric disease in a population.

    3/8/2012 · Psychiatry
    Here you will meet several children helped by Cornerstone who suffered from tragic losses and tragic circumstances. This chapter is essentially practical in its orientation to technique, describing several forms of treatment of bereaved children, with a minimum of theoretical essay. Probably the best definition of "mourning" for our current purposes is, "the totality of reaction to the loss of a loved object."

    11/19/2011 · Psychiatry
    Monroe was the kind of child from whom usually little is expected therapeutically. A member of a disadvantaged ethnic minority, he lived in the poverty of a big-city slum ghetto...

    9/27/2011 · Psychiatry
    The legal system and juries customarily weigh evidence more regularly than the psychoanalytic profession.

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    Daniel Allen
    MB, BS, LLM, MRCGP, MRCPsych
    P.O. Box 1086
    Beaconsfield HP9 9AB
    GBR
    phone: 44-870-162-0671
    fax: 44-870-162-0672
    Daniel
    Dr. Danny Allen, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist is fully trained and experienced in report writing and regularly appears as an Expert Witness in Family Proceedings. Dr. Allen is an Approved Clinician, approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 and a Cardiff University accredited Expert Witness and a member of the Expert Witness Institute, the Academy of Experts and the Society of Expert Witnesses. He holds consultancies with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Workplace Health (Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust) The Maidenhead Clinic, Phoenix Mental Health Services/Cardinal Clinic and BMI The Shelburne Hospital.

    Dr. Allen appears in court regularly in public law cases. He has undertaken a number of high profile cases for Customs and Excise and the Crown Prosecution Service, including alleged rapes and murders. Dr. Allen provides services for lawyers, social services and businesses. His reports are also available to Employment & Housing Tribunals and Employers and Licensing Authorities.

    Type of Reports Prepared:
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Specific Phobia
  • Sexual Offense
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Family Proceedings
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Reports
  • Head Injury
  • Capacity
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    Forensic Psychology
    Michael T. D'Errico, PhD
    1400 Village Square Blvd Ste 3
    Tallahassee FL 32312
    USA
    phone: 850-847-7784
    Michael T.
    Michael T. D’Errico, PhD is a Forensic Psychologist with 30 years of experience in his field. Dr. D'Errico has completed approximately 15,000 Forensic Psychological Evaluations. He has been subpoenaed approximately 3,000 times relative to evaluations and provided actual testimony in hundreds and hundreds of cases.

    Dr. D'Errico has provided expert witness testimony in Florida Circuit Courts, Florida County Courts, Alabama Circuit Courts, Massachusetts County Courts, and Federal District Court.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Competency to Proceed to Trial
    • Sanity at the Time of Offense
    • Need for Continued Treatment as Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
    • Mitigating Factors in Capital Sentencing
    • Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
    • Competency to Refuse Treatment
    • Competency to Proceed with Sentencing
    • Competency to Manage Affairs
    • Criteria as a Sexually Violent Predator under the Florida Jimmy Ryce Act
    • Eyewitness Identification
    Professional Associations:
    American Psychological Association, Member
    American Psychology and Law Society, Member
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    Jane K. McNaught, PhD
    Edinborough Corporate East Building
    3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 730
    Minneapolis MN 55435
    USA
    phone: 952-896-1772
    fax: 952-896-1743
    Jane K.
    Jane McNaught Forensic Psychologist 
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<br/><br/>Expert PhotoDr. Jane K. McNaught, PhD is a locally and nationally recognized Psychological Forensic Expert. Over the course of her more than 30 years of practice, she has worked with Defense and Plaintiff attorneys and has also been a Court appointed expert. She has administered more than 2,000 psychological test batteries.



    Dr. McNaught has testified on over 500 occasions as a forensic expert regarding adults and children in the areas of civil, criminal, and family law. She also provides trial consultation and case preparation services for Defense and Plaintiff attorneys when psychological or psychiatric distress is in question. Dr. McNaught has been qualified as an expert in PTSD for the U.S. Army as well as the U.S. Navy. She has also been qualified as an expert in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Colorado, California, and Ohio. Finally, Dr. McNaught has been qualified as an expert in both District and Federal court.

