Robert J. Silver, Ph.D. --- Forensic & Consulting Psychology

Forensic and Consulting Psychology 
    in Taos / Santa Fe, New Mexico & Austin, Texas

Curriculum Vita


Mailing Address:  105 Los Pandos Lane, Taos, New Mexico  87571

   Telephone:  (575) 770-2020

Current Interests

Creative Non-Fiction writing

Prior Professional Interests

Practice of family, civil, criminal, and administrative law forensic psychology, including case consultation and expert witness testimony.

Clinical case consultation to licensed mental health professionals and to health care facilities.


Ph.D., 1972, Indiana University (Clinical Psychology)

Internship,19681969,Western Missouri Mental Health Center/University of 
Missouri School
of Medicine-Kansas City Division/Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation

B.A., 1965, The City College of the City University of New York

Professional History

Independent Practice of Forensic Psychology, New Mexico and Texas (2008-present)

New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute at Las Vegas, Staff Psychologist and Forensic Evaluator (May, 2010-June, 2011)

Independent Practice of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Austin, Texas (1976 - 2008)

Director of Psychological Services, Charter Behavioral Health System of Austin, Texas (1992 - 1994)

Adjunct Associate Professor of
Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (part-time;
1977 - 1988); (promoted from Assistant Professor, August, 1979), Austin, Texas

Director, Psychology Training
and Research, Department of Psychology, Austin State
Hospital (1975-1983), Austin, Texas

Independent Practice of
Clinical Psychology, Bloomington, Illinois (part-time) (1974 -

Assistant Professor of
Psychology, and Staff Psychologist, Psychological Counseling
Service/Student Counseling Center, Illinois State University (1969 - 1975); Coordinator of Training and Staff Development, Student Counseling Center,(1972- 1975); Coordinator, Clinical Psychology Training Program, (1970-1972)

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of
Missouri - Kansas City (part-time)

Prior Professional Licenses

State of Texas Psychologist License #21354
State of New Mexico Psychologist License #0970

State of Illinois Psychologist Registration #72-1730 (inactive)

Forensic Psychology Case Experience

Thirty years family, civil, and administrative law forensic case consultation and expert witness experience.  Qualified in United States and Texas District Courts.  Significant case experience in the following areas of the law.

               Family Law

               Personal Injury

               Psychology Malpractice

               Employment Law

               Estate and Probate Law

               Fitness for Law Enforcement Duty

               Competence to Stand Trial

Recent Hospital Privileges

New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute

Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, New Mexico

Past Hospital Affiliations

Charter Behavioral Health System, Austin, Texas
CPC Capitol Hospital, Austin, Texas                     
St. David's Hospital, Austin, Texas                    
Shoal Creek Hospital, Austin, Texas

Past Service on Professional Boards of Directors

Association of Psychology Internship Centers (1980-1983)
Austin Mental Health Independent Practice Association(1994-1995)

Southwestern Group Psychotherapy Society (1991-1995)
Austin Group Psychotherapy Society

Representative Consulting

Organization Development Consulting to civil practice law firms
A major international pharmaceutical/chemical company
Urban and suburban police departments 
A variety of public sector human service agencies  and  organizations

Recent Publications

Silver, R.J. (2010). The evidence in evidence based treatment. New Mexico  Psychologist, Spring/Summer, 2010, 7,9.

Representative Publications

Articles published in the following scholarly and professional journals:

Behavioral Science

International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

Small Group Behavior

 Professional Affiliations

                American Psychological Association


Recent Publicity


Connolly, H. and Madrid, C.  (2008, November 13).  Forensic psychology: Psychology meets the legal system.  The Taos News,  Page B06.  Connolly & Madrid (2008) describe my career history and the nature of my forensic psychology practice in Taos, New Mexico.



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