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133 Falmouth Road
PO Box 2422
Mashpee MA 02649
USA
phone: 508-566-9304
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Beth Wechsler, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in general practice for over 40 years. She specializes in Social Work and Behavioral and Social Sciences. Her practice includes the treatment of Children, Grief and Depression, and Families with Addiction.

Ms. Wechsler has experience in Mental Health across children's services, in outpatient psychiatric settings, hospitals, schools and clinics. Working in complex, challenging situations, she is experienced in psychotherapy, case management, advocacy, and as a guardian ad litem and expert witness.

Ms. Wechsler has delivered presentations and seminars for the American Institute of Medical Education, National Association of Social Workers, Cape Cod Symposium on Addictions, National Conference on the Adolescent, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA School Counselors Association, and PESI.

Litigation Support - Beth Wechsler offers expert witness services for cases involving injury to or death of children, dual role, and cases involving state or private agencies. Her expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has served as an expert in FL, MA, MO, and MI.

With extensive experience in Children's Services and Child Welfare, her areas of expertise include:
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Custody
  • Special Education
  • Addictions
  • Foster Care
  • General Standard of Care
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    John F. Steinfirst, LCSW
    70 Parker Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94118
    USA
    phone: 415-753-9441 (Office), 510-773-9485 (Cell)
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    John F. Steinfirst, LCSW, has over 40 years of experience in Clinical Social Work, Supervision, Program Development, and Management, and as CEO for 20 years of a $30 million mental health, child welfare, social services agency.

    As principal of the well-respected residential and community based Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland, with programs throughout California, Mr. Steinfirst has experience with an array of services for a variety of institutions, government and private agencies. Clients include but are not limited to abused and neglected children, developmentally disabled and mentally disabled, co-occurring disordered, children, youth, and families, adults, the elderly and those with substance abuse problems.

    An innovator in his field, Mr. Steinfirst is responsible for developing and implementing the first residential and day treatment programs in California for developmentally disabled consumers with mental health problems, and one of the most comprehensive affordable housing, mental health, and vocational training programs for Transitional Age Youth, ages 17-28.

    Litigation Support - As a licensed and experienced Mental Health Therapist, Mr. Steinfirst also offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His cases involve standards of care, group homes / residential treatment and care, foster family agencies, a wide range of states' regulations and laws, mental health issues, social services, developmental disabilities, psychiatric institutions, and clinical services, for all ages.

    Mr. Steinfirst's most recent case involved an insurance company that refused to settle for $2 million. The case resulted in a $5.3 million victory after he took the stand for 1 1/2 days.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Behavioral Science
    • Child Abuse
    • Child Custody
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Community Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Drug Abuse
  • Therapist Malpractice
  • State Laws and Regulations
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