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Rona M. Fields, PhD
1618 Myrtle St. NW
Washington DC 20012
phone: 202-882-8833
Rona M. Fields, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist with specialties in Forensics and Neuropsychology, as well as particular clinical practice experience in pediatrics and geriatrics. Since 1977, her practice in Alexandria has included developing programs of psychological services for the courts, the correctional center, as well as families and individuals in her office.

Dr. Fields has been a member the faculty and a Senior Research Fellow at George Washington University, Howard University, George Mason University, and several universities abroad. Her publications include six books, many book chapters and professional and mainstream publications, and multimedia productions. Dr. Fields is a Past President of the District of Columbia Psychological Association and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia and Virginia and serves on several insurance company panels.

Litigation Support - Dr. Fields' court experience dates from the late 1960s as an expert witness in civil rights and constitutional law cases. The National Spokesperson for the Children’s Rights Council, she currently works with county child welfare and child protective services as a regular contractor. Her work in immigration law has also been extensive, having worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees where she learned a great deal about status determination and related issues.

Dr. Fields' forensic work in criminal and constitutional law includes:
  • Peace-Keeping Operations and Hostage Negotiations
  • Immigration Law - Status Determination, Probable Expectation of Torture or/and Genital Mutilation
  • Juvenile and Domestic Courts - Child Custody, Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Adoption Services
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Rona M. Fields, PhD
This book is a journey through time and across the globe to bring to light the roots of sanctioned violence against women. The author utilizes an interdisciplinary approach combining psychology, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies to examine cases and causes of gender-based atrocities in Afghanistan, Sudan, China, India, Siberia, and Europe.
Rona M. Fields, PhD
The book is a compendium of Fields’ lectures in Women’s Studies and describes, as of 1985, the progress and aspirations of the women’s movement internationally through the United Nations Decade for Women.
Rona M. Fields, PhD
Other books include: Society Under Siege: A Psychology of Northern Ireland; The Portuguese Revolution and the Armed Forces Movement; Northern Ireland: Society Under Siege; Martyrdom: The Psychology, the Theology, and politics of self-sacrifice; A Society on the Run
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Dr. Gilbert W. Kliman
2105 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA 94115
phone: 415-292-7119
fax: 415-749-2802
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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Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH
245 West 107th Street
New York NY 10025
phone: 212-592-3804
fax: 212-678-6752
Lawrence Amsel Psychiatry Expert PhotoLawrence Amsel, MD, MPH, specializes in Family Loss and Forensic Psychiatry. With an MD from Yale University and an MPH in Biostatistics from Columbia University, Dr. Amsel combined his clinical expertise with his analytic mathematics background to become one of the early champions of the application of Decision Science, Game Theory, and Behavioral Economics to Psychiatric Research.

Dr. Amsel provides Litigation Support services to attorneys representing Plaintiff and Defense. His services include medical record review for causation and standard of care.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Health Care Behavioral Economics
  • Health Care Game Theory
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Suicide
  • OCD
  • Family Loss
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • PTSD
  • Psychiatry
  • Grief
  • Background - In 2003, Dr. Amsel organized the first ever American Psychiatric Association symposium on applications of Game Theory to psychiatry. He has published articles and presented posters on Game Theory modeling of suicide, OCD, and PTSD.

    After 9/11, Dr. Amsel joined the Trauma Studies and Services division at the New York Psychiatric Institute, and has been involved in treating victims of 9/11 and their families, in training community clinicians in cutting edge treatments for PTSD and Complicated (Traumatic) Grief, as well as in doing research on optimal methods of disseminating this training.

    Dr. Amsel was recently involved in preparing the training materials for the National VA PTSD CBT training program in conjunction with Edna Foa’s group at University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with Joy Hirsch at the Program in Imaging and Cognitive Science (PICS) and with Elke Weber and Eric Johnson at the related Decision Imaging Group (DIG) as Director of Mathematical Psychiatry, with the goal of creating innovative collaborations involving fMRI and Decision Science, as applied to psychiatric disorders.

    Over the last several years, Dr. Amsel has been collaborating with Dr. Hoven at the Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group (CPEG) working on understanding the connection between decision deficits, trauma and psychiatric disorders in the developing brain of children/adolescents. He has extensive clinical expertise within psychiatric research, as well as expertise in applying decision science tasks in psychiatric research settings.

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    Vivian L. Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN
    5931 Harbour Park Drive
    Midlothian VA 23112
    phone: 804-639-1136
    fax: 804-6395584
    Vivian L. Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN, is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience providing evaluation and treatment to children and adults with medical, psychological, and emotional problems.