    Forensic Practice includes:
    • Family Law: Custody evaluations, Post Decree Evaluations regarding Relocation and Endangerment; Factitious Disorder by Proxy ( formerly known as Munchausen By Proxy); Parental Alienation; Parenting Consultation; and Parental Capacity.
    • Criminal Suits: Prosecution and Defense Cases involving Sexual Misconduct, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues with juveniles and adults. Retained expert in US Army and Navy cases involving PTSD.
    • Civil Suits: Civil Suits for both Plaintiff and Defense, involving adults and children.
      • Areas of Expertise: Claims of Pain and Suffering and Emotional Distress; PTSD; Work Place Suits involving Sexual Harassment, Gender, or Age Discrimination; Evaluations for School Districts involving Teacher and Administrative Sexual and Administrative Misconduct; Medical and psychological malpractice
    Dr. McNaught has frequently been asked both locally and nationally to critique other professional’s forensic evaluations. Such reviews address: ethical standards and considerations for forensic psychological evaluations; the use of psychological testing in forensic evaluations; assessing the plaintiff’s credibility in comparison to collateral records; and the review of underlying documents used to substantiate forensic opinions. Dr. McNaught’s training, and more than 25 years of experience conducting forensic evaluations, has enabled her to become an experienced and effective witness.

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    Dr. Frank M. Gresham
    18755 Bienvile CT
    Prairieville LA 70769
    USA
    phone: 225-744-3352
    Dr. Frank M.
    Frank Maynard Gresham, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University. He has published over 200 journal articles, books, book chapters, and tests on topics ranging from Social Skills Assessment and Training, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, and Response to Intervention.

    Dr. Gresham’s research interests involve the use of data-based decision making in the schools using a problem solving model of consultation for children and youth experiencing academic and social behavioral difficulties. He has extensive experience with social skills assessment and training for children with or at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders as well as applied behavior analysis strategies for teaching positive replacement behaviors for at-risk children.

    Dr. Gresham is one of the few psychologists to be awarded Fellow status within the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the only school psychologist to be awarded that honor.

    Dr. Gresham acts as an Expert Witness in fair hearings and court cases dealing with Assessment, Determination of Disability, and Appropriateness of Interventions within the Special Education System.

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    Matthew J. Mayer PhD (Editor), Richard Van Acker EdD (Editor), John E. Lochman PhD ABPP (Editor), Frank M. Gresham PhD (Editor)
    Evidence based and practical, this book presents state-of-the-science approaches for helping K–12 students who struggle with aggressive behaviors, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism. It explains the fundamentals of cognitive-behavioral intervention and reviews exemplary programs that offer powerful ways to reach at-risk children and adolescents. Leading authorities thoroughly describe the process of assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and program evaluation.
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    Michael Perrotti
    PhD
    18200 Yorba Linda Blvd, Ste. 109A
    Yorba Linda CA 92886
    USA
    phone: 714-528-0100
    fax: 714-528-2575
    Michael
    Dr. Michael PerrottiDr. Michael J. Perrotti, Ph.D, a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, specializes in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. He has over 30 years of experience with consumers, courts, and counsel including civil, prosecution, defense counsel, family court and the US Government. Dr. Perrotti contributes to the profession as an Expert Witness for the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Enforcement Division, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners and is a government expert on disability for the Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings & Appeals as well as the US Department of Health & Human Services. Dr. Perrotti was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at the Keck School of Medicine, USC (2005-2006).

    Dr. Perrotti possesses specialized training and expertise in the area of Assessment of Sexual Deviation and Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations. His training, experience and use of the Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest Computerized Test from the Abel Center in Atlanta, Georgia, enables him to add a state-of-the-art sophisticated tool for the evaluation of sexual offending.

    Dr. Perrotti was appointed a government expert for the Office of Hearings and Appeals for the Social Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services. He has been a Expert Consultant on T.V. shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigations, Numbers, and Vanished. Dr. Perrotti is a part of a cadre of psychologists who assisted the San Bernardino Juvenile Court with the establishment of risk factors and protocols for the evaluation of juvenile sex offenders. Dr. Perrotti is a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Reserve, Professional Services Division.

    Services Include:
  • Neuropsycholgical Assessment
  • Sanity / Competency to Stand Trial Assessment
  • Police Misconduct
  • Suggestibility Testing
  • Crime Scene Investigation in Report Formulation
  • Sexual Predator Determination
  • Effects of Psychotropic Medications on Confession
  • Expert Neuropsychologist in Sexual Assault Trial
  • Disability Determination for Social Security Office of Hearings & Appeals
  • Expert in Bonding Studies and False Confessions
  • PTSD (acute and complex) in General, Law Enforcement, and Iraq War Veterans
  • Panic Disorders and Phobias
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Severe Trauma in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • False Confessions
  • 11/20/2013 · Psychology
    To determine if there are any changes in self-concept, locus of control and frequency of aggressive behaviors in juvenile offenders. As a function of receiving Direct Decision Therapy (DDT). Sub-objectives are whether DDT will effect positive change in self-concept, higher interval control and significantly fewer aggressive behaviors.

