Doc’s Vita

Revised 03/08/2020


Clinical and Forensic Psychology
NPI 1619108909
Cage Code: Need to Know (NTK)  Duns No.: NTK  NAICS Code: NTK

1212 F Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone (530) 743-6778

In private practice at this location 40+ years
(still functional office address)

P.O. Box 2550
Marysville, CA 95901

PSC 559 BOX 6654
FPO AP 96377-6654
(Address ended April 30, 2017)


Birth Date: August 1, 1944

Additional Languages: fluent Spanish; limited Russian; HTML

Ph.D.            1975 Brigham Young University
Major:            Counseling Psychology Grade Point Average: 3.8/4.0
Psychotherapeutic Intervention
Psychodiagnostic Examination
Research and Statistical Analysis

Dissertation Title: A study of the effects of videotape modeling and counselor/client interaction upon self-disclosure in initial Personal Assessment Feedback Counseling Interviews.

M.A.            1971 Fresno State College
Major:          Counseling and Guidance Graduate Grade Point Average: 3.8/4.0

B.S.            1969 Brigham Young University
Major:            Psychology
Minor:            Spanish

California: License No. PSY 5399 (continuous since 03/1978)

Member American Psychological Association
Malpractice Insurance: TRUST Risk Management Services
Policy Number: Request if needed

Independent private psychological practice since November 1978 until present with tasks including psychotherapy, behavioral education, and forensic work. Excluding time spent as contract psychologist/IBHC for US Navy in Okinawa Japan (as noted below).

January 2019 to present (August 2021), Continued private practice in forensic psychology.

July 2018 to January 2019, Contract with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Stockton, CA California Health Care Facility (CHCF).

May 2015 to April 2017, Contract with US Navy: Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant (IBHC), Okinawa, Japan. Behavioral services with Marines and Sailors. Camp Hansen.

September 2012 to September 2013, Contract Psychologist
Camp Foster US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan providing: Psychotherapeutic service to military personnel (including Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and families) stationed Okinawa, Japan. Services provided as part of the mental health team in the Naval Hospital.

March 2010 to March 2012:
40 hours/week at Sacramento State Prison, working in the mental health services system. Direct services to inmates including case management, counseling, group teaching, support services, psychological evaluations.

January 1979 to Present (except time in Okinawa), Private Practice:
Psychotherapy Practice: Adult, adolescent, child. Family/parenting issues, substance abuse, anger management, marital conflict, individual issues.

January 2006 to present (except time in Okinawa):
90% of time in forensic work in California performing psychological evaluations as noted below.

Forensic Practice:
Children’s Protective Service parental needs and/or termination of parental rights, PC (Penal Code) 288.1 (sexual molest), PC 1368 (competency to stand trial), PC 1026 (sanity), W&I (Welfare & Institutions Code) 3051 (substance addiction), dangerousness, psychopathy. Generally court appointed. Also privately retained. Began Forensic Practice in 1978 and continued to present (except for time in Okinawa.) Requests from both the court and from private attorneys. Several thousand psycho-legal reports. Testified over 200 times.

November 2007 to February 2009 performed Lifer Exams for the California Board of Parole Hearings (ceased because BPH no longer used contractors).

July 2007 to December 2007:
Independent contractor working 20 hrs/week at Wasco State Prison, Wasco, CA in mental health department. Continued forensic private practice while at this prison.
Previously have done exams for Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Family Law (custody/visitation).

Qualified as expert to testify in Superior Courts of Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Butte, Sacramento, Placer, Nevada, Sierra and Shasta Counties in California. Primarily in Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, and Butte counties.

September 1974 to December 1978:
Psychologist (Clinical/counseling duties). Director, Children’s Services. Mohave Mental Health Clinic, Kingman, AZ 84601.
Primary Duties (Kingman): Therapeutic intervention with child, adolescent, adult, family, marital problems. Individual and group therapy. Medication supervision under direction of psychiatrist. Psychometric examination and consultation to child protective agencies, superior and juvenile court, public schools, hospital. Secondary Duties (Kingman): Substance abuse (drugs/alcohol) rehabilitation sheltered care facility. Administration: Program development of Children’s Service Program. Work responsibilities included Hualapai Indian Reservation. Psychological education with professional and community groups on child abuse, parenting, child development, learning disabilities, psychological testing, and rape.

September 1974 to May 1975:
Evening instructor, Mohave Community College. Bullhead City, AZ. Psychology classes.

Familiar with and regularly use the following psychological testing materials:

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III)
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Format (MMPI-2 RF)
Hare Psychopathic Check List-Revised
Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A)
High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ)
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS)
Parent Stress Index-Fourth Edition (PSI-4)
Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI)
Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)
Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS)
Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial-Revised (ECST-R)
MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication (MacCat-CR)
Evaluating Juvenile’s Adjudicative Competence
Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scale (R-CRAS) (sanity issues)
Multiphasic Sex Inventory II (MSI II)
Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20)
Static 99 Revised (for sex offense issues)
Historical Clinical Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) (violence potential)
Familiar with numerous other testing materials but used less frequently



11/17 Negative Response Bias and Malingering Neurocognitive Dysfunctions (4 hrs)
11/13 Assessment and Management of Violence Risk (7 hrs)
11/14 Assessing Civil Capacities (7 hrs)
11/15 Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychological Practice (7 hrs)
11/16 Clinical Neuropsychology for the Forensic Psychologist (7 hrs)


02/26 Suicide Prevention: New Interventions that Work (6 hrs)

12/12 Law and Ethics (6 hrs)
12/12 – 12/17 Evolution of Psychotherapy – Full Conference (26.5 hrs)

01/12 No Fear Act – Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (0 CEU hrs)
01/16 Active Shooter: What You Can Do (0 hrs)
01/28 Making Sense of the Complexities of Trauma (6 CEU hrs)
02/07 HIPPA and Privacy Act Training (0 hrs)
02/17 Prevention of Unauthorized Commitments (0 hrs)
02/18 Indetifying and Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) (0 hrs)

06/05 DoD Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting
08/19 Combating Trafficking In Persons (CTIP) (0 hrs)
11/07 Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers (3 hrs)
12/21 Antiterrorist Awareness Training (0 hrs)
12/30 Diversity All-Hands Training (0 hrs)

05/07 Eval of Feigning in Forensic Examinations 7 hrs.
05/08 MMPI-2 RF Advanced Workshop for Forensic Evaluations 7 hrs
05/09 Criminal Competencies 7 hrs
05/11 Advanced Threat Assessment and Management   7 hrs

07/30 Law and Ethics for Practicing Psychologist 7hrs
08/01 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD 4 hrs
08/02 Understanding the DSM-5 4 hrs
08/03 Improving Executive Functioning Post-TBI 7 hrs.

06/26 Law and Ethics – High risk patients 4 hrs
06/24 Law and Ethics – Daily practice 4 hrs
06-20 Forensic Evaluation in Miranda Waiver & Coerced Confessions 7 hrs
06/21 Competency to Stand Trial & Criminal Responsibility 7 hrs
06/22 Violence Risk Assessment 7 hrs
06/21 Psychopathy in the Court Room 4 hrs