Stacey Wood - Dr. Stacey Wood, Ph.D.

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Stacey Wood

Dr. Stacey Wood, Ph.D.

Steele Hall Suite 2, 241 E 11th Street,

Claremont, CA 91711

9097062764

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Dr. Stacey Wood is a professor of psychology at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Wood is one of the nation's leading expert witnesses in the area of forensic neuropsychology. Her work as an academic and researcher includes numerous peer-reviewed articles, book contributions, and guidance of the Neuropsychology of Decision-Making Laboratory.


In addition to her work within the field of study, Dr. Wood is an authority on decisional capacity matters in the courtroom. Dr. Wood has provided expert analysis in well over 200 cases in California and nationwide. Her experience spans from cases of undue influence, financial elder abuse, testamentary capacity, probate conservatorship, competency to stand trial, and more. A credit to her reputation in legal proceedings, Dr. Wood served as Lead Editor and major contributor on “Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Lawyers,” by the American Psychological Association and American Bar Association. Additionally, Dr. Wood conducts statewide training in California for Adult Protective Services (APS) and probate and judicial training in California.

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My new article is a discussion on elder investment fraud, exploring common schemes, a discussion on why seniors are vulnerable, and methods for prevention and resolution. In preparation, we spoke with a number elder abuse advocates, elder abuse attorneys in California, financial abuse researchers, and contributors to the AARP Study.



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Undergraduate: Middlebury College
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Practice Areas: Expert > Medical - Neuropsychology
Organizations: APA, NIHS
   
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Gender: Female
Status: Married
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City of Residence: Claremont
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My Interests Psychology, Neuropsychology, Decisional Capacity
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About Me: My scholarly interests are in the areas of neuropsychology and decision-making from a lifespan development perspective. I am interested in how changes in the brain, emotion, and motivation interact across the lifespan to influence how we make decisions. I am especially interested in taking theoretical work and applying it to everyday types of decisions. One such application is in the area of assessing decision-making capacity for the courts. An understanding of cognitive mechanisms that may underlie specific types of legal decisions (i.e. testamentary, financial) can help us to design better tools and be more effective as witnesses.
   

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