Mark D Worthen PsyD

July 10, 2024 – Curriculum Vitae (CV) for Dr. Worthen is below or available as a PDF. → Download CV 

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

Idaho Psychologist # PSY-203469, Initial License: 14 Jun 2021 [verify]

Utah Psychologist # 10951856-2501, Initial License: 4 Sep 2018 [verify].
North Carolina Healthcare Services Provider Psychologist # 1835, Initial License: 1 Nov 1993 [verify].

Clinical-Forensic Psychologist, private practice (part-time), Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov 2023 to present.

Adjunct Faculty, Idaho State University, Psychology, 2021–present. Clinical supervisor (2021–2023), and Instructor (PSYC 4463 Clinical Psychology and the Law).

Clinical Psychologist, Health West (community health center), Pocatello, Idaho, Jul 2021 to Aug 2023.

Forensic Psychologist, private practice, Park City, Utah, Sep 2018 to Jun 2021.

Sabbatical + Medical leave, Jun 2016 to Sep 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 & PensionCommunity-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.

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 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, Independent private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 1995 to Dec 2007. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Jun 1988. Community outreach counseling program.

Psychological Evaluator, Mexia State School, Mexia, Texas; Jul 1986 to Jun 1987. Conducted psychological assessments of intellectually disabled clients.

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

Secretary & Member of the Board of Directors; Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law (ASAPIL), 2011–2017; Webmaster, 2011–2020.

Member, American Psychology-Law Society, Book Award & Continuing Education Committees (2019–2021.)

Member, Re-Design Advisory Workgroup for the David M. Worthen Awards for Excellence in Health Professions Education, Office of Academic Affiliations (10X1), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Jun 2018–Sep 2019.

Contributor, Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, 2020–2021. [I was not an author or editor; see p. 6 of the Guidelines]

Educational website (no advertising or affiliate links), (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 (2008–2010).

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

Clinical Consultant, Mecklenburg County Drug Treatment Courts, 1997–2002 (pro bono).

Public Member, Lawyer Support Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, Charlotte, NC, 1996–1999.

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapy with abused/neglected adolescents referred by Mecklenburg County Youth & Family Services (pro bono), 1995–2005.

Editor & Peer Reviewer, WikiJournal of Medicine, 2018 to present.

Peer Reviewer, Psychological Injury and Law, 2018 to present.

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.

Maisto, Stephen. A., Timothy J. O’Farrell, Mark Worthen, and Kimberly Walitzer. (1993). "Alcohol Abuse and Dependence." In Handbook of Behavior Therapy in the Psychiatric Setting, edited by Alan S. Bellack and Michel Hersen, 293–310. New York: Springer.

Shura, Robert D., Anna S. Ord, and Mark D. Worthen. “Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology: A Psychometric Review.” Psychological Injury and Law 15, no. 1 (March 2022): 64–78.

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, 4, no. 3–4 (2011): 187-216, (PDF).


  • Mark D. Worthen, Psych C&P Exams Are Unfair to Veterans (Wʜɪᴛᴇ Pᴀᴘᴇʀ 2018), Social Science Research Network (SSRN), doi:10.2139/ssrn.3102447.
  • Veterans benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States, a Wikipedia good article (I wrote 80% of the article, but credit is due to the other writers and consulting editors).

  • In response to a Proposed Rule changing the definition of aggravation in 38 C.F.R. § 3.306 and 38 C.F.R. § 3.310,[1] I “persuasively”[2] argued against the change,[3] and along with other public commenters, we persuaded VA to drop the proposal (VA never issued a corresponding Final Rule).

  • The ICD-11 Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee accepted the gist of my proposal to improve the description of malingering in ICD-11 (Feb 2019) [screenshot].[4]

[1] Aggravation definition, 85 Fed. Reg. 56189 (Sep. 11, 2020).
[2] Veterans Legal Clinic of Harvard Law School and Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd., Comment on AQ80-Proposed Rule at 14 (Nov. 10, 2020),
[3] Mark Worthen, Comment on AQ80-Proposed Rule (Oct. 13, 2020),
[4] The Committee technically classified my proposal as rejected because they made some slight modifications. See the screenshot for a before-and-after comparison.

American Psychological Association
APA Division 31: State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs
North Carolina Psychological Association

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.


  • Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology - ASPPB (27 Apr 2021) [more info].
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) #1770502379 [verify].


  • Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (16 Dec 2020) (PSYPACT®)  [more info]
  • E.Passport (ASPPB) (11 Dec 2020) [more info], Mobility No. 5812.
  • Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (11 Jan 2024) (ASPPB) [more info]
  • Temporary Authorization to Practice (17 Jan 2024) (PSYPACT®) [more info].
  • See also some PSYPACT® terms defined.

*Renewal date for PSYPACT®: 17 Jan 2025.

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Dr. Worthen provides Independent Psychological Exams & Consultation to Attorneys

► Employment Law (ADA, sexual harassment)

► Civil Competencies (guardianship, testamentary capacity)

► Psychological injury (tort actions, insurance)

► Veterans disability claims (specializing in complex cases)

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