Mark D. Lerner

Dr. Mark D. Lerner

Lerner Psychological Services, P.C. — Emotional Distress / Emotional Damages / Fitness for Duty / Fitness to Practice
150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 102
Melville, NY 11747
Office: 631-385-7551

Dr. Mark Lerner is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in New York with over 35 years of experience. He specializes in proving and disproving claims of significant or egregious emotional distress. Dr. Lerner has decades of experience serving as an expert witness.

There is virtually no limit to the amount a jury may award for egregious emotional distress & pain and suffering. Dr. Lerner works with plaintiff or defense counsel with:

1. Forensic Evaluations,
2. Psych Record Reviews, &
3. Psychotherapy & Reports.

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Areas of Expertise
  • Disability
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Malingering
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychology
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • Stress

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: EDUCATION Ph.D., Clinical and School Psychology
APA Approved Program
Hofstra University, 1988
Doctoral Dissertation: Perceptions of Desirable Characteristics of Psychotherapists
and Perceived Satisfaction and Efficacy of Psychotherapy © 1988

M.A., School Psychology
Hofstra University, 1986

B.A., Dual Major in Psychology & Speech Arts and Sciences (with honors)
Hofstra University, 1985

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS Licensed Psychologist - N.Y. # 010351
Certified School Psychologist - N.Y. Permanent: # 058 54 2242

Board Certified Forensic Examiner
Board Certified in Forensic Medicine
Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: HONORS/AFFILIATIONS Completed M.A. and Ph.D. in only 2½ years
Psi Chi - Psychology Honor Society, Chapter President
Sigma Pi - Speech Honor Society
Hofstra University Psychology Club - President
American Psychological Association - Member
American Academy of Police Psychology, Inc. – Member, Board of Governors
American Board of Mental Health Specialists – Founding Member, Clinical Board
Crisis Care Network, Inc. - Member, Board of Advisors
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation - Organizational Affiliation
Nassau County Executive's Youth Violence Task Force - Member
Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention (Oxford University Press), Member, Editorial Board
Expert Consultant, United Nations Department of Safety & Security Faculty
Spearheaded an Emotional Wellness Initiative for Walgreens Corporate
Chairman & CEO, National Center for Emotional Wellness
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: • Emotional Distress Claims
• Author and Creator of Acute Traumatic Stress Management™
• Evaluation and Treatment with Survivors of Traumatic Events
• Crisis Intervention/Crisis Response/Disaster Response
• Organizational Crisis Management
• Workplace, School and University Crisis Prevention and Response
• Psychological and Mental Health Document Review
• Forensic Traumatology
• Providing Testimony as an Expert Witness
• Clinical Supervision of Psychotherapists
• Police, Fire, and EMS Psychology
• Media Psychology: Traumatic Stress & Emotional Wellness
• International Traumatic Stress Consulting & Emotional Wellness Consulting

See for extensive list of speaking and consulting experiences.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Never
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dozens
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Emotional Distress, Traumatic Stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Police Psychology
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Dozens
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last year
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Dozens
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Dozens
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30+
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Psych Record Reviews, Forensic Psychological Evaluations, Psychotherapy & Comprehensive reports.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial case consultation is complimentary.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $600. +
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $600. +
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $600. +


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