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.

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Alberto M. Goldwaser, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.AForensic Psychiatric Associates LLC
Alberto M. Goldwaser, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A
Morristown, NJ
Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in General Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. He has been named as a "Distinguished Life Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association - a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry." Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, Military, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in many states. He offers Independent Medical Examinations and Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense.

George Klein, Ph.D, Professor EmeritusOakton Community College
George Klein, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus
Northbrook, IL
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.

Sanjay AdhiaSanjay Adhia, M.D. Forensic Psychiatrist
Sanjay Adhia
Houston, TX
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Dr. Adhia is triple Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry consulting and testifying in civil, criminal, military and probate cases. Recent cases include date rape (DFSA), sexual assault, matricide, and medical malpractice between treater and patient, toxicity in transplant patient and evaluating PTSD in victims of human trafficking. Dr. Adhia is skilled in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans for anxiety and depression disorders, PTSD, medication, drug, and alcohol addiction. Dr. Adhia has served on the faculties of University of Texas Health and Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Psychiatry. In 2019, Dr. Adhia was appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Governor's Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments. Prior to private practice, Dr. Adhia conducted evaluations and treatment in a maximum security correctional facility requiring his skill in diagnosing and treating severe psychotic disorders and Impulse disorders; he treated psychosis with hallucination and delusional disorders, and schizophrenia. Psychiatric conditions among offenders were often combined with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Dr. Adhia conducts forensic evaluations with Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network assessing victims of human trafficking, kidnapping, false imprisonment and undue influence. His skill in diagnosing PTSD is an asset in this setting. Dr. Adhia is experienced in institutional standards of care and medical malpractice in hospital and institutional settings with application to private treatment, rehab or senior care.

J. Harold Berberick, Ed.D.Behavioral Health Strategies, Inc.
J. Harold Berberick, Ed.D.
Foxborough, MA
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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.

Jeanne TemplemanJeanne Templeman and Associates
Jeanne Templeman
Sacramento, CA
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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.

Dr. Roger VazquezTexas Behavioral Health Associates, PLLC
Dr. Roger Vazquez
Richmond, TX
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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.

Monica ArgumedoMonica Argumedo, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist
Monica Argumedo
Park Ridge, IL
Monica M. Argumedo, M.D. is a Board-Certified Forensic and Clinical Psychiatrist (ABPN) in practice for over 15 years. Dr. Argumedo has testified about her forensic opinions in more than 40 cases in open court. Dr. Argumedo has rendered forensic opinions in many dozens more cases that settle without need for a trial. She has extensive experience with standard of care in hospitals and mental health care clinics and is an expert in standard of care and medical-malpractice litigation. She renders opinions in civil litigation and criminal jurisdiction and works extensively in HR private administrative matters.


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