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Allan S. Billehus, LPC, CRC
3585 Raymond Drive
Atlanta GA USA
phone: 404-735-6900
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Allan Billehus Vocational Rehabilitation Expert PhotoAllan Billehus, Ed.S., M.S., CRC, LPC, is an experienced Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. He has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 1996 and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia since 1999.

Mr. Billehus has worked with and performed a variety of psychological and vocational assessments on over 3,000 individuals. He has performed over 250 vocational evaluations, most of which were commissioned by the Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. He has completed over 400 comprehensive psychological evaluations on individuals applying for or already enrolled in the Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver programs. Mr. Billehus has testified in over 1,000 Social Security Administrations ODAR Federal court in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Arizona.

Litigation Support - Mr. Billehus provides litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. He performs forensic evaluations of severely disabled persons for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Age and Sex Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Long Term Disability, Divorce, and Workers Compensation. He has vast experience working with paraplegics (SCI), quadriplegics, brain damaged babies, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), blindness, burn victims, and amputees.

Mr. Billehus is also familiar with the use of DOT, COJ, OOH, HAJ as well as Transferable Skills Analysis (pre and post injury), Earning Capacity Evaluation, and Labor Market Surveys. Vocational Evaluations performed include IQ, Achievement, Personality, motor skills / dexterity, work samples, and interests. He has also performed professional contracts in workers’ compensation, long-term disability, SSDI, SSI, Developmental Disability sheltered workshops and centers, private/public schools, hospitals, private companies, and state vocational services.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Vocational Evaluations
  • WOIA-IDEA Transition Planning
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Loss of Earnings Capacity
  • TDIU Evaluation
  • Veterans Disability
  • Loss of Employment
  • Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
  • LTD Evaluation
  • PTSD
  • Psychological Disability Evaluation
  • Vocational Assessments
  • Job Placement Services
  • Medical Case Management
  • Vocational Case Management
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    4/27/2016 · Family Issues
    There are more people separated from the workforce now than there has ever been in the United States. Many of these individuals are not in the workforce by choice, although they will give you a list of issues and reasons why they are not working. As the need for information supporting requests for Alimony and Child Support increases, so does the need for assessment of earning capacity and vocational potential. Determining a spouse's earning ability can pose a difficult and complex dilemma. A spouse may be out of work by mutual agreement, e.g., health reasons or raising children, or may be unemployed involuntarily, e.g., job change or downsizing. A spouse may be purposely out of work or underemployed, or hiding income and this is when imputed income is needed. When issues arise regarding support of the spouse or children, determining the earning capacity for which either spouse should be responsible becomes a critical issue.

    3/25/2016 · Damages
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors specialize in the study of medical and psychological aspects of disability, assessing an individual's disability to delineate functional limitations and possible vocational alternatives. This unique and specialized knowledge places vocational rehabilitation counselors in a critical forensic role as an expert witness for the tire of fact. The vocational expert (VE) assessment and testimony measures the scope and severity of a disability in functional and vocational limitations. This is vital in accidents that occurred and may be subject to legal claims for monetary damages.

    2/15/2016 · Disability
    Veterans Disability can be very frustrating and a long process. Medical & Psychological issues are challenging for claims people, attorneys and judges alike to assess in vocational & functional terms. If there is conflicting information, what are the implications, how will it be addressed? It is the purview of the Vocational Expert to address vocational limitations and abilities based on medical and psychological limitations.

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    Rona M. Fields, PhD
    1618 Myrtle St. NW
    Washington DC 20012
    USA
    phone: 202-882-8833
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    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.
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    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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    6820 Starpass Court
    Lake Worth FL 33463
    USA
    phone: 561-968-8647
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    Dr. Evan Bader, MD, CPO(ret), FAAOP has over 43 yrs of experience in the non-medical allied health field of Orthotics and Prosthetics. He is the most credentialed and one of the most qualified individuals in the U.S. His degrees include-MD, CPO (certified prosthetist - orthotist by the Amer. Board for Certification)and one of only 250 FAAOP (Fellow of the Amer. Acad. of Orthotists & Prosthetists).

    He is available for any aspect of a case as an expert witness or consultant and travels worldwide for those cases.

    Ed: Tulane, NYU, Northwestern, U. of Penn

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Prosthetics
    • Artificial Limbs
    • Orthotics
    • Orthopedic Bracing
  • Medical Devices
  • Disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Amputation
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    Diane W. DeWitt, PhD, ABVE, ABPP
    Bellevue WA 98005
    USA
    phone: 425-867-1500
    fax: 425-822-2100
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    Diane DeWitt, PhD, ABVE, ABPP specializes in Vocational Psychology and is highly skilled and passionate about helping people with Employability and Work Issues. Dr. DeWitt is a counseling psychologist trained in assessment, psychotherapy, research, teaching, and the design and evaluation of vocational and psychological programs. She has 35 years of experience as a counseling psychologist specializing in vocational and employment issues.