    7/17/2013 · Brain Injury
    Recently the examination of the brain of Junior Seau revealed the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The recent diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after examination of the brain of Junior Seau underlines the seriousness not only of repetitive brain trauma in professional sports and in military populations but also raises continuing serious questions about the management and prevention of CTE in athletic sports.

    6/26/2013 · Psychology
    Prosecutors and law enforcement are frequently confronted with situations wherein children have been traumatized and/or injured. These injuries have resulted in disabilities which affect the child’s ability to understand questions as well as express answers to questions.

    It is a matter of utmost importance that an even playing field be created in adversarial proceedings. What is conducive to this is use of forensic guidelines as standards by all experts involved in a case.

    4/18/2013 · Psychology
    There has been great voiced concern by practitioners and researchers over overcategorization and overgeneralization of individuals accused of sexual offending being lumped into one category of "sexual predators." Whereas there certainly is a need for protection of children from predators in our society, the pendulum has swung too far to the extreme.

    3/18/2013 · Psychology
    Recently the Oregon Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upended how eyewitness identification is to be used in criminal trials. The article in The New York Times (2012) indicated that misidentification is the country's leading cause of wrongful conviction.

    2/4/2013 · Psychology
    The issue of children's memory is contentious. Some individuals assert that if a child says something, therefore it must be true. However, the research shows that this certainly is not the case. Human memory is not an exact recording of an event(s).

    11/15/2012 · Psychology
    All too often one sees survivors of abuse all categorized under the rubric of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As Herman, in a paper on complex PTSD, notes (1992), PTSD formulation fails to capture the sequelae, acuity, and severity of prolonged, repeated trauma.

    11/15/2012 · Brain Injury
    Freeman et al. (2005) noted that it was in the mid-'80s when it was first noted that mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) could result in serious and lasting consequences. Numerous studies with human and animal subjects have demonstrated the evidence of neurocognitive defects and delayed return to work in MTBI patients with postconcussive syndrome.

    10/4/2012 · Psychology
    The recent death by suicide of Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers is only one of many suicides in the NFL. O.J. Murdock, a 25-year-old wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Recent cases have come to the fore concerning faulty eyewitness ID raising increasing and continuing concern about the error rate of eyewitness ID. This concern dates all the way back to Janet Reno, Attorney General, who appointed a committee of mentalhealth professionals and attorney to evaluate the area of eyewitness ID.

    6/21/2012 · Neuropsychology
    The United States is seeing more and more young men returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with horrendous results in terms of family integration, societal integration, and domestic violence. Some of these individuals, according to Cernak, are found on the battlefield dead with no marks whatsoever on them.

    The problem of false confession is alarming. Just after publication by Barry Scheck in his text on and his writings on DNA and establishment of the Innocence Project, he found 77 wrongful convictions and individuals wrongfully imprisoned in California.

    2/3/2012 · Psychology
    Police departments across the United States are routinely questioning young children concerning child sexual abuse allegations. Frequently the police are untrained in the correct techniques to utilize for investigating interview of the children.

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    Michael Cohen, PhD, ABPP
    Principal
    10 Wall Strret
    Norwalk CT 06850
    USA
    phone: 203-381-9396
    Michael S. Cohen, Ph.D., ABPP is a specialty practice for children, adults, and elders with psychiatric disorders and neurodevelopmental, neurocognitive, and neurodegenerative impairment and medical disorders of the central nervous system.



    Consulting Services:

    • Pediatric Care - Diagnostic assessment of Intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, child psychiatric disorders, child onset medical disorders of the central nervous system, clinical mental health evaluations, therapeutic placement, and clinical services

    • Adult Care-Diagnostic assessment of neurocognitive impairments in adults including TBI/ABI, neurological disease, and early onset neurodegenerative disease

    • Elder Care – Diagnostic assessment of the dementia disorders, assist physicians, patients, and families in maintaining independent living skills for older patients including money management, self-care medical care, legal, competency, personality changes

    Principal, Michael S. Cohen, PhD, ABPP, is Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and clinically trained in child and adult Neuropsychology. His primary focus is on the clinical and forensic assessment of patients with complex medical disorders. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Harvard University (EdM) and the University of California, Berkeley, (MA, PhD). Dr. Cohen completed a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Cohen provides forensic consultation to plaintiff and defense counsel in matters related to litigation.