    Dr. Begali has specialized training and experience in Medical Psychology, Neuropsychology, and in the psychological treatment of medical and neurological disorders affecting children and adults. She has advanced training in hypnotherapy and family/couples psychotherapy. She provides psychological treatment to individuals across the life span to include the geriatric/older adult population as well as young children.

    Dr. Begali has been awarded Fellow Status by the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She is a member of the INS, APA, NAN, ASCH, Div. 40/42, and the ACPN.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Begali serves as a court designated Expert Witness. She also provides litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. She has testified approximately 10 times since 2010.

    Dr. Begali's services include IMEs, Worker's Compensation Evaluations, Capacity / Competency Evaluations, Restospective Capacity and Dementia Evaluations, Medico-Legal Evaluations, Vocational-Disability Assessments, Neurodevelopmental Assessments, presurgical assessments, and Neuropsychological Assessments.

    Expertise: Traumatic Brain Injury - Stroke - Neurological Disorders - Chronic Pain Conditions

    CV Available Upon Request

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    Vivian Begali, PsyD
    The complex nature of traumatic brain injury and its implications are examined carefully from medical, neuropsychological, rehabilitative and educational perspectives. The contents are arranged in a spiraling manner to provide the reader with a progressive and practical appreciation of traumatic brain injury and its neurobehavioral effects.
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    Daniel Allen
    MB, BS, LLM, MRCGP, MRCPsych
    P.O. Box 1086
    Beaconsfield HP9 9AB
    phone: 44-870-162-0671
    fax: 44-870-162-0672
    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
    2706 Alternate 19 No.
    Ste. 214
    Palm Harbor FL 34685
    phone: 727-786-0600
    fax: 727-787-8193
    Dr. Robert Evans, PhD, is a Licensed School Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral sciences, including completing over 100 Child Custody Evaluations.

    Dr. Evans serves as a consultant to the medical, legal, and law enforcement community in Florida on Psychological and Educational matters. He consulted with Orange County Public Defender with cases involving arrest and incarceration of children, including Competency Assessments and Insanity Determinations. He has also provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to victims of crime in the Central Florida area.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Evans specializes in Parental Alienation cases which are commonly among those classified as High Conflict Divorce cases. He provides litigation support to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include support with hearing / trial preparations, review of current evaluations, and support during and after the litigation process.

    Dr. Evans has given sworn testimony as a Forensic Psychology expert witness in NY, IL, PA, GA, FL ID, CO, TX, TN, and MA.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Parental Alienation
    • Child Custody Evaluations
    • False Allegations of Abuse
    • Treatment Considerations for Alienated Children
    • Workplace Violence
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    Psychology / Neuropsychology Consultant
    555 Front Street Unit 1403
    San Diego CA 92101
    phone: 917-687-0271
    Bonny Forrest, JD, PhD is a Psychologist and Attorney with specialized training in Neuropsychology, with an emphasis on cognitive, intellectual, and social-emotional development and disabilities. With 25 years of experience, her specialty certifications are numerous, including infant preschool mental health, and a variety of evidence-based treatments.

    Having practiced law for a decade in major national firms, Dr. Forrest supervised complex litigations, including death-penalty cases. As a psychologist, she has testified successfully both in court and in depositions (including surviving a Daubert challenge and testifying for eight days in Federal court), and has been appointed as a parent coordinator by the court in high-conflict divorce proceedings.

    Dr. Forrest has represented a number of children and families in IEP meetings and related proceedings. She was one of the first mental health experts to be certified at the highest level in the state of California as a “mentor” in working with children under the age of six.

    Dr. Forrest is a very active member of a number of professional organizations and non-profits, serving in a number of leadership positions, including the following: American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Diego Psychological Association, and the Immigration Justice Project of the American Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in California and New York but has traveled for work where appropriate under local law.

