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

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