    Dr. DeWitt is Board Certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology, accredited by the American Board of Vocational Experts, and a long-standing member of both the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association. Dr. DeWitt is on the National Register as a Health Care Provider in Psychology.

    Litigation Support - Dr. DeWitt has completed over 1,100 Psycho-legal or Forensic Evaluations. She has appeared in 93 trials and hearings and completed 222 additional hours of deposition testimony. Her testimony has never been impeached nor has she ever been disqualified as an Expert Witness. Dr. DeWitt's case jurisdictions include U.S. Federal Court (Alaska, Washington, North Dakota, Iowa and Colorado), U.S. Asylum Court, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Superior Courts in Washington State, & EEOC, JAMS, BIIA, & WSBA.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Employer Issues
    • Fitness for Duty - Unsafe Workplace
    • Disability & Impairment Determination
    • Discrimination &/or Harassment
  • Marriage Dissolution & Return to Workforce
  • Domestic Torts re Spousal Abuse
  • Deception &/or Malingering
  • Impact from Trauma Exposure
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    Rex E. Jung, PhD
    Two Woodward Center
    700 Lomas Blvd. NE
    Suite 102
    Albuquerque NM 87102
    USA
    phone: 505-243-0335
    fax: 505-216-2623
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    Rex Jung Neuropsychology Expert PhotoRex E. Jung, PhD, is a Neuroscientist and Neuropsychologist in the Department of Neurosurgery at a major University. He completed an internship at Baylor College of Medicine, in Neurosurgery and Behavioral Health in 2000, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry Research.

    Dr. Jung has conducted neuropsychology clinics in the Departments of Neurology (2003-2006) and Neurosurgery (2008-present) where he has evaluated a wide range of patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, tumor, epilepsy, vascular malformation, multiple sclerosis, and dementia.

    Dr. Jung has specific expertise in the integration of neuropsychological, neurological, and neuroimaging data across a wide range of disorders. He is adept at determining whether psychological factors are interfering with the patient's ability to provide optimal performance in neuropsychological and neurological settings.

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    Litigation Support - Dr. Jung has been retained as an expert by counsel for both defense and plaintiff cases in states including Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, Colorado, and California. Ideal engagements include clients suffering from brain injury, with residual cognitive complaints. Dr. Jung's services include Neuropsychological Evaluations and Consultations, Case Reviews, and Independent Neuropsychological Examinations.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Stroke
    • Tumor
    • Dementia
  • Postconcussion Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Malingering
  • Disability and Social Security
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    David P. Pingitore, Ph.D, ABPP
    See Multiple Addresses Below
    Oakland CA 94611
    USA
    phone: 510-433-7132
    fax: 510-428-9042
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<br/><br/>Psychology Expert PhotoDavid P. Pingitore, PhD, ABPP, has over 30 years of experience in Professional Psychology as an administrator, faculty, researcher and clinician.

    Dr. Pingitore is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. Licensed to practice in California, Hawaii, and Nevada, Dr. Pingitore has conducted over 200 forensic psychological and neuropsychological assessments for the civil and criminal arenas. He has served as a consultative examiner for the Social Security Administration for over 20 years and was a member of the medical staff of two community hospitals during his professional career.

    Dr. Pingitore has been awarded two post doctoral fellowships. He participated in a 2 1/2 year post doctoral fellowship in primary care health psychology through Michigan State University with additional training in neuropsychology through the University of Michigan. He has also been awarded an NIMH Fellowship/Visiting Scholarship through the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.

    Litigation Support - He provides forensic psychological and neuropsychological assessment services including Civil and Criminal court-ordered examinations, Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Personal Injury assessments, and Qualified Medical Examinations. He has 15 years of experience in trial testimony as an expert witness.

    Dr. Pingitore is an expert in differential psychiatric diagnoses and in the evaluation of malingered neuro-cognitive deficits. He is a national consultant to IME companies, and to elder law, personal injury, employment compensation, and workers' compensation attorneys.

    Dr. Pingitore has published over 15 peer reviewed articles in psychology and is an Expert Reviewer for the California Board of Psychology and Medical Board. He is presently an examiner with the Alameda County Superior Court.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Depression
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Symptom Validity Assessment
  • PTSD
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Oakland Office
    17 Glen Eden Avenue, #3
    Oakland, CA 94611
    Telephone: 510-433-7132

    Fresno Office
    2060 N. Winery Ave., Suite 101
    Fresno, CA 93710
    Telephone: 510-433-7132
    Modesto Office
    1015 12th Street
    Modesto, CA 95354
    Telephone: 510-433-7132

    Reno Office
    542 Lander Street
    Reno, NV 98509
    Telephone: 510-433-7132


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    8/16/2016 · Psychology
    Changes in practice patterns routinely occur over time, both with in an individual psychologist's practice and between generations of practitioners. However, little empirical research has been conducted to examine psychologists' practice patterns across their collective professional life span, and whether meaningful differences exist in these patterns among a sample of psychologists. This attic Ie examines clinical practice patterns among a sample of California psychologists whose collective career life span ranges from I to 40 years of postlicensure experience. The data for this aIticle were drawn from the 2000 California Survey of Psychological Practice (hereafter the California Survey; Pingitore, Scheffler, Haley, Sentell, & Schwalm, 200Ia).

