Dr. Mendonsa is well vetted and has testified in a variety of state and federal cases including criminal, civil and administrative proceedings. Dr. Mendonsa has provided witness services to defense, prosecution and applicant sides.
Well versed in dozens of forensic assessment measures, Dr. Mendonsa provides comprehensive court mandated evaluations. He has provided evaluations as a first, second and final opinion. He's an expert witness in Sacramento and throughout California.
Dr. Mendonsa has been featured on local and national media over 150 times speaking on a variety of forensic and clinical topics including serial killers, mass shootings, children's mental health, substance abuse and dozens of others topics. He's often available on-demand for in-studio or in-office and also offers Skype interviews.
Dr. Mendonsa is currently listed on the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) website as a provider of pre-employment and fit-for-duty Peace Officer Evaluations. He has conducted over 400 psychological evaluations on law enforcement and correctional applicants. He can provide first and second opinions.
Dr. Menodnsa is a California certified Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). He has conduced dozens of panel evaluations and has a special skill in determining causation and future treatment needs. Dr. Mendonsa also provides Independent (IME) and Agreed Upon (AME) Evaluations. He prides himself on strongly written neutral reports that withstand cross-examination.
Dr. Mendonsa has a significant specialty in treating and evaluating mandated populations such as sex offenders and sexually violent predators (SVP), highly violent criminals and providing psychological autopsies in order to assist in determining if a death was a possible suicide versus other cause.
Unique to Dr. Mendonsa's background is his top-ranked MBA which provides the perfect bridge between psychology and business. Dr. Mendonsa has held high-level positions in the government and private sector and has mastered techniques to improve employee wellness and morale.
One of the most rewarding accomplishments of Dr. Mendonsa's career is his impressive record of presenting at local, state, national and international conferences. He has been around the world! His forensic and clinical topics have included juvenile offending, self-care, forensic assessment, forensic report writing, risk management and practice development and staff retention. Dr. Mendonsa has also guest lectured in various university courses.
Have a complex need? Not sure where to go next? Need to get licensing hours and need supervision? Need an evaluation for a licensing board appeal? These are just a few examples of services Dr. Mendonsa provides that does not quite fit into the other categories. Please call and explore if what you need might be accomplished with Dr. Mendonsa.