Licensed Clinical Psychologist with in-depth knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals suffering from severe mental illness. Comfortable working autonomously in my part-time private practice or in team based setting in current full-time position in a state mental hospital.
Diagnosis/Treatment of Major Mental Illness
Served as an expert witness for the Virginia Courts in issues of trial competence and questions regarding sanity of defendants.
Private PracticeStuarts Draft, VirginiaClinical PsychologistProvided psychological, neuropsychological and disability assessments. Also individual psychotherapy. In last five years have limited practice exclusively to forensic assessment for Virginia Courts System.
Western State HospitalStaunton, VirginiaPsychologist, SeniorMember of psychiatric treatment team on acute admissions ward engaged in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of newly admitted patients. Develop behavioral treatment plans as needed. Provide individual therapy and leadership for educational and therapy groups. Provide formal psychological assessments and forensic assessments as needed. Responsible for maintaining and changing as necessary, unit rules and procedures to protect the rights of patients and present unit rules to local Human Rights Committee on annual basis for review and approval. Supervise Psychology Department Mental Health Workers assigned to the admissions unit.
Perry Point Veterans Administration Medical CenterPerry Point, MarylandNeuropsychologistConsultation to three long-term patient units, providing behavioral treatment intervention and neuropsychological assessment and intervention. Provided training to front-line staff in preparation of instituting active treatment programs developed in conjunction with department peer. Provided supervision to psychology interns on neuropsych rotation. Provide individual and group therapy services.