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Dr. Wittmann is a licensed psychologist, trial consultant, and divorce mediator whose practice concentrates on consultation in contested custody and access matters.  He serves as a trial consultant for major law firms in the Manhattan area and elsewhere. 

Dr. Wittmann is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to the intersection of law and psychology and on professional practices in the child custody area, is regularly on the faculty for training seminars offered to attorneys and mental health professionals, and has been a frequently utilized scholar-trainer for judges in Family, Supreme, and Appellate courts.  He lectures on forensic and divorce psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is an adjunct clinical professor at The State University of New York at Albany.   

Dr. Wittmann has provided invited testimony to the New York State Senate and the Office of Court Administration regarding matrimonial statutes, provides opinions on divorce-related matters to print, television, and radio media, and has served as a program consultant to ABC News.  He is on the editorial board of the New York Family Law Monthly and is the author of “Custody Chaos, Personal Peace” (Perigee, 2001) and of numerous scholarly articles regarding forensic psychology. The Empirical Forensic Model, which he developed with Timothy Tippins Esq., is now taught in many venues nationally as a template for critiquing the custody evaluation process.     



Recent publications by Dr. Wittmann:

Empirical and ethical problems with custody recommendations: A call for clinical humility and Judicial vigilance (Family Court Review, 2005)

Forensic domestic violence assessments  (New York Family Law Monthly, 2004)


Evaluating the evaluator: Assessing the quality of forensic custody assessments (Matrimonial Strategist, 2003)

Custody Chaos, Personal Peace (Perigee, 2001)