A practicing psychiatrist 25+ years, Dr. Sugar is board certified both in child and general psychiatry. He is Past President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at USC, and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA.
As the Founding Director of Research at Hathaway Children and Family Services he led a study of the long-term effects of child trauma.
Currently, Director, Child Psychiatry Trauma Program at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, and Attending Psychiatrist, in both the Child and Adult Psychiatry Outpatient clinics, where he sees patients, teaches psychiatry and performs research.
Plaintiff and Defense Forensic experience includes reports and testimony in both child & adult cases involving:
* Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development * Chronic Physical, Sexual or Emotional Abuse * Psychological Trauma in the Workplace * Date Rape/ Internet Seduction * Post-traumatic Loss, Grief and Depression * Psychological Effects of Injury to the Body or Brain * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)