I have 15 years of experience, and specialize in the field of developmental psychology with specific knowledge in the areas of family violence, violence prevention and childhood mental illness. I have published on such topics as violence prevention, abused children’s social development and program evaluation. I have not testified before but I regularly speak to media regarding family violence, family relations, and child development research. I am good at disseminating complex scientific information to the general public in lay terms. I have been consulted on child custody matters that did not go to court due to my expert written opinion.