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 in clinical, civil, and criminal cases. In addition to conducting evaluations, I also 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.

In addition to my private practice, I am a staff psychologist and medical staff member at Patton State Hospital, a 1,500-bed maximum-security forensic psychiatric hospital housing judicially committed patients under the following commitment types: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), Incompetent to Stand Trial, Mentally Disordered Offender, and Mentally Disordered Sex Offender.

As a forensic psychologist at Patton State Hospital, I conduct competency evaluations with criminally committed patients with severe mental illness and cognitive deficits. I routinely conduct psychological evaluations to evaluate patients and determine if they are competent to stand trial, write court reports, and testify in court as an expert witness.

I am also appointed to the Los Angeles Juvenile Court Expert Witness and Competency Panel. 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


Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Malingering
  • 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, Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Evaluations.
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 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: 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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