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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
3900 Juan Tabo NE,Suite12<
Albuquerque,NM  87111
Office:  (505) 275-6405/ Fax:  (505) 298-3939
E-mail:  mrrunner@comcast.netEDUCATION

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ph.D., 1981

Major Area:                 Clinical Psychology
Minor Area:                  Learning
Minor Area:                  Neuropsychology
Languages:                  English and Spanish

University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center; Pre-Doctoral Internship, 1980-81

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; M.A., 1978

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico; B.A., Psychology, 1974, With Honors


New Mexico Department of Education, since 1987, Certified Psychological Consultant, License No. 098682, Type of License:  906, Level 3A

New MexicoBoard of Psychologist Examiners, 1982, License #268


  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship, 1977-80
  • Student Intern for Congressman Henry B. Gonzales, 1978
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, 1974
  • Dean’s List, New Mexico State University, 1972-74


UniversityofSouthern California/Los AngelesCountyMedicalCenter(September, 1980 through August, 1981).  Intensive training in an outpatient setting with one-half time devoted to adults and one-half time devoted to children’s services.  Special emphasis placed on individual and group psychotherapy with minority and Spanish-speaking clients.  Duties also included assessments of children and adults, rotation through emergency room intake, and community treatment in satellite facilities.  Included experiences with treatment of Medical Patients with psychosomatic involvement, treatment of adolescents in gangs.  Supervision by Drs. Carlos Saucedo, Elaine Eaton, Jerome Oziel, Henry Slucki, and Michael Maloney.


October 1985 to PresentClinical and Forensic Psychologist:  Provision of custody evaluations, forensic evaluations, and psychological evaluations of adults, adolescents         and children in English and Spanish.  Evaluations conducted in both English and Spanish.  Types of evaluations include evaluation of parents in child abuse and neglect cases, evaluation of children in abuse and neglect cases, custody evaluations for family court, evaluation of sexual offenders, and competency evaluations.  Provision of expert witness testimony inAlbuquerque,Gallup, Los Lunas,Taos, andSanta Fe.  Referrals from United States Attorney, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Children, Youth and Families Department, Office of the Public Defender, private attorneys, judges, and physicians in Bernalillo, Valencia, Santa Fe, and Torrance counties.


United States Attorney

Responsible for Forensic Evaluation of clients from the United States Attorney Office.  Evaluations in English and Spanish include Competency Evaluations, Sex Offender Evaluations, and evaluations for sentencing.  Expert Witness Testimony also provided.

New Mexico Public Defender Department 

Responsible for Forensic Evaluation of clients from the New Mexico Public Defender Department.  Evaluations in English and Spanish include Competency Evaluations, Sex Offender Evaluations, and evaluations for sentencing.  Expert Witness Testimony also provided.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

DVR clients referred for comprehensive psychological evaluations including cognitive testing, personality testing, and vocational testing.  Therapy services also provided in Spanish and English.

New Mexico Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Responsible for evaluation of officers to determine their eligibility for application to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.  Screening tests for officers prior to their acceptance to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.

Disability Determination Services (DDS)

Responsible for evaluation of clients who are applying for Social Security Disability Evaluations include administration of cognitive, achievement and memory testing in English and Spanish.  Evaluations provided for children age four through adult.

Additional referrals from:  Federal Bureau of Prisons and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). New Mexico Medicaid, Medicare, Presbyterian Health Plan, United Behavior,AnnaKasemanPsychiatric Hospital.

August 1984 to October 1985Psychologist – Special Education, Los Lunas Public Schools, Los Lunas, New MexicoWide range of responsibilities involving an emphasis on psychotherapy with special education students as well as crisis intervention and preventive work with regular education students.  Therapeutic techniques included group and individual therapy, family therapy, psychological evaluations and bio-feedback.  Additionally, administered personality measures to students ranging in age from 5 to 18 and to their families.

August 1982 to July 1984Santa Fe Public Schools,Santa Fe,New Mexico:  Responsible for administration of behavioral and personality measures to special education students for assessment of potential behavior disordered status.  Additionally was responsible for provision of individual, family, and group therapy for such students, as well as duties involving parent groups, in-service training, and consultations with teachers.

September 1981 to August 1982Senior Clinician, Sangre de Cristo Community Mental Health Services,Las Vegas,New Mexico:  Functioned in a satellite of a community mental health center.  Four primary areas of responsibility included work with adult aftercare clients from theNew MexicoStateHospital; adult and child outpatient care; consultant forWestLas VegasSchools and Headstart; and community presentations.  Additionally,  was involved in clinical supervision of staff, psychological assessments, staff training, provision of emergency services, and radio presentations.


Evaluator, Laguna Pueblo, S.O.M.P.A. Project, 12/79 to 6/80.

Evaluator, TheRehabilitationCenter, Vocational Clinic, 11/79 to 6/80

Student Intern, Navy Personnel Research andDevelopmentCenter,San Diego,California, 5/79 to 9/79.

