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 Expert  727444

Expert in Internet Addiction, Cyber Psychology; Computer, Internet, & Technology Behavior; Cybersex


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
USA
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Expert is one of the world's leading experts in the areas of Internet Addiction and Compulsive Internet use. Additionally, he has written and lectured internationally on the areas of how technology impacts our lives and how to manage technology in modern living. He has functioned as a general expert and defense witness to legal counsel. He has been involved in over 25 cases thus far and has written, researched, and lectured internationally on this area for the last 12 years, including one of the earliest books on the topic, entitled "Virtual Addiction" and has authored numerous professional articles, papers, and book chapters.

Expert is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on Internet addiction and Internet Behavior and serves as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine. Expert personally evaluates and/or treats patients for compulsive Internet use, especially around sexual or pornographic issues. He may review case files and documents and offer his expert opinion relating to computer or Internet behavior/addiction for purposes of assisting in constructing a defense. He frequently consults with patients and counsel on background research and issues relating to computer, Internet, and digital media technology abuse and addiction. He has been helpful in numerous cases in helping achieve a reduction or elimination of sentences (both in treatment cases and also as an expert) as well as ameliorating the stressful effects of the legal process for patients. He has also been helpful in the treatment of a variety of these conditions, as he works primarily as a practicing psychologist with a specialty in general addictions and sex addiction treatment. Expert's greatest strength as a witness is that he is primarily a practicing clinician treating patients, but is also an expert on these issues and can speak to them both theoretically and from a practical perspective.

Key areas of testimony and expert witness work: 1) Viewing, downloading and forwarding/distributing child-pornographic images. 2) Cases resulting in the arrest of individuals for allegedly intending to, or attempting to, meet minor children for sexual purposes. 3) Cases where Internet use or abuse is part of a divorce proceeding. 4) Cases where individuals are terminated for Internet abuse in the workplace. 5) Problems in the workplace due to violation of Internet and computer use policies.

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compulsive sexual behavior

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internet addiction

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pornography

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pornography addiction

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sexual addiction

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video game


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1986   Ph.D.   Psychology   Texas Tech University  
1980   MA   Counseling   New York University  
1978   BA   Psychology   Ramapo College of New Jersey   honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction

 

Owner/ Director

 

Expert is the foundner and director of both the clinical treatment programs dealing with Internet and technology addiction/problems and also runs the general clincial treatment center dealing with a variety of mental health issues and concerns. Conducts research, writes, publishes, presents nationally and internationally and lectures on the topic of Internet and Technology behavior and addiction. Provides consultation to businesses on the areas of managing technology.

1987 to 2005

 

Psychological Health Associates, LLC

 


 

Founding Partner

 

Founded and developed a large multi-disiplinary mental health treatment center; provided direct clinical treament services, handled contracting and marketing, conducted research, presented at conferences, helped manage staff of approximately 20 doctors and therapists and support staff.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Past-President, CT State Psychological Association; Member/Fellow CT Psychological Association; Member, American Psychological Association

Licenses/Certifications

Licensed psychologist New York # 009628 Connecticut # 001399 Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, Connecticut, #000558 Certificate of Proficiency in Addictions, APA College of Professional Psychology #AD001519; National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #40025; Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology #3443

Professional Appointments

Hospital staff, Hartford Hospital & St. Francais Hospital; Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of CT, School of Medicine

Awards/Recognition

1999 Recipient of the American Psychological Association's “Heiser Presidential Award for Professional Psychology Advocacy”.

Professional Practice Award, CT Psychological Association;

1995 Recipient of the “Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Connecticut,” presented by the Connecticut Psychological Association.

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia

Residency/Fellowship; Virginia Commonwealth University and Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown, CT


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has Approximately 12 Publications (including 1 book on Internet Addiction) and 50 Professional presentations.


Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
When serving as legal consultant/expert witness his work typically involves five (5) areas of Internet and Computer Behavior:

1) Viewing, downloading and forwarding/distributing child-pornographic images. 2) Cases resulting in the arrest of individuals for allegedly intending to, or attempting to, meet minor children for sexual purposes. 3) Cases where Internet use or abuse is part of a divorce proceeding. 4) Cases where individuals are terminated for Internet abuse in the workplace. 5) Problems in the workplace due to violation of Internet and computer use policies.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert is one of earliest pioneers in the emerging field of CyberPsychology and Internet addiction; he has written one of the earliest book s on the topic, entitled "Virtual Addiction" and has authored numerous professional articles, papers, and book chapters. He has been on the cutting edge for the last 15 years in this new and exciting field.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has taught and conducted over 50 (fifty) seminars and workshops on the areas of Internet Addiction, Technology in the workplace, Sexual Addiction, and the Impact of Technology on modern living.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has provided training and consultation to several community and governmental agencies on the areas of technology and its impact.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is considered a general expert in the area of mental health and clinical psychology and can speak to issues on general addiction, depression, anxiety, especially post-traumatic stress disorder.

With specific regard to legal consulting, he can be helpful in case/defense planning, witness preparation, and jury selection.


 

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