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Expert in Bipolar Disorder, Mental Illness, Addictions, Schizophrenia, Behavioral Issues and Work

Expert ID: 731838 Florida, USA

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Expert is a noted expert in bipolar disorder. He is the author of the bestselling book (undisclosed). He's educated about bipolar disorder with The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, The Salvation Army and Eli Lilly. He has also spoken about bipolar in the media on Oprah.com, CNN, Life and Style Magazine, and BP Magazine. He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and worked for many years as a psychotherapist. The expert does consult and is the CEO of a leading resource to educate about bipolar disorder.

He consulted for several legal cases where clients faced issues due to mental illness or addiction. The expert also helped for workers comp and disability cases. The US Equal Opportunity Commission has had him speak to their group educating about the importance of the rights of those with mental illness.

He is an expert at issues relating to custody, criminal insanity, how mental illness impacts the law, health, careers, and relationships. His work with addiction is also strong in helping understand how these issues impact situations.

He has done numerous work with healthcare companies including a national educational media tour, teaching sales reps about the importance of mental health, and discussing the importance of proper care for those with these issues. Lawyers have retained him to do assessments and provide professional opinions of the client facing legal issues. These have ranged from clients who have a mental illness or addiction and are facing legal problems. These range from committing bodily harm, crimes on the job, losing a position, ability to work and custody cases. He has been hired to explain in a legal way how the mind of someone with mental illness or addiction is different than someone who is mentally competent.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: MSW Subject: Social Work Institution: Adelphi University
Year: 2001 Degree: BA Subject: Social Work Institution: New York Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Executive Responsibilities: He is the CEO of the leading online resource for those impacted by bipolar disorder. He also speaks internationally about bipolar at numerous organizations, businesses, and legal groups. Many high-level executives use his consulting services.
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: CEO Department: Executive Responsibilities: He lead and built the largest organization for families and individuals with bipolar disorder. Expert ran groups, spoke at many organizations and was a frequent media contributor.
Years: 2003 to 2007 Employer: Suzanne Wachtel Therapy Title: Therapist Department: Counseling Responsibilities: He provided counseling for those facing bipolar, depression, addictions and work related problems. The practice was one of the largest providing therapy in the Long Island area.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2013 to 2013 Agency: EEOC Role: Educator Description: He educated about the rights of those with mental illness in the workplace.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
NAMI, DBSA, NASW
Licenses / Certifications
CSW, Certified Coach
Awards / Recognition
He has been given numerous honors about educating about mental illness.
Medical / Professional
He has had internships at psychiatric hospitals, youth centers, rehab clinics and mental health facilities.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published hundreds of articles, media appearances and scientific presentations about mental illness. He's the author of three bestselling books and has 2 more about to be released.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has helped clients when they faced legal issues due to mental illness. This includes clients who had stolen from their employer, faced unfair dismissal, workers compensation, committed crimes, and custody cases. Expert is a respected expert in these situations due to his years of experience, published books and experience understanding these often complex situations.
Training / Seminars
He has given training about mental health to over 400,000 people. This includes doing trainings for Eli Lilly, The Salvation Army, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and many others.
Vendor Selection
He has helped develop a network of organizations and experts in related fields.
Marketing Experience
He is also an expert in using technology to understand these complex issues. His business Bipolar Online is a leading resource in the area of mental health and technology. He is also a leading expert in understanding the complex relationship of mental illness and addiction.
Other Relevant Experience
He is a noted public speaker and is terrific at explaining information in a clear and confident manner. Expert comes from a family with his dad and uncle both being experienced attorneys. This has helped him understand how to present information and reports in a legal manner.

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