Congressional Intern in Psychology, Congressman Henry B. Gonzales,WashingtonD.C., 6/78 to 8/78.

Student Therapist, Project C.H.I.P. (Children in Need of Supervision Intervention Project),New MexicoSecond Judicial District, 8/76 to 7/77.

Tutor, University of New Mexico, Special Services Program, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 8/77 to 6/80.

Planner, Santa Fe Community Action Program, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 12/77 to 4/81.

Facility Engineer, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company,Riverside,California, 5/74 to 6/75.

Student Aide, New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 5/72 to 5/74.


October 2008, Psychological Testing and Evaluation of Hispanics/Latinos,New Mexico Psychological Association Fall Conference, Co-presented with Lori Martinez, Psy.D.,Albuquerque,New Mexico

April 2004, “Cultural Diversity Regulations inNew Mexico” Panel Presentation.  Third International Congress on Licensure, Certification and Credentialing of Psychologists.  Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. Montreal,Quebec,Canada.

Spring, 1996 and 1997, “Ethics in Psychotherapy,” Presentation to UNM Counseling Graduate Students, with Michelle Rodriguez, Ed. M.  Class size:  50.

April 1984, “Social Learning Keys to Child Behavior,”LosLunasHigh School, Home Economics Class.  Class size: 20

Spring 1985 to 1989:  Regular guest lecturer.  “Cultural Heterogeneity of Hispanics.  Qualitative Differences of the Northern New Mexican.”  Children’s Psychiatric Hospital; Multi-Cultural Counseling Course.

Fall 1983 and Spring 1984:  Introductory Psychology:  Undergraduate introductory courses, parts 1 and 2.  Totally responsible for planning and carrying out of introductory courses involving such diverse areas as abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, neuropsychology, and human motivation. Santa FeCommunity College.  Class size: 30

Spring 1983:  Multicultural Counseling.  Graduate level.  Totally responsible for design, preparation, and grading of this course taught inSanta Fe,New Mexico, throughNew MexicoHighlandsUniversity.  Class size:  15

Summer 1982:  Psychological Testing for Counselors.  Graduate level.  Co-taught with John Clark, Ph.D.,New MexicoHighlandsUniversity.  Class size:  15

Fall 1977 to Spring 1979:  Psychology 104L  Introductory Psychology Laboratories. University ofNew Mexico.  Class size:  10-25


Rodriguez, M.R., “the Effect of Alcohol and Expectancy on Fantasy and Aggression in Male Social Drinkers.”   Master Thesis,UniversityofNew Mexico, December 1978.

Rodriguez, M.R., “Clinical Phobics and Selective Memory for Affective Information About the Self.”   Doctoral Dissertation,UniversityofNew Mexico,   September, 1980


December 2011:  Assessing Psychopathy with the PCL-R, Reid Meloy, Ph.D. San Diego,California

November 2011:  The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), Leslie Morey, Ph.D.Austin,Texas.

October 2011:  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Diagnosis, Neurocognitive Profile, and Interventions, P. W. Kodituwakku, Ph.D., and Luis Kodituwakku, Ph.D.

September 2011:  Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Correlates and Current Conceptualizations of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder in Children.  Rick Campbell, Ph.D., Andrea Sherwood, Ph.D., and John King, Ph.D. Albuquerque,New Mexico

April 2011: I.Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional/ Psychological Practice.  II. Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas, Eric Harris, EDD, JD.

October 2010:  Conducting Child Custody Evaluations.  Mark Ackerman, Ph.D. through Specialized Training Services, Inc.,San JoseCalifornia

August 2010:  Tough Custody Cases:  What Works? SamaritanCounselingCenter,Albuquerque,New Mexico.

July 2010:  Trauma, PTSD, and Traumatic Grief.  CMI Education,Albuquerque,New Mexico.

October/November 2009:  Cultural Competency.  NMPA,Albuquerque,New Mexico.

October 2009:  Assessment and Treatment of Trauma-spectrum Disorders.  2009 NMPA Fall Conference,Albuquerque,New Mexico.

February 2009:  An Introduction to the MMPI-2-RF, Advanced Interpretation of the MMPI-2-RF, Advanced Forensic Issues with the MMPI-2. PESI Inc.,Tempe,Arizona.

October 2008:  Reinventing Mid-Life:  Sleep, Aging & Overeating.  Institute for Natural Resources (INR). Santa Fe,NM.

September 2008:  Eighth International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, The Anatomy of a Child Custody Evaluation.  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Albuquerque,NM.

August 2008:  Legal Issues in Behavioral Health in New Mexico.  Brent Bailey, J.D., Steve Scholl, J.D., Stephen M. Torres, William E. Foote, Ph.D., ABPP, MEDS-PDN. Albuquerque,NM.

May 2008:  The Rorschach:  Friend or Foe?  Caroline B. Williams, Ph.D., P.C.,New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA). Albuquerque,NM.

