Dr. Hobfoll uses well-validated assessment tools that together provide a comprehensive picture of the psychological distress, reasons and sources of that distress, and ability to function and work. His reports are concise and based on scientific evidence. He has frequently testified at hearings, depositions, and in court, and is a steady, informed expert witness. He believes that the expert's role is to provide solid scientific evidence, and not be an advocate. He has frequently been consulted for the complainant, the defendant, or by organizations and workplaces looking to get an accurate assessment for a disability claim. His particular expertise is in PTSD and its consequences. A former officer in the Israel Defense Forces, Dr. Hobfoll understands how people respond to traumatic events and how to assess its consequences.