Forensic Neuropsychology

I am a geriatric neuropsychologist with a forensic practice specializing in the assessment of capacity, undue influence, and elder abuse in older adults. This includes the evaluation of testamentary capacity, financial capacity, capacity to make medical decisions, & the capacity to live independently. I specialize in the differential diagnosis of the various forms of dementia and their influence on cognitive ability.  I have also served as an expert witness for issues of undue influence in older adults.

Here is recent article I wrote for the California Psychologist on Testamentary Capacity.  I gave a presentation on capacity evaluations for psychologists at the 2012 California Psychological Association’s annual conference in Monterey.

I also gave a well attended presentation at the 2012 Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) conference at Hastings School of Law on “When It’s Not Alzheimers: A Guide to Other Forms of Dementia and Their Effect on Capacity and Undue Influence.”  My most recent talk was on “The Psychology of Undue Influence” for LAS and their lunchtime talks for MCLE credit.  I was invited to write a chapter on The Assessment of Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence for Forensic Geropsychology: Practice Essentials (APA Publications, in press).

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