    Areas of Focus
    • Risk of Institutionalization
    • Child Psychology
    • Autism
    • IEP
    • Parent Coordination
    • Brain Development
    • Developmental Disabilities
  • Cognition
  • Child Development
  • Infant Preschool Mental Health
  • Law and Psychology
  • Death Penalty
  • High-conflict Parenting
  • Criminal Defense
  • Education - Education: PhD, Psychology/Pediatric Neuropsychology, Columbia University; JD, Indiana University; BA, Criminal Justice/Sociology, Purdue University

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    Bonny J. Forrest, JD, PhD
    Helping parents determine whether their child's behavior is typical for the age or, possibly, a sign of something more serious they should look into, this book uses lay terms and concrete examples to aid adults in establishing if their child may have a commonly diagnosed issue such as ADHD, depression, a learning disability, and others; where to go to get help; how to get support from schools and the medical community; and what questions to ask along the way. Each chapter expands on a specific set of behaviors that may be problematic by listing types of problems, possible diagnoses, the types of treatments that have been found to be effective, discussions of the pros and cons of alternative treatments, and typical medications.
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    Charles H. Heller, PhD
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    NY, NJ USA
    phone: 212-880-3789 - Alternate Numbers Below
    Charles Heller Forensic Psychology Expert PhotoCharles H. Heller, PhD, is a Forensic Psychology Expert with over 35 years of experience in his field. Dr. Heller is currently on staff at Rutgers University Biomedical Health service, specializing in criminal behavior and risk assessment. He also serves as a forensic psychologist consultant for the Rockland County (NY) court evaluation service, where he has performed hundreds of child custody, as well as criminal competency and child abuse/neglect evaluations.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Heller specializes in conducting custody evaluations, providing the review and analysis of potentially mitigating circumstances in connection with criminal behavior, and providing consultation to attorneys regarding civil litigation. He has extensive court experience in Civil, Criminal, and Family Court cases.

    Dr. Heller is a fully vetted and approved forensic psychologist for the NJ Office of the Public Defender as well as other Public Defender offices. (Federal Public Defender, Legal Aid in Manhattan, Bronx, Kings and the NYC assigned counsel program). He often travels throughout the US as a forensic consultant in important court cases including military Court Martials, death row assessment, sexual abuse, assault and multiple homicides. He is well known and respected among his colleagues as a clinician and as a forensic psychologist/expert witness.

    Civil Litigation - (Emotional and Mental Injury) - Dr. Heller is retained by both plaintiff and defense counsel to assess plaintiffs for emotional and mental injury. He takes an unbiased, ethical approach to assessments and is not "a hired gun." He is an expert in objective evaluations that assess the probability the plaintiff is suffering PTSD, other emotional injuries, or if there is exaggeration of symptoms based upon psychological testing and other data. He has expertise in cases that involve group home / residential schools, provider negligence, and assaults.

    Criminal Litigation - Dr. Heller is experienced in providing successful rebuttal testimony explaining the scientific issues related to the problems of validity, reliability, and usefulness of "Syndrome evidence" such as "Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome" and "Rape Trauma Syndrome." He testifies in child sexual abuse cases and explains research related to false allegations, recantations, memory, suggestibility, child testimony, interview protocols, and "Believed-In Imaginings" in children and adults. He has expertise in domestic violence and has assessed women who have been victims of intimate partner violence and "Battered Women Syndrome" that contributed to homicides, assaults, and other felonies by the victims of abuse.

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    Manhattan: (Mailing Address)
    275 Madison Ave., 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212-880-3789 - Alt. Phone: 845-354-0535
    Fax: 845-354-1287
    New Jersey: (Alternate Mailing Address)
    140 East Ridgewood Avenue
    South Tower, Suite 415
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    Phone: 201-262-0331
    Fax: 845-354-1287
    Orange County: (Not for Mail Service)
    673 RT. 17M
    Monroe, NY 10950
    Phone: 845-354-0535
    Fax: 845-354-1287
    Westchester County: (Not for Mail Service)
    520 White Plains Road, Suite 500
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    Phone: 845-354-0535
    Fax: 845-354-1287

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    Jane K. McNaught, PhD
    Edinborough Corporate East Building
    3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 730
    Minneapolis MN 55435
    phone: 952-896-1772
    fax: 952-896-1743
    Jane McNaught Forensic Psychologist 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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    6/6/2014 · Psychology
    Forensic Psychologists can assist both Plaintiff and Defense lawyers in their assessment of the emotional damages related to traumatic injuries with adults as well as children. PTSD in children and teens is caused by events that have caused them or someone else to be killed or badly injured. Not all children develop PTSD after a traumatic injury. 3-15% of girls and 1-6% of boys develop PTSD in response to a traumatic experience. Rates of PTSD are higher for certain types of trauma survivors. Nearly 100% get PTSD if they see a parent being killed or if they see a sexual assault. 90% of sexually abused children develop PTSD; 77% of children who see a school shooting develop PTSD; and 35% of children who see violence in the area they live, develop PTSD (National Center for PTSD in Children and Teens).

