Psychology Independent Medical Examiner Listings

Welcome to the SEAK National Directory of Independent Medical Examiners. The Psychology Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions, return to work evaluations, or fitness for duty exams to evaluate the extent of disability, permanent impairment or injuries.

James S Angelos, PhD James S. Angelos, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Santa Barbara, California
Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams

Elisse Blinder, PhD Forensic Med Group

Azusa, California
Psychology Independent Medical Exams - PTSD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, employer-employee conflict, discrimination, harassment, work related disability, cognitive evaluation, competency, workers’ compensation and malingering.
Dr. Blinder is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport, (B.A., 1975) New York University (M.A., 1977) and the California School of Professional Psychology (PhD., 1988). With over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, she has been medical-legal forensic practice, the latter spanning the last two decades. In addition to her forensic training and experience, she brings a depth of psychoanalytic work, which informs her perspective and understanding of the human condition. Dr. Blinder has evaluated a multitude of individuals whose claims involve their being both a Workers’ Compensation Applicant and a Civil Litigation Plantiff, producing hundreds of QME and AME reports. She is approachable and easily establishes a rapport with the individual being evaluated so that necessary details and considerations fully emerge. She easily sees the perspectives involved and can present arguments cogently; Her evaluations are therefore comprehensive,thorough, clini...

Applied Psychology Services / Dan Whitehead, Ph.D.

All Areas of Southern California, California
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Focused, Objective and Timely Psychology and Neuropsychology Evaluation Services. I have served as IME & AME in many complex Neuropsychological and Psychological disability cases. I also served in the California Workers Compensation system as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) in Psychology and Neuropsychology from 1996 to 2018. Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners. Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialities-Neuropsychology.

Teo Ernst, Psy.D., QME, ABPP Teo Ernst Psychological Services Inc.

San Francisco, California
Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Trauma, Employment Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse, Severe Mental Illness, Threat Assessment, Chronic Pain, Psychosomatic Disorders.
Dr. Ernst is a clinical and forensic psychologist, licensed in California and Washington State, who specializes in the assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Ernst is board certified in forensic psychology and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst chose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. Dr. Ernst has extensive experience assessing occupational impairment, fitness for duty, threat assessment, disability, work restrictions, and occupational injury. Dr. Ernst is a member of the Criminal Panel of Psychiatric and Psychological Experts for multiple superior courts and is a certified Qualified Medical Evaluator for the California Department of Industrial Relations. His past professional experiences including providing treatment and expert testimony as a member of medical staff of Napa State Hospital, and completing VA forensic evaluations on ve...

Pamela J. Hall, PhD Forensic Med Group

Azusa, California
Psychology Independent Medical Exams - PTSD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, emotional sequelae to chronic pain, employer-employee conflict, fitness for duty, discrimination, harassment, work related disability, cognitive evaluation, competency, malingering, divorce and custody.
Pamela J. Hall, Ph.D, QME, has experience with 4000+ Medical Legal evaluations and 1000+IMO's performed for the Department of Veteran's Affairs Benefits Division since 2008; 25+ Qualified Medical Evaluation and reports for the California's Division of Workers' Compensation since 2014, and unknown numbers of cognitive and competency evaluations for military families and their impacted loved ones since 1984. Additionally, Dr. Hall has experience mediating Employer-Employee relations, providing Sexual Harassment and other workplace training and interventions subsequent to Workplace Violence events since 1986

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc.

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Sexual violence, PTSD, trauma, injury, disability, psychological trauma, mental health, depression, domestic violence, stalking, violence, homicide, postpartum mental illness

David P. Pingitore, PhD

Oakland, California
Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams - Cognitive Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Assessment of Symptom Magnification/Malingering, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fitness for Duty. Board Certified in Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michigan State University Visiting Scholar/NIMH Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Aimee V Vickers Sanchez

Fresno, California
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Psychological and neuropsychological assessment encompassing a wide range of disorders across the lifespan, including brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementias, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, psychiatric conditions, and many others. Well-versed in disability, rehabilitation, and workers compensation. Have been a California QME since 2005, in the specialty areas of Psychology and Neuropsychology.
Dr. Vickers Sanchez is a California School of Professional Psychology (1999) and Fielding Graduate Institute/Fellow (2007) trained Consulting Neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in California since 2005, although she has worked in psychological and neuropsychological assessment since 1997. Her clinical training has been in both the public, inpatient, and forensic arenas, working with, psychiatric, brain injured, disability, pediatric, and with adult forensic populations. Dr. Sanchez has completed specialized training in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the doctoral, internship and post-doctoral levels, in accordance with guidelines set forth for the practice of Neuropsychology by the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Sanchez has two physical locations: Fresno and Bakersfield California. She also regularly travels to evaluate complex specialty med-legal cases throug...

