Grosse Ile, MI 48138
CONSULTING FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
+ Amnesia & disassociation
+ Competency to stand trial
+ Competency to understand Miranda
+ Voluntariness of confession & Miranda waiver
+ Presentence reports
+ Juvenile sentencing assessment
+ Parole “risk” assessments
+ Driver license restoration appeals
+ Workmen’s compensation
+ Personal injury/disability
+ Eyewitness identification
+ Driver’s license restoration evaluations
+ Children’s memory and testimony reliability
+ “Repressed” memory syndrome
+ Sexual deviancy
+ Sexual assault/sexual harassment
+ False allegations of sexual abuse
+ Probate commitments
+ Battered spouse syndrome
+ Child custody & visitation
PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAMS & SERVICES (AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION)
+ Addictions (sexual, gambling, substance abuse)
+ Dissociative disorders
+ Family therapy (divorce/visitation)
+ Domestic violence/incest family
+ Attention deficit disorder
+ Victims of sexual & physical abuse (adults & children)
+ Post-traumatic stress disorder
+ Sex & assaultive offenders treatment program
+ Driver license restoration treatment appeals
+ Psychological testing (personality, psychopathology, etc.)
Responsibility/Intoxication/Competency to Stand Trial:
has 23 years of experience in conducting criminal “mental
pertaining to issues of legal insanity, intoxication, amnesia, and
impairment due to brain injury or developmental disorders. He has
more than 400 times in criminal forensic matters and has been accepted
expert in forensic psychology in over 30 different counties in
Competency to Understand Miranda/Voluntariness of Confession: Dr. Miller has conducted over five hundred evaluations of defendant’s capacity to understand Miranda Waiver and relative to the use of psychological coercive techniques by interrogating investigators. Dr. Miller has participated in approximately one hundred “Walker Hearings”.
Pre-sentence Reports Adults/Juvenile Sentencing Disposition Recommendations/Sex Offender Risk Assessment: Dr. Miller is a pre-sentence assessment expert and has been involved in the assessment of well over 2000 psychological evaluations regarding diagnosis, treatability, dangerousness (i.e., “risk” assessment), rehabilitation, and prognosis of defendants and with regard to inmates presenting for parole hearings.
Dr. Miller has been
accepted as a defense expert relative to
the vagaries of eye witness identification (i.e., stress and memory
cross-racial identification problems, weapons focus issues, line-up
context of arrest, eye witness “confidence” vs.
accuracy and the affects of
unconscious suggestion and/or other “post-event”
witness recall accuracy). To
date, Dr. Miller has evaluated approximately
55 of these types of cases and has testified approximately 21 times in
Memory Issues (amnesia, children’s memory recall capacity, “repressed memory recall”, dissociation and memory, intoxication and memory and dementia): Dr. Miller has made an extensive study of memory and consciousness with a focus on issues of memory storage, recall, psychological repression, dissociation and the effects of intoxication as these key cognitive factors and the impact of intoxication relates to matters of criminal, civil and probate litigation. Dr. Miller has been recognized as an expert with regard to psychogenic and intoxication amnesia, claims of “repressed sexual abuse memories”, children’s vulnerability to suggestion and their cognitive limitations relative to recall and testimony, and, in cases of Dissociative Disorders, such as Dissociative Identity Disorder, DID (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD (i.e., affects of the dissociation process on cognitive functioning and memory recall).
Domestic Violence/”Battered Spouse Syndrome”: Dr. Miller has conducted more than a thousand evaluations of domestic violence in both criminal and family court cases. He has testified numerous times as to how to identify the syndrome and with respect to the mental states of the parties in connection with criminal defense issues.
Driver’s License Appeals: Dr. Miller has routinely conducts evaluations for the court and for defendant’s who require an assessment for alcohol abuse or related issues pertaining to legal appeals to reinstate their drivers license.
Sex Crimes/Incest/Sexual Harassment At Work/Victims of Sexual Abuse/False Allegations of Sexual Assault: Dr. Miller is recognized throughout the State as a leading expert and consultant regarding the assessment of sexual deviancy and sexual addiction, “risk” assessment of sex offenders, sexual harassment in the work place and injury assessment of victims of sexual assault. To date, Dr. Miller has conducted more than 3500 evaluations of such cases and has testified in several hundred criminal and civil litigations relative to sexual assault. Dr. Miller has consulted to state agencies in the area of assessment and treatment of sex offenders, such as the Department of Corrections, State Mental Health Services, Probation and Parole Agents, and the like, in terms of developing and coordinating the implementation and delivery of assessment and treatment services to these populations.
Michigan Association for Alcoholism and Addictions Annual Conference, 1984: Presented paper and conducted workshop concerning assessment and treatment of pathological gamblers.
Third Annual Conference On Pathological Gambling, 1987: Presented paper summarizing dissertation data.
Advocacy Program (CAP), Recorder’s Court,
Washtenaw County Public Defender’s, 1986: Conducted workshop on Case Assessment of Sex Crimes.
WXYZ-TV News, 1991: TV News Series on Sexual Assault. (3 Segments)
WXYZ-TV News, 1999: TV News Segment on Eyewitness Identification Issues.
Advocacy Program (CAP), 3rd Judicial Circuit
Wayne County Legal Defender’s Association, September 2001:
Assessment of Sexual Abuse Allegations (Children’s testimony).
Oakland County Probation, Workshop Presentation, March 2002:
Presentation on Forensic Assessment of Sex Offenders to members of the
Oakland County Probation Department [Dr. Miller regularly receives
“difficult case” referrals for assessment and management
recommendations from the Oakland County Probation Department].
The Meadows, Guest Speaker, September 2002: The Family Crisis of Compulsive Gambling.
Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) 3rd Judicial Circuit Court, Criminal Division, Detroit, Michigan, November 2008: Presentation on “Memory Issues and Forensic Evaluations for Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility.
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan [CDAM], Conference Presentation, November 7, 2009 on “Becoming Acquainted with the Pros and Cons of Actuarial Risk Assessment Instruments, Including COMPAS.”