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Psychiatry & Psychology

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-­Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-­patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide. He has trained 7,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. In Kansas City, he is the Director of Science and Training for the Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program and the lead trainer for the Enhanced Suicide Care Academy for Health Forward. His career as a forensic expert includes over 750 consultations in the areas of competence, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training experience enhances his ability to provide competent and non-­jargon-­filled court testimony.