Forensic Psychology


"On Wednesday, Dr. Robert Gordon, a clinical psychologist, testified that Mrs. Leskin had symptoms of battered-spouse syndrome. Gordon testified on how it may have affected her and discussed what she was likely to do in certain situations."

Morning Call - Allentown, Pa. - Robert Flexer, The Morning Call Aug 8, 1986

Tru TV Crime - The Allentown Massacres

"Dr. Robert Gordon, a clinical psychologist from the area and a renowned expert on the MMPI-2 personality assessment, said that Ben showed only normal signs of anxiety, nothing extreme, and, in fact, the test supported a diagnosis of a psychopathic personality…Ben Birdwell was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Dennis Freeman…"

By Katherine Ramsland and with Trista Dashner 

Job consultant's against the grope in $10M suit

"A former model who claims that a prominent job consultant grabbed her bottom during a 2002 job interview will finally get her day in Manhattan Supreme Court this week as a jury starts to hear evidence in her $10 million lawsuit."

By Barabara Ross - Daily News Staff Wrtier - Monday, July 9th 2007


"She holds herself out to be an indigo child from another planet who is made of light," jurors were told by the shrink's first defense witness, a forensic psychologist who quoted from accuser Ana Sola's wacky Web sites.
"Sola portrays herself online as not only extraterrestrial, but an agent of God sent to heal women who have suffered from sexual abuse," testified the witness, forensic psychologist Robert Gordon.
…the psychologist's hired-gun shrink told jurors he did a thorough review of the psychological assessments done by Sola's own hired-gun shrink.
…which Gordon added displayed levels of paranoia "in the psychotic range."

Morning Call - Allentown, Pa. - Robert Flexer, The Morning Call Aug 8, 1986

Model won't get a penny in $10M suit vs. shrink

By Jose Martinez Daily - News Staff Writer - Wednesday, July 18th 2007

Dr. Robert M. Gordon TV interviews 1991-2002: 1991 work in Israel during the Scud attacks, issues with mass trauma, forensic psychological issues such as insanity, jury psychology, psychopathy and psychodiagnostic assessment.

Examples of Dr. Gordon's Forensic Publications on PTSD, Malingering, Parental Alienation Syndrome, and Sex Abuse Assessments:

  • IMEs and psychological record reviews 

  • Criminal responsibility

  • Mental state

  • Competency to stand trial

  • Capital mitigation evaluations

  • Juvenile transfer evaluations

  • Sentencing evaluations

  • Malingering and deception

  • Testamentary capacity

  • Personal injury and emotional distress claims

  • Malpractice — plaintiff and defense

  • Sexual offender evaluations

  • Risk assessment

  • Political asylum

  • Family Law: custody, parental competence, parental alienation, adoption

  • Employment issues: fitness for duty, disctimination, harrassment, wrongful termination

  • Dr. Gordon showed that the MMPI-2 detects malingered PTSD and that coached malingering is even easier to detect.

  • Dr. Gordon showed empirical support for Parental Alienation Syndrome and was the first to find that the dynamics of the alienating parent applies equally to both mothers and fathers, i.e. gender is not a factor.

  • Dr. Gordon showed how to use testing and investigation techniques in sex abuse allegations.

  • Published on The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM). Corsini's Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010).

  • Developed along with Robert F. Bornstein the Psychodiagnostic Chart-2 the main diagnostic tool for the PDM-2.

Blood Crimes - The Pennsylvania Skinhead Murders

By Frank Rosen Pinnacle Books, New York, N.Y. 1996.

Dr. Robert M. Gordon TV interviews 1991-2002:



  • Dr. Gordon has been qualified to testify on matters of civil and criminal forensic psychology in numerous state, federal and international jurisdictions.

  • Dr. Gordon is one of the leading experts in the MMPI-2, the most frequently used and reliable psychological test in forensic evaluations.

  • Dr. Gordon served as the president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, as well as on the governing council of the American Psychological Association (APA).

  • Dr. Gordon is a fellow of APA and double board certified in both Clinical Psychology and in Psychoanalysis with the American Board of Professional Psychology and a member of the American Psychology-Law Society of the American Psychological Association.

  • Dr. Gordon has authored many books and scholarly articles and chapters on such topics as psychodiagnostic assessment, malingering, impression management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, child custody, parental alienation, psychopathic personality and ethics.

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