Dr. Matthew Mendel, Forensic Psychologist, Launches a New Web Site

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Nationally Recognized Expert in Child Sexual Abuse and Male Survivors, Experienced Expert Witness in Civil and Criminal Cases

Dr. Matthew Mendel is pleased to announce the launch of his new web site: http://mendelforensicpsych.com dedicated to forensic psychology and the services he offers nationwide. The goal of the new web site it to help attorneys and mitigation specialists seeking an expert witness learn more about his forensic psychology expertise and his specific case experiences in order to find the best expert for their current cases.

As a forensic psychologist, Dr. Mendel has been involved as an expert witness in over ninety criminal and civil cases in ten states and in federal jurisdiction. He specializes in evaluating the impact of childhood trauma – particularly sexual abuse – upon men. In each case, he is able to convey effectively to attorneys, juries, and other interested parties how these experiences have affected that particular individual.

Most recently, Dr. Mendel has testified in court as an expert witness in the very difficult trial of Kyle Alegria (2013 Arizona People v. Alegria CR20092397) where the defendant was able to open up to him and reveal the most traumatic events of his childhood for the first time. With this new information Dr. Mendel applied his experience of translating complex psychological terms into a language understood well by both legal professionals and the jury. As a result, the jury decided that the mitigating evidence was strong and compelling, and sentenced Mr. Alegria to life imprisonment rather than the death penalty.

Dr. Matthew Mendel is licensed psychologist in a private practice in Raleigh, NC. As part of his clinical practice, he has been providing psychotherapy and assessment for over 20 years to children, adolescents, adults and families. Since 1997, as a forensic psychologist, he has conducted forensic evaluations of male survivors of childhood abuse in both civil and criminal cases. He has worked as an expert witness in criminal cases in numerous states including North and South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, and Illinois, as well as cases under federal jurisdiction. Most of his forensic cases have involved capital murder, or death penalty, cases in which the defendant had been abused during his childhood.

Dr. Mendel is the author of the book “The Male Survivor: Impact of Sexual Abuse”, a landmark study that examines a large clinical sample of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Using data from his North American survey, the author analyzed the ways in which sexual abuse affects uniquely affects its male victims.

He has received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Michigan (1992) and has graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, earning an AB degree in Psychology (1984).

For more information, please visit http://mendelforensicpsych.com or tweet him at @MendelPsych.

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