Peter M. Barach, Ph.D.
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Dr. Barach has served as an expert witness in civil cases in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and Arizona. As chair of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation's Standards of Practice Committee, Dr. Barach coauthored the first treatment guidelines for Dissociative Identity Disorder issued by any professional association, and he has testified several times concerning standard of care issues for DID clients. He has also provided deposition, trial testimony, or independent medical examiner reports concerning other issues such as wrongful death, personal injury, and psychological malpractice. Dr. Barach has served as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants. Since September, 2006, Dr. Barach has been a full time psychologist for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Psychiatric Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, where he conducts evaluations to assess competency to stand trial, sanity at the time of the act, mental health factors relevant to mitigation of penalty, eligibility for civil commitment, and to assist the Court in evaluating risk factors for sexual recidivism.