Current Positions

1991- Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Teaching behavioral medicine to medical students; supervision and teaching in the Child Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry and Post-Doctoral Psychology programs.

Associate Research Psychologist, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSF. Co-Investigator and co-developer of The Scales of Psychological Capacities, a clinician administered semi-structured interview and assessment method for evaluating psychological functioning and impairment.

2007 President, Mental Health Decision Support Institute. A non-profit organization devoted to improving access to psychological and neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis of mental disorders and promotion of mental, behavioral and psychological health for underserved, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
2007 CEO, Neuron Valley Networks Inc. A research and development company developing and supplying mental health information technology products and services for the Military Health Service, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, public and private mental health organizations, federal and state agencies.

Principal, Forensic Decision Sciences LLC: A forensic group practice offering evidence-based forensic psychology and psychiatry consulting and expert witness services for civil and criminal litigation. Specializing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), multi-victim accidents, forensic mental health decision support, forensic databases and forensic data mining.

1985 - Independent Practice of Forensic Clinical & Neuropsychological Assessment: Evidence-based forensic opinions regarding:
Emotional injuries due to trauma: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Acute Stress Disorder, emotional injuries, traumatic bereavement, depression, substance abuse.
Cognitive impairment: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and postconcussive syndrome, impairment from neurotoxin exposure, memory impairment, executive dysfunction.
Employment: Worker’s Comp, disability evaluations, Fitness For Duty Examinations, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA.
Violence risk assessment: occupational and criminal violence risk assessment.
Personality disorders: personality traits, personality disorders.
Credibility assessment: reliability of self-report, response style and impression management, exaggeration, defensiveness, feigning and malingering.
Conducted over 110 examinations for both plaintiff and defense, more than 50 depositions, more than 15 appearances in state and federal courts.
1976- Independent Practice of Clinical Psychology: assessment psychotherapy. Assessment of mental disorders in psychiatric, medical and neurological patients. Evaluation of children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. Evaluation of intellectual, cognitive and academic performance in children, adolescents and college students. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Previous Positions

2000 – 06 Faculty, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. Taught courses on psychological assessment of Personality Disorders.
1985-91 Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Research Psychologist, Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Supervision, teaching and research.
1985‑90 Project Manager, research and development of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP). Co-developer of an objective self-report test of relationship difficulties (supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The IIP has been translated into many languages and is widely used by psychologists in the United States, Canada and Europe.
1979‑89 Staff Psychologist, Dept. of Psychiatry, Kaiser Medical Center, South San Francisco. Short-term psychotherapy with psychiatric out-patients, consultation-liaison and behavioral medicine, psychological assessment.
1979-80 Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Kaiser Medical Center, South San Francisco. Developed a new treatment program for outpatient assessment and treatment of substance abuse.
1980‑83 Principal Investigator and Director, Project on Psychotherapy Treatment Planning, Mount Zion Hospital, (now Mt. Zion-UCSF), San Francisco. Supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); developed a structured clinical judgment tool for planning mental health interventions.
1979-88 Adjunct Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda. Teaching and supervision of doctoral dissertations.
1976-78 Psychological Consultant, Pain Center, Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center. Psychological assessment of chronic pain conditions in a hospital based program for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain conditions.
1974-76 Clinical and Research Psychologist, Dept. of Psychiatry, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Research on psychotherapy outcome.


2003- Training in Clinical Research Program, (TICR) Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
1992-99 Graduate, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute
1976-78 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) post-doctoral fellowship, Clinical Psychology, Mt. Zion Hospital-UCSF, San Francisco, CA
1973-74 Clinical Psychology Intern, Upstate Medical Center, State Univ. of New York, Syracuse, NY.
1972-73 Clinical Psychology Fellowship, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1970-74 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1975), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
1968-70 M.A. in Psychology (1971) Queens College, City Univ. of New York.
1964-68 B.A. (1968) Cum Laude, Distinction in Psychology.Psychology Undergraduate State University of New York at Buffalo

Professional Memberships And Licensure

Community Service

2007 President, the Mental Health Decision Support Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to mental health diagnostic services for underserved and vulnerable populations globally.
2006 Consultant, Association of District Attorneys of California, regarding
violence risk assessment for lifers eligible for parole.
2006 Consultant to Children’s Trauma Project, Gil Kliman, MD, Director
1994-5 Member, California Psychological Task force on impaired psychologists

Congressional Hearings, Briefings, Symposiums

2007 Clinical Decision Support Systems to Maximize Recovery for PTSD, Saul Rosenberg, Ph.D, Symposium on PTSD and health care, House Veterans Affairs Committee, Chairman Rep. Bob Filner, Cannon House Office Building, May 16, 2007, Washington, DC.
2007 Improving Access to Healthcare for Veterans in Rural Areas who have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Saul Rosenberg, Ph.D.. Capital Hill Briefing, Rural Military, Veterans, and Their Families: Using Technology to Improve Access to Healthcare for PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. Co-Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I), House 21st Century Healthcare Caucus, April 19, 2007, Cannon House Office Bldg.

Publications: Psychology Books and Journal Articles

Rosenberg, S.E. (1985). Brief dynamic psychotherapy for depression. In E. E. Beckham, & W. R. Lieber (Eds.) Handbook of depression: treatment, assessment and research, Homewood, Ill., Dorsey Press.

Rosenberg, S. E., G. Silberschatz, J. T. Curtis, H. Sampson, & J. Weiss. (1986). A method for establishing the reliability of statements from psychodynamic case formulations. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 143, No. 11, 1454-1456.