Emily Ziegler Positive Change Counseling Center

La Mesa, California
Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Qualified Medical Examinations, Compensation and Pension Examinations, assessment and diagnosis of mood, thought, and personality disorders, violence risk assessment, disability, malingering, PTSD, and substance abuse.
As a forensic psychologist, I have extensive experience in the diagnosis and assessment of mood, thought, and personality disorders. I began my career assessing and providing treatment to recently paroled high-risk sex offenders and, since then, have become adept at understanding the interplay between the most common forensic issues; namely, substance abuse, personality disorder, malingering, and sequela from physical/sexual trauma. I provide expert testimony regarding violence risk for individuals with severe psychiatric conditions and also participate in depositions. I am a Qualified Medical Examiner for the California Department of Industrial Relations and, in that capacity, provide full-battery assessments in cases of an alleged industrially-related psychiatric injury. I also have experience assessing veterans where service-connection is disputed. I aim to provide thorough, accurate, and transparent reader-friendly reports and am able to so on a tight deadline. While profe...

Alan J Harris

Jacksonville, Florida
Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams - 30 years experience performing IME's for: MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL CIVIL/FORENSIC Workers Compensation Psychological Autopsy Personal Injury Violence Risk Disability Determination Employee Threat Assessment Vocational Capability Employee Fitness for Duty Pain and Suffering Malingering Malingering & Deception Alcohol and Drug Abuse
I am happy to discuss a case with the referring source prior to the actual referral to determine if your needs and my expertise are a good fit. I administer a battery of sophisticated psychological tests to substantiate the findings and to rule out manufactured or malingered allegations.

Ray S. Kim, Ph.D. Patrick J. Kennelly, Ph.D. and Associates

Schaumburg, Illinois
Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Disability Determination, Fitness for Duty, Malpractice, Malingering, Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Abuse.
Dr. Kim has the education, experience, knowledge, and skill to meet your forensic psychological needs. He is an experienced Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has conducted numerous psychological evaluations for both criminal and civil court proceedings. Dr. Kim is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services. He has expertise in the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation, disability determination, malpractice, malingering, and PTSD. His credentials include: Board Registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Provider, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.

Timothy D. McManus, Psy.D, ABN, ABPP-RP Ingalls Hospital

Palos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Practice focused upon Neuropsychological services for adults, geriatrics and children as well as Rehabilitation Psychology Services for chronic pain patients and patients with PTSD. Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, IME's, and Consultations. Medical Records Review. Mild Head Injury, Workman's Compensation, and Personal Injury cases assessed.

David D Nowell, Ph.D. Nowell Neuropsychological Services, Inc.

Worcester, Massachusetts
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Assessment of emotional and cognitive functioning and of cooperation and motivation.

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology Independent Medical Exams - I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of auto accident trauma. PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

Joseph Tracy

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Dr. Tracy carries out comprehensive neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for a wide range of neurologic disorders, aimed at objective determination of the presence of bona fide versus malingered neurologic or psychiatric disorders. He has over 20 years of experience in the field. Assessments include but are not limited to the testing of intelligence (IQ), memory, attention, executive function, learning, motor, visual-spatial, language skills, behavioral/emotional/psychiatric status,
Professor Director, Neuropsychology Division Director, Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Laboratory

Robert E. Daley, PhD

New Hyde Park, New York
Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Disability Determination, Fitness for Duty Evaluation, Post-traumatic Stress, Law Enforcement Issues

Khaya Eisenberg, PsyD

Brooklyn, New York
Psychology Independent Medical Exams

Thomas E Myers TMyers Neuropsychology

Plainview, New York
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - I have extensive training in the neuropsychological evaluation of children and adults of all ages. I completed an internship in Neurorehabilitation at Rusk Rehabilitation, New York University Langone Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Stony Brook University Hospital. I currently work as a pediatric neuropsychologist at a Hospital and have an independent practice primarily conducting clinical and independent neuropsychological/psychological evaluations

Shawn K Acheson, PhD Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Sylva, North Carolina
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Clinical Neuropsychologist serving the piedmont and western North Carolina. Expertise in neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, pseudo-seizures, and psychogenic movement disorders.
Dr. Acheson is a Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center where he also completed his neuropsychology residency and post-doctoral fellowship training. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Neuroscience, and Lead Psychologist in the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. In 2017 he transitioned to a research consultant with colleagues at Duke and now provides full-time clinical and forensic neuropsychological services in western North Carolina. However, he remains available throughout central and western NC for consultation. In his role as a member of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law, Dr. Acheson performed neuropsychological evaluations and record reviews in the service of civil and criminal court proceedings; fitness for duty; workers comp; and issues surrounding competency (e.g., stand trial / medical decision making / financial decision making / independent livin...

