Mental Health Expert Witnesses and Consultants
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Experts in policy, procedures and treatment of persons with mental health and retardation in institutions and community living settings including risk management and regulatory compliance. Expertise often in community mental health, group homes, standards of practice in , Community Residences, Halfway Houses, Emergency Services, Case Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Social/Vocational, Behavioral Health Managed Care (HMOs), Record Review, Quality Assurance, and Management/Fiscal, System Design and Community Support
The listings below are all Mental Health expert witnesses and consultants.
Expert ListingsOakton Community College
George Klein, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus
George C. Klein, Ph.D. works as an expert witness on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. He specializes in the police apprehension of the mentally ill, police policies and procedures, police use of excessive force, and jail suicide. He was a part-time police officer for over eight years. He was a consultant and researcher for the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy for over 13 years. He is a trained hostage negotiator and served with a SWAT team. His book, entitled, Law And The Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics, was published in 2009. The book is an examination of the mental health and criminal justice system in Illinois. It includes fieldwork on police apprehension of the mentally ill, hospital emergency rooms, the homeless mentally ill, and mental health screening in jails. His book, entitled, The Militarization of the Police? Ideology Versus Reality, was published in 2019. The book examines the police use of force, and the riots in Ferguson and in Baltimore. In 2018, he published an article entitled, On the Death of Sandra Bland: A Case of Anger and Indifference. He has also published articles on hostage negotiation and terrorism. In 2007, he published a book entitled, The Adventure: The Quest For My Romanian Babies. George Klein taught at Oakton Community College for 43 years. He is a Professor Emeritus.
Jeanne Templeman and Associates
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Social Worker with experience in direct care and professional consulting. Demonstrated leadership and experience in the arenas of health and mental health care, nursing education, program and documentation review. Jeanne has worked in correctional nursing and as a hospice social worker.
Behavioral Health Strategies, Inc.
J. Harold Berberick, Ed.D.
Dr. Berberick is highly experienced as a senior manager in the fields of Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Managed Care and Mental Retardation. He has over 35 years of experience in the field, has worked in both the public and private sectors and has managed large systems of Mental Health and Mental Retardation care in New York and Massachusetts.
Texas Behavioral Health Associates, PLLC
Dr. Roger Vazquez
Dr. Roger Vazquez holds a bachelors in psychology from The University of Texas, a masters in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi as well. Dr. Vazquez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas, as well as nationally certified as a Human Services - Board Certified Practitioner. Dr. Vazquez has worked in various mental health and substance abuse settings and completed his doctoral dissertation on substance abuse treatment. I In academia, Dr. Vazquez has taught psychology and mental health counseling course at the undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching masters-level addiction courses. Dr. Vazquez has served as an expert witness in both federal and county courts, with experience in general litigation consultation, defendant psychological assessment, psychological report writing, ex parte hearings, and courtroom testimony (including direct and cross-examination). Furthermore, Dr. Vazquez has served as the jury foreman on a double homicide trail, giving him the added perspective of being a juror.
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