Dr. Jerome Poliacoff is a child, adolescent and adult psychologist licensed in the state of Florida since 1984.
A transplanted New Yorker he earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Miami. His clinical training included pre and post doctoral internships at the Children’s Psychiatric Centers in Miami, Florida.
He has been a staff consultant to the Northwest Dade Community Mental Health Center where he was responsible for the pre-doctoral internship training seminar in child assessment; and on the Staff of Charter Hospital of Miami where he served as co-director of the adult inpatient unit, responsible for the group psychotherapy programs and adult psychological evaluation services.
In addition to being a sought after child and adult therapist he is a frequent consulting and testifying expert in both Family and Dependency courts in Florida’s Eleventh and Seventeenth Judicial Circuits.
His forensic expertise includes serving as an expert in cases involving (a) discrimination and harassment claims in Federal employment law cases, and (b) as an expert in the assessment and defense of tort claims for emotional damages in cases involving children, adolescents and adults, and (c) as an expert in immigration law cases involving claims under the Violence Against Women Act, and in asylum appeals .
As an external review consultant he is a Level III third party reviewer of pediatric patient insurance appeals for National Medical Review of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Poliacoff has presented as a lecturer before numerous schools and parent groups law firms on matters related to children and their development. And, he has lectured widely to legal audiences. His articles have been published in Bar journals on topics including
- Alternative Approaches to Litigation,
- Examining the Premise of Equal Timesharing,
- Psychologists' Dual Role Conflicts,
- Mental Examinations in Federal Employment Litigation, Parental Alienation: Frye v. Gardner in Florida Courts., and most recently
- What Does Love Have to Do With It? The Psychology of Prenuptial Agreements