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John E Kincaid 

John E. Kincaid, Ph.D.  Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Diablo, CA

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Diablo, CA
John E. Kincaid, Ph.D.
Clinical and Forensic Psychology
1701 El Nido Rd.
Diablo, CA 94528

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John E. Kincaid, Ph.D.                                                                                       

Clinical and Forensic                                                             1701 El Nido #73 Psychologist                                                                                  Diablo, CA 94528

PSY 7489                                                                                           (925) 946-5471









Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology--1980. 

California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, California. Trained in child-clinical and adult psychology and assessment.

Dissertation:  Isolation, Repression, and the Differential Activation of the Cerebral Hemispheres.


M.S. in Counseling Psychology--1974.

California State University, Hayward, California.

Thesis:  Self Esteem Scores and Effects of Success Expectancy Manipulation on Achievement.


B.A. in Biology, Minor in Education with earned Secondary Teaching Credential--1970.

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.



Professional Experience


Private Practice, Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Lafayette, California, 1982 to 2003; and Danville, California, 2003 to Present.


Services:  Provides psychotherapy, consultation, and psychodiagnostic assessment (psychological testing) to adults, couples, families, adolescents and children.  Specialist in clinical and forensic psychology; experienced with personality disorders and other difficult clinical populations, substance abuse, and forensic and systems issues.  Experienced in forensic consultation, court-supervised treatment and expert testimony in hundreds of cases with emphasis in family law and juvenile cases, Penal Code evaluations, substance abuse and correctional health care.  Acts as Family Court-appointed Mediator, Special Master and Counselor.  Has completed more than 250 custody evaluations by court appointment, including complex and move-away cases, and administers psychodiagnostic assessment for, and consults with, custody evaluators, attorneys and courts. Experienced in providing co-parenting and reunification/reconciliation counseling and related services to Family Court clients. 


Experienced in providing court reports and/or testimony in cases concerning criminal defendants charged with a broad range of crimes including assaultive, sexual and other major felonies.  Experienced in assessing and treating health and other professionals regarding questions of safety with clients or patients, and in assessing a variety of clients with respect to safety and/or competence in the workplace.  Experienced in the assessment and treatment of alleged and convicted perpetrators and victims.  Testified in more than one hundred civil and criminal trials and hearings in California over more than thirty years. Qualified as expert in Superior Court in at least ten California counties in family, criminal, substance abuse, juvenile and other civil matters.  Experienced in public speaking and has made presentations and/or has published for local, state, and national audiences.         


Experienced in managed health care systems, utilization and peer review procedures, and program planning, development, implementation and management.  Psychodynamic, family systems-communications, and behavioral/cognitive approaches utilized to structure psychotherapeutic interventions. Has provided expert and systems consultation regarding mental health, substance abuse, and general health services in detention and correctional environments.  Provide systems consultation in private and public sector settings. 



Mentally Disordered Offender Evaluator, Consulting Psychologist, State of California, Department of Mental Health, Office of Forensic Services, November, 1990 to December, 2003.


Duties:  Provide detailed forensic evaluations of more than 1,800 mentally disordered state prisoners, including sex offenders, pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code Section 2962.  Consult with and advise psychologists and psychiatrists providing other PC 2962 evaluations (role continued via contract to present).  Support findings in Court and Board of Parole Hearings trials and hearings as required.  Experience in consultation with DMH and other Departments and professional groups regarding development and implementation of Title 22, CCR regulations pertaining to Correctional Treatment Centers, and outpatient treatment of Youth Authority wards. Consulted on continuing education and other procedural issues.



Consulting Psychologist, State of California, Department of Mental Health, Office of Forensic Services, April, 1987 to November, 1990.