BARON CRESPO, Psy.D, MS, ClinPharm MODERN PSYCHOLOGIST NETWORK

Temple, Texas
Forensic Psychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Disability Examinations & Consultation for Mental Health & Psychological Evaluations -Independent Medical Exams(IME) -Veterans Compensation and Pension Examinations (C&P) -Nexus Letters -Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ) -Medical File Reviews -Short & Long-Term Reviews/Appeals -Utilization Reviews -Standard of Care Reviews All Services also Available in Spanish.
Disability Exams: Short & Long-Term Reviews/Appeals VA Compensation and Pension Examinations (C&P) -Initial Mental Disorders (IMD) Examination -Initial Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) Examination -Gulf War General Medical Examination -Medical Aggravation & Disability Opinions -Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ) -Nexus Letters Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluations -SSI Disability Evaluations -Medicare & Medicaid Mental Health Waivers/ Eligibility

William J Holden, PhD Professional Evaluation & Therapy Services

Austin, Texas
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations of children, adults and geriatrics for brain related disorders including stroke, head injury, dementia, developmental delays ADHD/LD, anoxic/hypoxic events and neuropsychiatric conditions including post-traumatic stress and personal injury sequela. Records review and assessment of symptom validity and malingering. Over 20 years of experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations and IMEs.

Sharna L Wood, Ph.D. Assess Texas

Cleburne, Texas
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Psychological and neuropsychological assessment encompassing a wide range of disorders, including brain injury, organic brain disorders, dementias, MVC, TBI, mTBI, PTSD, and many others. Well-versed in disability, rehabilitation, and ERISA. Testified 14 times in deposition, bench, and jury trials since June 2014.
Dr. Sharna Wood is a SEAK-trained consulting neuropsychologist who has independently practiced in Texas since 2009, although she has worked in psychological and neuropsychological assessment since 2001. Her clinical training was primarily in the public hospital system in Fort Worth, but she experienced a wide variety of training settings, including neurocognitive rehabilitation and rural outreach. Her professional career includes several faculty and director positions in the areas of psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Wood’s professional affiliations include the National Alliance of Professional Providers of Psychology, where she serves on the administrative board and as associate editor of The Clinical Practitioner. She is also a member of Aerospace Medical Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Wood is currently training for boarding in medical psychology through the American Board of Medical Psychology. Dr. Wood has two physical locations: Cleburne ...

Vivian L Begali, PsyD, LCP, FACPN-ABN, ABPP Independent Practice

North Chesterfield, Virginia
Neuropsychology Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Dr. Begali is a licensed clinical psychologist and double board certified. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in the treatment and neuropsychological assessment of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients with neurological conditions (dementia, concussion/TBI, stroke, MS), psychiatric (PTSD, depression, anxiety), medical, work injury, and chronic pain syndromes.
Dr. Vivian Begali is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. She provides clinical care and neuropsychological assessments, IMEs, peer reviews, forensic neuropsychological evaluations for diagnostic and disability determination, cognitive capacity related to competency, fitness for duty, readiness to return to work, and neuropsychological consultation. IMEs include case review; record review; consultation; and measurement of neurocognitive and psychological/psychiatric status, mood, personality, attention/concentration, mental status, and validity/effort/response bias and credibility. Opinions are provided regarding differential diagnosis, neurocognitive status and prognosis, etiology, functionality, and treatment planning. Evaluations are conducted in a private practice office in Midlothian or Glen Allen, VA.

Teo Ernst Psy.D., QME, ABPP

Renton, Washington
Forensic Psychiatry Independent Medical Exams, Psychology Independent Medical Exams - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Trauma, Employment Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse, Severe Mental Illness, Threat Assessment, Chronic Pain, Psychosomatic Disorders.
Dr. Ernst specializes in the assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and psychological trauma. Licensed in California and Washington State, he is a board certified forensic psychologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and a member of the clinical faculty in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. As a trauma expert, Dr. Ernst choose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in PTSD at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital. In addition to specializing in the assessment of PTSD, Dr. Ernst has extensive experience assessing fitness for duty, threat assessment, disability, work restrictions, and occupational injury. Dr. Ernst is currently a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the California Department of Industrial Relations and a subject matter expert for the QME pre-test panel. He is a member of the forensic evaluator panels for the Superior Courts of Alameda and Contra Costa County. His past professional experiences including p...
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