Rosenberg, S. E., Horowitz, L.M., Hanks, S., Hartley, D., Levenson, H., Schulman, T. S., Skuja, A. (1994). The consensual response psychodynamic formulation: Part 2, Application to the case of Ms. Smithfield. Psychotherapy Research, 4, (3), 233-237.

Curtis, J., Silberschatz, G., Sampson, H., Weiss, J & Rosenberg, S. E. (1988). Developing reliable psychodynamic case formulations: An illustration of the Plan Diagnosis Method. Psychotherapy, 25, No.2, 256-265.

DeWitt, K. N., Hartley, D. E., Rosenberg, S. E., Zilberg, N. J., Wallerstein, R. S. (1991). Scales of psychological capacities: Development of an assessment approach. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 14, No.2, 343-361.

Horowitz, L. M., Rosenberg, S.E., & Bartholomew (1993). Interpersonal problems, attachment styles, and outcome in brief dynamic psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, No.4, 549-560.

Horowitz, L. M. & Rosenberg, S. E. (1991). Stanford University Collaborative: Assessing Interpersonal Problems in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In L. E. Beutler & M. Crago (Eds.). Psychotherapy research: An international review of programmatic studies, 299-304. Washington, D. C. American Psychological Association Press.

Horowitz, L.M., Rosenberg, S.E., Baer, B., Ureno, G. & Villasenor, V. (1988). Inventory of Interpersonal Problems: Psychometric properties and clinical application. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, No.6, 885-892.

Horowitz, L.M., Rosenberg, S.E., Ureno, G., Kalehzan, M., & O'Halloran. (1989). The psychodynamic formulation, the consensual response method, and interpersonal problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57, No 5, 599-606.

Horowitz, L.M., Rosenberg, S.E., & Kalehzan, B.M. (1992). The capacity to describe other people clearly: A predictor of interpersonal problems and outcome in brief dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, Vol. 2, No.1, 37-51.

Horowitz, L.M., Rosenberg, S.E (1994). The consensual response psychodynamic formulation: Part 1. Method and research results. Psychotherapy Research, 4, No 3 221-232.

Zilberg, N. J., Wallerstein, R. S., DeWitt, N. J., Hartley, D., & Rosenberg, S. E. (1991). A conceptual analysis and strategy for assessing structural change. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 14, No.2, 317-342.

Publications: Legal Periodicals

Rosenberg, Saul & Levy, Mark (2004). Unwarranted Restrictions on the Independent Examination of Emotional Damages, Defense Comment, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2004, pages 11-15, 29-31.

Levy, Mark & Rosenberg, Saul. (2003). The “Eggshell Plaintiff” Revisited: Causation of Mental Damages in Civil Litigation. The American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter.

Rosenberg, Saul & Levy, Mark (2002). Deposing Mental Health Experts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Vol. 4, Chap 716 in Houts (Ed.) Lawyers Guide to Medical Proof, Matthew Bender & Co., Newark N.J.

Levy, M, Mook, J. & Rosenberg, S (2001). Mental Illness in the Workplace: The Legal and Psychiatric Implications of Mentally Disabled Employees. San Francisco Attorney Magazine, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Aug/Sept 2001, 17-21.

Presentations Related to Mental Health and Information Technology

Rosenberg, Saul (2007). Screening, Diagnosis and Disability for Veterans with PTSD: Implications for the US Health Grid. Presentation to the Collaborative Expedition workshop #62 "Advancing Virtual Organizing: Potentials and Realities from Scientific Grid to Citizen-Service Communities" June 20, 2007 National Science Foundation, Ballston, VA. Sponsored by USA Services - Intergovernmental Office of Citizen Services and Communications, US General Services.Admin.

Presentations Related to Law and Psychology

Lechuga, Dave & Rosenberg, Saul (2007) Assessment of deception in plaintiffs with head injuries. Workshop presented at annual meeting of the California Psychological Association, Santa Ana, CA April, 2007.

Rosenberg, S. (2006) Knowledge Management Tools to Support Decision Makers about Violence Risk. Presentation to the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Northern California Chapter, April 11, 2006

Lechuga, Dave & Rosenberg, Saul (2006) Assessment of deception in plaintiffs with head injuries. Workshop presented at annual meeting of the California Psychological Association, San Francisco, March 26, 2006.

Rosenberg. S.E. (2005). Individual differences in response to the same traumatic event. Paper presented at the annual meeting the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Oct., 2005.

Rosenberg, S.E. (2003) The Forensic Assessment of Personality Disorders.
Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment
San Francisco, CA, March 2003

Rosenberg, S.E. The Independent Psychiatric and Psychological Examination of Claims of Disability Due to Depression. Depression Disability Conference, Dec. 8, 2003, San Francisco, CA

Rosenberg, S.E. Personality Disorders in Civil Litigation. The Bar Association of San Francisco, April 26, 2002

Scientific Presentations (Partial List)

Rosenberg, S.E. (1991) Short-term dynamic psychotherapy: Who benefits and do the gains last? Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. August, 1991, San Francisco.

Rosenberg, S. E. (1989). Burnout and stress in mental health professionals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Psychological Association, 1989.

Rosenberg, S. E. (1988). Assessing self-defeating behavior: A psychodynamic approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 1988.

Rosenberg, S. E. (1988). Formulating psychodynamic themes and issues from a videotaped interview. Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santa Fe, N. M., June 1988.

Rosenberg, S. E. (1987). A method for generating composite case formulations from independent judges. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, August 28, 1987.