Curriculum Vitae.

1148 Manhattan Ave
Suite 9
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Tel 310-335 -1288
Fax 866-341- 8679

suziedupee@yahoo.com

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Psychiatry

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Child Custody

  • Solution-Focused Custody Evaluations

  • Child Abuse

  • Work-Related Disability

  • Independent Medical Examinations

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  •  Civil Psychiatric Evaluations

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Competency to Stand Trial

  • Insanity Evaluations

  • Adult Psychiatry

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Family Therapy

Licensure

Medical Board of California – License Number: A063672 (1997 – present)

Drug Enforcement Agency – Number: BS568****

New York State Limited Permit to Practice Medicine – License Number: P20580

(2001-2002)

Medical Board of Victoria – License Number 1992-1996

2010 – present

2010 – present

Board Certifications

University of California, Los An

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Board Certificate Number: 50291

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;

Subspecialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Board Certificate Number: 5378

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;

Subspecialty in Forensic Psychiatry – Board Certificate Number: 1399

Appointments

University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA)

Assistant Clinical Instructor (until 2014)

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles –

Court-Appointed Expert Evaluator for the Child Custody Panel

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles –

Court-Appointed Expert Evaluator for the Criminal Panel

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles –

Court-Appointed Expert Evaluator for the (Juvenile Court) Dependency Panel

Superior Court of California, County of Orange County –

Court-Appointed Expert Evaluator for the Child Custody Panel

Medical Board of California

Expert Case Reviewer, Psychiatry

Education

New York University 2002

orensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

New York Law School 2002

Mental Health Disability Law course

University of California, San Diego 2001

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Psychiatric Residency Training Program

University of Queensland, Australia
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (equivalent to M.D. in U.S.A.)

(Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates – ECFMG – qualifications in 1996)

Practice

Suzanne M. Dupée, M.D., Psychiatrist, A Professional Medical Corp.  July 2003–Present

Los Angeles, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA

  • Clinical treatment for individual psychotherapy, family therapy, couples counseling, and psychopharmacology management of children, adolescents and adults.

  • Services are retained for private forensic evaluations in a number of forensic psychiatric arenas including sexual harassment, employment related cases, disability cases (private disability insurance), criminal, PTSD-related cases and family law, and child abuse.

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles      August 2004 – Present

Court-Appointed Evaluator and Expert for the Child Custody Panel

  • Completed over 100 child custody evaluations on appointment by the Family Court in private child custody disputes. The evaluations require investigating and assessing all family members and collateral sources, advising the court of findings, and making child custody recommendations. Most cases are high-conflict and complex.

  • Testified as an expert witness in over 100 private cases related to child custody and family law.

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles                  January 2004 – Present

Family Court Services Volunteer Child Custody Evaluator and Expert

  • Completed more than 100 court-ordered psychiatric assessments of individuals, children and families in Family Court cases.

  • Testified as an expert witness in dozens of Solution-Focused child custody cases.

  • Provide Pro-bono psychiatric consultations for the Family Court Services.

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles         April 2003 – Present

Court-Appointed Evaluator and Expert for the 730-Dependency Court Panel

  • Completed cases involving child abuse and removal of children from their homes into protective custody by the Department of Children and Family Services.

  • Evaluations for the Dependency Court include assessing psychiatric disorders, substance abuse issues, mental status, and fitness to be a parent of extended families, foster families, parents and caregivers.

  • Provided expert testified before the Dependency Court, Monterey Park, CA.

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles         April 2003 – Present

Court-Appointed Evaluator and Expert for the Forensic Criminal Evaluation Panel

  • Completed evaluations of criminal defendants for sanity, competency to stand trial, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and other legally mitigating psychiatric factors.

  • Provided expert testimony in the Federal Courts (Arizona & Los Angeles), Downtown L.A., Torrance and Van Nuys district courthouses for death penalty, competency to stand trial and insanity trials.

Didi-Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, Inglewood, CA     January 2003 – October 2013

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations and provide psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatment of children and adolescents.  Many of the children utilizing community mental health services are at-risk or high-risk children from low-income neighborhoods and are in foster care.

  • Educate and supervise therapists in training.

Medical Board of California      January 2003 – Present

Expert Case Reviewer, Psychiatry

  • Examine complaints regarding physicians and issue opinions in the field of psychiatry in matters brought before the Medical Board of California regarding psychiatric practice.

QTC Medical Group, Inc., Southern California                    June 2000 – Present

Forensic Psychiatrist

  • Independent Medical (psychiatric) Examinations (IME) for the Social Security Administration, Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor, Railroads and Department of Transportation in cases involving work-related disability and private insurance disability evaluations.

