Dr. Worthen's Curriculum Vitae

Mark David Worthen, Psy.D.

Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology, University of Maryland, May 1985
Clinical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 1989-1990
Doctor of Psychology, Baylor University, August 1990

C&P Examiner, Compensation & Pension Service, Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, North Carolina, August 2011 to present. Conduct forensic mental health evaluations of veterans claiming psychiatric disability due to PTSD and other mental disorders.

C&P Examiner, Mental Health Services/Compensation & PensionCommunity-Based Outpatient Clinic, Texarkana, Arkansas, September 2010 to August 2011. Conducted forensic mental health evaluations of veterans claiming psychiatric disability due to PTSD and other mental disorders.

January 2008 to August 2010. Provided consultation services regarding online marketing & sales based on social psychology principles. 

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Independent private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 2007-January 2008. Individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults; substance abuse evaluations and counseling; forensic psychological evaluations, consultations, and testimony. 

Clinical Psychologist, Carolinas Medical Center, Behavioral Health Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 2004-December 2006. Individual psychotherapy with adults in a community mental health center; clinical assessments in psychiatric emergency department; supervision of psychology interns in APA-accredited program; psychological evaluations of outpatients and inpatients. 

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Carolinas Medical Group Psychiatric & Psychological Associates (group practice, part of Carolinas Physicians Network), April 2005-December 2006. Psychotherapy with adults and forensic psychological evaluations. 

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Independent private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 1995-March 2005. Individual and family psychotherapy with adolescents and adults with psychological problems, including substance abuse. Forensic psychological evaluations and consultations to courts, attorneys, and companies. 

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, University Psychological Associates, P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina, October, 1993-April, 1995. Conduct individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy with adolescents and adults with psychological and/or chemical dependency problems. Provide psychological evaluations and consultations to courts, attorneys, physicians, and other mental health professionals

Forensic Psychologist, Carolinas Medical Center, Center for Mental Health, Child & Adolescent Outpatient Department, Charlotte, North Carolina March, 1993-October, 1993. Performed psychological evaluations with Court-involved children and adolescents.

Court Psychologist, Alexandria Family Court, Alexandria, Virginia, 1991-1993. Conducted psychological evaluations of juveniles and adults; individual, couples, and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults referred by the Court.

Clinical Psychologist, Bethesda Psychological Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1990-1993. Part-time private psychotherapy practice.

Clinical Supervisor, City of Alexandria, Division of Substance Abuse Services, Regional Detoxification Center, Alexandria, Virginia, October, 1990-March, 1991. Supervised counselors of the Residential Services section; conducted psychological assessments of “dual diagnosis” patients in the Detoxification Center and other sections.

Psychology Intern, Brockton/West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brockton, Massachusetts, September, 1989-August, 1990. APA-accredited internship. Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School. Worked in a community support program with chronically mentally ill patients and in the substance abuse treatment program.

Psychological Evaluator/Psychotherapist, McLennan County Adult Probation Department, Waco, Texas; July 1988-June 1989. Pre-sentence psychological evaluations of felons and co-led a weekly therapy group for drug addicts.

Personal-Social-Adjustment Trainer, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Waco, Texas; July 1987 - June 1988. Community outreach counseling program.

Psychological Evaluator, Mexia State School, Mexia, Texas; July 1986-June 1987. Conducted psychological assessments of mentally retarded clients.

Certified Addiction Counselor and Addiction Counselor, 1981-1986. Counseling young adults with chemical dependency in residential and aftercare settings.

Co-Chair, Law and Psychology Committee, North Carolina Psychological Association, 1997-2001.

Member, Ethics and Professional Standards Committee, North Carolina Psychological Association, 1996-1997.

Clinical Consultant, Mecklenburg County Drug Treatment Courts, 1997-2002

Public Member, Lawyer Support Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, 1996-1999.

Secretary, Board of Directors, Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law, 2011-present.

Worthen, M. D. & Moering, R. G. (2011). A practical guide to conducting VA compensation and pension exams for PTSD and other mental disorders. Psychological Injury and Law, 4(3-4), 187-216. doi:10.1007/s12207-011-9115-2 | http://bit.ly/ptsd-exams

Harrison, P. A., Edwall, G. E., Hoffman, N. G., Worthen, M. D. (1990). Correlates of sexual abuse among boys in treatment for chemical dependency. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 1(1), 53-67.

Review Editor, Psychological Injury and Law, 2014-present.
Review Editor, Archives of Forensic Psychology, 2015-present.
Special Issue Editor, Psychological Injury and Law, 2015.

Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honors Society, 1984.
Commencement Speaker, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1984.
Member, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honors Society, 1984.

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