Jane K. McNaught, Ph.D. L.P

Jane McNaught

3300 Edinborough Way #730 Edina, MN 55435

About the Expert

Clinical and Forensic Psychology; Over 35 years experience; Retained by Defense and Plaintiff. Testified on over 700 occasions. Qualified as a PTSD expert for the US Army/Navy.Presented at National and International Conferences Regarding the Diagnosis/Treatment of Sexual Abuse, Children and Adults. Experienced in: PTSD related to Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings;Harassment & Discrimination;Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Scarring, Dismemberment, Dog Bite, Amputation, Electrocution, Burns.

Areas of Expertise

  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • Personal Injury Consultants
  • Sexual Harassment / Discrimination
  • Sexual Offenses

Expert's Profile

Dr. Jane K. McNaught is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. She has been in private practice for over 35 years and specializes in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder within the context of Civil, Criminal, and Family Law. With her long expertise in evaluating both alleged Adult and Child Sexual Assault Victims, she has been retained by both the Plaintiff and Defense. Dr. McNaught has also been hired as an expert by the Court to evaluate interview techniques with alleged sexual abuse victims. Dr. McNaught has been involved in over 1700 forensic evaluations in the areas of civil, criminal, and family law and testified on over 500 occasions. She has testified in District and Federal Court. In addition, she has been qualified and testified as an expert in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for both the US Army and Navy. Dr. McNaught has presented on more than 50 occasions at State, National, and International Professional Conferences in her areas of expertise.

Just as physicians utilize medical tests to provide a diagnosis, Dr. McNaught effectively utilizes Psychological Testing to provide scientific information in the course of her reports and testimony to the Courts. Her strong expertise in psychological testing has been effective in discrediting other witnesses who provide opinions based on questionable conclusions.

In the civil area of practice, Dr. McNaught has conducted many evaluations involving Alleged Sexual Abuse to both Children and Adults by teachers, the clergy, and members of the police force. She has also been obtained as an expert in Employment cases involving unfair labor practices as well as Sexual harassment and Age Discrimination. The following are some other examples of civil cases Dr. McNaught has been involved in related to child/adult victims: Evaluating the Credibility of Alleged Adult and Child Victims of Sexual Assault; Evaluating Victims of Alleged Clergy, Teacher, and Police Assault; Evaluating alleged victims of Institutional Abuse such as Hospitals, Schools, and Residential Treatment Centers; Cases Involving Emotional Injuries Related to: Burns, Amputation, Electrocution, Vehicle Accidents, and Dog Bite Cases; Alleged Emotional Injuries occurring as a Result of School and Hospital Misconduct or Malpractice; and Medical Malpractice cases involving negligence as well as infant death.

In the criminal area, Dr. McNaught has been an expert in numerous cases involving allegations of sexual abuse. Dr. McNaught is hired by the Prosecution as well as Defense to consult and testify on issues related to the Reliability of a child and adult witnesses, Delayed Reporting, Recantation, and Evaluating Interview Techniques with child and adult victims. Dr. McNaught is further retained in criminal cases involving mental health issues that impact sentencing (examples: a young man assaults a police officer during his initial episode of bi-polar disorder; or a physician suffering from undiagnosed Major Depression steals amphetamines from the hospital).

In the area of family law, Dr. McNaught conducts high conflict custody evaluations which often involve diagnosing personality disorders. She has also frequently been obtained as an expert in evaluating Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self or Other (formerly referred to as Munchhausen by proxy) and Parental Alienation (PA), currently referred to as Child Psychological Abuse. Dr. McNaught can be retained to consult in cases where there are questions regarding PA. Alternatively, Dr. McNaught conducts Court-ordered evaluations when PA is suspected. She uses psychological testing to identify the particular causes of PA in each family. Finally, Dr. McNaught enables the Court to better understand PA and offers recommendations to restore the child's relationship with both parents.

Dr. McNaught is also frequently asked to critique the reports of other forensic evaluators. In such cases, she is effective in demonstratring when another expert's conclusions are based on erroneous or speculative information. Her critiques have often resulted in the reports of others being withdrawn or ignored.

Personal Achievements


  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D. 1982 Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Emphasis in Counseling Psychology University of Wisconsin, River Falls, M.S.E. 1975 Psychology in the Schools Bethel Education, M.S.E., 1972 English Education


  • Licensed Psychologist,State of Minnesota I have also held Temporary Licenses in: Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Virginia, and Hawaii

Special Training

  • 18 Post Graduate, Day Long Training Seminars. with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP


  • American Psychological Association: Division of Law Society and Division 39

Prior assignments

  • Qualified and Testified as an Expert for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy

Listed in the Following States

Jane K. McNaught, Ph.D. L.P is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).