Personal Information

California School of Forensic Studies

Forensic Psychology

Los Angeles Campus

Professor

Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131

858-635-4076

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Biological Bases of Behavior (FOR7220)

Death Penalty: Issues and Assessment (FOR8410)

Research I and II: Design and Statistics (FOR6510 & FOR6520)

Biological Bases of Behavior (FOR7220)

Research I (FOR6510) and Research II (FOR6520)

Assessment & Issues related to death penalty consultation (FOR8410 - Elective

Introduction to Neuropsychology (FOR8410 - Elective)

Psychologist as Expert Witness (FOR8410 - Elective)

Examination & Cross-Examination in the Court Room (FOR8410 - Elective)

Criminal cases, specialty in death penalty cases; Neuropsychology (brain-behavior relationships) including neurofibromatosis,disorders of attention, executive functioning and impulse control; Development of psychological and neuropsychological tests: test

Leark, R.A., Greenberg, L., Dupuy, T.R. (2006). Test of Variables of Attention Professional Manual-Revised. Los Alamitos, CA: The TOVA Company.

Leark, R.A. (2005). Test review of the Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial.
Buros16th Mental Measurements Yearbook (R. A. Spies & R.Plake, Editors). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.pp 370-373.

Leark, R.A., Wallace, D., Fitzgerald, R.(2004). Temporal stability and standard error of measurements for the Test of Variables of Attention with Healthy School-Aged Children. Assessment,11(4), 285-289.

Leark, R. A. & Price, J.R. (2004). The Psychologist as Expert Witness, by T.H. Blau in International Journal of Forensic Psychology. Book Review Issue 1.

Leark, R.A., Charlton, D., Fitzgerald, R. (2004). Test-Retest Reliability and Standard Error of Measurements for the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA). Assessment,11(4)285-289.

Leark, R.A.(2003). Test review of the Boston Qualitative Scoring System for the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure. Buros 15th Mental Measurements Yearbook (R. A. Spies, & R. Plake, Editors). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Pp. 133-136.

Leark, R. A. (2003). Test review of the Computer Category Test. Buros 15th Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Pp.234-236.

Leark, R. A. (2003). Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: Children's Revision. In G. Goldstein and S. Beers (Eds.) Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Leark, R.A., Dixon, D., Hoffman, T., & Huynh, D. (2002). Fake bad test response bias effects on the test of variables of attention. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology,17, 335-342.

Pizzonia, T. & Leark, R.A. (2006). Standards for juvenile competency to stand trial: Comparison of Florida Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders & Forensic Psychologists. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Amsterdam, Netherlands. June.

Lippman, K. & Leark, R.A. (2006) A Retrospective analysis of relationships among nature of crime, community mental health service history and recidivism among incarcerated individuals with substance related disorders. Paper presentation at the American College of Forensic Psychology Annual Meeting. March 2006, San Francisco.

Trimble, J. & Leark, R.A.(2005). Validation of Variable Response and Variable Response Inconsistency Scale for the Jesness Inventory-Revised Using a Normative Sample. Paper presentation at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, La Jolla, CA

Warner, D., Barnes, A., & Leark, R.A. (2005). A Preliminary Analysis of Attorney Facial Expression. Paper presentation at the American Psychology Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

Leark, R.A., Huebner, R. & Couto, D. (2005). Derivation of the True Response Inconsistency Scale (TRIN) for the Jesness Inventory-Revised. Paper presentation at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, La Jolla, CA.

Barnes, A., Jones-Chamber, M. & Leark,RA.(2005). Patterns of Female Juvenile Delinquency in Los Angeles County. Paper presentation at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, La Jolla, CA

Leark, R.A., Huebner, R., Trimble, J., Mintz, S. & Barnes. A. (2004). Validitation of the Common Items Scale for the Jesness Inventory-Revised. Paper to be presented at the 4th Annual Conference for the International Association of Forensic Mental Health. Stockholm, Sweden. June 6-9.

Leark, R.A., Huebner, R., & Trimble, J. (2004). Development of the Common Item Scale for the Jesness Inventory-Revised:Initial Analysis. Paper presentation at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. March.

Mintz, S. & Leark, R.A. (2007) Executive Functioning of Domestic Violence Offenders. Poster paper accepted for presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society Winter Meeting, Portland. OR. February.

Kuechle, R., Harrington, D., Novelli, N., & Leark, R.A. (2006). An exploratory study of an educationally based cognitive retraining program: Assessment of individuals with acquired brain injury. Poster paper presentation at the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 26th Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX. October

Leark, R.A., Mintz, S., Toth, C., Couto, D. (2006). Standards for evaluating mental retardation: Initial data from a nationwide survey of forensic psychologists. Poster paper presentation at the American Psychology-Law society Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, Fl. March.

Pizzonia, T. & Leark, R.A. (2006) Assessing developmental maturity in juvenile competency to stand trial examinations. Poster paper presentation at the American Psychology-Law society Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, Fl. March.

Leversedge, J., Luallin, T. & Leark, R.A. (2004). Crossvalidation the RIAS Verbal g. Poster paper presented at the American Psychology Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI. August.

Mautner, V.F., Gronosky, M., Leark, R.A. (2004). Characterization of ADHD symptoms in Mild Mentally Retarded NF1 Children. Poster presentation at the NNFF International Consortium for the Molecular Biology of NF1, NF2 and Schawannomatosis. Aspen, CO. June.

Academic History and Background

Licensed Psychologist (State of California)

Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology

Member, International Neuropsychological Society

Member, American Psychological Association, Divisions 40 (Neuropsychology) & 41 (Psychology & Law)

Professional Practice and Community Service

Conference Program Reviewer, American Psychology-Law Society (2005 to current), 2005

Journal Editoral Board: Journal of Forensic Psychology

Test Reviewer: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements

Elected to Board of Directors of the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Journal Reviewer: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Applied Neuropsychology & Neuropsychology Review