Dr. Worthen's Curriculum Vitae
Mark David Worthen, Psy.D. EDUCATION
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, Department of Veterans Affairs, Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, North Carolina, August 2011 to present. Conduct Compensation & Pension examinations of veterans applying for service-connected disability designation.
C&P Examiner, Department of Veterans Affairs, Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Texarkana, Arkansas, September 2010 to August 2011. Conduct Compensation & Pension examinations of veterans applying for service-connected disability designation.
Independent Sales, January 2008 to August 2010. Commission-based sales for various companies and sales of advertising space on websites I developed.
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 for Court-involved children, adolescents, and adults; conducted individual and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their families; coordinated Forensic services for children and adolescents; conducted substance abuse assessments.
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.
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
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.
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.