CHILDREN'S LAW CENTER

Psychology or Forensic Interview Experts
Name: Gaye Allen-Cook, BS, MA, QMHP, LPC
Office address: TherapyWorx, Inc.
1401 A Cherokee Road
Florence, SC 29501
Office phone: 843-664-8715
Office fax: 843-664-8729
Area(s) of expertise: child/adolescent forensic issues related to abuse/neglect, dynamics of abuse, children and trauma (all forms, including DV), family individual therapy, foster care, reunification issues, non-believing, non-protective caregivers, forensic interviews of children
Free initial consults available? No
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony:

Yes
Yes

Travel limitations: No limit
Name: Alicia Benedetto, PhD
Office address: Assessment and Resource Center
William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute
2100 Bull St.
PO Box 119
Columbia, SC 29202
Office phone: 803-898-1470
Office fax: 803-898-1471
Area(s) of expertise: forensic evaluation of children; forensic evaluation of adults with special needs; child development; process of disclosure; dynamics of child sexual abuse; compliant victims; coaching/pediatric condition falsification.
Free initial consults available? Yes (by telephone or mail)
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: willing to travel as schedule permits

Name: Arlene Bowers Andrews, PhD, LISW
Office address: College of Social Work
Desaussure College
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Office phone: 803-777-5291
Office fax: 803-777-3498
Area(s) of expertise: all forms of child maltreatment; trauma; domestic violence
Free initial consults available? No
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: no limit
Name: Allison F. DeFelice, Ph.D.
Office address: Assessment and Resource Center (ARC)
PO Box 119
Columbia, SC 29202
Office phone: 803-898-1477
Office fax: 803-898-1471
Area(s) of expertise: child abuse (victim issues); forensic interviewing of children; dynamics of child abuse; delayed disclosure; memory and suggestibility
Free initial consults available? Yes
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: Statewide, as time permits.

Name: Marc Harari, PhD
Office address: Comprehensive Psychological Services, LLC
1816 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Office phone: 803-422-0017
Office fax: 803-799-5596
Area(s) of expertise: Child / adolescent forensic issues related to abuse / neglect; psycho-educational evaluations; delinquency prevention / issues
Free initial consults available? Yes
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: 75 miles

Name: Raymond J. Olszewski, Jr., LMSW, AFSW
Office address: Assessment and Resource Center
William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute
2100 Bull St.
PO Box 119
Columbia, SC 29202
Office phone: 803-898-1470
Office fax: 803-898-1471
Area(s) of expertise: forensic interviews of children, child abuse including child sexual abuse
Free initial consults available? Yes (by phone)
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: none

Name: M. Elizabeth Ralston, PhD
Office address: Low Country Children's Center
1061 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Office phone: 843-723-3600
Office fax: 843-720-7106
Area(s) of expertise: dynamics of child sexual abuse; effects of child sexual abuse; child development; perpetrators of abuse
Free initial consults available? Yes
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: the state

Name: Vincent P. Ward, PhD
Office address: 1415 Richland St.
Columbia, SC 29201-2519
Office phone: 803-730-6489
Office fax: 803-779-2007
Area(s) of expertise: Child development; child physical / sexual abuse; treatment of child & adult abuse victims; foster care & adoptions; family therapy; family / child evaluations for treatment & placement.
Free initial consults available? Yes
Interested in providing:  
  Out of Court Consultation: In-Court testimony: Yes
Yes
Travel limitations: no limit

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