Dr. Bruce Leckart
Dr. Leckart helps attorneys take testimony from doctors who have authored grossly inadequate reports. His fantasy has been to conduct those cross-examinations himself and he has always written his own reports by imagining what an effective cross-examiner would ask that would embarrass and humiliate him on the witness stand. He has spent the last 30 years conducting psychological evaluations in workers’ compensation and personal injury litigations. During that time he has performed between 5,000 and 10,000 examinations that have taught him that most psych reports contain substantially flawed diagnoses. Dr. Leckart retired from his position as a full professor of psychology. He is the author of Psychological Evaluation in Litigation: A Practical Guide for Attorneys and Insurance Adjusters and Up From Boredom, Down From Fear. In addition, he was a founder of the Assertiveness Training movement and a contributor to the best-seller When I Say No, I Feel Guilty. You can read or obtain a free download of his book on psychological evaluations here.
Dr. Leckart recommends that in deciding whether or not you need an Apricot™ you try to answer three questions:
Would you ever Cx a doctor without a plan?
Can you list all the flaws in a psych doc’s report and notes?
Do you know what questions to ask to expose those flaws?
He understands that your answers will most likely be “Probably not!” Since attorneys have been trained in the law and not psychology or psychiatry the plan they devise and the questions they ask are most likely less than optimal. That leaves attorneys with two choices: commission an Apricot™ or do it yourself. If you choose the latter you can find assistance by clicking on our “Free Self-Help Resources.” If you want an Apricot™ you can email (DrLeckartWETC@gmail.com) or call at 844-444-8898 to find out if he can help and/or for a free estimate.
Dr. Ronald Heredia
Dr. Heredia is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at East Los Angeles College where he has taught General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology and Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality. He joined the team in 2000. Dr. Heredia earned a B.A. in psychology from UCLA, an M.A. in Education with a concentration in psychology from Pepperdine University and completed his doctorate in organizational leadership at Pepperdine in 2009. He has authored multiple academic papers presented at conferences including meetings of the American Educational Research Association and guest lectured an undergraduate education course at UCLA. In his spare time, he serves as Director of the Board of Inland Empire Future Leaders Program, an educational non-profit organization devoted to leadership and the educational success for high school students in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.