Mark D Worthen PsyD, Forensic Psychologist


Education, Training, and Experience

Education & Training

* Graduated from the University of Maryland's Psychology Honors Program.

* Member, Phi Beta Kappa (The oldest academic honors society in the United States - established 1776.) 

Commencement Speaker at his college's graduation ceremony.

* Earned a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from Baylor University in Texas.

* Completed an APA-accredited internship at a VA Medical Center.

Clinical Fellow in Psychology at Harvard Medical School


Work Experience as a Forensic Psychologist

* Over five years as a full-time VA Compensation and Pension examiner, conducting C&P exams for VA compensation PTSD and other mental disorder claims.

* Court Psychologist for a family court in Alexandria, Virginia

* Forensic Psychologist at a community mental health center in Charlotte, North Carolina

* Clinical Consultant to a Drug Treatment Court in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (pro bono).

* Consultant to defense counsel in private disability insurance cases.

* Consultant to companies in workplace violence threat situations.

Expert witness in several jurisdictions in central and western North Carolina.


Professional Service (Forensic Psychology)

* Co-Chair, North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) Law & Psychology Committee, 1997–2001.

Action Editor & Peer ReviewerPsychological Injury and Law, 2018 to present.

* MemberAmerican Psychology–Law Society.

* Member, Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law


Writing

Harrison, Patricia Ann, Glenace E. Edwall, Norman G. Hoffman, and Mark D. Worthen. "Correlates of Sexual Abuse Among Boys in Treatment for Chemical Dependency." Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 1, no. 1 (1990): 53–67.

Worthen, Mark D. "Psych C&P Exams Are Unfair to Veterans" (Wʜɪᴛᴇ Pᴀᴘᴇʀ). Social Science Research Network (SSRN), 2018. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3102447

Worthen, Mark D. and Robert G. Moering. "A Practical Guide to Conducting VA Compensation and Pension Exams for PTSD and other Mental Disorders". Psychological Injury and Law 3, no. 3–4 (2011): 187–216. https://perma.cc/C9QK-MR23

See also https://www.PTSDexams.net - educational website about disability evaluations with U.S. military veterans.


Psychology License

* Licensed Psychologist in the State of Utah (#10951856-2501 - verify).

* Licensed Healthcare Service Provider Psychologist (HSP-P) in the State of North Carolina (#1835 - verify).


About Mark D Worthen PsyD

Mark lives in Wasatch County, Utah. His office is in Park City, not far from where his grandfather worked as a silver miner in the 1930s.

He enjoys spending time with his adult children, contributing to an international men's organization and attending a weekly men's group; playing chess; and listening to hard rock, punk, jazz, and blues music.


See also my educational website, PTSDexams.net, for info on C&P exams with U.S. military veterans. (No ads. No affiliate links. No sales pitches.)


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