1 Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. MRK Medical Consultants 6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235 Carmichael, California / Fax: 916/ SPECIALTY: Neuropsychological and psychological consultation and treatment. Forensic consultation and testimony. Specialty areas include head injury, capacity evaluation, traumatic stress disorder, acquired emotional injuries and differential diagnosis between psychological and neurological disorders. DIPLOMATE: American Board of Professional Neuropsychology Diploma 289 EDUCATION: 1980 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology California School of Professional Psychology 1977 M.A. Clinical Psychology University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1975 B.A. - Psychology DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana LICENSURE: California State License PSY 7158 Nevada State License PY 0310 (inactive status) Qualified Medical Examiner QME CLINICAL EXPERIENCE & TRAINING: Independent Psychology Practice Neuropsychological and psychological assessment. Individual and couples psychotherapy. Forensic consultation regarding head injury, traumatic emotional injuries and capacity evaluation.
2 Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. Page 2 Stanford University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Laboratory for Behavioral Medicine. Pre and Post-Doctoral training in the treatment, research and neuropsychological evaluation of adult patients. Palo Alto, California Sandia National Laboratories U.S. Department of Energy employee evaluation concerning access to nuclear weapons systems. General Psychotherapy Livermore, California Northern California Psychological Services Group consultation practice, providing services to four San Francisco Bay Area Hospitals. Focused on patient evaluation and treatment of chemical dependency. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Medical psychology involving neuropsychological assessment of patients with head trauma and cerebral vascular accident patients. San Jose, California Crestwood Manor Psychiatric Hospital Staff Psychologist. Evaluation and treatment of patients with psychotic disorders. San Jose, California Ottawa Civic Hospital/General Hospital of Ottawa Provided general inpatient treatment and patient evaluation. biofeedback laboratory for pain and psycho-physiological treatment. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Established the PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS, & COMMITTEES: American Psychological Association California Psychological Association National Academy of Neuropsychology Northern California Neuropsychology Forum Sacramento Valley Psychological Association Forensic Chairman: Santa Clara County Psychological Association ( ) California Psychological Association Committee Member for Medicare billing and regulations ( )
3 Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. Page 3 DISTINCTIONS: Fellow in the American College of Professional Neuropsychology Sacramento Superior Court Family Law Panel (2005) Chosen as an Outstanding Psychologist in Northern California by Town and Country Magazine, March 1988 Forensic Evaluator, Santa Clara County Superior Court (February 23, 1995) Award of Appreciation for service as a member of the Board of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association ( ) Certificate of Appreciation for service as the Chairman of the Forensic Committee of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association ( ) National Security Clearance (1991) RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS: Agras, W.S., Taylor, C.B., Kraemer, H.C., Allen, R.A., Schneider, J.A. Relaxation Training, Twenty-Four Hour Blood Pressure Reductions. Archives of General Psychiatry, August, 1980, Vol. 37, pg Allen, R.A., et al. The Covariation of Blood Pressure and Pulse Transit Time in Hypertensive Patients. Psychophysiology, 1981, Vol. 18, No. 3, pg Allen, R.A. and Mills, G.K. the Effects of Unilateral Plethysmographic Feedback of Temporal Artery Activity During Migraine Head Pain. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, June, 1982, Vol.26, No.2. Allen, R.A. and Schneider, J.A. The Allen-Schneider Neuropsychological Interview (A Preliminary Interview for Diagnostic Assessment). Copyright, Allen, R.A. and Weinmann, R.L. The McGill-Melzack Pain Questionnaire in the Diagnosis of Headache. Headache, 1982, Vol. 22, No. 1, pg Allen, R.A. Preparing for Change. Sandia National Laboratories, Pipeline, Vol. 3, Fall, WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL TRAINING: Reports and Testimony: Medical-Legal Essentials, Sacramento, California. Assessing Civil and Criminal Competency, David Hale, Ph.D. and Jill Haynes, M.A., M.S., San Francisco, California, November 4, 1995.
