Dr. Worthen is not accepting new referrals as of 17 October 2016.
This notice will be removed when he is able to accept new referrals for evaluations or consultation. Thanks!


Mental Health Compensation and Pension Exam Newsletter

The Mental Health Compensation and Pension Exam Newsletter provides information about Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)* C&P exams for PTSD and other mental disorders for psychologists, psychiatrists, veterans law attorneys, adjudicators, policy makers, veterans, veterans service organizations (VSO), and others. 

*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This newsletter and its contents do not represent the views or opinions of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government.

The newsletter is delivered via email. It contains information relevant to VA mental health C&P examinations such as:

  • New research from peer-reviewed journal articles on psychological assessment, forensic evaluations of psychiatric disability, PTSD, and related topics.
  • New blog posts from PTSDexams.com
  • Veterans law updates, e.g., new VA regulations, new legislation affecting mental health C&P exams, policy developments, case law, and law review articles. 
  • Publications, position statements, and services from veterans service organizations (VSO).
  • Developments within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) with potential impact on the C&P exam process.
  • and more!

Click here to review previous issues of the Newsletter (opens a new window).


*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This newsletter and its contents do not represent the views or opinions of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government.



VA Benefits Information

The VA offers a wealth of very helpful information about filing a disability claim for PTSD or other mental disorders. See, for example:





IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This website and its contents do not represent the views or opinions of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government.