are available upon request)
Injury/Social Security Disability: October 25, 2006
[Note: Patient injured self on way to appointment with me. He also refers to
an earlier disability claim.]
Thank you for your
help in winning a substantial judgment in my recent personal injury case.
Although no bones were broken, you were able to show how my mental health
was affected adversely. I am sure that, without your help, I would have
received much less.
I would also like to
thank you for the work you did which helped me be placed on Social Security
Disability and receive retroactive payment. Without your assistance that
might never have happened.
March 09, 2008
The letter is from a relative who retained my services.
The case was complicated
committed by the person tested. ]
When I reached out to Dr.
Cooperstein, I was simply looking for an accurate diagnosis for a close
family member with mental illness who was also in trouble with the legal
system. Through interviews, both in-person and via phone, testing and
data collection, and a sincere interest in our case, Dr. Cooperstein was able to
provide an accurate diagnosis, which is something that had not been
previously accomplished by family therapists, psychologists, forensic
psychiatrists and even a state prison system. Years of prior misdiagnoses
allowed for a homicide, incarceration, and potential deportation of my ill
relative. It is Dr. Coopersteinís work and thorough dedication toward
a proper diagnosis has brought truth and relief to what was decades of
mystery and suffering surrounding my ill relative.
I am happy to say that Dr.
Cooperstein's work not only provided me with the clarity I needed to
advocate on behalf of my relative, but he also provided substantial
evidence used in legal briefs that eventually led to a reversal of the
detrimental fate of my ill relative.
Dr. Cooperstein takes family
history and family input seriously, which seems to be rare in my experience.
He is professional and compassionate. I had almost given up on my ill
relative, and it is only with Dr. Coopersteinís work, that I now have a
proper diagnosis to work with in understanding my ill relative and finding
ways to move forward. I donít know what I would have done without his
work or his support. For me, finding Dr. Cooperstein was a miracle.
C. H., Maryland
December 01, 2004
[Note: This patient had been
formerly incorrectly diagnosed, and the disability determination had been
made upon inaccurate records.]
Dear Dr. Cooperstein:
Thank you for all your
invaluable assistance with my disability claim. I did finally receive
approval from --------------------- and I have received a lump sum payment
for last year as well as a monthly stipend for this year.
has notified me that they require me to apply for SS disability and they
have provided assistance for me through a company called -----. I called
the ----- representative and requested if this was mandatory and she
suggested that I call --------------------- and ask them.
I have a great
therapist, Dr. X, a good psychiatrist, Dr. Y and I am currently taking
1500mg of Depakote.
I may be contacting your
office in the near future to get some records for my SS Disability
application. I am hoping that I will be able to return to teaching (with
the approval of my doctors) in September of 2005.
I hope you are well and
I wish to thank you once again for interceding on my behalf.
[Note: This patient was entitled
to benefits for an undiagnosed condition. He was evaluated and a report
submitted to his work State. He was granted benefits 12/05.]
Just want to say
thanks for your continued treatment. In general, when people deal with
physicians there can be an air of "distance" which can be attributed to
the attempt to maintain "professionalism" or sometimes simply by the
demeanor of either party. My experience with other physicians has shown
me that. However, my ongoing treatments with you have allowed me to at
least begin to put my guard down, which has allowed me to begin to
understand how my work experiences effected me to the point of my
Although there is a
long road ahead of me with regards to fully understanding, if even
possible. Your method of treatment is an ongoing education into the
inner workings of those experiences relating to my condition, and the
damaging effects of those experiences. I feel better equipped to deal
with my diagnosis in the future as we continue to evaluate, analyze and
decipher the pertinent elements of my past work experiences and their
However difficult it
has been and will be, it's comforting to know and trust that I am
dealing with a competent professional who strives to strategically and
effectively go beyond the normal parameter of "Have a seat. OK. See you
later." routine, to show me not only the result and how to attempt
treatment of, but also the cause of my diagnosis. Which instills a much
better understanding of my condition within myself.
Disability & Veterans Benefits: June 26, 2006
[Note: This patient was incorrectly diagnosed and a disability determination had been
I hope this
letter finds you doing well. Thanks to your thorough evaluation an
Administrative law judge awarded me SS disability last week. It will be
a tremendous help financially. I am still rated at 50% by the VA however
I have filed a Notice of Disagreement and will probably receive
an increase before the end of the year.
The SSA appointed
my Wife Representative Payee which would not be an issue since we have
joint bank accounts but I would prefer not to be classified as
"incompetent" or unable to take care of my affairs. I do write checks
for most of our monthly bills and my Wife agrees that I am perfectly
able to handle our finances.
I spoke with a
gentleman at the SSA about changing the payee status and he said it
would simply take your filling out and returning enclosed form
(SSA-787). If you have any concerns about this matter or would like to
speak to my Wife, please do not hesitate to call. Our phone #
D. B. and B. B.
Premises Case: Videotape Deposition and Powerpoint Presentation for Jury Trial
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
We won the Mr. X case yesterday...I will say that your testimony was invaluable
in explaining why Mr. X is the way he is to the Jury, and was key in our
M. D. Esq.
From Sheller, Ludwig
and Badey Website:
$1,000,001 Verdict - Supermarketís
Negligent Failure to Maintain Portable Loading Dock
A New Jersey jury awarded a man $1,000,001 for an on-the-job injury -- the
result of a poorly maintained loading dock.