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    Dr. Kristin Tolbert, PsyD
    President
    3309 Northlake Blvd.
    Suite 204 Unit 213
    Palm Beach Gardens FL 33403
    USA
    phone: 561-429-2140
    fax: 561-318-5896
    Dr. Kristin
    Dr. Kristin Tolbert of the Psychological Center for Expert Evaluations, Inc., is a Licensed Psychologist in Palm Beach County, Florida. Her practice is limited to clinical and Forensic Psychology with a focus on Family Law Matters. Dr. Tolbert is an experienced expert witness and regularly provides psychological evaluations, litigation support, expert witness testimony, work-product reviews, and counseling services for individuals involved in family law matters.

    Regularly appointed as an Expert Witness in Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit, Dr. Tolbert is included in many registries including Social and Home Investigations (also referred to as Child Custody, Parenting Plans, or Time Sharing Evaluations), Psychological Evaluations, the Probate and Guardianship Examining Committee, Developmental Disabilities Examining Committee (Determination of Mental Retardation), and Adult and Juvenile Competency Evaluations.

    Dr. Tolbert's Expert Witness services include Work Product Reviews, Preparation for Cross Examination, Rebuttal Witness Testimony, Second Opinion Evaluations, and Assistance identifying Psychological Factors or Techniques for Case Formulation. She is available to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Family Law Psychological Evaluations:
    • Child Custody Evaluations
    • Parental Time Sharing Evaluations
    • Social Investigations and Parenting Plans
    • Parental Alienation and Gatekeeping Evaluations
    • Relocation Divorce / Parenting Cases
    • Child Assessment of Physical, Mental, or Sexual Abuse
    • Child Assessment of False Memories/False Allegations/Parental Undue Influence
    • Adoption Readiness Evaluations
    • Parental Fitness Evaluations and Risk Assessments
    • Substance Abuse Evaluations
    • Termination of Parental Rights Evaluations
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    4/16/2014 · Psychology
    For parents who are co-parenting after a divorce, parental gatekeeping can become a very serious problem when trying to co-parent and communicate effectively. Parental gatekeeping is a term used to describe a parent's preferences and attempts to restrict and exclude the other parent from being involved in the child's development. Gatekeeping attitudes and behaviors can range from very positive, which are facilitative, to very negative, which are inhibitory, or to the most extreme known as Parental Alienation.

    3/6/2014 · Mediation
    Chronic Litigation in Family Law Court refers to the cases that come back to court over and over again, generally for minor issues that could have very easily been handled without new motions being filed or hearings being scheduled.

    1/29/2014 · Psychology
    If you have been recommended or ordered to complete a psychological evaluation, it is important to do your homework and carefully review your options before selecting a forensic psychologist for your case. The following list outlines important information you should consider before hiring your expert:

    8/28/2013 · Family Issues
    The child custody evaluation process should involve a rather systematic method of gathering information, formulating a hypothesis, and rendering opinions pertaining to the best interests of the children involved. Unfortunately, not all psychologists or mental health professionals are properly trained or even qualified to conduct these evaluations, yet they continue to perform them and have the potential to cause more damage than good.

    8/12/2013 · Family Issues
    In Palm Beach County, Florida, legal costs are on the rise, as are the number of divorces. Today, one of the cheapest and most effective ways parties are getting divorced is thorough family mediation.

    7/25/2013 · Family Issues
    Supervised Visitations are typically court-ordered and allow non-custodial parents or guardians to meet with their children in a safe and controlled environment, with the guidance of a neutral mental health provider, who monitors the supervision and writes a brief report about what took place. Normally, the visitations occur weekly at our agency, for a predetermined amount of time.

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    Dr. Rodd
    609 Deep Valley Drive,Suite 200 West Tower
    Rolling Hills CA 90274
    USA
    phone: 310-378-7172
    fax: 310-265-4499
    Dr. Nina T.
    Dr. Nina T. Rodd, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Board Certified from American Board of Psychological Specialties. Dr. Rodd has extensive training and experience with adults and children in Clinical and Forensic arena. She has conducted over 1,000 medico-legal evaluation since 1990. Over the last 27 years, Dr. Rodd has taught in universities and trained other mental health professionals. She has been a designated expert witness and consultant in numerous Psycho-legal cases. Dr. Rodd consistently receives high praise in post-verdict jurors inteviews for her clarity of presentation.