4 Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. Page 4 Understanding the MRI, CT and PET Scan Including Factors Affecting Diagnostic Validity, Howard Whitehouse, M.D., San Francisco, California, November 4, A Clinician/Scientist Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury, Donald T. Stuss, Ph.D., San Francisco, California, November 3, Frontal Lobe Syndromes, Paul Malloy, Ph.D., San Francisco, California, November 2, Substance Abuse Training Workshop, South San Francisco, California, October 20, Memory Disorders Associated with Amnesia and Dementia, David Salmon, Ph.D., Orlando, Florida, November 2, The Expert Witness Current Perspectives, Theodore H. Blau, Ph.D., Orlando, Florida, November 4, Neurobehavioral Characteristics of Diffuse Damage in Brain Disease (MS, TBI, HIV+), Muriel Lezak, Ph.D., Orlando, Florida, November 5, Advanced Workshop in Clinical Neuropsychology, Ralph Reitan, Ph.D. and Deborah Wolfson, Ph.D., Chicago, Illinois, July 15-17, Advances in the Conceptualization of Attention and Memory, Larry Squire, Ph.D., San Francisco, California, March 26, Forensic Assessment and Legal Testimony, Ted Blau, Ph.D., National Academy of Neuropsychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 6, Advanced Neuropsychological Evaluation Using the Process Approach, Edith Kaplan, Ph.D., National Academy of Neuropsychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 5, Assessment of Malingering Through the Uses of the Portland Digit Recognition Test, Laurence M. Binder, Ph.D., National Academy of Neuropsychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 6, Forensic Assessment and Courtroom Testimony, Alex Caldwell, Ph.D., San Jose, California, May 1-3, Techniques for Defending Against Psychiatric Claims in Worker s Compensation Cases: Workshop, Herbert Lasky, J.D., San Francisco, California, April 4, Certificate of Completion in Basic Training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., San Jose, California, June 1, Clinical Applications of the MMPI, John R. Graham, Ph.D., James N. Butcher, Ph.D. and Alex Caldwell, Ph.D., Los Angeles, California, April 29-30, Child Abuse Training and Reporting, Eliani Gil, Ph.D., San Francisco, California, March 7, 1987.
5 Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. Page 5 PRESENTATIONS: Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., and James Margolis, M.D., Evaluating Psychiatric and Neuropsychological claims., CAL. PERS. Presentation. Sacramento, California. January 31, Medical-Legal Seminar, co-presenter and Moc trial demonstration. Sacramento, California. March 5, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., The Science of Psychological and Cognitive Evaluation. Sacramento, California. March 14, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., The Use of the McGill-Pain Questionnaire in the Evaluation of Headache. American Association for the Study of Headache, Washington, D.C., March Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., Demystifying Psychology and Neuropsychology in Workers Compensation. Santa Clara County Bar Association. San Jose, California, August 5, California, March 17, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., Neuropsychological Assessment. Good Samaritan Hospital Grand Rounds, San Jose, California, November 10, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., Neuropsychological Pattern of Toxic Exposure from Drugs and Alcohol Dependency. Presentation to the Santa Clara County Bar Association, San Jose, California, September 30, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. Behavioral and Cognitive Evaluation of Neurologically Impaired Patients. Presentation to Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Teresa, San Jose, California, August 4, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., The Use of MMPI-2 in the Evaluation of a case of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Northern California Automobile Association, San Mateo, California, June 23, Robert Al. Allen, Ph.D., Hospital Practice Survey Highlights. Workshop presented at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California, March 23, William G. Hughson, M.D., Ph.D., Abba I. Terr, M.D., Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., and James N. Sinunu, Junk Science in the Courtroom. Santa Clara County Bar Association Workshop, San Jose, California, March 3, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., The Neuropsychologist s Role in Personal Injury Evaluation and Assessment of Impairment. Northern California American Automobile Association, San Jose, California, November 4, Peter Deesaw, J.D., Alan Melnico, J.D. and Robert A. Allen, Ph.D., Legal Implications of Managed Health Care Contracts (Panel Discussion). Santa Clara County Psychological Association, Cupertino, California, September 15, Robert A. Allen, Ph.D. and Barbara Regan, MFCC, Stress in the Workplace. Presentation to Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, February 18, 1992.