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 Expert  729894

Expert in Clinical Training, Consultation, Supervision

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
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Expert is a psychologist, teacher, trainer, clinical supervisor, and speaker with over 35 years of human services experience. He is skilled at written and verbal communication with a gift for motivating and empowering. He has 18 years of experience teaching and supervising graduate level counseling students. Expert has 10 years of private practice as a psychologist working with individuals with a variety of needs, and has consulted with a number of non-profit organizations regarding clinical practice and program development. He has developed training curriculum/videos, risk management strategies, and clinical supervision protocols for organizations providing behavioral health and human services including the State of Arizona.

His teaching experience has focused on psychotherapy skills, psychopathology, diagnosis, treatment planning, as well as practicum and internship supervision. In these last courses, the focus of training is on psychotherapy skills as well as complex cognitive skills such as case conceptualization, integration of theoretical approaches, and effective treatment planning. His training experience has included master's level clinicians in the public and private sector, and development of training videos for a large crisis response center. As Clinical Operations director for the AZ State Dept of Behavioral Health, he developed clinical supervision and training protocols and trained state-wide contractors in these areas.


adult psychology


psychological training


psychotherapy training



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   Ed.D.   Counseling Psychology   Northern Arizona University  
1974   M. Div   Theology   St. John's College  
1970   Bachelor of Arts   Philosophy   St. John's College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to






Expert has been self-employed as a psychologist in private practice, adjunct faculty, consultant, clinical supervisor, and public speaker.

2009 to 2010


Crisis Response Network


Clinical Consultant


9 month contract to develop training video's, review clinical policies, evaluate programs, supervise and train master's level supervisors.

2007 to 2009


AZ Dept of Behavioral Health Services


Clinical Operations Director


Develop clinical supervision policy for state contractors, review clinical training programs of state contractors, oversee related programs and supervise directors of those programs.

1996 to 2006


Homebase Youth Services


Clinical Consultant


Consult on clinical programs, staff training and monitoring, program development, risk management, policy and procedure development for homeless shelter, and residential for homeless young adults.

1993 to 2003




Psychologist - Private Practice


Provide psychological services to a adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, on a wide variety of issues.

Career Accomplishments:

American Counseling Association;

Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors.


Licenced Psychologist - AZ;

Approved Clinical Supervisor - National Board of Certified Counselors; Nationally Certified Counselor.


Outstanding Faculty Award - 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to 2009   AZ Dept of Behavioral Health Services   Clinical Operations Director   Expert was in charge of development of a statewide clinical supervision protocol as well as training all state behavioral health contractors in this protocol. He also oversaw related programs and supervised the program managers.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Clinical Consultant – Maricopa Crisis Response Network. Expert provided, on a part-time basis, Staff Enrichment through video series, new hire trainingand mentor training manuals. Train Clinical Supervisors in models/methods of effectiveclinical supervision and train floor supervisors in crisis center management. Provide input to policy development and incorporation of current evidence based practices into agencystandards and appropriate clinical crises skills development of crisis staff.
  • HomeBase Youth Services – shelter for homeless young adults. Expert was contracted to develop and oversee a comprehensive mental health/substance abuse program. He was also responsible for supervision and ongoing training of clinical and line staff. He supervised master and doctoral level counseling interns, staff training,
  • Catholic Charities – Religious and Clergy Assistance Program. Expert was contracted to provide individual counseling, in-services, seminars, workshopson health and well-being for religious men and women of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
  • Thomas J. Pappas School for Homeless – K through 11. Expert was contracted to develop a clinical supervision protocol and supervise master level clinicians and interns working with homeless students.
  • St. Matthew's Catholic School.Expert was contracted to offer ongoing training to faculty on the particular issues involving inner city, hispanic students including: Culture of Poverty, Substance Abuse, Gang Issues, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse. In addition Expert was contracted to provide guidance in classroom management and effective response to classroom disruptions.
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Not proficient, but can manage in a pinch.

Additional Skills and Services:

Developed and Presented:

Adolescents and Substance Abuse - Given to the Physician-Residents at St. Joseph's Hospital

Using the DSM – IV - Given to the clinicians at EMPACT and Catholic Social Services

Dual Relationships and Professional Medical Practice - Given to physicians on staff – St. Joseph's Hospital

Ethics in Professional Practice and Education - Given to the combined faculty of University of Phoenix

Psychological Implications of HIV+Diagnosis: Psychotherapy with HIV Clients Given to physicians, nurses, and social workers at Wyoming Medical Center and Teleconferenced to professionals in a number of towns throughout the state

Ethics and Integrity In Professional Practice - Conference presented to Arizona Mental Health Counselors Cultural Competency and the Workplace - HomeBase Youth Services - All Staff Retreat

Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change

Course Developer: Clinical Supervision Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Advanced Psychopathology Master of Counseling Internship A and B (30 week program)


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