Professional Licenses, Certifications and Testimony

  • Licensed Psychologist, Ohio, 1985 to present
  • Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia, 1978 to present
  • Academy of Integrative Pain Management/Diplomate 1992
  • American Board of Vocational Experts/Diplomate 1999
  • American Board of Professional Disability Consultants/ Diplomate 1995
  • Certified International Psychometric Evaluator, 2016
  • Certification Star Behavioral Health Providers; Tier One and Tier Two Military
  • Sensitivity Training: PTSD; TBI; Sleep Disorders; Depression & Suicidal
  • Behaviors; Sexual Assault & Depression, 2016
  • Certification Training Trainer of Emergency Responders. 1990
  • Certification Training Emergency Responder, 1989
  • Certification Training For Bereavement Issues, 2005
  • Certification Training Meditation and Visualization, 2012
  • Certification Training Mediation, Harvard University, 2009
  • Forensic Evaluation Training/Certification 1984
  • International Psychometric Evaluation/Certification 2016
  • National Center for Crisis Management/Fellow 1998
  • Ohio Disability Evaluators Panel/ Certification 1990

Recognized expert in federal, civil and military courts.


  • Ph.D., in Psychology, University of Maryland, 1974
  • Masters in Science, Psychology, Brooklyn College, New York, 1972
  • B.A., in Psychology, Adelphi University, New York, 1970
  • Certified Forensic Psychologist, University of Virginia, 1984

Work Experience

Dr. Kenneth J. Manges & Associates                                                              

1/86 – Present

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Administrative Director and Supervising Psychologist. Vocational-wage loss consultation and psychological testimony for defense and plaintiff as well as testimony in spousal support exams. Evaluations to determine the vocational and emotional impact of intellectual, academic, cognitive (TBI) and emotional functioning post injury. Forensic exams to determine the effect of trauma (birth injury, physical trauma as well as cognitive difficulties due to a closed head injury and/or emotional consequences due to an injury, accident, loss or trauma). Determination of any loss of consortium or services after the death of a significant other. Determination of any loss of earning capacity and ability to return to work post injury or the impact of a death on the survivor in wrongful death matters. Employment issues due to alleged lack of a person’s fitness for duty, work place violence incident, or coworker threat or harassment. Exams to determine effect of excessive use of force damages. Individual counseling for employment loss due to emotional and/or physical/cognitive problems. IME exams regarding return to work due to alleged work injuries for state agencies (Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers Compensation) as well as self insured employers and claimant attorneys. Vocational analysis for social security applications. Consultant to veterans and military attorneys regarding PTSD, TBI and disability ratings. Examination of the impact on veterans regarding deployment; Depression & Suicidal Behaviors; Sexual Assault & Depression; and Posttraumatic Stress. Forensic consultant and examination on matters related to complex civil litigation, labor law issues, and professional malpractice. Examination of defendants regarding competency, NGRI, PTSD, and mental capacity. Consultation with other professionals (regarding patient substance abuse, pain management, medical implants, and pre surgical evaluations). Evaluations and treatment of individuals regarding vocational issues and or emotional distress.

Counseling and Communications Center                                                      

9/78 – 12/85

Location: Charleston, West Virginia

Administrative Director. Supervising Psychologist. Psychological and psycho-educational evaluator. Family and marital therapist. Inpatient consultation with physicians, psychiatrists and patients. Forensic criminal consultations and examinations. Worker’s Compensation Evaluations and Disability Evaluations.

Bath – Brunswick Mental Health Center                                                       

8/77 – 8/78

Location: Bath, Maine

Consultation and Education Program Director. School Psychological Services Program Director. Contract negotiations. Supervisor of Ph.D. psychologists and psychological testing.

Wheeler Clinic

9/74 – 8/77

Location: Plainville, Connecticut

Staff Psychologist. Psychological and psychoeducational evaluator. Individual and group psychotherapy. Family diagnostics and family therapy. Consultation with referral sources.

