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Dr. Laeeq Evered

About

Dr. Laeeq Evered is a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist who specializes in applying scientific understanding of brain function to understanding & treating his clients. His clinical work includes diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions, psychological issues, and learning disabilities. His psychotherapy is based on an empathic connection with his clients combined with a comprehensive understanding of brain functioning. Dr. Evered specializes in the treatment of PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Thought Disorders, and Autism Spectrum. 

Due to his teaching and work in the application of brain functioning, Dr. Evered is also requested as an expert witness to explain the effects of psychological and neurocognitive functioning on an individual's comprehension and behavior. 

Education

Dr. Evered earned a Doctoral Degree in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2000. As an undergraduate, he double majored in Biology and Chemistry at St. Louis University prior to pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. He began working on a Ph.D. at St. Louis University before pursuing research on treating the homeless mentally ill through an NIMH demonstration project. 

Dr. Evered completed two full-time internships, the first in neuropsychology at St. Mary's Medical Center-McAuley in San Francisco, and the second in psychotherapy at the Karen Horney Clinic in NYC.

He completed a two-year postdoctorate in forensic neuropsychology at San Francisco Clinical Neurosciences under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald Ruff.  Dr. Evered has also trained in both medical & psychiatric inpatient hospitals.

Expert Testimony

  • Fear Response/Survival Circuits as applied to self-defense

  • Unconsciousness associated with psychosis / acute substance intoxication

  • Adolescent Brain Development

  • Autism/Asperger's

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Interplay between brain pathologies & emotions

Additional Positions

  • In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Evered is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley where he teaches graduate courses in neuropsychological assessment, neuroanatomy & function, biological bases of behavior, and brain-based psychotherapy.

  • Dr. Evered is also a Board Expert Reviewer assisting the California Attorney General’s Office and the California Board of Psychology’s Enforcement Program in reviewing case materials, preparing written opinions, and testifying on standard of care practiced by neuropsychologists.

Research Interests

Dr. Evered's research interests include the interplay between brain functioning and normal & abnormal behavior. He was formerly a clinical researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs employing microwave radar to investigating biomarkers of psychiatric disorder. Past research and publications include emotional risk factors in postconcussive disorder, effects of mold exposure on cognitive and psychological functioning, major mental illness and homelessness, and malingering.

Affiliations

Neuropsychological & Forensic Assessment 

Neuropsychological Assessment
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Memory Disorders

  • AD/HD

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Medical Disorders

  • Toxin Exposure

  • Differential Diagnosis

Forensic Psychology
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  • Fear Response

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Consciousness

  • Schizophrenia

  • Severe Mental Illness

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Intellectual Disability / IQ

  • Autism/Asperger's

Testing Accommodations

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  • State Bar Exam

  • GRE

  • SAT

  • LSAT

  • High Schools & Colleges

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  • 100% success rate in gaining accommodations for AD/HD, Learning Disabilities, Depression & Anxiety for the Bar Exam

Personality Testing
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  • Personality Type

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Strengths

  • Cognitive Strengths

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • IQ Testing

 
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Psychotherapy

Dr. Evered combines his therapeutic compassion and understanding of brain functioning toward a highly collaborative treatment approach. His unique brain-based interventions are designed to accelerate trust and therapeutic progress. 

 

Dr. Evered specializes in treating PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, AD/HD, Personality Disorders, Thought Disorders, and Autism Spectrum. Each of these conditions are addressed via understanding the specific underlying cortical & subcortical brain connections and alterations. This approach directly guides treatment in both a structured and accelerated manner, emphasizing long-term positive brain plasticity. 

Of particular importance, Dr. Evered incorporates a holistic approach to treatment, integrating his clients' unique backgrounds, strengths, and interests.  

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CONTACT

Wright Institute
2728 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA
94704
Tel. (510) 543-6836
Fax (510) 990-8175
dr.evered@gmail.com