    5/1/2014 · Psychology
    Amputation is an injury involving loss of function, loss of sensation, and loss of body image. It is not surprising amputees often suffer psychological difficulties following such an event. Further, these psychological difficulties can also result in long term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the amputee. Often these psychological injuries and resultant PTSD can be difficult to explain to a jury. The forensic expert's presentation of psychological testing assessing potential PTSD is one part of proving or disproving damages. However, the forensic expert can better assist either the Defense or Plaintiff's attorney by addressing specific functions in the amputee that have been affected by the injury.

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    M.D., M.P.H.
    204 South Beverly Drive,Suite 108
    Beverly Hills CA 90212
    phone: 310-278-5433
    Dr. Carole Lieberman, MD, MPH, Psychiatrist and Expert Witness, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a well-respected member of the clinical faculty at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute. Awarded an NIMH grant, for research in how to use the media for public health education, Dr. Lieberman also has a Masters Degree in Public Health.

    Prior Cases:
  • Terri Schiavo (appeal)
  • Nevada v. Floyd Mayweather (domestic violence)
  • People v. Jonathan Schmitz (Jenny Jones Talk Show Murder Trial)
  • Tate v. Larry Johnson/Stacey Augman (assault and paternity)
  • Roseanne Barr v. Tom Arnold
  • Jim Carrey Divorce
  • Jean Claude Van Damme Divorce
  • Reifschneider v. UC Regents (UCLA), Nicol (sexual harassment)
  • Jasmer v. Geraldo (emotional distress)
  • Areas of Expertise:
  • High Profile
  • Criminal
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Entertainment Law
  • Media-Incited Copycat Behavior
  • Psychiatric and HMO Malpractice
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Equestrian and other Sports
  • Personal Injury
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Priest Misconduct
  • Police Misconduct
  • Workers Compensation (QME/IME/AME)
  • Dr. Lieberman has provided Congressional Testimony on several occasions. She is also a Trial Analyst of high profile trials in the media, including cases such as Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Terri Schiavo,Kobe Bryant, the BTK killer and Robert Blake, for Court TV, Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America and many other media outlets.

    Dr. Lieberman is also a bestselling author. She is the author of Coping With Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted and Bad Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them and When to Leave Them (Dutton/Signet).. And she is finishing Murder By TV… a Descent Into Madness, a first-person account of the Jenny Jones Talk Show Murder Trial, where she testified as the psychiatric expert witness for the defense.

    For more information about Dr. Lieberman's media experience, please visit her website:
    1/6/2012 · Psychiatry
    Once upon a time, there was a shark...I mean a lawyer...who loved to chew up the opposition. One day, he stopped in mid-chew and asked himself, "Why?" Was it to make his client happy? To make a lot of money? To make sure justice was upheld? Yes, it was all of these, but he couldn't help feeling there was more.

    Carole Lieberman, MD, MPH
    Why do millions of smart, savvy, successful men fall helplessly in love with women who are destined to break their hearts? Who are these "Bad Girls," poised to pounce o the next nice guy just waiting to become their prey? And ho can good girls learn to become man-magnets without becoming 'bad'? This book is a no-holds barred, provocative look at the dangerous damsels who steal the hearts of men everywhere. They take what they want---money, sex, drugs, or other objects of desire---and leave these unsuspecting men in the dust.
    Carole Lieberman, MD, MPH
    This book guides the reader along a healing journey, to mend dreams that have been interrupted by terrorism: both our daydreams of cherished aspirations and our night dreams now clouded by nightmares. It begins with "The Terrorist Stress Test", opening the door for the reader to self-identify symptoms he had not yet connected to the surreptitious influence of terrorism….
    Carole Lieberman, Lisa Collier Cool
    Based on metaphors found in popular culture and fairy tales, this book is a practical, entertaining guide to the twelve male personality types collectivelyperceived as "bad boys." Includes detailed profiles of particular "bad boy" types and analyzes behavior patterns. Also advises women who are romantically involved with these types on how to save the relationship, or when to leave it.
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    Michael Perrotti
    Three Pointe Drive Suite 303
    Brea CA 92821
    phone: 714-528-0100
    fax: 714-528-2575
    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
  • 11/6/2015 · Psychology
    Does the availability of weapons lead to violence? Citizens certainly have a right to bear arms and defend themselves. However, what does the science say about this area?

