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

Expert ID: 727444 Connecticut, 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, 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.

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 - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/ Director Department: The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction Responsibilities: 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.
Years: 1987 to 2005 Employer: Psychological Health Associates, LLC Title: Founding Partner Department: Responsibilities: 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
Internship, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia

Residency/Fellowship; Virginia Commonwealth University and Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown, CT
Publications and Patents Summary
He has Approximately 12 publications (including 1 book on Internet addiction) and 50 professional presentations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
When he serves as legal consultant/expert witness, Expert's work typically involves 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.
Training / Seminars
Expert has taught and conducted over 50 seminars and workshops on the areas of Internet Addiction, Technology in the workplace, Sexual Addiction, and the Impact of Technology on modern living.
Vendor Selection
He has provided training and consultation to several community and governmental agencies on the areas of technology and its impact.
Marketing Experience
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 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.
Other Relevant Experience
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.

Fields of Expertise

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