Emin Gharibian, Psy.D.

Dr. Emin Gharibian, Psy.D.

Forensic Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Verdugo Psychological Associates
2930 Foothill Blvd
La Crescenta , CA 91214
Office: 818-253-1161
Introduction

I am a clinical psychologist specializing in Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology with over 10 years of experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. I completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University.

My training and experience have been in psychological and neuropsychological assessments in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, forensic hospitals, and correctional facilities.

I specialize in providing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, complications from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussions, learning disabilities, ADHD, and PTSD.

I also specialize in forensic psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for immigration hearings, civil and criminal competency, personal injury, worker's compensation, and fitness for duty. I provide consultation services to personal injury and worker's compensation attorneys on psychological and neuropsychological related matters.

I have completed several hundred psychological and neuropsychological evaluations in criminal, civil, and clinical cases. I have also testified as an expert and served as a consultant for the defense and prosecution in state and federal court, including military court-martials.

I am appointed to the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court Expert Witness and Competency Panel and conduct psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for attorneys and the court for criminal proceedings for mental health diversion and mitigation, violence risk, and competency to stand trial.

In addition to my private practice, I am a forensic psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I conduct psychological evaluations to evaluate patients for violence risk and determine if they meet the criteria to be committed to a state hospital, write court reports, and testify in court as an expert witness.

I am also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychology and Law Society.

Areas of Forensic Expertise:

Personal Injury
Independent Medical Evaluations
Worker's Compensation
Fitness for Duty
Police Officer Pre-Employment Evaluations
Immigration Cases
Diminished Capacity
Violence Risk Assessments
Mitigating Factors in Criminal Cases
Civil Capacity (Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Contractual Capacity)
Symptom Validity/ Malingering
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Neuropsychology
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Concussions
Neurocognitive Impairment from Substance Use
Complications from stroke
Dementia
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Learning Disabilities
ADHD
Sexual Harassment
Discrimination
Alcohol-Induced Blackout
Alcohol Myopia


Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Malingering
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorder/Disability
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personal Injury
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychology
  • Sanity/Competency to Stand Trial
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Two Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology, Fielding Graduate University; Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology; M.A., California School of Professional Psychology; B.A., California State University: Northridge
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: I'm a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychology and Law Society.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 100.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Competency to Stand Trial, Violence Risk Assessment, Mitigating Factors in Criminal Defense Cases, Traumatic Brain Injury/ Concussion, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, ADHD, Malingering/ Symptom Validity, Fitness for Duty, Testamentary Capacity, Independent Medical Evaluations, Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Evaluations, Alcohol-Induced Blackout, and Alcohol Myopia.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 4-6
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: I am appointed to the L.A. Juvenile Court Expert Witness Panel and Competency Panel.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 10-15
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 4 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: In addition to conducting evaluations, I also provide consultation services to personal injury and worker's compensation attorneys on psychological and neuropsychological related matters.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact for rates.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact for rates.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact for rates.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact for rates.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: A detailed fee schedule can be provided upon request. Please contact for rates.


References

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