RICHARD G. RAPPAPORT, M.D., INC.
 

Forensic Psychiatry

858-457-1300

Fax: 760-929-9367

Mail:

7401 Via de Fortuna
La Costa, CA 92009

Email: witness@psychexpert.com

Web Site: http://www. psychexpert.com

Offices in :San Diego, La Costa, Beverly Hills, Orange, Palm Desert, Riverside
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE
 

Education

University of Pennsylvania, 1958-B.A. in Philosophy

Chicago Medical School-Fellowship in Neurophysiology, 1958-1959-M.D. (Class President], 1963

Internship - Michael Reese Hospital-Mixed Medicine, 1963-64

Residency - Michael Reese Hospital - PPI-Psychiatry, 1966-69
 
 

Licenses

California Medical License (G 140111
 
 

Military

Captain, U.S. Air Force, 1964-1966

Practice

Forensic Psychiatry Practice, 1969-Present
 

Expert witness in civil and criminal legal matters in private, state and federal cases:

personal injury, product liability, criminal issues of sanity ,malpractice, wrongful termination,, competency,
workers' compensation, job discrimination, capital sentencing, child custody,
sexual harassment, serial crime, testamentary capacity, PTSD, eyewitness identification

Most notable criminal cases include:

ï John Wayne Gacy [Chicago, IL]ï Nathaniel Code (Shreveport, LA]ï Ricky Green (Ft. Worth, TX] ï Robert Hendricks [Bloomington, IL]
ï James Marlow [San Bernardino, CA] ïToufic Naddi (San Diego, CA]

Consultant to Commissioner of Special Task Force in Atlanta, Georgia regarding child murders

Private Treatment Practice, 1969-1986

Analytic Orientation - Group Psychotherapy subspecialty

Consultant to Corporations and Industry, I 976-Present

For executive evaluations, troubleshooting and crisis management

Medical School Affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego (USD] Medical School, San Diego, CA, 1986-Present

Associate, Psychiatry Department, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 1970-85

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital, Psychiatry Department, La Jolla, CA, 1988-Present

Sharp Memorial Hospital [formerly Mesa Vista Hospital], San Diego, CA 1991-Present

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 1979-1985

Highland Park Hospital, Chicago, IL 1972-1986

Consultant Positions

Ethics Committee, Highland Park Hospital, 1984-1986

Representative to the American College of Sports Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, 1986

The Presidentís Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1985

Member of Advisory Board, Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 1974-Present

Initiated Group Therapy Project at Statesville Prison, Illinois Department of Corrections, 1967-1972

Professional Societies

American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Psychiatry and Law

American College of Forensic Psychiatry

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

San Diego Psychiatric Society

San Diego Psychology and Law Society

Forensic Consultants Association (FCA], San Diego
 

Publications


1. "The Psychiatrist as an Expert Witness," Medi-Legal Links, Volume 10, No. 4, September-October, 1998

2 "Eyewitness Identification in Civil Cases," California Journal of Law and San Diego Journal of Law, June, 1998

3. "How to Use Medical Experts," Medi-Legal Links, Volume 10, No. 3, June, 1998

4. "Substance Abuse and The Law: Itís Not Only Their Problem," The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, The Gavel, Spring, 1998

5. "Opportunism or Enlightenment: The Sexual Harassment Revolution," The Orange County Lawyer, October 1995

6. "The Emotional Component of Medical Malpractice," Experts-At-Law, September-October 1990

7. " Transportation Trauma," Experts-At-Law, May-June 1990

8. "The Serial and Mass Murderer: Patterns, Differentiation, Pathology," American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Volume IX, No. 1, 1988

9. "Secondary Gain and Other Terms You Need to Know," San Diego Trial Bar News,February 1987

10. The Psychiatrist on Trial," The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Winter 1979

1 1. "Group Therapy in Prison - A Strategic Approach," a chapter in a book on group counseling by Seligman, 1977

12. "Crisis in Confidentiality, Ethics and Legality for a Psychiatrist," The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Fall 1977

13. "Group Therapy in Prison," The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Volume XXI, No.4, October 1971

14. "Follow-up of Therapeutic Abortion," (with Patt & Barglow], Archives of General Psychiatry, April 1969

15. Also authored several book reviews, including "Belli for the Malpractice Defense," in The Journal of Psychiatry and Law
 
 

Presentations


1. "What You Need to Know Before You Take the Stand as an Expert Witness," Witness In Mock Cross-Examination; Forensic Consultants Association of Orange County, Newport Beach, California, October 25, 1999

2. "The Ten Commandments of Ethical Practices in the Attorney-Expert Relationship" and ëSubstance Abuse and The Law Itís Not Only Their Problem," Procrastinatorsí Program for The San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, California, January 28, 1999.