Plaintiff: I had the pleasure of
working with Dr. Cooperstein on a significant personal injury matter. My client
was severely psychologically traumatized. Dr. Cooperstein, who had come highly
recommended by a Orthopedic doctor, immediately met with my client. He first
provided testing and then treatment to my client. Dr. Cooperstein's treatment to
my client helped the client immensely. While at the same time, Dr. Cooperstein
provided highly detailed reports for use in the litigation. Dr. Cooperstein also
provided insight into the psychological issues so that I knew what to look for
in dealing with the opposing expert. Dr. Cooperstein was instrumental in
achieving a significant recovery for my client. I highly recommend him as an
settled for $250,000. We are happy. Plaintiff's medical bills alone was
nearly that amount and the total possible liability in this case was well
over a million dollars.
again for all your help on this case.
Plaintiff: I have known
Dr. Cooperstein both professionally and personally for more than
ten years. During that
time, Dr. Cooperstein has assisted me as a psychological
consultant and treating
practitioner in cases involving false imprisonment,
civil rights violations, sexual
harassment, assault and other personal injury
matters involving psychological injuries.
In every instance, Dr.
Cooperstein's psychological evaluations and reports
have been extremely thorough and well
documented. Furthermore, on those
instances where questions arose regarding a client's
treatment or diagnosis,
Dr. Cooperstein has always been readily available to answer
provide additional explanations when needed.
In conclusion, I highly recommend.
Dr. Cooperstein as a psychological and
vocational expert. The doctor's knowledge and
expertise have been
extremely helpful in my practice and indeed were instrumental in a one
million dollar recovery which I recently obtained for a client injured in a
J. O., Esq.
Dear Dr. Cooperstein:
It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you
in the future.
Thank you for your professional and diligent efforts in allowing us to resolve this
[Worker's Compensation] matter for a very fair amount prior to trial.
A. N., Esq.
Upon reviewing my MMPI analysis for a Rebuttal.
Response from Forensic
Neurosurgeon after reviewing enigmatic symptoms detailed in my report
on a patient involved in a medical malpractice suit.
Please be advised that I
have known Dr. Cooperstein professionally for over twenty years. During that period of
time I have referred many cases to him--including
victims of minor strokes, physiological insomnia and depression--for psychological evaluations and I have been extremely
impressed with his in-depth diagnostic skills and expertise in producing an accurate
diagnosis. These have correlated with and/or supplemented neurophysiological results.
His ability in suggesting treatment for best outcome is also appreciated by the patient.
In addition, I have known Dr.
Cooperstein to keep pace with the rapidly growing fields of neurophysiology and sleep and to be sensitive to signs of disorder requiring
objective testing. Dr. Cooperstein has referred many patients for neurophysiological testing as well as sleep and sexual
dysfunction studies. Due to thorough preliminary
clinical interviewing and testing, positive findings, such as sleep apneas and sleep architecture disorders, were uncovered in a majority of
these patients, ultimately benefiting the patients and the physicians treating them.
Consequently, in my capacity as a
medical professional, neurophysiologist and
professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, I consider Dr. Cooperstein as a valued and
esteemed colleague, as do others in the medical profession who know him.
Irvin Gerson, M.D.
I have known Dr. Allan Cooperstein for approximately 15 years, and we have treated a number of patients together. This has provided ample opportunity to assess his clinical skills.
I refer forensic patients to him for deciphering psychological data presented by the defense. He is highly skilled in identifying and clarifying incongruities, while at the same time not exaggerating or misrepresenting facts. His reports are meticulous, detailed, and among the finest that I have seen. This is why I utilize his services often.
I also have relied upon his biofeedback skills to identify issues that evoke physiological response. This has been valuable in proving causation of illness for forensic purposes. He also demonstrated awareness and knowledge of neuropsychological change.
I can give Dr. Cooperstein my highest recommendation. He is a scholar and an outstanding clinician. His integrity is beyond reproach, he works well with other physicians, and he cares about his patients.
Clancy McKenzie, M.D.
I am a conventionally trained psychiatrist. I have been studying healing for two decades.
I lecture internationally and have written many articles and four books on this subject.
I have known Allan Cooperstein, Ph.D. for approximately fifteen years. Over that time, we
have shared research information and ideas on the empirical and clinical investigation of
Spiritual or, as Dr. Cooperstein refers to it, Transpersonal Healing. These contacts have
provided many opportunities to assess his conceptual and clinical skills. The latter were
apparent in his extensive research into healers. Not intended to prove or disprove
healing, his was an extensive analysis of the psychology of healers and their consciousness, an area that had only been examined minimally until the time of his
The effects of Spiritual Healing have been investigated empirically for some thirty years.
