Biography

Mark J. Rand, PhD, MPH

Mark J. Rand, PhD, MPH, psychologist, has conducted more than a thousand custody evaluations, including countless cases involving domestic violence over the past 30 years. Dr. Rand has been qualified as an expert in numerous courts in New York City, including the Family Courts in the five boroughs, as well as in Supreme Courts and IDV courts. He was qualified as an expert in the Federal Court in the Eastern District as well. In 2016, an evaluation he conducted was referenced in an appellate division decision that addressed the issue of severe mental illness in a family forensic evaluation.

Dr. Rand has been licensed in New York State since 1984. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1983. He completed an APA-accredited internship at the Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health. He did his psychoanalytic training at the New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training. He earned a Master’s in Public Health at the Mailman School in 2007.

After more than 25 years in various roles as a psychologist, working in hospitals and in research and teaching, including a period as Chief Psychologist in a large clinic treating children and families in a multi-cultural setting, Dr. Rand has for the past 12 years been in full time private practice in forensic psychology, primarily doing Family forensic evaluations in custody and visitation matters.

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