Dr. Lipson is an established Diplomate in Forensic Psychology. He was seasoned through his experiences working with law enforcement and criminals. The National Institute of Mental Health funded his doctoral Dissertation, which focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among Police Officers Who Responded to the San Ysidro Massacre in San Diego (1984). On the heels of his dissertation he went to work at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, ultimately being assigned as a staff psychologist to the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth. While there he applied for and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the famed Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences. As a psychologist he was involved in high profile cases, including pharmaceuticals, toxic exposure and death penalty cases. He was ultimately appointed to a faculty position there teaching in the residency program and supervising interns. During this time he consulted with the Kansas Department of Corrections, Washburn Law School, Topeka District Attorney and Police departments.
Upon returning to California he created a thriving practice and obtained national certification a Group Psychotherapist. His work with groups has been memorialized in a chapter of the book, Group Psychotherapy of the Psychoses. He completed a second chapter, this time on stalking, in the bestselling book, The Psychology of Stalking. He helped organize three state wide conferences on Stalking in conjunction with the San Diego District Attorney’s office His involvement in trying to prevent crime resulted in his becoming involved with the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
Dr. Lipson is the Director of Alliant International University’s California School of Forensic Studies, San Diego campus. He is also a Full Professor in the program. He conducts classes and chairs doctoral dissertations. He is a popular speaker on the subjects of DSM V, threat assessment, cyber-crimes and fitness for duty practices. He has been invited to train on harassment, bullying, and school violence prevention across the globe from California to New Scotland Yard, England. Dr. Lipson maintains a practice of working in risk management cases, testifying in high profile civil and criminal cases, evaluating both victims and perpetrators in various criminal matters, and intervening in critical workplace situations for a variety of clients, including several district attorney’s offices, American Express, Cox Communications, Kaiser Permanente, and Sony.
Dr. Lipson is co-author of the “Violence Risk Assessment Guidelines” of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (RAGE-V). Dr. Lipson has also been featured on Dateline NBC.