    10/19/2015 · Neuropsychology
    The public understanding of TBI is so poor that it is officially referred to by the US National Center for Injury Prevention and Control as "the silent epidemic." In the acute phase, the usual radiological examinations are not sensitive to TBI and diffuse axonal injury (DAI). There is a significant amount of false negatives with CT scans administered in the ER.

    9/22/2015 · Neuropsychology
    The author recently had a chapter accepted for publication on Methodology for Conducting Bonding Studies in Child Custody Evaluations (CCE). This chapter was written in response to the requests of many psychologists over the years who wanted guidance in procedures for conducting bonding studies. Many psychologists conduct bonding studies with cursory observations of parent and child. There is no application of an objective scoring system or any methods that can be replicated by other CCE Evaluators. This is essential in science.

    8/20/2015 · Neuropsychology
    This week marked the enshrinement of Junior Seau in the NFL Hall of Fame. Junior was an outstanding linebacker for USC who went onto great accomplishments in the NFL. However, all was not well. The effects of domestic violence, substance abuse and gambling difficulties; as reported on ESPN's Outside the Lines, took the toll on Junior. He repeatedly complained to a friend who was a fellow player and suffered from headaches, how he too, suffered for years from headaches. ESPN noted that he was reported to have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neuro-degenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression. Gina Seau reported that Junior's disease was associated with head-to-head collisions caused from 20 years of playing in the NFL. This scenario affected his ability to think logically.

    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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    10 Wall Strret
    Norwalk CT 06850
    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

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    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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    Norman R. Klein, PhD
    Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
    181 Post Road West
    Westport CT 06880
    phone: 917-744-0100 /203-226-7886
    fax: 203-226-4856
    Dr. Norman R. Klein is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been in private practice in New York and Westport Connecticut for more than 25 years. Dr. Klein has taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fordham University, Manhattanville College, Fairfield University, and the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.

    A contributor to such publications as Psychological Reports and the Journal of Forensic Science, he received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University after earning his B.A. from Syracuse University.

    Dr. Klein is a licensed psychologist providing clinical and forensic psychology expert testimony services throughout the New York, Westport, Connecticut, and Massachusetts tri-state area. He provides services to courts and attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. Dr. Klein's cases include forensic psychology evaluations related to:
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    Glen D. Skoler, PhD
    Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
    111 Presidential Boulevard
    Suite 237, East Lobby
    Bala Cynwyd PA 19004
    phone: 240-605-2988
    fax: 267-292-2649
    Glen D. Skoler, PhD is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in court evaluations and testimony. Dr. Skoler is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. He has been qualified as an expert witness in clinical and forensic psychology in several state courts and in Federal U.S. District, military, and immigration courts. Dr. Skoler's clinical psychology practice also provides psychotherapy and psychological testing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Dr. Skoler's forensic psychology practice provides court evaluations, testing and expert witness testimony in criminal, civil, juvenile court, military, immigration, employment, and domestic relations cases. State and Federal court cases are accepted from around the nation, particularly in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, as well as the tri-state area of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. His services are offered equally to defense, prosecuting, county, family law, and civil litigation attorneys.

    Dr. Skoler's additional specialized areas of expertise include political and relationship-related threatening and stalking, false confessions, abuse allegations and interstate and international child abduction/retention cases. Dr. Skoler served as a contributing author and expert panel member for the ABA's Benchbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony. He has consulted with or presented to the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Senate Chaplain, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the American Bar Association and CIA/NSA psychology staff. He has published or been cited in the Washington Post, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Huffington Post, CBS 48 Hours and on NBC and Fox news affiliates.

    Criminal Law & Civil Litigation:
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    Bernard S. Rappaport, MD
    3 Altarinda Road Suite 207
    Orinda CA 94563-2601
    phone: 925-253-1990
    Bernard S. Rappaport, MD, has been in the private practice of Psychiatry in the San Francisco area of California for more than forty years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

    Over the past thirty years, Dr. Rappaport has been retained as a consultant and expert witness in over 1,500 civil litigation cases. He has testified at approximately 100 trials, in both State and Federal courts, in various venues. Dr. Rappaport has four forensic psychiatry associates, which enables the handling of numerous cases, civil and criminal, adult and child / adolescent, defendant or plaintiff, including multiple litigants.

    Dr. Rappaport offers Forensic Psychiatry review services for cases involving Psychiatric / Psychological injury claims including:
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  • Dr. Rappaport received his Bachelors degree in psychology magna cum laude from Harvard University, obtained his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was a psychiatric resident at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California San Francisco.

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