3. "Ethical Issues in The Attorney/Expert Witness Relationship," Desert Bar Association, Rancho Mirage, California, December 18, 1998.

4. "Eyewitness Identification: The Crucial Elements in Civil & Criminal Cases," Nevada Trial Lawyers Association 22ndAnnual Convention/Seminar, La Jolla, California, October, 1998

5. "Ask The Shrink - A Podium of Psychiatric/Public Concerns," Heritage Pointe, Newport Irvine Chapter, Newport Beach, California, February, 1998

6. "Breaking the Cycle of Family Violence," Junior Leagues of San Diego, San Diego, CA, April, 1997

7. "The Ethical Minefield Underlying the Attorney-Expert Relationship," American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 49th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February, 1997

8. "Communications & Miscommunications in Sex Harassment Cases," A Psychiatric Workshop, The National Forensic Center 12th Annual National Conference of Expert Witnesses, Litigation Consultants and Attorneys, San Diego, CA November 2-5, 1995

9. "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Treatment Issues," San Diego Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Forensic Committee, San Diego, CA, October 27, 1995

10. "Assessing Credibility & Determining Emotional Damages in Sexual Harassment Cases," Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, September 13, 1995

11. "Eruption of Violence: Recurrent But Intermittent Eruption of Violence: The Sine Qua Non of the Serial Killer and Mass Murderer," International Congress of Law and Mental Health, Montreal, Canada, June 1994

12. "Stalking Killers and Random Massacres," We Tip Crimefighting Conference, Riverside, CA, April 1994

13. "Experts on Experts - Forensic Medicine in Focus," University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA, January 1994

14. "Expert Witnesses; When and How to Use Them to Win Your Case," Desert Bar Association, Rancho Mirage, CA, March 1993

15. "How to Use Expert Witnesses," Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association, Honolulu, HI, February 1993

16. "Medical Workshop: Exposing Fraud and Malingering for Forensic Experts," The National Forensic Center 9th National Conference of Expert Witnesses, Litigation Consultants and Attorneys, Nashville, TN, December 1992

17. "Mass and Serial Murder, Similarities and Differences," 8th Biomedical Conference, The Association of Australian and Pacific Area Police Medical Officers, Hong Kong, October 1992

18. "Forensic Psychiatric Practice in the United States," Forensic Committee, Forensic Psychiatric Association of Thailand, Bangkok, October 1992

19. "Attorneys and the Expert Witness: How to be Compatible," Desert Bar Association, Palm Springs, CA, December 1991

20. "Friend, Lover, Spouse, Client...Killer? The Psychological Profile of Violent Relationships," San Diego Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Forensic Committee, San Diego, CA, July 1991

21. "How to Present or Defend Against a Psychiatric Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)" Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye flaw firm], San Diego, CA, April 1991; Shifflet, Sharp and Walters (law firm), San Diego, CA, April 1991

22. "What a Psychiatrist Can Do for You" and "Prolonged Disabilities," American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, San Diego, CA, June 1991; Barnhorst, Bonar, Incorvais & Glancy law firm], San Diego, CA, April 1991

23. "Know Thyself - A Psychiatristís Understanding" and ëMalpractice and the Good Guys," Seminar, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, San Diego, CA, May 1990

24. "Mass and Serial Murder," Pine Forest Institute Annual Conference of Psychopathy, Criminality and Violence, Los Angeles, CA, July 1989

25. " Common Traits of the Serial Sadistic Murderer," Forensic Mental Health Services of San Diego, San Diego, CA. April 1989

26. "Serial Crime - The Concept," Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 1989

27. "The Impact of Psychological Factors on Wrongful Termination Cases" and "The Impact of Psychological Factors on Prolonged Disability Cases," Seminar at California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, September 1988

28. "The Serial and Mass Murderer: Patterns, Differentiation, Pathology," Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center and Kirby Psychiatric Center (New York State Office of Mental Health]) NY, September 1988; and 50th Annual Symposium in Psychiatry and Law, American College of Forensic Psychiatry, April 1987

29. "Psychological Ramifications in the Use of Reproductive Options," Seminar, Reproductive Options and Fetal versus Maternal Rights, Ethical and Legal Issues, June1987

30. How to Use Medical Experts - A Symposium, "The Psychiatric Expert as a Witness, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, San Diego, CA, April 1987

31. "What To Do For Your Addict-Client," Sports Law Class, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, November 1986

