Richard Lettieri, Ph.D., QME

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Richard Lettieri, Ph.D., QME.

Dr. Lettieri received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from The City College of New York and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (currently renamed New Center for Psychoanalysis) where he received his certificate in psychoanalysis. In addition, he received postdoctoral training in mental disability law and neuropsychology. He is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with a private and forensic practice in Orange County, California. He is a member of the Expert Witness Panels of Orange County and San Bernardino County Superior Courts, and the Orange County Family Court. Whether privately retained or appointed by the court, he is frequently called upon to assess individuals for a number of reasons, including competency to stand trial, insanity and to evaluate individuals accused of sex crimes, violent offenses and child abuse. He also conducts civil forensic evaluations. In his private practice, Dr. Lettieri specializes in intensive psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He is on the faculty of the New Center for Psychoanalysis and he is a training and supervising analyst at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Lettieri has written and lectured on a variety of topics including psychological assessment issues, identifying violence potential, the roots of self defeating behavior, self deception, ego psychology, substance abuse in the workplace, learning problems and on the financial mechanisms involved in the delivery of healthcare.

Dr. Lettieri is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the New York Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Division of Psychoanalysis and of the Ethnicity & Peace Working Group of the American Psychological Association.
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