Even now, the Federal Government has created the Office of Alternative Healing to
explore this area among other forms of alternative medicine.
I have been pleased to include a summary of Dr. Cooperstein's work in my book, Healing
Research, reviewing over 150 controlled studies of healing. It delineates a spectrum of
healing views and approaches in a systematic way that nicely complements the numerical analysis of healing effects. There has been little emphasis on the intrapsychic
processes of healers. Dr. Cooperstein's efforts have advanced scientific knowledge within
this area. He is highly skilled in identifying and clarifying incongruities of fact and
concept, while at the same time not exaggerating or misrepresenting his findings. His
research reports are thorough, detailed, and among the finest that I have seen.
Daniel Benor, M.D.
I am writing on behalf of
Allan Cooperstein, Ph.D., with whom I have been working for the last
year. He came to me very highly recommended and has proven to be an extremely
person whose investigation of the psychological services in the ..............
Dr. Cooperstein is an efficient, well organized, and highly intelligent
clinician and theoretician
whose efforts in investigating the court were thorough, accurate, and very
clear. He has good
organizational skills and behaves in a highly professional manner.
Although the project that he worked on was very complex and involved
interviewing a large
number of people, his report was delivered on time and was well written. It was
a quality project
and I recommend him very highly and without reservation.
P. F., MD
I read the testing and
other information you sent me on K.......... I was deeply impressed. You
certainly are ready for court or anything else. I see why you like legal work.
Lawyers must love to work with you.
W. C., M.D.
I have come to highly
respect and value Dr. Cooperstein's professional skills and abilities. He is professional
in his communications with medical staff, patients, and his reports. His diagnostics are
thorough, of excellent quality and grounded in empirical research.
In some instances, he has,
following his diagnostic examinations, recommended alternate or supplementary medical
diagnostics or treatment. Typically, these recommendations involve functional capacity
testing, psychiatric or neurological
medications, or neurophysiological testing.
In all instances, requests for such services have been supportable by his findings,
indicating good clinical judgment.
Essentially, Dr. Cooperstein has
demonstrated a professional expertise that has been a highly valuable adjunct to the
services offered to my patients.
H. K., D.O.
You have been on our list of
approved psychologists for the past 18 years (since 1988). During that period, you have
performed evaluations on approximately 300 of our clients. We have tended to use you in
cases where a clinical judgment regarding the client's emotional stability is needed, in
addition to the assessment of vocational potential, which is routinely ordered with each
referral. As such, you have participated in a number of our most difficult cases. Your
reports have been well-received.
I have utilized Dr. Allan
Cooperstein's services as a counseling psychologist and vocational evaluator in both
privately insured and Federal employees' Workers' Compensation cases. Through my
conversations with him and his written reports, he has demonstrated a thorough
understanding of the psychological and personal impact of disability on vocational
abilities and return to work potentials.
Dr. Cooperstein employs a battery
of testing instruments, based on his assessment of the injured worker's needs and basic
abilities, to secure the information requested from the referring source. His reports
provide a clear delineation of the injured worker's abilities as well as deficits. His
diagnoses and recommendations are made based on an objective assessment of these tested
I have reviewed vocational reports
from many other evaluators, which have often been lacking from the standpoint of relating
the theoretical constructs of psychological and vocational tests to the real world. Dr.
Cooperstein consistently makes the connection between theory and practice to provide
accurate, useful, and cost effective recommendations and services. Finally, he works
diligently to research and use the most current technology and resources to access
up-to-date information on occupations and their physical and mental requirements,
availability and wages. The resulting wage analyses are comprehensive, authoritative and
reflect the most current data available.
The caliber of your
work was excellent, and it is my opinion that your performance with respect to vocational
evaluation assisted a number of disabled
individuals to become vocationally rehabilitated.
I enjoyed our
relationship and am appreciative of your contribution to our vocational evaluation
Dr. Cooperstein performs
peer reviews for our company. He was recruited by our
facility to perform these reviews
based on his excellent credentials.
Dr. Cooperstein's reports are
professional, concise, and fluent, as well as evidence his professional objectivity, good
clinical skills, and substantial qualities in the field.
The peer reviews Dr. Cooperstein
performs are largely done on psychologists at a doctorate level.
We are fortunate to have Dr.
Cooperstein on our staff.
Worldwide Auditing Services, Inc.
Dr. Cooperstein provides
medical record reviews and independent medical
evaluations for our psychology referrals
from time to time. We have experienced extraordinary cooperation and timely reports of
consistent, high quality. He is
thorough in his investigation and analysis, evidencing an
extensive knowledge of his field.
Penn Diagnostic Center, Inc.
I want to personally
thank you for the yeoman's work you have done in support of the publication of
the soon to be published 14th Mental Measurements Yearbook. Many reviewers are
hard pressed to provide timely reviews of two tests and still maintain the
quality of their reviews. You, on the other hand, have provided us with five
reviews, all of which have been submitted on time and are of excellent quality.
Buros Mental Measurements