Curriculum Vitae

Forensic Practice
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Peter M. Barach, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Cleveland, Ohio
440-845-9011 x113


Dr. Barach is the author of scientific and clinical articles on dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). He is a psychologist in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Psychiatric Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he conducts evaluations of felony defendants and provides expert testimony. Dr. Barach conducts evaluations concerning Competency to Stand Trial, Sanity at the Time of the Act, mitigating factors, Movement to Nonsecured Status, and eligibility for civil commitment. Dr. Barach has also served as an expert for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in civil matters, such as psychological malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.

Dr. Barach has been a Clinical Psychologist since 1983. In his private practice, located at Horizons Counseling Services, Inc., in Parma Heights, Ohio, Dr. Barach treats adults and couples. His specialties are the treatment of depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and work with adult survivors of abuse. Dr. Barach has an integrative approach to therapy. He focuses on helping clients change patterns of thinking and acting that keep them from what they need and want.

Dr. Barach is Senior Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Within the dissociative disorders field, he is known for having first highlighted the link between disordered attachment and the origins of dissociative disorders. He also chaired the committee that authored the first set of treatment guidelines for adults with DID. In addition to his writings on dissociation, Dr. Barach also wrote (with R. F. Stamps) The Therapist's Internet Handbook, published by W. W. Norton. He has served as a script consultant for broadcast media.

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