Professional Background

Academic Appointments

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

Forensic Work

Expert Witness, Los Angeles, CA, Forensic General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1990 – Current

Solo practice, cases span the range of general and child psychiatry, from severe mental disturbance to personality disorders, personal injury to mitigating factors in criminal cases.

Defense and plaintiff, both civil and criminal

Expert psychiatric consultation in child and adult cases involving:

  • Date Rape
  • Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of Trauma-related Conditions
  • Emotional, Sexual and Physical Abuse, and Neglect
  • Internet Seduction
  • Psychological Trauma in the Workplace
  • Psychological Effects of Physical Trauma including Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Child custody and abuse allegations
  • Workers Compensation Psychiatric Evaluations, Los Angeles, CA, Part-time:

Evaluated over 200 psychiatrically injured workers, developed an instrument for gathering information systematically, and “grandfathered” as QME, 1989-2001