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
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. Conduct 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. Provided consultation services regarding online marketing & sales based on social psychology principles.
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; 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), Apr 2005-Dec 2006. Psychotherapy with adults and 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. 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 Mar 1993 to Oct 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, Oct 1990 to Mar 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, Sep 1989 to Aug 1990. APA-accredited internship. 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; 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
Editor, WikiJournal of Medicine (WikiJMed), 2018 to present.
Secretary, Board of Directors, Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law, 2012–2017; Webmaster, 2012 to present.
Clinical Consultant, Mecklenburg County Drug Treatment Courts, 1997–2002
Co-Chair, Law and Psychology Committee, North Carolina Psychological Association, 1997–2001.
Member, Ethics and Professional Standards Committee, North Carolina Psychological Association, 1996–1997.
Public Member, Lawyer Support Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar, 1996–1999.
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.
Mark D. Worthen, Psych C&P Exams Are Unfair to Veterans (Wʜɪᴛᴇ Pᴀᴘᴇʀ 2018), Social Science Research Network (SSRN), doi:10.2139/ssrn.3102447
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 (did not have much leave); resigned; left on good terms. Surgery eventually cured the malady. I am in good health now. Please contact me for details, if needed.