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Service Assistant

Valrico, FL
August 09, 2012

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Education & Training --

*/** -- */** ******** Psychology postdoctoral training (part-time). FSU, Tallahassee, Florida. Clinical core coursework with supervision and testing with children and adults. Therapy and testing supervision, second year.

7/78 -- 9/82 supervision (clinical & forensic) by licensed clinical psychologist (with three decades of forensic experience). Florida State Hospital, Forensic Service

8/76 -- 8/77 Postdoctoral Training (full time). University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Behavioral treatment and assessment services to urban, mainly low income families (clinical-and home-based). Families referred with problem children by the juvenile court, state social service agency, and private organizations.

8/72 -- 8/76 Ph.D., U of Tennessee, Knoxville.

9/70 -- 8/71 M.A. Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia

9/66 -- 8/70 BA with University Honors, U of Toledo. Major: Philosophy-Psychology

Professional Experience --

6/86 -- present Private Forensic practice. Full-time.

95% of workload was/is murder cases, pretrial & post conviction.

Brain injury frequently assessed (esp thorough history)

Collaborative info from lay witnesses.

Interstate practice.

Over 4500 evaluations for the courts.

Much work in forensic hospital & jail settings on malingering.

Joint efforts with other specialists.

Trial & Hearing work.

7/78 -- 8/85 Unit Director (7/78 -- 5/81), & Clinical Psychologist (5/81 -- 8/85) -- Forensic Service, Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee.

70% clinician while Unit Director.

Character disorders, psychotics, developmentally disabled, & OBS, most with substance abuse problems.

Group and individual therapy.

Court-ordered evaluations (& treatment) of NGI, incompetent for trial or sentencing, Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders, & civil commitment transfers from corrections.

Expert testimony.

Individual & Ward crisis intervention.

Supervised professional staff and pre--and postdoctoral psychology trainees.

Malingering evaluation strategy development.

Recruited 22 clinical psychologists for Forensic Service.

Administratively, supervised 8 professional staff, & 63 administrative, clerical, and ward staff.

8/81 -- 5/86 Part-time private forensic practice. (Same as above.)[Mostly major crimes.]

8/85 -- 5/86 "Medical Consultant" for Office of Disability Determinations (Social Security Disability), Tallahassee.

Adjudicated "mental" claims.

Reviewed files.

Staff training.

Policy & procedure development and implementation.

(Left for full-time private practice.)

1/79 -- 8/89 Adjunct teaching faculty. FSU, Tallahassee.

9/77 -- 6/78 Coordinator, Patient Legal Services, Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee. NIMH-HIP project.

Supervised 2 staff attorneys.

Initiated service.

Managed budget.

Wrote 2 annual, grant renewal applications.

1/77 -- 8/77 Consultant, Morgan-Scott Project, Deer Lodge, TN. Treatment services to low-income families in rural, Mountain county near Knoxville.

9/76 -- 8/77 Full-Time Postdoctoral Trainee. U of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Supervised graduate student clinicians, undergraduate workers.

Reported research (written & oral)

Liaison services with referral agencies.

Title XX grant renewal writing.

9/72 -- 8/76 Graduate Student. U of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Behavioral treatment to families

Behavioral treatment & assessment in home, clinic, school, and hospital settings to middle-and low-income clients.

9/72 -- 6/73 Teaching assistant. U of Tennessee, Knoxville.

11/71 -- 8/72 Evaluation Technician. Research Service, VA Hospital, Salem, VA. Program evaluation data collection on 2, interhospital projects.

1969 -- 1970 Undergraduate Research Assistant. U of Toledo.

[Publications & Presentations on request.]

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