Dr. Kenneth J. Manges
Forensic Psychologist | Vocational Specialist | TEDX Keynote Speaker
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 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.

My Strengths: The ability to provide a professional and creditable presentation that considers the importance of the message, the circumstances surrounding the topic being presented and the specialty needs of the listener.


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 Malingering.
  • Vocational-wage loss as well as, psychological issues due to Traumatic Brain Injury, assault, sexual molestation or physical trauma.
  • IME exams regarding issues due to alleged work injuries for the Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers Compensation, as well as employers and claimant attorneys.
  • Forensic psychological examinations including competency, NGRI, undue influence, genetic disorders, alleged sexual abuse, sexual molestation, wrongful death and grief as well as criminal defense, mitigation at sentencing and wrongful conviction defense.
  • Hospital consultations. Psychological examinations pre-and post medical procedure.
  • Litigation consultation and testimony regarding child custody, best interests and domestic relations including spousal support 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.
  • Keynote speaker and training for companies, organizations, agencies and non-profits.

Certification training as a Trainer of Emergency Responders, 2004
Certification training as an Ohio DMH Emergency Responder, 2003
Certification training in Bereavement, April 2001
Certification training in Mediation, Harvard University, MA., February 2000
Certified Forensic Psychologist, University of Virginia, April 1984 Ph.D., in Psychology, University of Maryland, June 1974
Masters in Science, in Psychology, Brooklyn College, New York, June 1972
B.A., in Psychology, Adelphi University, New York, June,1970

Licensed Psychologist, Ohio since 1985
Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia since 1978
Diplomate, American Board of Vocational Experts since, 1998
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners since 1997
Diplomate, American Board of Professional Disability Consultants since 1992
Diplomate, National Center for Crisis Management since 1998

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 Bereavement American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress American Board of Professional Disability Consultants American Board of Vocational Experts (Past President 1998-2000) American Psychological Association International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (Ohio Board Member) South Western Ohio Rehabilitation Association Ohio Psychological Association

Christ Hospital

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) 

Additional Professional Experiences

Contributing Editor, Journal of Forensic Vocational Assessment
Past President of the American Board of Vocational Experts
Co- Author, Working in The Community, 8th Annual Institute 1979
Former instructor in Forensic Psychology, Psychology Doctoral Program at Union Institute, OH.
Former instructor in Psychology, M.S. Program in Psychology at the College of Graduate Studies – WV. CV

Revised: March 2019.