32. "How to Use a Forensic Psychiatrist," North County Defense Bar, San Diego, CA, November 1986

33. "Differentiation of Serial and Mass Murder," San Diego Psychology and Law Society, San Diego, CA, October 1986

34. "How You Can Help Your Client-Addict," Seminar, Sports Lawyers Association, San Francisco, CA, 1984

35. "The Athlete - Inside and Out." 1983 Sports Law Seminar, Sports Lawyers Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 1983

36. "Psychiatric Ethics and Technique: A Potential for Malpractice Liability." American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Montreal, Canada, 1978

37. "Crisis in Confidentiality, Ethics and Legality for a Psychiatrist," American Psychiatric Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, 1977

38."Analytic Group Therapy - A Treatment Technique - More Than an Experience," Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society, Chicago, IL. 1973

[Other papers have been presented locally, nationally and internationally on the following subjects: Adaptation to Aging Changes, Psychiatric Emergencies, Criminology, Psychiatric Problems in Drug Abuse, Medical Practices, Individuality in Marriage, Rehabilitation in Prison, Prolonged Disability, Sexual Inadequacies]
 

 
Sports Articles

"The Best Kept Secret in Sports"

"The Football Strike: Psychological Impact Immense"

"A Fighter Lives with Death"

"The Pressures of Being a Professional Athlete"
 
 

Television Interviews
 
 

KFMB TV and Radio (San Diego), Cunanan spree murder and suicide

INTERVIEWS WLAC (Nashville)

WJR (Detroit)

KGTV and KFMB (San Diego) Numerous interviews on mass and serial murders, violence and spousal abuse

KUSI (San Diego], Stanley Tonight, "Medical Malpractice"

KCST (San Diego], Evening News, "Munchausenís by Proxy"

CNN, "Mob Violence in Sports"

KYW (Philadelphia], twice, "Serial Murders"

NBC, City Desk, "Tylenol Murders and Copycat Syndrome"

CBS, Morning News, Interviewed on Tylenol and copycat murders

ABC, NBC, CBS News, Interviewed on Tylenol and copycat murders

CBS, News, Patty Hearst Case

WGN, News, "Child Custody"

ABC, News, ëRape"

ABC, AM Chicago, "Infidelity"

ABC. AM Chicago, "Infertility"

CBS, News Special, "Group Therapy in Prison"
 
 

Print






San Diego Union, article by Rex Dalton concerning "Right to Die" case

Washington Post, article printed in the San Diego Union by Eleanor Smith, Health Editor, concerning "Munchausenís Syndrome," January 26, 1987

Time Magazine, quoted on mass and serial murders, July 30, 1984

Newspapers:Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Wichita Globe (Kansas), Chicago Tribune, and Boston Herald
 
 

Honors





American Medical Association Physicianís Recognition Award: 1978,1988,1991, 1994,1998

Named in "Top 25 Physicians Practicing Sports Medicine," Runnerís World Magazine, 1984

First prize for two research papers:

Michael Reese Medical Research Council Award, 1968 and 1969

Michael Reese Hospital Residentís Prize, 1968 and 1969

Illinois Psychiatric Society Research Prize, 1969 and 1970

Administrative

Course Provider and Enrichment Lecturer - Cruise lines, 1996- Present
Member of the Sexual Harassment Committee, County of San Diego Commission on Status of Women, 1994-1996
Representative to MPG Board of Directors, Forensic Consultants Association, San Diego, 1994-1996
Member of Citizens Review Board on Police Practices, Prospective Memberís Status,1994
Forensic Psychiatric Review Course Lecturer, Osler Institute, 1994
Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Psychiatric Department, Scripps Memorial Hospital, 1988-1990
Member of the Board of Directors, Family Service Association of San Diego County, 1989
Member of the Forensic Committee, Public Relations Committee, San Diego Society for Psychiatric Physicians, 1987-
Chairman of Continuing Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Highland Park Hospital, 1983
Chairman of local arrangements for annual convention, American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 1980
 


Organized and moderated:



"Experts on Experts," Seminar, University of San Diego School of Law, January 28,1994

"Malpractice and the Good Guys," Seminar, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, May 8,1990

ëThe Impact of Psychological Factors on Wrongful Termination and Prolonged Disability Cases," Seminar, California Western School of Law, September 7, 1988

"Reproductive Options and Fetal versus Maternal Rights," Symposium, San Diego Medical-Legal Society and San Diego Bioethics Group, June 6, 1987

"The Use of Medical Expert Witnesses," Seminar, San Diego Trial Bar Association, April 4,1987