Professional Background2018-02-05T23:11:06+00:00

Professional Background

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2005-Current
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry, 1990-2005

Forensic Work

  • Expert Witness, Los Angeles, CA, Forensic and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1990 – Current
  • Solo practice. Cases span the range of general and child psychiatry, with an emphasis on the acute and enduring effects of trauma and adversity.

Defense and plaintiff, both civil and criminal.

Child and adult cases involving:

  • Institutional Sexual Abuse
  • Effects of Trauma and Adversity on child development
  • Chronic Physical, Sexual or Emotional Abuse
  • Psychological Trauma in the Workplace
  • Date Rape/ Internet Seduction
  • Post-traumatic Loss, Grief and Depression
  • Psychological Effects of Injury to the Body or Brain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Workers Compensation Psychiatric Evaluations, Los Angeles, CA, Part-time:

  • Evaluated about 250 psychiatrically injured workers, developed an instrument for gathering information systematically, and “grandfathered” as QME, 1989-2001