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

Address:

229 Cornell Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone/Fax: (610) 328-6768
e-mail: KRPCarroll@gmail.com
website: www.kennthcarrollphd.com

Education:

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

Licensure:

Pennsylvania, licensed psychologist, #PS 004152 L

Professional Experience:

2007–Present

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

1990–Present

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

2016–Present

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

1986–1998

Independent general clinical psychology office practice, Swarthmore, PA.

1988–2003

Consultant, VisionQuest, a residential program for adjudicated youth.

1991–1995

Adjunct professor, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University

1990–1995

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

1986–1992

Consultant, Bureau of Disability Determination, Social Security Administration.

1987–1992

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

1982–1985

Director, Correctional Mental Health Services, Doylestown, PA.

1982-1984

Staff psychologist, Lenape Valley Foundation, Chalfont, PA.

1980–1982

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

1979–1980

Staff Psychologist, Eagleville (PA) Hospital.

1978–1979

Clinical Psychology Intern, Norristown (PA) State Hospital.

1979

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

1977–1978

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

1974–1978

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

1976

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

1972–1973

Psychological counselor, Head Start Program, Chicago.

Publications:

  • 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

Presentations:

“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.

Affiliations:

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