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Licensure and Professional Activities/Memberships

Licensed Psychologist, New York #017-602 (2008)

Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts, #3777 (1985)

Licensed Health Service Provider, Massachusetts (1990)

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Designation:

     Designated Forensic Psychologist (1989-present)

     Qualified Examiner under Chap. 123a/SDP (1986-1999)

Member, American Psychological Association:

     Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society);

     Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice)

Member, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA); 

     Mass Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MATSA)

Member, Massachusetts Psychological Association

Member, Society for Personality Assessment

Editorial Board, Journal of Sexual Offender Civil Commitment: Science and the Law



Professional Experience


Private Practice in clinical and forensic psychology, Needham, MA.  Forensic evaluation and consultation in a variety of areas, including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment, need for treatment.  Consultation to Department of Public Health/Division of Helath Professions Licensure.  Specialization in sex offender evaluation for SDP/SVP proceedings, SORB hearings.  Expert testimony in all Superior Courts in MA; consultation to attorneys in RI, NY, NH and WA.


Private Practice in clinical and forensic psychology,
Fall River, MA.  Individual and family therapy, psychodiagnostic testing, forensic evaluations and consultation, expert testimony. Consultation to Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Taunton Secure Care Unit, Brockton Family and Community Resources.



Forensic Psychologist, Division of Forensic Mental Health, Bristol County, MA.  Court-ordered evaluations (competency, dangerousness) for various District and Superior courts in Southeastern Massachusetts, as a Designated Forensic Psychologist.



Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, Bridgewater State Hospital, Bridgewater, MA.  Forensic evaluations of competency to stand trial,  mental state at time of offense, aid to sentencing, civil commitment.  Individual and group psychotherapy.  Development of expert witness training program.



Psychologist III, Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons, Bridgewater, MA.  Individual and group psychotherapy, coordinator of psychological testing, supervision of doctoral interns.  Member of intake/observation team for newly committed patients and federally funded research team focusing on subtyping of sexual offenders.



Psychology Associate, Boston V.A. Medical Center, Jamaica Plain, MA (APA approved predoctoral internship).  Rotations in inpatient psychiatry, medical psychology; individual/group psychotherapy, neuropsychological screening examinations.




Ph.D.        Clinical Psychology, May 1984, University of Miami,

               Coral Gables, FL (APA approved program). 


B.A.         Psychology, May 1979, Brandeis University, Waltham,MA. 

              Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Psychology.  


Selected Publications and Presentations


Bard, L.  (2007).  The Static-99, Actuarial Tools, and Dynamic Factors Related to Sex Offender Recidivism.  Trying Sexually Dangerous Persons Cases.  Presented by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), Boston, MA.


Bard, L.  (1999).  The New Sex Offender Registry Statute.  Presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Course, Boston, MA.


Bard, L.  (1997).  Strategies for the Prediction of Sex Offender Recidivism.  Presented at the Sex Offender Registry Conference,  Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston, MA.


Bard, L., Carter, D., Cerce, D., Knight, R., Rosenberg, R. , & Schneider, B. (1987).  A descriptive study of rapists and child molesters. Developmental, clinical and criminal characteristics.  Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 5, 203-220.


Bard, L. & Knight, R. (1987). Sex offender subtyping and the MCMI.  In C. Green (Ed.), Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on the Millon Clinical Inventories, (pp. 133-137).  Minneapolis: National Computer Systems.



     References available upon request.