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Ronald Roberts, PhD

Dr. Roberts has been practicing forensic psychology and neuropsychology for over twenty years. He has been involved in over three thousand forensic cases. He routinely testifies in all local state and federal courts.

Dr Roberts is board certified in forensic psychology by the American College of Forensic Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has earned other distinctions including board certifications is neuropsychology, medical psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, pain management, disability evaluation and psychopharmocology.

Clients include most all major insurance companies, private attorneys, district attorneys, defense attorneys, the State of California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, the State of California Department of Justice and the State Bar of California.

Dr. Roberts evaluates most all types of neuropsychological and psychological injuries and syndromes in both civil and criminal litigation. This includes brain injuries, post traumatic stress, toxic exposure, sexual harassment, discrimination, mental competencies, pain syndromes, and disabilities. He also trains attorneys in the process of questioning mental health professionals in deposition and trial.

Dr. Roberts routinely works on both sides of cases in order to arrive at balanced and fair opinions.

Dr. Roberts has been an independent contractor to fpamed since its inception.

Psychology Licensure: Issued January, 1984
The Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Department of Consumer Affairs, State of California

Educational Background

  • U.S. Army
    • Fort San Houston, San Antonio, Texas: Neuropsychiatric Technician Basic Procedures Course, 1972
    • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Neuropsychiatric Technician, 1972
    • 97th General Army Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany: Neuropsychiatric Technician, 1973-1974
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    Psychology Major, Awarded B.A. in Psychology, 1978

    • Denver Campus, 1975-1976
      • Peer Counselor
      • Vocational counselor
      • Human Sexuality Counselor
    • Boulder Campus, 1977-1978
      • Veterans Counselor
      • Volunteer Intake worker at Boulder Community Mental Health Center

Psychology Graduate School

  • California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, California
    Awarded M.A. in Psychology, July 1980

    • Pre-doctoral internships:
      • 1978-1979: Cabrillio Elementary School, Fremont, CA
      • 1979-1980: Palo Algo Mental Health Center, Palo Alto, CA

    Awarded Ph.D. in Psychology, July 1982

    • Pre-doctoral internships:
      • 1980-1981: The Institute of Epidemiology and Beharioral Medicine, Institutes of Sciences, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
      • 1981-1982: Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco

Post Graduate Training

  • Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Fort Miley, San Francisco, CA
    Nueropsychology Fellowship Training Program: 1982-1983
  • Institute of Epidemiology and Behavioral Medicine, Institutes of Medical Sciences
    Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
    Registered Psychologist, 1982-1983

Current Professional Involvements

PRIVATE PRACTICE: January, 1984 – Present

  • Treatment focus: Rehabilitation of Disabled Individuals.
  • Neuropsychology: Evaluation of Forensic & Clinical problems including brain injury, toxic exposure, mold injury, electrocution, dementia and geriatric conditions, learning disabilities, chronic pain, drug addiction, vocational ability and disability evaluation.
  • Forensic: Brain Injury, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Mental Competency, Mental Capacity, Testamentary Capacity, Sanity (Mens Rea), Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Discrimination.
  • Educational: Seminars for attorneys in Forensic Psychology.  Certified Provider of Continuing Education for the State Bar of California.

Teaching Experience

  • Psychological Assessment Laboratory Instructor, 1980-1982
    California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA
  • Psychological Assessment Laboratory Instructor, 1980-1982
    California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy, San Rafael, CA
  • Psychological Assessment Instructor:  June, 1982 – September 1983
    California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy, San Rafael, CA
  • Neuropsychology Assessment Instructor:  June, 1983 – Sept. 1984
    California Graduate School of Marital and Family Therapy, San Rafael, CA
  • Psychological Assessment Instructor:  September, 1987 – August, 1988
    Center for Psychological Studies, Albany, CA
  • Psychological Assessment Instructor: September 1987 – December, 1988
    Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA
  • Psychological Assessment Instructor: September, 1987 – June, 1989
    California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley and Alameda, CA
  • Forensic Psychology Instructor: Winter, 1996
    San Francisco School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA

Recent Training Seminars

  • EXAMINATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WITTNESSES AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
    San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, 2/22/07.
    California State Department of Transportation, Panel presentation (FPAMED),  9/28/08.
  • “Shrinks” on the Couch: Deposing Mental Health Professionals
    Bar Association of San Francisco, Panel presentation (FPAMED), 9/12/07.
  • THE LAST DANCE: FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC EXPERTISE IN TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY, UNDUE INFLUENCE AND WILL CONTESTS
    Bar Association of San Francisco, Panel presentation (FPAMED), 1/8/08.
  • “Heck of a Job!” Understanding &  Assessing  Emotional Damage Claims in Employment Litigation
    Office of the Attorney General, State of California (Oakland), Panel presentation (FPAMED), 1/9/08.

Past Professional Experience

  • Forensic Psychologist & Neuropsychologist: April, 1984 – April, 1987
    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Inc., Oakland, CA
    Forensic specialization in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law. Primary Focus: Evaluation and Treatment of Disabled Individuals.
  • Consulting Psychologist and Neuropsychologist:1982-1992
    Canyon Manor, Novato, CA
    Sub-Acute and Long Term Psychiatric Care Facility for those with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, major affective disorders and dementias.
  • Consulting Psychologist and Neuropsychologist: 1984-1994
    Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center, San Mateo, CA
    Long term gero-psychiatric care facility for those with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, major affective disorders and dementias.
  • Consulting Psychologist and Neuropsychologist: 1984-1992
    Drake House, Lafayette, CA
    Long Term Treatment Facility for adolescent girls.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association.
    Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology
    Division 41: American Psychology-Law Society
  • Member, Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
  • Member, Society for Personality Assessment.
  • Member, California Psychological Association.
  • Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology.
  • Member, American College of Forensic Psychology.

Board Certification

  • Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapy, 1989.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Consultants, 1992.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Neuropsychology, 1992.
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, 1992.
  • Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and the American College of Law and Psychology, 1994. Diploma Number 4510.
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 1996.
  • Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology of the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register (FPPR), International College of PrPrescribing Psychologists Register, 1997.

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