Licensure & Certification

Licensed Psychologist

   State of Florida (License No: PY10022)

Norman G. Hoffmann, Ph.D.

President, Evince Clinical Assessments

Dr. Hoffmann is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the evaluation of addictions and behavioral health treatment programs and in clinical assessment of addictive and mental health disorders. He is a professional clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience in the development of practical evaluation and clinical assessment instruments for use in employee assistance programs, addictions treatment facilities, hospitals, and mental health settings. His publication record includes more than 200 journal articles and book chapters.


Philip L. Herschman, Ph.D.

Dr. Herschman is a national behavioral health care expert with over 45 years of experience. Areas of specialization include consultation to providers and investors. He is a clinical psychologist and featured speaker on clinical excellence and addiction treatment with keynote and panel presentations at several national conferences. Previous positions include serving as Chief Clinical Officer for CRC Health Group, and Chief Executive Officer of Behavioral Health Concepts, a national mental health management company.


Gerald D. Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA

President, Shulman Solutions

Gerald Shulman is a licensed clinical psychologist, Master Addiction Counselor, Fellow of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators, and is board-certified by the American Academy of Psychologists Treating Addiction. He has over 50 years of experience providing addictions treatment and clinically or administratively supervising the delivery of care. Areas of specialization include older adults with substance use disorders and implementation and use of the ASAM Criteria. He is the author of over 80 articles and clinical instruments.


Albert M. Kopak, Ph.D.

Dr. Kopak specializes in the treatment and assessment of substance use disorders in criminal justice settings and the use of advanced statistical modeling techniques. He has provided consultation in program evaluation and assessment for various criminal justice agencies in the US as well as the UK. He also holds a faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor of criminology. He is proficient in the use of a number of statistical software packages, including STATA, SPSS, and MPlus, and has received extensive training in advanced quantitative methods. He is skilled in a variety of advanced statistical techniques, such as hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), structural equation modeling (SEM), factor analyses, latent class analysis, propensity score analyses, multiple/logistic regression, and virtually all types of predictive latent growth models. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Associates

While Dr. Proctor looks forward to meeting all potential clients' needs, he has identified the following associates based on their expertise and longstanding history of providing high quality training and consultation services in their respective areas of specialization.

American Psychological Association*

   -Division 50 - Society of Addiction Psychology*

   -Division 41 - American Psychology-Law Society

   -Division 18 - Psychologists in Public Service

   -Division 12 - Society of Clinical Psychology*

American Society of Addiction Medicine*

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

   -Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group

   -Criminal Justice Special Interest Group

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

International Association for Correctional & Forensic Psychology

Research Society on Marijuana

Southeastern Psychological Association

   *Active

Professional Affiliations

​​​​"I am committed to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of addictions treatment services.


The diversity of my clinical and research experiences to date has furnished me with a firm knowledge of clinical treatment issues and research methodology––which will prove useful in my role as an independent consultant as I conduct further addictions and behavioral health treatment-outcomes research.

Far too often have I seen various treatment program marketing strategies use words such as 'preeminent,' 'effective,' 'proven,' 'evidence-based,' etc. to describe their clinical services in the absence of objective empirical data to support such claims.  I adamantly believe that individuals suffering from addiction and their loved ones deserve better than that.  Such statements should be reserved for treatment programs with an established well-designed patient outcomes monitoring system or those with demonstrated evidence of effectiveness from a rigorous independent evaluation.


Although I am fortunate for my varied clinical and research experiences and roles, I have found my work as a research and program evaluation consultant to be the most rewarding due to its applied focus and its potential to influence practice and policy."

Experience

Dr. Proctor is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the evaluation of behavioral health care treatment systems with a particular focus on addictions treatment outcomes. He has an extensive publication record including numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in these areas, and frequently presents the findings from his work at local, regional, and national professional meetings. He has expertise in the use of statistical software packages and the analysis of large patient databases. He has worked with various treatment programs in the United States as well as abroad. He has provided research consultation and training to a number of agencies ranging from individual treatment centers to national health care organizations, including:​​​

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

   Louisiana State University

      [APA-accredited]

         Department of Psychology

            Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Postdoctoral Fellowship

   G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center

     [APA-accredited]

         Addictive Disorders Treatment Program

         Veterans Health Administration

            Jackson, Mississippi


Predoctoral Clinical Residency

   Metropolitan Detention Center-Los Angeles

      [APA-accredited]

         Federal Bureau of Prisons

            Los Angeles, California


M.A., Clinical Psychology

   Western Carolina University

            Cullowhee, North Carolina


B.S., Psychology (with Honors)

   Appalachian State University

            Boone, North Carolina

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Steven L. Proctor, PhD

Founder & Principal Consultant

Education & Training