Dr. Robert M. Gordon

Robert M. Gordon, PhD ABPP
1323 Thornapple Drive
Osprey, FL 34229
Mobile: 610-417-0501
Office: 610-417-0501
Introduction

I have been practicing Forensic Psychology (civil and criminal) since 1976. I am double board credentialed in Clinical Psychology and in Psychoanalysis. Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT), so I can work in most states. I have taught forensic psychology to PhD students at Lehigh University and Chesthill University for many years. I have given forensic psychology workshops internationally. I have over 100 scholarly publications https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NhWfPdUAAAAJ&hl=en
For more information go to www.MMPI-INFO.com and view my TEDx talk and CV.


Areas of Expertise
  • Competency
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Malingering
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sanity/Competency to Stand Trial
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Testamentary Capacity

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: EDUCATION

Ph.D. Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1975
B.A. Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1970



CREDENTIALS and AWARDS

Pennsylvania Psychology License since 1976

Florida Psychology License since 2019

Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association 2001

Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology; #3414, since 1982

Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Psychoanalysis, #6211, since 2006

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 1976, and Approved Supervisor 1981-2007

An American Psychological Association Approved Sponsor of Continuing Education to Psychologists 1985-2011 (The first in east-central Pennsylvania).

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards #3655, including E-Passport and
Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT)



Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Psychological Association- Fellow
Elected to the Governing Council of the American Psychological Assoc.
1992 -1995 and again in 2001 - 2003 representing Pennsylvanian psychologists

Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology: Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, Fellow and charter member and member of sections:
I. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners
VI. Psychoanalytic Research Society
VII. Psychoanalysis and Groups
VIII. Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis

President - Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 1990–1991;
Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation Board, 1991-2003, 2006-2010;
President of the Clinical Division, 1987;
Charter Member of the Colleague Assistance Committee since 1992

President 1980 - 1981 - Lehigh Valley Psychological Association;
Chair of the Ethics Committee, 1983-1986

Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Charter member since 1982

Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology (AClinP) of the American Board of Professional Psychology since 1991

Fellow of the Academy of Psychoanalysis of the American Board of Professional Psychology since 2006

American Psychoanalytic Association Research Associate- charter member

Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society- charter member

American Psychology-Law Society of the American Psychological Association

Society for Personality Assessment

Honorary Membership awarded by the American Psychoanalytic Association- Elected 2015

Honorary Editor for Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal- 2015

Honorary Member of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia- elected 2016

Honorary Member of the Florida Psychoanalytic Center - elected 2019

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: TEACHING, RESEARCH POSITIONS and WORKSHOPS

Academic appointments at: Lehigh University, Temple University, Yeshiva University, Chestnut Hill College, and Widener University: academic topics include- personality assessment, forensic psychology, ethics, MMPI-2, Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM and PDM2), philosophy of science and research methodology, psychodynamic theory and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Clinical and Forensic Assessment Practicum Supervisor for Chestnut Hill College Doctoral students 2010-2019

Presented and led workshops nationally and internationally (ex.: Albania, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, etc.) since 1982 (ex.: International Psychoanalytic Assoc., American Psychoanalytic Assoc., American Psychological Assoc., Society for Personality Assessment, etc.) in: MMPI-2 interpretation, forensic psychology, psychological diagnostic taxonomies, the PDM and PDM2, psychodynamic research, psychoanalysis- theory and technique, couples, family and group therapy, ethics in psychology, and the psychology of love relations. Led yearly ethics CE workshops for the Penna. Psychological Foundation for 17 years.

China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA)- instructor of courses on Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the writings of Sigmund Freud to Chinese professionals via VCON, since 2012

Chair of Research and Scholarship Grants of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance elected 2017-

China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA)- Board of Directors 2017-2021

Visiting Professor of Psychology teaching forensic and clinical psychology to masters and doctoral students at Albanian University via VCON 2014.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Never arrested or had any of my accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 100s of times since 1976.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Differential diagnoses of mental disorders, abuse, personal injury, PTSD, capacity, sentencing, criminal responsibility, malingering, testamentary capacity, etc.
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: 100s
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2023
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 100s
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 100s
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: almost 50 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: testifying, consulting on cases, psychological assessment (testing), reviews of reports, etc.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $400/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400/hr, min $4000 for the day
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400/hr, min $4000 for the day

References

Available Upon Request


Video
The power of the apology | Robert M. Gordon | TEDxLehighRiver There are three parts of a meaningful, heartfelt apology--and most people don't get more than one right.