Dr. Kenneth J. Manges 
Forensic Psychologist | Certified Vocational Evaluator|Clinical Psychologist
TEDX Keynote Speaker| Contributing Columnist |Veteran
Phone (513) 784-1333 | Fax (513) 338-1920
Email: drmanges@gmail.com | Website: drmanges.com

Summary: Dr. Manges is a certified Forensic Psychologist, Court Qualified Expert Witness for Criminal and Civil matters, Litigation Consultant, Rehabilitation Therapist, Vocational Expert, Collaboratively trained Family and Vocational Specialist and Speaker-Trainer. He brings 40+ years of experience as a problem solver to his work. He is recognized by litigators, judges, individuals, corporations and non-profits for his preparedness and his ability to communicate. He is known for his ability to convey complex information in a concise, understandable and memorable way.

Mission: To offer my expertise in resolving problems that recognize my clients’ unique situation. My goal is to help others understand the message I have been asked to present; whether in the court as an expert, to an individual struggling with their own personal needs or a group’s wanting to communicate with their membership.

Strengths: A compassionate individual, Dr. Manges provides a professional and creditable presentation. He prides himself on appreciating the needs of the listener, whether that’s at trial to a judge or jury, a professional group, community organization or adult learner. He is mindful, and considerate of the person or circumstance being spoken about, along with the cultural and personal implication of his presentation.   


1/86 – Present Dr. Kenneth J. Manges & Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio

  •  Evaluations of psychological and vocational issues for self referrals, public, non-profit and private entities.
  • Courtroom testimony regarding interpretation of psychological disorders, differential diagnoses and vocational viability post injury.
  • Economic -wage loss evaluations. Consultation and testimony due to psychological issues because of Traumatic Brain Injury, physical and sexual assault, sexual molestation and physical trauma.
  • Independent Medical Examinations because of work injuries for the Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers Compensation, as well as employers and claimant attorneys.
  • Forensic psychological examinations including competency, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, incompetency, undue influence, genetic disorders, alleged sexual abuse, sexual molestation, wrongful death and grief, as well as criminal defense, mitigation at time of sentencing and wrongful conviction defense.
  •  Individual consultations and treatment. Psychological examinations pre-and post medical procedure.
  •  On-line teletherapy via phone and or encrypted and confidential internet video communication.
  • Litigation consultation and testimony regarding parental alienation and parental competency.
  • Individual psychotherapy. Job procurement strategies.
  • Specialty exams for social security applications| Veterans regarding Posttraumatic Stress and other psychological issues| labor law issues| criminal defense | professional malpractice | work place injury | loss of consortium.
  • Economic wage loss.
  •  Quality of life issues due to genetic syndromes such as 22q11.2/3q-29/Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS)/DiGeorge syndrome/ Spectrum disorder/ Developmentally handicapped/Traumatic brain injury/Physical trauma.
  • Keynote speaker and training for companies, organizations, agencies, and non-profits.


  • Certification training, Collaborative Family Relations and Vocational Specialist 02/2019-02/2019.
  • Certified International Psychometric Evaluator 01/2018 to present.
  • Certified training at Tier 3 for Star Behavioral Health Providers- (Military Sensitivity Training) 02/2015 and 03/2017.
  • Certification training as a Trainer of Emergency Responders, 03/2004-03/2004.
  • Certification training as an Ohio DMH Emergency Responder, 03/2003-03/2003.
  • Certification training in Bereavement, 04/2001 – 04/2001.
  • Certification training in Mediation, Harvard University, MA., 02/ 2000- 02/2000.
  • Certified Forensic Psychologist, University of Virginia, 4/1984- 04/1984.
  • Certified Vocational Evaluator, 01/1990-01/1990.
  • Ph.D., in Psychology, University of Maryland, 06/1972 -06/1974.
  • Master’s in Science, in Psychology, Brooklyn College, New York, 06/1970- 06/1973.
  • B.A., in Psychology, Adelphi University, New York, 06/1967- 06/1970.


  • Licensed Psychologist, Ohio 1985 to present
  • Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia 1978 to present
  •  Diplomate, American Board of Vocational Experts 1998 to present
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners 1997 to present
  • Diplomate, National Center for Crisis Management 1998 to present

Qualified in Federal, Civil and Military courts.

Past Work Experiences
1/86 – Present Dr. Kenneth J. Manges & Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio
9/78 - 12/85 Counseling and Communications Center, Charleston, West Virginia
8/77 – 8/78 Bath – Brunswick Mental Health Center, Bath, Maine
9/74 – 8/77 Wheeler Clinic, Plainville, Connecticut
8/72 – 8/74 Great Oaks Retardation Center, Silver Springs, Maryland (part time pre-doctoral externship)

9/75 – 6-77 Bristol Hospital, Bristol, Connecticut
9/71 – 8/72 Hackensack Rehabilitation Center, Hackensack, New Jersey
12/69 – 12/70 Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
10/69 – 9/70 Family Court Mental Health Clinic, Westbury, New York


  • Academy of Medicine-Hamilton, Ohio
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Affiliate Member
  • American Academy of Bereavement 1984 to present
  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 1986 to present
  • American Board of Professional Disability Consultants 1986 to present
  • American Board of Vocational Experts (Past President 1998-2000) 1987 to present
  • American Psychological Association 1974 to present
  • Ohio Psychological Association 1986 to present


Christ Hospital 1986 to present

Test Development

Manges-Garmize Behavioral Assessment Scale.
Manges, K. and Garmize, L. Copyright, Great Oaks Center, 1973.

Preliminary Diagnostic Questionnaire.
Copyright, Moriarity, J. (Dr. Manges was the editor & project supervisor) 1973.


  • Contributing Editor, Ohio Psychological Association Review 2019 to present
  • Contributing Editor, Journal of Forensic Vocational Assessment 2000 to present
  • Monthly Columnist for the American Israelite: Psychologically Speaking 12/2020 to present.
  • Two term Past President of the American Board of Vocational Experts (1999-2000)
  • Co- Author, Working in The Community, 8th Annual Institute 1979
  • Former Instructor in Forensic Psychology, Doctoral Program at Union Institute, OH.1998
  • Former instructor in Psychology, Masters. Program in Psychology at the College of Graduate Studies – WV. 1984.