Deborah A. Koricke, PHD

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  • 20800 Center Ridge Road Suite 105

    Rocky River, OH 44116

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  • 440-333-4949

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Poor disposition. Spent a lot of time defending my alcoholic spouse and not protecting our child - very biased. Being late seems to be her specialty. Even with a scheduled apppointment, I have never waited so long to see a health care professional. Not uncommon to wait at least a half hour. Sometimes only in the office with her for 15 minutes and then I was dismissed because she had other appointments. Many times was called to the office to give an update about my spouse's actions and left feeling degraded and hopeless, even though the spouse was a no show for visitations, continued drinking and had bizarre behavior. The goal of the office seems to be money making. Lots of court cases and lots of social security disability cases...I felt like I was in the waiting room of hell...like in Beetlejuice...you know with the shrunken heads and wacky characters...Dr. K. Made my child feel powerless and put him in dangerous situations with the alcoholic spouse. Sandy's description listed on this site is completely accurate. Way too much shuffleling of papers, spends most of her time scribing the sessions and not enough looking at the patient - which is why I'm sure she was charmed by my spouse and didn't catch all of the body language indicating the lying about substance abuse and treatment of child.
Put my family through hell, a complete waste of time.

Child custody guidelines for psychologists...

http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/child-custody.pdf
http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/faculty/bruch/files/appendixb.pdf

Once my child turns 18, I will be filing a complaint with the psychology board.

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Poor disposition. Spent a lot of time defending my alcoholic spouse and not protecting our child - very biased. Being late seems to be her specialty. Even with a scheduled apppointment, I have never waited so long to see a health care professional. Not uncommon to wait at least a half hour. Sometimes only in the office with her for 15 minutes and then I was dismissed because she had other appointments. Many times was called to the office to give an update about my spouse's actions and left feeling degraded and hopeless, even though the spouse was a no show for visitations, continued drinking and had bizarre behavior. The goal of the office seems to be money making. Lots of court cases and lots of social security disability cases...I felt like I was in the waiting room of hell...like in Beetlejuice...you know with the shrunken heads and wacky characters...Dr. K. Made my child feel powerless and put him in dangerous situations with the alcoholic spouse. Sandy's description listed on this site is completely accurate. Way too much shuffleling of papers, spends most of her time scribing the sessions and not enough looking at the patient - which is why I'm sure she was charmed by my spouse and didn't catch all of the body language indicating the lying about substance abuse and treatment of child.
Put my family through hell, a complete waste of time.

Child custody guidelines for psychologists...

http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/child-custody.pdf
http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/faculty/bruch/files/appendixb.pdf

Once my child turns 18, I will be filing a complaint with the psychology board.

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Unfortunately, I don't have anything good to say about Dr. Koricke.
She is very disorganized and distracted. During interviews she shuffles papers and struggles with her computer when she should be focusing and taking careful notes. She acts as if she is writing things down but when her notes are reviewed you realize that much of what she has written is inaccurate and the important points you were trying to make were not understood or are missing. When Dr. Koricke writes a report she frequently misstates facts or mixes up facts. This causes a lot of problems when her reports are submitted to The Court as evidence. Bad evidence is confusing, costly and not at all helpful to the legal process.

Dr. Koricke lacks depth of knowledge. She claims to be an expert in hoarding, OCD, child custody, and even sanity claims. Anyone claiming expertise in this many fields cannot possibly be an expert. This is a person who is paid to make statements to support a particular side- a hired gun. She is not an expert who can conduct her own investigation and make sound recommendations based on sound psychological practices and guidelines. For example, it is a fact that she does not know how to administer psychological tests, score psychological tests, or interpret psychological tests. It is hard to understand how she can call herself a psychologist, let alone an expert, when this is the case. Being familiar with her work I can honestly say that her work lacks integrity and her reports lack professionalism. Unfortunately her work is accepted because attorneys don't know what questions to ask her and the court doesn't have a good definition of 'expert.' You would not want her to investigate any kind a case where her recommendations would affect another person's life. The fact that her office is cluttered, dirty and littered with food wrappers was probably the first indicator that she wan not a professional. The pink clothes suitcase that she brought into court with her, with papers just tossed in randomly was the second indicator. You want to give her the benefit of the doubt but then when you read her reports you realize that they are the perfect reflection of a seriously disorganized and unprofessional person.

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Unfortunately, I don't have anything good to say about Dr. Koricke.
She is very disorganized and distracted. During interviews she shuffles papers and struggles with her computer when she should be focusing and taking careful notes. She acts as if she is writing things down but when her notes are reviewed you realize that much of what she has written is inaccurate and the important points you were trying to make were not understood or are missing. When Dr. Koricke writes a report she frequently misstates facts or mixes up facts. This causes a lot of problems when her reports are submitted to The Court as evidence. Bad evidence is confusing, costly and not at all helpful to the legal process.

Dr. Koricke lacks depth of knowledge. She claims to be an expert in hoarding, OCD, child custody, and even sanity claims. Anyone claiming expertise in this many fields cannot possibly be an expert. This is a person who is paid to make statements to support a particular side- a hired gun. She is not an expert who can conduct her own investigation and make sound recommendations based on sound psychological practices and guidelines. For example, it is a fact that she does not know how to administer psychological tests, score psychological tests, or interpret psychological tests. It is hard to understand how she can call herself a psychologist, let alone an expert, when this is the case. Being familiar with her work I can honestly say that her work lacks integrity and her reports lack professionalism. Unfortunately her work is accepted because attorneys don't know what questions to ask her and the court doesn't have a good definition of 'expert.' You would not want her to investigate any kind a case where her recommendations would affect another person's life. The fact that her office is cluttered, dirty and littered with food wrappers was probably the first indicator that she wan not a professional. The pink clothes suitcase that she brought into court with her, with papers just tossed in randomly was the second indicator. You want to give her the benefit of the doubt but then when you read her reports you realize that they are the perfect reflection of a seriously disorganized and unprofessional person.

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Dr. Deborah Koricke is currently under investigation by the Ohio Board of Psychology and the American Psychological Association for Ethical and Professional violations (as of February 1, 2011)

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Dr. Deborah Koricke is currently under investigation by the Ohio Board of Psychology and the American Psychological Association for Ethical and Professional violations (as of February 1, 2011)

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I would not recommend her if you are an honest person expecting an honest, professional, scientific report based on verified facts.

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I would not recommend her if you are an honest person expecting an honest, professional, scientific report based on verified facts.

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