Great Oaks Retardation Center                                                                            

8/72 – 8/74

Location: Silver Springs, Maryland

Staff psychologist for inpatients. Consultant to outpatient facilities for the Mentally Handicapped. Staff training in behavioral techniques. Research on a doctoral dissertation.

Internship Experiences

Bristol Hospital

9/75 – 6-77

Location: Bristol, Connecticut

Family Therapy internship program through Ackerman Institute of New York. Weekly group supervision of ongoing cases Monthly seminars. Quarterly presentations of issues in family therapy.

Hackensack Rehabilitation Center                                                                    

9/71 – 8/72

Location: Hackensack, New Jersey

Psychometric and counseling internship program in conjunction with Brooklyn College Supervisor. Psychological evaluations and counseling under Ph.D. supervision. Weekly review of test findings. Monthly presentation of cases.

Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center                            

12/69 – 12/70

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Psychometric evaluations with inpatients. Weekly review of test findings. Participation in Grand Rounds. Supervised inpatient treatment.

Family Court Mental Health Clinic                                                                    

10/69 – 9/70

Location: Westbury, New York

Counseling with court-referred adolescents. Weekly counseling sessions with court referrals. Bi-weekly supervision sessions.

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Academy of Integrative Pain Management 1992 to present
  • Academy of Medicine-Hamilton, Ohio, 1986 to present
  • American Academy of Bereavement. 2005 to present
  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 1998 to present
  • American Board of Professional Disability Consultants, 1995 to present
  • American Board of Vocational Experts (Past President) 1992 to present
  • American Psychological Association,1974 to present
  • International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 2000 t0 present
  • Ohio Psychological Association, 1986 to present


Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. 1990 to present
Mercy Hospitals, Cincinnati, OH. 1990 to present
Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. 1990 to present

Test development contributions

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)

Professional Participation:

Board Member International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals 2010 to present
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Safety Committee, 2016
American Board of Vocational Experts IPEC Board, 2016
Contributing Editor, Peer Reviewed Journal of Forensic Vocational Assessment, 1995 t0 2013, and 2016
Contributing Editor, Ohio Psychological Association Peer Reviewed Bulletin, 2016

Past President American Board of Vocational Experts 1999-2000

Scientific Research: Identification of Core Variables to be considered in an Assessment of Vocational Earning Capacity in a Legal-Forensic Setting: A Delphi Study. 1995.

Working in the Community. Co-Author, Eighth Annual Institute of Rehabilitation Issues, 1979.

Test development contributions

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) 1980.

Presentations (2016):

American Board of Vocational Experts International Conference, Meditation Wkshp. 2016

Dayton Bar Association Family Law Committee, Vocational Evaluations in Spousal Support Litigation. 2016

Northeast Lawyers Club, Using Vocational Experts in Litigation. 2016

Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law, Emotional and Economic Damages. 2016

The University of Cincinnati, Alzheimer’s and the Aging Brain. 2016

University Affiliations

NKU Chase College of Law- Guest Lecturer on Vocational and Emotional Damages, 2015 & 2016

The University of Cincinnati- Guest Lecturer on Aging and Dementia. 2015 and 2016

Adjunct Associate in Forensic Psychology, Doctoral Program in Psychology, Union Institute, OH. 2000.

Adjunct Associate in Psychology, M.S. Program in Psychology at the College of Graduate Studies West Virginia. 1980 and 1981

Resume updated as of July 2016



Dr. Kenneth Manges is a Forensic Psychologist and vocational expert who offers consultation and comprehensive evaluations. His analyses have been recognized for their clarity and scientific rigor. He offers reasonably certain opinions about the psychological impact of physical injury or emotional trauma as they affect earning capacity and the impact of loss on future work and quality of life. Well regarded in the litigation arena, he is a trusted and respected authority and offers evaluations that have been consistently upheld in both state and federal courts. Call Dr. Manges at 513-784-1333 or send him an email by copying and pasting the following email address into your preferred email account: