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.
Utah Psychologist #10951856-2501, Initial License: 4 Sep 2018, Renewal: 30 Sep 2022. [verify]
North Carolina Healthcare Services Provider Psychologist (HSP-P) #1835, Initial License: 1 Nov 1993, Renewal: 1 Oct 2020. [verify]
Forensic Psychologist, private practice, Park City, Utah, Sep 2018 to present.
Clinical Psychologist, VA Salt Lake Health Care System, Ogden Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Jan to Mar 2018.*
Sabbatical + Medical leave, Jun 2016 to Dec 2018.
C&P Psychologist, Compensation & Pension Service, Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, North Carolina, Aug 2011 to May 2016. Conducted forensic mental health evaluations of veterans claiming psychiatric disability due to PTSD and other mental disorders.
C&P Psychologist, Mental Health Services/Compensation & Pension, Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Texarkana, Arkansas, Sep 2010 to Aug 2011. Conducted forensic mental health evaluations of veterans claiming psychiatric disability due to PTSD and other mental disorders.
Consultant, Jan 2008 to Aug 2010. Developed a successful marketing and Internet computer consultation practice, drawing on social psychological and related research to inform marketing plans, website design, and customer communications.
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Independent private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, Jan 2007 to Dec 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, Apr 2004-Dec 2006. Individual psychotherapy with adults in a community mental health center; clinical assessments in psychiatric emergency department. Faculty member of an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship program.
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Carolinas Medical Group Psychiatric & Psychological Associates (group practice, part of Carolinas Physicians Network), Apr 2005-Dec 2006. Psychotherapy with adults; forensic psychological evaluations.
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Independent private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 1995 to Mar 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, Oct 1993 to Apr 1995. Conducted individual and group psychotherapy with adolescents and adults. 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 Mar 1993 to Oct 1993. Performed psychological evaluations for Court–involved adolescents; conducted individual and family therapy.
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. Individual & group psychotherapy with adolescents and adults.
Clinical Supervisor, City of Alexandria, Division of Substance Abuse Services, Regional Detoxification Center, Alexandria, Virginia, Oct 1990 to Mar 1991. Supervised counselors of the Residential Services section; conducted psychological assessments of dual diagnosis patients.
Psychology Intern, Brockton/West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brockton, Massachusetts, Sep 1989 to Aug 1990. APA-accredited internship; full-time; Sep, 1989–Aug, 1990. Community support program with chronically mentally ill patients; individual & group psychotherapy with substance abuse patients.
Psychological Evaluator/Psychotherapist, McLennan County Adult Probation Department, Waco, Texas; Jul 1988 to Jun 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; Jul 1987 to Jun 1988. Community outreach counseling program.
Psychological Evaluator, Mexia State School, Mexia, Texas; Jul 1986 to Jun 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
Secretary & Member of the Board of Directors; Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law (ASAPIL), 2011–2017; Webmaster, 2011–present.
Volunteer, Mankind Project USA, Training Staff (2001–present), Intermountain Area Administrator (2008–2010).
Member, American Psychology-Law Society, Book Award & Continuing Education Committees (Aug 2019–present.)
Member, Re-Design Advisory Workgroup for the David
M. Worthen Award for Educational Excellence, Office of Academic Affiliations
(10X1), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (Deborah Ludke MHA, Chair), Jun 2018–Sep 2019.
Contributor, in consultation with subcommittee Co-Chair, Mira Brancu PhD, Committee on Professional
Practice and Standards, American Psychological Association, Guidelines
for Psychological Practice With Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their
Families (in press), Aug 2019–Feb 2020.
Educational website (no advertising or affiliate links), PTSDexams.net (2014–present). Articles written
for C&P examiners (psychologists & psychiatrists); veterans and their
families; and veterans service officers, claims agents, and attorneys.
Volunteer, Mankind Project
USA, Training Staff (2001 to present), Intermountain Area Administrator
Co–Chair, Law and
Psychology Committee, North Carolina Psychological
Clinical Consultant, Mecklenburg County Drug Treatment Courts, 1997–2002 (pro bono).
Clinical psychologist, psychotherapy with abused/neglected
adolescents referred by Mecklenburg County Youth & Family Services (pro bono), 1994–2002.
JOURNAL EDITING & PEER REVIEW
Editor, WikiJournal of Medicine (WikiJMed), 2018 to present.
Action Editor & Peer Reviewer, Psychological Injury and Law, 2018 to 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, https://perma.cc/VBX2-SPTW
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.
Mark D. Worthen, Psych C&P Exams Are Unfair to Veterans (Wʜɪᴛᴇ Pᴀᴘᴇʀ 2018), Social Science Research Network (SSRN), doi:10.2139/ssrn.3102447
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
Utah Psychological Association
American Psychology–Law Society
Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law
Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honors Society, 1984 to present.
Commencement Speaker, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1984.
Member, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honors Society, 1984.
* I loved this job, but I had an extended medical illness; was missing too much work (I did not have much accumulated leave since I was new); I decided to resign and I left on good terms. I am in good health now. Please contact me for details, if needed.