November 2007:  Assessing Competency in Juveniles and Amenability for Treatment.  SusanCave, Ph.D., NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

May 2007:  Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals:  Principles & Applications.  Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT, PESI.Albuquerque,NM.

February 2006:  New Mexico Mental Health and the Law 2006.  Gerald McBride, J.D., Daniel Pedrick, J.D., Susan Page, J.D., Rachel Saiz, J.D., Jeremiah Ambabo, Health Education Network, LLC. Albuquerque,NM.

January 2006:  Diplomate Preparation Workshop.  AmericanAcademy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP). Berkeley,CA.

January 2006:  Advanced Forensic Psychology Practice:  Issues & Applications.  AAFP. Berkeley,CA.

September 2005:  Ethical Issues in Forensic Practice. AAFP,San Jose,California.

September 2005:  Threat Assessment:  A Practical Approach to Prevent Targeted Violence. Harley V. Stock, Ph.D., AAFP.

September 2005:  Jury Selection:  Research & Practice.  Margaret Bull Kovera, Ph.D., AAFP.

September 2005:  Forensic Assessment of Tort Liability & Damages.  Charles R. Clark, Ph.D., AAFP.

February 2005:  Psychological Consultation in Will Contests:  Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.  William E. Foote, Ph.D., NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

February 2005:  Forensic Psychology:  Beyond the Fundamentals.  William D. Foote, Ph.D. & Alan Goldstein, Ph.D., NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

October 2003:  The Role of Psychologists in the Court.  Samuel Roll, Ph.D., Louise Kodituwakku, Ph.D., JudgeNan Nash, Retired Judge Anne Kass, NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

June 2003:  Series Nine: Treatment of Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Child Therapy, Sleep.  Post-Doctoral Professional Development Program ofNew MexicoStateUniversity and the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

April 2003:  Helping People Help Themselves:  The Process of Writing Self-Help Books.  Laura L. Smith, Ph.D. & Charles H. Elliot, Ph.D., NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

March 2003:  Series Seven:  Treatment of Mood Disorders.  Post-Doctoral Professional Development Program ofNew MexicoStateUniversity and the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

February 2003:  Series Six:  Anxiety and Sleep Disorders.  Post-Doctoral Professional Development Program ofNew MexicoStateUniversity and the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

February 2003:  Getting Ready for HIPAA.  David Hill, Ph.D., NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

January 2003:  Series Five: Physiology of Major Organ Systems. Post-Doctoral Professional Development Program ofNew MexicoStateUniversity and the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

November 2002:  Series Four: The Basics of Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy and Pharmacology of the Prescribing Psychologist. Post-Doctoral Professional Development Program ofNew MexicoStateUniversity and the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

December 2002:  Series One Course: Prescription Privilege Preparation Program.  Prescribing Psychologists’ Register, Inc.

November 2001:  What Professionals Should Know About Diagnosis & Treatment of ADHD.  Medical Educational Services, Inc. Albuquerque,NM.

August 2001:  How to Use Crisis Debriefing When Responding to Crisis & Trauma.  James A. Fogarty, Ed.D., CMI Education Institute, Inc. Albuquerque,NM.

January 2001:  Assessment of Violent Juvenile Offenders.  Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., AAFP.

January 2001:  Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluation:  Advancements in Practices.  Mary Connell, Ph.D., AAFP.

September 2000:  A Survey of Forensic Psychology Practice:  Issues and Applications.  Stuart Greenberg, Ph.D., AAFP.

April 2000:  The Interface of Law & Psychology.  NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

April 2000:  Threats, Stalking, and Criminal Violence.  NMPA. Albuquerque,NM.

March 2000:  Stress and Disease.  Nicholas Hall, Ph.D., Institute for Cortext Research and Development. Albuquerque,NM.


APA Council of Representatives (COR), February 2010 through present

Member, American Psychological Association, December 2005-Present

Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2008 – Present

Member, Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2008 – Present.

Member,New MexicoBoard of Psychologist Examiners, 1985 through 1988 and February 2003- February, 2007.

Chair,New MexicoBoard of Psychologist Examiners, September 2004 – January 15, 2006

Vice-Chair,New MexicoBoard of Psychologist Examiners, July 2004 – September 2004

New Mexico Psychological Association, Webmaster for NMPA home page ( and Listserve Administrator, 1998 – 2003.

New MexicoPsychological Association, Co-chair, Health Care and Social Concerns Committee, 1996 – 1999.

Consultant Member,New MexicoMedical Review Association May 1991 through May 1993.

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, July 1986 through August 1990.


Clifford Morgan, Ph.D.
P.O. Box1757
Los Lunas,NM  87031

Lester Brasher, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Albuquerque Behavioral Health
2403San MateoNE
Suite S-10
Albuquerque,New Mexico  87110

Steven Koppell, Ph.D.
3000 Copper Mount Cove
Austin,Texas   78746-7633

Sandra Montoya, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist
3900 Juan Tabo NE,Suite11
Albuquerque,New Mexico   87111