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    Dr. William J. Holden
    William J. Holden, PhD
    1823 Terry Lane
    Georgetown TX 78628-3333
    USA
    phone: 512-639-4254
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    William J. Holden, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in the field of Psychology, specializing in Neuropsychology.

    Dr. Holden is currently in private practice providing psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a broad range of clinical cases including children, adolescents, and adults ranging in age from preschool age children to elderly adults in nursing homes and geropsychiatric units.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Holden has over 25 years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations, and IMEs. His records review and assessment services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Brain Related Disorders - stroke, head injury, dementia, developmental delays, ADHD / LD, anoxic / hypoxic events
    • Neuropsychiatric Conditions - post-traumatic stress and personal injury sequela, symptom validity, malingering
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    Gary Freedman-Harvey, PhD
    Licensed Psychologist
    311 Main St., Suite 9
    Seal Beach CA 90740
    USA
    phone: 562-209-4399
    fax: 562-391-1867
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    Dr. Gary Freedman-Harvey, PhD, is a licensed Psychologist with over 22 years of experience. He specializes in the areas of Geriatrics (Geropsychology), Elder Abuse Assessment, Mental Capacity Assessment, Undue Influence, and Forensic Evaluations. With geriatric psychology as his primary focus for the past 12 years, he has conducted over 1,000 assessments. Dr. Freedman-Harvey offers services to probate attorneys, trust litigation attorneys, County Counsel, District Attorneys, and Public Defenders. He has provided Expert witness testimony and written reports for probate conservatorships in Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties.

    Expert Services Include:
    • Psychological Evaluations for Mental Capacity and Suspicion of Undue Influence Related to Contested Estates, Wills and Trusts
    • Determinations of Grave Disability Due to a Mental Disorder
    • Evaluation of Disability
    • Issues of Chronic Illness
    • Issues of Quality of Life
    • Issues of Least Restrictive Care
    Expert Witness Testimony / Forensic Settings
    • Expert witness testimony for retrospective psychological evaluation and opinions related to civil suits, mental capacity to amend a trust, to enter into a contract, testamentary capacity, and suspicion of undue influence
    • Expert witness testimony provided for Writs of Habeas Corpus hearings requested by involuntary psychiatric patients
    • Expert witness testimony provided for mental health conservatorships in Superior Court - 500+ appearances
    • Sworn declarations regarding mental capacity and capacity to make informed medical consent, quality of care issues for elderly, and the need for conservatorship
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    Dr. Pogos H. Voskanian
    Medical Director
    1240 Serota Place
    Philadelphia PA 19115
    USA
    phone: 215-938-7227
    fax: 215-938-7474
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    Expertise: Specializing in applications of clinical psychiatry to legal issues in civil and criminal matters at the interface of Psychiatry and the Law. Has served as an evaluator or expert witness in about three hundred cases in State and Federal courts in matters relating to:
    • Mental State at Time-of-the-Offense Evaluations
    • Insanity Defense / Diminished Capacity
    • Civil & Criminal Competency Evaluations
    • Competency to Stand Trial / Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
    • Testamentary Capacity / Testimonial Capacity / Informed Consent
    • Capital Sentencing & Mitigation
    • Risk of Violence Assessments
    • Sex Offenders
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Worker's Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations / Psychiatric Disability
  • Personal Injury / Pain & Suffering / Emotional Distress
  • Workplace Violence Assessments
  • Discrimination
  • Evaluations under Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Toxic Tort
  • Product Liability

  • Professional Background: Certified by ABPN in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatry and Law Program at MCP Hahanemann University. Director of Psychiatry & Law Program and Director of Correctional Mental Health Services Program/Provider of Mental Health Services for the City of Philadelphia Prison System. Formerly Director of Psychiatry & Law Program at the Medical College of Virginia. M.D. Degree -University of Massachusetts. Psychiatry Residency & Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship -Tulane University Medical Center.
    Wills are generally contested either on the grounds that the testator lacked Testamentary Capacity (was incompetent to make a will at the time of signing it) or the testator, because of his/her mental state, was subject to Undue Influence (i.e. if there is evidence of coercion, manipulation, deception, compulsion, intimidation, etc.) or an Undue Influence secondary to a thought disturbance (such as delusions affecting the testator's free will in making decisions).