Duties:  Provide clinical and programmatic consultation to local forensic mental health programs providing community treatment and supervision to judicially committed mentally disordered offenders (Penal Code Sections 1370, 1026, and 2962; and Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders).  Perform review/monitoring functions.  Support local staff in Court hearings and trials; represent State positions in Court as required.  Consult with State clinical and administrative staff regarding policy development and implementation.  Fulfill administrative roles including contract negotiation and the functions of acting regional administrator. A principal author, mental health section of draft Correctional Treatment Center Regulations (Chapter 12, Title 22, California Code of Regulations), and Department representative to multi-departmental (State and local) regulations development committee.


Programs Supervisor, Detention Facilities Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs, Health Services Department, Contra Costa County, California, November, 1979 to April, 1987.


Duties:  Clinical and administrative supervisor of programs consisting of a multidisciplinary team of 14 staff members including an assistant supervisor, psychiatrists, mental health treatment specialists, interns, and clerical staff.  Programmatic goals included identification, assessment, treatment, case management, and placement of mentally disordered offenders.  Several key program elements recognized nationally as innovative, including the Ambulatory Classification System and the Jail Mental Health Reentry Project.  Substance abuse component provided assessment, crisis counseling, placement/referral and methadone treatment to inmate populations.  Administrative duties included primary budgetary responsibility, program planning, development, and implementation, personnel functions, clinical and administrative supervision, and consultation to County and State planning, administrative, legislative, and policy-making entities.  Acted as interim supervisor and consultant to County outpatient program for judicially committed mentally disordered offenders (AB1229/CONREP). 



Psychologist, Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Merrithew Memorial Hospital, Contra Costa County Health Services Department, Martinez, California, 1979.  Intern, Clinical Psychology, 1977-1979. 


Duties:  Provided assessment, diagnostic, psychotherapeutic, and consultative services to school-aged children, individual adults, groups, couples, and families.  Co-facilitated a medication group with prescribing MD, and served as member of interdisciplinary child development clinic composed of psychologists, pediatricians, a medical social services worker, and school personnel.  Worked on inpatient and screening units.  Provided consultation to schools and inpatient medical wards.  Program Evaluator, Contra Costa County Methadone Treatment Programs, 1975-1977.  Counselor/Crisis Volunteer, Project Eden, Inc., Hayward, California, 1974-75.



Professional Activities/Affiliations


Current Member:  American Psychological Association (APA); California Psychological Association (CPA); Contra Costa County Psychological Association; Association for the Advancement of Psychology (AAP); Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

Commissioner, Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission.


Past member:  Public Service and Clinical Practice Divisions of CPA; Family Psychology Division of APA; Psychology/Law Society; Forensic Mental Health Association of California.  Past Member of Medical Staffs, Merrithew Memorial, BHC/CPC Walnut Creek, BHC/CPC Fremont, and First Vallejo Hospitals.  Past Member, Board of Directors, California Chapter, American Correctional Health Services Association (ACHSA), two terms, 1982-1986; a Founding Member and former Vice President, Board of Directors, California Association of Psychology Providers during Supreme Court scope of practice litigation [CAPP v. Rank], 1983-1984; Chair, Board of Directors, WRWC Inc., 1996; Board of Directors, Contra Costa County Psychological Association, continuing education chair, 1999-2000.  Past Member, Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee, Registry of Physician Specialists, Walnut Creek, 1997-2003. 


Experienced as faculty member in professional education and training. Experienced as a fully credentialed public school teacher in Pennsylvania and New York. Member of program committee and continuing education presenter, Custody Issues Committee, Family Law Section, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2008-2013.


Commissioner, Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission (MHC), 2018-present; member, MHC Executive and Justice Committees, 2018-present.



Awards and professional recognition


National Association of Counties County Achievement Award, New County USA, as supervisor, Jail Mental Health Reentry Project, 1982; invited address and panel, plenary session, national convention, American Correctional Health Services Association, 1987; letter of commendation, Director, California State Department of Mental Health (DMH), 1998; Award for Superior Accomplishment, DMH, 1999; letter of appreciation upon retirement from State service, Director, California State Department of Mental Health (DMH), 2004; recipient of California Senate Member Resolution of Commendation for public and private professional service, 2004; appointed to the Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission by the Board of Supervisors, 2018.



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