Expert Qualifications

This expert is a psychologist who has specialized in the study of suicide since 1971. This expert has 40 years of clinical experience working with at-risk for suicide patients and has published 8 books and more than 125 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in Suicidology regarding clinical care (assessment and treatment) of the suicidal patient, standard of care issues, etc.. This expert has been providing consultation and testimony in suicide-related cases since 1981.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MD
  • B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD., The Catholic University of America
  • Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Recipient, Edwin S. Shneidman Award , American Association of Suicidology
  • Recipient, Louis I. Dublin Award , American Association of Suicidology
  • President, American Association of Suicidology, 1984-1985
  • President, International Association for Suicide Prevention, 2009-2013
  • Board of Directors, National Committee on Youth Suicide Prevention, 1984-1989
  • Former, The American University Counseling Center. Joint appointment with academic position. Director of internship and externship training; Co-director, A.U. Multiple Emergency Service
  • Former, 40 year outpatient practice of psychotherapy and psychological consultation. Washington, D.C
  • Current, Private practice limited to psychological and forensic consultation
  • Former, Department of Psychology, American University, Washington, D.C., Professor with Tenure
  • Former, Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology, Washington, DC
  • Current, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Psychology, major MD University
  • Current, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, major MD medical school
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, International Academy of Suicide Research

Contact this expert witness

Emergency Medicine Expert

State: IL

This board-certified emergency medicine expert earned his BS in biology from the University of Wisconsin and his MD from the University of Minnesota before completing both an internship and residency in emergency medicine at Advocate ...

This licensed registered nurse has been in his field for over 27 years. He earned his AS in nursing from Virginia Appalachian College and is a certified legal nurse consultant. He is also certified in basic life support and advanced ...

Life Care Planning Expert

State: NY

This highly-qualified expert has more than 25 years of experience as a life care planner and a nurse case manager. She received a diploma in nursing from Mount Vernon Hospital School of Nursing before earning her BS from Oklahoma City ...

New Search