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    Charles H. Heller, PhD
    See Multiple Addresses Below
    NY, NJ USA
    phone: 212-880-3789 - Alternate Numbers Below
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    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
    USA
    phone: 952-896-1772
    fax: 952-896-1743
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    Jane McNaught Forensic Psychologist Expert PhotoDr. Jane K. McNaught, PhD is a locally and nationally recognized Board Certified Psychological Forensic Expert specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with adults and children. 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. Dr. McNaught has administered more than 2,000 psychological test batteries and testified on over 500 occasions as a forensic expert in the areas of: Civil, Criminal, and Family Law. She also provides trial consultation for attorneys. Dr. McNaught has further been qualified and testified as an expert in PTSD, for both the U.S. Army as well as the U.S. Navy and . In addition she has testified as an expert in both District and Federal court.

    Dr. McNaught practices in the areas of Civil, Criminal, and Family Law cases involving trauma to both adults and children. In the Civil area, Dr. McNaught is frequently hired as an expert when there are allegations of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She also testifies in Employment cases involving Age or Sexual Harassment where PTSD is alleged. She has further testified in the following types of civil cases where PTSD is alleged: motor vehicle injuries; dog bite and amputation. Medical malpractice; Wrongful Death; and Infant death cases. Dr. McNaught has been hired in cases of alleged sexual misconduct within institutional settings such as schools, Churches including the Catholic Church, Treatment Centers, and hospitals.

    In the Criminal area, Dr. McNaught is hired by both the Prosecution as well as Defense in cases involving Sexual Misconduct. She also conducts evaluations of Defendants in criminal cases where underlying psychological conditions may impact sentencing. Dr. McNaught has further been obtained as an expert to evaluate the credibility and reliability of statements obtained from alleged victims of sexual assault. When doing so, Dr. McNaught addresses the following: recantation, memory research, standard of care in interviewing victims of sexual abuse.

    In the area of Family Law, Dr. McNaught specializes in high conflict divorce and conducts Custody Evaluations as well as Evaluations regarding: Relocation; Endangerment; Factitious Disorder by Proxy; Parental Capacity; and Parental Alienation.

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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
    USA
    phone: 310-278-5433
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    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: http://www.drcarole.com.
    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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    James Tyler Carpenter, PhD, FAACP
    490 North Main St., Suite 2
    Randolph MA 02368
    USA
    phone: 781-963-1800 or 857-939-9374 (Cell)
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    James-Tyler-Carpenter-Psychology Expert PhotoJames Tyler Carpenter, PhD, FAACP, is a Board Certified (Clinical) Licensed Psychologist Provider. Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research.

    Dr. Carpenter specializes in psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics, disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings.

    Dr. Carpenter has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal stimulation, meditation based psychotherapies, group psychotherapy, integrating techniques, the use of translators in forensic assessments and treatment, group treatment of violent offenders, assessment of suicidal patients, psychopathology, theories of psychotherapy, personality, and the recidivism of released inmates.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Carpenter has received forensic expert witness training and experience. He has performed Risk Evaluations and testified for both the defense and the prosecution on Psychosis, Treatment, and Homicide. His assessment skills extend to the full range of psychometric instruments involved in assessing personality, psychopathology, risk, impairment, and cognitive compromise as applied to forensic-clinical and disability assessment.

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    Michael Perrotti
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    phone: 714-528-0100
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    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
  • 8/16/2016 · Psychology
    Unlike in Alzheimer's Disease, neurofibrillary tangles in athletes with CTE tend to accumulate perivascularly within the superficial neocortical layers. It is interesting to note that TAU pathology in CTE is partially and extensively distributed, possible related to multi-directional mechanical force from physical trauma (McKee et al, 2009; Neuropath Exp Neurol 68, 709-35.) It is theorized that accumulation of hyperphosphor is related to a protein that is thought to result in development of CTE and associated neurobehavioral disturbances.

    6/21/2016 · Psychology
    Just this month, an article appeared in the Journal of Neuropsychology entitled "Early Onset Marijuana Use is Associated with Learning Inefficiencies." Young adults reporting early onset marijuana use have learning weaknesses, which accounted for the association between early onset marijuana use and delayed recall.

    1/19/2016 · Psychology
    The recent editors of Myers on Evidence of Interpersonal Violence (Myers 2016) notes that the most well-known of psychological instruments to assess suggestibility is the Gudjohnson Suggestibility Scales (GSS). The GSS is utilized by psychologists to evaluate whether defendant's confessions were voluntary. The author notes that it is doubtful that these instruments are sufficiently reliable for use in legal proceedings. It is noted that in Shanklin, 379 111 Dec 211 the trial judge did not err in subjecting the GSS to a Frye Henry.

    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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    Michael Cohen, PhD, ABPP
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    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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