Robert Kaufman, PhD, ABPP has been licensed in California since 1987 (License#: PSY 9808) and has maintained a clinical and consulting practice since that time. He earned his BA, with Honors in Psychology, at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In 2008, Dr. Kaufman earned Board Certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Kaufman is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and the Society of Personality Assessment..
His current clinical practice focuses on psychological and neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults. He specializes in diagnosing and recommending treatment plans for those individuals with complex cognitive and/or social and emotional problems. Dr. Kaufman began his practice as a clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy for individual adults and couples and continues to offer these services.
Dr. Kaufman also has over 20 years of experience in forensic psychology, including court-related assessments, consultation to attorneys and expert witness testimony. He has testified in both civil and criminal matters.
In addition to providing direct clinical services, Dr. Kaufman has taught and supervised doctoral students in clinical and applied psychology in several Bay Area graduate schools, including UC Berkeley, the Wright Institute and Alliant University (formerly the California School of Professional Psychology). He is a frequent presenter at conferences of national professional organizations such as the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Society for Personality Assessment. He has published in the field of family law as well as in jury consultation. Dr. Kaufman is also an expert reviewer for the State of California Board of Psychology, where he assesses ethics complaints against psychologists lodged by consumers of psychological services.
Dedicated to assisting individuals and families of limited financial means, Dr. Kaufman has served on the Board of Directors of the Family and Children’s Law Center, a non-profit legal center in San Rafael, CA, including three years as its Board President. He is also a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference program in the Marin County Family Court. Dr. Kaufman also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – California Chapter.
For almost 15 years, Dr. Kaufman has applied his skills in trial and jury consulting to a wide range of civil and criminal cases. He has participated in pre- and post-trial research, assisted attorneys with jury selection in State and Federal court, consulted with attorneys on case strategy and offered assistance with witness preparation. For these years, he has served as a senior trial consultant with the San Francisco firm of Bonora D’Andrea, LLC (currently Bonora Rountree, LLC; Trial Consultants and Research).