PROFESSIONAL TITLE | Clinical Psychologist

  • Specialty areas: disability assessment, neuropsychological and psychiatric; derivative injuries to the psyche; psychological treatment; rehabilitation; and chronic pain management.


Specialized experience and training in disability assessment and treatment of adults with bona fide and suspected disabling conditions including head/brain injury, psychiatric disorders, neurologic conditions, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, medical disorders with a concurrent psychiatric condition. Extensive experience working in the medical arena, interdisciplinary planning, forensic and medical-legal consultation and IME's, QME and AME assessments for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, California Department of Industrial Relations, and disability assessment for private disability carriers and administrators.


1980 - Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, California.
1978 - M.S., California State University, Hayward, California.
1972 - B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey.


2002-Present: Private Practice, 4466 Black Avenue, Suite H, Pleasanton, California.

Medical-legal neuropsychological and psychological assessment for applicant and defendants attorneys. Expert testimony involving claims of injuries to the brain, psyche, or other areas of the body resulting in impairment, disability, and/or chronic pain. Psychotherapy, pain management, and consultation.

1982-2002: Private Practice at Eden Hospital Medical Center. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Castro Valley, California.

Neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment of individuals with suspected or bona fide head injuries, chronic pain, and/or psychiatric conditions. Psychiatric disability assessment per request of physicians, attorneys, insurers and corporations. Neuropsychological and psychiatric IME's in non-industrial medical-legal cases and AME & QME evaluations for workers' compensation attorneys and industrial carriers. Psychotherapy, interdisciplinary planning, medical legal expert witness testimony. Emergency room consultation, and assessment of patients with functional and organic disorders.

1989-1990: Golden State Rehabilitation Hospital, San Ramon, California.

Responsibilities: Director, Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychology Department. Supervision and provision of neuropsychological and psychological services to a large population of adults and children with various disabling conditions secondary to minor and major brain injury, suspected brain injury, physical trauma, chronic pain, degenerative and acquired conditions including psychiatric disorders, stroke, spinal cord injuries, dementia, orthopaedic problem, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other disabling problems.

1983-1987: Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro, California.

Responsibilities: Neuropsychological assessment of brain injured patients as well as evaluation with a large population of physically and psychiatrically disabled individuals, psychotherapy, behavioral management, and in-service training at a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation hospital.

1981-1983: Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, Pleasant Hill, California.

Responsibilities: Chief Psychologist: neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment of patients with sensory, cognitive, and emotional deficiencies as a result of injury, illness, chronic pain, or birth defect. Treatment planning, formulation and implementation of treatment programs, including consultation with families, psychotherapy, and medical-legal consultation.

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