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Name: Kenneth R. Carroll
Date of Birth: June 20, 1952


229 Cornell Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone/Fax: (610) 328-6768


B.A. University of Chicago, Psychology, June 1974
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Clinical Psychology, 1981


Pennsylvania, licensed psychologist, #PS 004152 L

Professional Experience:


Forensic psychologist. Provide neuropsychological evaluations of elders and at-risk younger adults, to assist in needs assessment,competency determination, guardianship procedures, etc. Consultant, Area Agencies on Aging, Protective Services, Montgomery, Chester, Dauphin and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Departments of Aging, and Health and Human Services


Geriatric psychologist, consultant to long term care facilities. Provide evaluation and treatment services to the geriatric population, and consultation and training to facility staff.


Adjunct prof., Temple University Institute of Protective Services. Provide training to state agency personnel on a variety of MH-related subjects.


Independent general clinical psychology office practice, Swarthmore, PA.


Consultant, VisionQuest, a residential program for adjudicated youth.


Adjunct professor, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University


Consultant, Villa St. John Vianney Hospital, Downingtown, PA, a psychiatric treatment facility for Catholic clergy.


Consultant, Bureau of Disability Determination, Social Security Administration.


Consultant, Pennsylvania State Board of Psychological Examiners. Advised the board in ethics violation investigations.


Director, Correctional Mental Health Services, Doylestown, PA.


Staff psychologist, Lenape Valley Foundation, Chalfont, PA.


Program Coordinator, Juvenile Forensic Unit, Norristown (PA.) State Hospital.


Staff Psychologist, Eagleville (PA) Hospital.


Clinical Psychology Intern, Norristown (PA) State Hospital.


Instructor, Psychology Department, Montgomery County (PA) Community College.


Staff psychologist, Midlands Center, South Carolina Department of Mental Retardation.


Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Psychology, University of South Carolina. Various teaching and administrative duties.


Psychology trainee, Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Augusta, GA. Geriatric service.


Psychological counselor, Head Start Program, Chicago.


  • Carroll, K. “A Psychological Examination of John Brown.” In Finkelman, P, and Russo, P. (Eds.) Terrible Swift Sword: A Multidisciplinary Study of John Brown. Ohio University Press. August 2005
  • Valdiserri, E., Carroll, K., and Hartl, A. “A Study of Offenses Committed by Psychotic Inmates in a County Jail,” Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1986, 37, 163-166.
  • Several book reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2001-2008


“Legal Decision-Making and the Aging Brain: The Nanny State vs. the Right to be Wrong,” Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference, Montgomery County, June 2017

“Professional Exploitation of Older Adults,” Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference, June 2016

“Dementia, Executive dysfunction, and elder abuse,” Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference,
June 12, 2015

“Dementia and vulnerability,” Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference, June 2014

“Executive Function and Dysfunction,” Continuing education workshop, Philadelphia Bar Association, January 30, 2014

“The Legacy of John Brown,” presentation and panel discussion sponsored by US National Park Service, Harpers Ferry National Park, October 16, 2005

“Effect of memantine in a nursing home population,” Twelfth Annual Congress, the International Psychogeriatric Association, Stockholm, September 2005

“Was John Brown Mentally Ill?” The John Brown 2000 Conference, sponsored by Pennsylvania State University, The Organization of American Historians and the US National Park Service. Harpers Ferry, WV, May 2000

“Treatment of the mentally ill juvenile offender.” Annual Conference on the Health Needs of Children, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Harrisburg, September 1981.

“Mental health problems in prisons.” Conference on Criminal Justice and Mental Health, Bucks County Department of Mental Health, May, 1983.

“The jury and the insanity defense.” Biennial National Convention, American Psychology-Law Society, Chicago, October, 1983.

“The criminalization of mental illness.” Annual Convention, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, Chicago, October, 1984.

“Treatment goals and philosophy within a jail setting: Crisis intervention vs. rehabilitation;” and “Symptom manifestation as a consequence of incarceration.” Workshop presentations, Conference on County Forensic Mental Health Services, Valley Forge, PA, May 1987.

Numerous less formal presentations on a variety of topics to community and professional groups.


  • Fellow, Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • Member, International Psychogeriatric Association
  • Associate member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry