Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and a Diplomate in forensic psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Stinson worked for 15 years on a forensic unit at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (an inpatient psychiatric hospital, serving the severely mentally ill), where he also served on the hospital’s Ethics Committee for a number of years, chairing it for his last two years. Now, Dr. Stinson is the Chief of Behavioral Health Services for the Ohio Department of Youth Services. He provides training and supervision to students, interns, and post-doctoral residents. He lectures across the country in the areas of mental health law and ethics. He is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology and The Ohio State University Department of Psychology, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Dr. Stinson holds membership in several legal and psychological professional associations, including APA (and several of its divisions), OPA (where he serves on the Board as President and is a member and past-chair of the Ethics Committee), OSBA, and COPA (where he once served as the President of the organization). Dr. Stinson also maintains a private practice, providing consultations and evaluations, specializing in clinical and forensic psychology; in his law practice, he represents professionals as it relates to licensing boards and related matters.
Douglas Althauser, Esq., LICDC-CS, MAC, ICADC, ICCS, CRC, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Education degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, both from Ohio University. For more than twenty years, he worked in the fields of mental health counseling, and chemical dependency treatment and prevention. He developed a model of treatment for addictions and published it in a book called You Can Free Yourself from Alcohol and Drugs in 1998 (New Harbinger Publications). He earned his JD from Capital University Law School. His first job after becoming an attorney was to lead the effort to develop Ohio’s law that defines when a juvenile is or is not competent to continue with a juvenile adjudication. The law passed in June, 2011. Douglas now works as a family law attorney, chemical dependency counselor, and consultant in both fields. Douglas joined the staff of Stinson and Associates, Inc., to provide competency attainment services for juveniles determined to not be legally competent. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association, and the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. As a consultant, he provides trainings and presentations to a variety of professionals on counseling skills, juvenile competency, professionalism, ethics, and substance abuse.
Bethany A. Yoder, M.A., completed her B.A. at The Ohio State University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology, and earned her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. As part of her master's degree program, she worked on a joint research project between John Jay and the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI. She also completed a master's level externship working with sex offenders in federally-mandated individual and group therapy sessions.