    Services Provided:
  • Psychological Evaluations, Consultation, Treatment, and Expert Witness Evaluations, and Expert Testimony (psychological trauma caused by discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, medical malpractice and major injury accidents in adults and children)
  • Evaluation Involving Psychological Injuries to Children and adolescents and adults(violence, accidents, traumatic divorce, severe injuries)
  • Consultation / Treatment to Inpatient and Outpatient Entities
  • Neuropsychological / Psycho-Educational Testing and Evaluation of Adults and Children.
  • 9/22/2011 · Psychology
    Psychologists are increasingly asked to evaluate and treat patients who experienced trauma as a result of sexual harassment or discrimination.

    8/10/2011 · Psychology
    A severe traumatic experience or a series of pervasive traumatic events have the power of destroying one's life by seriously impairing one's ego-strength, emotional-social, cognitive and occupational functioning.

    6/27/2011 · Psychology
    Sexual Harassment is usually an unreasonable and inappropriate expectation or conduct unrelated to work by a supervisor in work setting.

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    Dr. Susan R. Borgaro, PhD, ABPP
    300 W. Clarendon Ave
    Suite 140
    Phoenix AZ 85013
    USA
    phone: 602-300-1508
    fax: 602-277-5848
    Dr. Susan R. Borgaro, PhD, ABPP is a Neuropsychologist, Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is the Founder and Director of Neuropsychology Assessment Services in Phoenix, Arizona, where she conducts over 500 clinically referred neuropsychological evaluations per year. Over 80% of her time is spent as an active clinician/diagnostician.

    Dr. Borgaro is an expert in the neuropsychological assessment of traumatic arterial dissections and their neuropsychological sequelae, treatment course, and outcome. She provides expert witness services and consultation nationally to plaintiff and defense attorneys. Dr. Borgaro is experienced at testifying in depositions and trial.

    Specialties:
    • Rehabilitation Psychology
    • Arterial Traumatic Dissection
    • Carotid Dissection
    • Vertebral Dissection
    • Traumatic Stroke
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Head Injury Neck Injury
  • Recovery
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Memory Loss
  • Neuropsychological Testing & Assessment
  • View Dr. Borgaro's Consulting Profile.
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    Diana Birch. MD
    Medical Director
    30 Crystal Palace Park Road (Head Office)
    London SE26 6UG
    GBR
    phone: 44-20-8659-9926
    fax: 44-20-8659-3309
    Diana
    Diana Birch, MD, has extensive experience acting as an Expert Assessor and Expert Witness in a variety of Family and Child Care Actions both civil and criminal. She is very experienced in working with young people and families, particularly in child neglect and protection, family disturbance, substance abuse and domestic violence.

    Dr. Birch is a leading authority on:
    • Adolescence
    • Teenage Pregnancy and Early Parenting
    • Assessments - Day, Age, Emotional, Outpatient, and Community assessments
    • Psychopathic Personalities
    • Borderline Personalities
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse
    • Factitious Illness (Munchausen)
    • Family Conflicts such as Child Alienation
    For twenty years, Dr. Birch ran a residential assessment unit where she evaluated high risk families, substance and alcohol abuse patients and dealt with an age range from babies to grandparents. She now conducts assessments on an outreach and community basis.

    Dr. Birch has also worked with individuals and "private" cases such as custody disputes. The assessment work and medico legal context has meant that over 50 cases are reported on each year with equivalent court appearances. This has been formally evaluated in published work.

    Dr. Birch is a:
    • Member of the Academy of Experts (Checked expert)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (for whom she is also an assessor for Paediatric Consultants)
    • Fellow Royal Institute Public Health
    • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
    • Fellow of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (USA).
    Offices also in USA and Caribbean
    9/28/2012 · Child Welfare
    A belief is a conviction adhered to often in the face of factual evidence to the contrary. This paper inevitably represents my beliefs moulded by my experience of working with teenagers in London and tempered by my knowledge of the work of my colleagues.

    7/24/2012 · Child Welfare
    Children suffer the traumas and injustices of warfare and conflict without the ability to influence or control their circumstances. As refugees they become the flotsam of society drifting from one inhospitable country to another in search of safety. They have been with us for generations, their numbers fluctuating and their distribution changing as the adult world decides who to wage war on next.

    Diana Birch, MD
    This book represents a comprehensive collection of data on adolescent growth & development.