  • Independent medical evaluations for the Veteran’s Administration for the purpose of service-connection for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or general psychiatric illness after veterans are discharged from the military.

New York University, Forensic Psychiatry Training Program       June 2001 July – 2002

Forensic Psychiatry Fellow

  • Rotations to New York City Criminal Courts, Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center (a maximum-security hospital for criminally insane and incompetent-to-stand-trial defendants), Bellevue Forensic Psychiatric Jail Unit, the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (for dangerous psychiatric patients in the community), and other forensic psychiatry venues throughout New York City. The program’s Training Director and my supervisor, Dr. Richard Rosner, edited the seminal forensic psychiatry textbook Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry.

  • Provided expert testimony in over 30 cases to the New York Supreme Court (the equivalent of Superior Courts in most states).

Rural Family Counseling Youth & Family Services, San Diego   August 2000 – June 2001

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

  • Provided outpatient diagnostic, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacology treatment services to children and adolescents in a community-based mental health setting.

  • Educated and supervised therapists in training.

University of California, San Diego       July 1999 – June 2001

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow

  • Treated acutely mentally ill children and adolescents at UCSD’s Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit.  Rotated as Psychiatric Consultation Liaison of medically ill children at Children’s Hospital, San Diego.  Provided outpatient diagnostic, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacology management and treatment of children and adolescents.  Performed forensic evaluations of defendants for the Superior Court of San Diego, Forensic Clinic and forensic evaluations of parents and children for the Superior Court of San Diego, Dependency Court.

  • Testified in over 10 cases before the Superior Court of San Diego County.

Clinical Staffing, Inc., Sacramento, CA       July 1999 – February 2001

Forensic Psychiatrist

  • Performed more than 200 forensic psychiatric evaluations for the Social Security Administration.  Also conducted private insurance disability evaluations on an independent contractor basis.

Perpetual Help Medical Center and Midtown           December 1998 – June 1999

Disability Evaluation Group, Los Angeles, CA

Forensic Psychiatry

  • Forensically evaluated psychiatric disability claimants for the Social Security Administration

  • Conducted private insurance disability evaluations.

Didi-Hirsch Community Mental Health, Culver City, CA  August 1998 – June 1999

Psychiatrist

  • Provided psychotherapeutic treatment and psychopharmacology management of adults.

Registry of Physician’s Specialists, Statewide, CA  October 1997 – July 1999

California Department of Corrections (CDC)

Psychiatrist

  • Provided in-prison psychiatric diagnoses, treatment and care of inmates throughout the California Department of Corrections, including prisoners at Corcoran, Mule Creek, North Kern and Wasco State Prisons.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA      June 1996 – June 1998

Psychiatric Residency in Training Program

  • Treated acutely ill psychiatric patients and trained in psychiatric emergencies. Rotated as Psychiatric Consultation Liaison of medically ill patients. Provided diagnostic, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacology treatment and management of psychiatric patients.

Monash Medical Centter, Melbourne, Australia  November 1995 – June 1996

Crisis and Assessment Treatment (CAT) Team

Psychiatric Residency in Training Program

  • Diagnosed and treated acutely mentally ill individuals in the field, limiting psychiatric hospitalizations. CAT is a community-based, emergency response psychiatric team.

Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia                   July 1995 – November 1995

Psychiatric Resident

  • Treated acutely ill psychiatric inpatients.

Dr. Suzanne M. Stubbs (maiden name), Melbourne, Australia         July 1994 – July 1995

General Medical Practitioner

  • Practiced full-time as a general practice physician.

Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital, Melbourne, Australia    March 1994 – July 1994

Early Psychosis, Prevention and Intervention Center (EPPIC)

Psychiatric Resident

  • Treated adolescents and young adults (on an inpatient basis) experiencing their first psychotic episodes.  EPPIC is an internationally renowned research center recognized for its work in early-onset psychosis.

Monash Medical Center, Melbourne, Australia            January 1994 – March 1994

Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident

  • Treated inpatients in labor and delivery and gynecological surgery.  Delivered 20+ babies.

Larundel Psychiatric Hospital, Melbourne, Australia           November 1993 – January 1994

Psychiatric Resident

Resident

  • Treated acutely ill psychiatric inpatients.

Preston and Northcote Community Hospital   January 1992 – November 1993

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Australia, Bendigo Community Hospital, Bendigo, Australia
Intern and Second Year Resident.

  • Trained in general medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology and pediatrics.