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  • Lectured in criminal psychology, Law Enforcement Training Center, Los Medanos College, Antioch, CA
  • Trained law enforcement personnel, California Youth Authority, Sacramento, CA
  • Consulted and/or testified as qualified expert in various child abuse, criminal assault, child custody, personal injury, and sex offense cases, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, California, Washington, DC and Louisiana
  • Lectured for California state-mandated course for mental health professionals in child abuse treatment and assessment
  • Child Forensic Mental Health Examiner, Child Medical Examiners Program, UNC Department of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC (1992 - 2013)
  • "Willie M." Certification Commmittee, NC Department of Human Resources, Raleigh, NC
  • Lectured on child abuse assessment and treatment: North Carolina, California, Texas, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Toronto, Canada
  • Member of the North Carolina Psychological Association's Ad hoc Task Force that drafted the current North Carolina Psychology Practice Act
  • Past Chairman, Subcommittee on "Child Custody Guidelines," Legislative Committee, North Carolina Psychological Association
  • Court-appointed arbitration panel member: "Little Rascals" class action suit (1994)
  • Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (Diploma #4563)
  • Senior Partner, Kirkpatrick & Hadler, Forensic Evaluation Services, Chapel Hill and Charlotte, NC
  • Lectured on the "North Carolina Child Custody Guidelines" for the North Carolina Psychological Association and before the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Presenter, National Association of Counsel for Children National Conference
  • Past Chairman, Ad hoc Subcommittee on Sex Abuse Allegations in Divorce and Separation, Mecklenburg County
  • Presenter, American Academy of Forensic Psychology, "Forensic Evaluation of Child Sex Abuse Allegations"
  • Presenter, American Psychological Association, "Conducting Child Custody Evaluations," San Francisco, 1999 & 2001
  • Consulted with the NC Attorney General's Office & NC Psychology Licensing Board (Twice)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Child Custody, published by Haworth Press (2004-2013)
  • Consulting Psychologist, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Disability Claims Dept., Charlotte, NC (2005 - 2008)


  • Private practice in analytical psychotherapy for thirty years
  • Attended various professional seminars, C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Wrote doctoral dissertation on the relationship between Jungian and humanistic psychologies
  • Supervised graduate and post-graduate interns in analytical psychology
  • Post-doctoral clinical internship (1981), Westside Lodge, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - California (1976)
  • Lectured in psychopathology; law and ethics; psychological assessment; analytical psychology: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Consciousness Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA
  • Created and directed clinical and administrative programs for three (3) youth and family agencies (1970-78) - two in Charlotte, North Carolina, one in San Leandro, CA


1976 - present      Private practice in marriage & family counseling (1976-83), clinical and forensic psychology, Oakland, CA (1983-1987), Chapel Hill and Charlotte, NC (1987 - present)

1983 - 1987             Associate Professor, Graduate School of Consciousness Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA

1974 - 1978              Project Director, The Ombudsman Project, San Leandro, CA

1972 - 1974              Assistant Director, Charlotte Drug Education Center, Charlotte, NC

1970 - 1971              Crisis Center Director, Open House Counseling Center, Charlotte, NC


  • B.A. cum laude in Fine Arts, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1970
  • M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, College of Human Development & Learning University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 1974
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, The Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA, 1978
  • Certification in Forensic Psychology (2 years, 550 hours), The Forensic Psychology Institute, The California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA, 1985


  • Licensed Psychologist, North Carolina (#1309) and Licensed Clinical Psychologist California (Psy 8013)
  • North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) Current member; Past Chair and Co-Chairman, Legislative Committee
  • McLeod Treatment Center, Charlotte, NC - Former Member of the Board for 12 years
  • Past Chairman, Subcommittee on Child Custody Guidelines, NCPA (1994 & 1998)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology
  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) - Member
  • National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) - Member, Board of Directors
  • Member, AFCC Task Force on "Model Standards for Child Custody Evaluation"
  • Member, North Carolina Writers' Network
  • Member, Sisters in Crime, Inc.
  • Member, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, UNC-Charlotte
  • Member, Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society
  • Member, Olde Mecklenburg Roundtable

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