Dr. Saar has been practicing psychology in West Virginia for over thirty years and has a broad range of experience multiple areas of practice, including: clinical diagnosis and therapy; forensic evaluations; and geriatrics. He received his Ph. D. from Cambridge Graduate College in Los Angeles, CA., his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Saar is a licensed psychologist in West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Maine, California, and Connecticut, and has conducted and supervised thousands of forensic evaluations, These evaluations include adult and juvenile competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, personal injury, child sexual and physical abuse, and parental fitness.
Dr. Saar has been qualified as a forensic expert in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Family, Circuit, and Federal Courts. Dr. Saar is currently the Director of Saar Psychological Group, PLLC, in South Charleston, WV, and has worked in the past as an instructor at Marshall University Graduate College and West Virginia State University. He has spoken extensively at regional and national conferences and has consulted with numerous prosecuting attorneys as an expert in child sexual abuse investigations and prosecutions.
West Virginia, Kentucky, California, Maine, Connecticut, Illinois and North Carolina
EXPERT WITNESS QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Dr. Saar has been qualified as an expert in Clinical Psychology in both Circuit and Federal courts.
Saar has been a full-time psychologist in the state of West Virginia for nearly two decades. He is currently Director of Saar Psychological Group, PLLC (SPG). Dr. Saar was an adjunct professor at Marshall University for several years.
American Psychological Association (APA) – Family Psychology, Division 43
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA) – Law Society, Division 41, Member- at -Large
APA – Adult Development and Aging, Division 20, Professional Affiliation
APA – Child Maltreatment, Division 37, Section 1
American Professional Society of the Abuse on Children (APSAC)
Association Psychological Sciences
APA – Trauma Psychology, Division 56
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Clinical Neuropsychology, Division 40 APA
Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 APA
Society for Personality Assessment
West Virginia Health Care Association – Ethics Committee (Past Member)
International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA)