Fellowship NameLocationWebsiteTraining DirectorCore ExperiencesPaidApplication DeadlineABFP Waiver*Complies with Uniform Acceptance Date**
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Alpert Medical School of Brown University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Forensic and Addiction Psychology

Providence, McQuaid, Ph.D., ABPPAlpert Medical School of Brown University, Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown: A Consortium of the Providence VA Medical Center, Lifespan, and Care New England, offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Forensic and Addiction Psychology. This Clinical Psychology Program (CPP) postdoctoral fellowship is located in the Rhode Island Family Court Mental Health Clinic and the Bradley Hospital Co-Occurring Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program. The fellow will receive training in conducting forensic assessments with children and adolescents on both the juvenile justice and child welfare calendars as well as training in evidence-based assessment and treatment of adolescent substance use disorders in both intensive outpatient and standard outpatient level of cares. For further details regarding application, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship link on our website at: 4, 2019NoNo
Arkansas State HospitalLittle Rock, AR M. Peacock, Ph.D.- Competence to Stand Trial (CST) & Mental State at the time of the Offense (MSO)
- Assessment of Future Dangerousness
- Forensic Consultations
- Treatment of Forensic Patients
- Pre-employment/Post-offer evaluations for ASH Uniformed Security Officers
- Research Opportunities
YesMid-DecemberYes (2016-2020)
The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) at Hackensack
University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ Byrnes, Psy.D.- Conduct forensic psychological assessments, foster care screenings, individual and group therapy with a child maltreatment context and CPS/family court involvement.
- Child evaluations pertain to abuse experiences and impact
- Evaluations of JSOs/problematic sexual behaviors
- Adult evaluations include but are not limited to risk of violence [physical abuse, sexual abuse, IPV], risk of engaging in psychological maltreatment, substance abuse, parenting skills
- Identify, design, and study a research question of mutual interest to The Children’s House under the supervision of a principal investigator
- Opportunity to participate in the administration of a neuropsychological evaluation.
YesReview of applications will begin immediately and continues until the positions are filled.Yes (2015-2019)
Augusta University/East Central Regional Hospital

Augusta, GA Vitacco, Ph.D., ABPP- Competency to stand trial - Criminal responsibility - Risk assessments - Protected research time - Extensive didactic seminarsYesJanuary 4Yes (2019-2024)
AVS Consulting, LLC, DBA Stone, McElroy & Associates

Atlanta, GA (Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Grady Health System - 13th Floor 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303)www.stonemcelroy.comHeather McElroy, Ph.D., ABPPAssessment and Forensic Psychology/Risk ManagementYesn/aNoNot provided
Bridgewater State Hospital

Bridgewater, MA
John Young, Psy.D.Applied Clinical Forensic Experience (30-32 hours per week).
- Competence to stand trial
- Criminal responsibility
- Need for care and treatment/civil commitment
- Need for hospitalization of mentally ill prisoners
- Aid in sentencing
- Violence risk assessments
Forensic Seminar Series (including forensic didactics and case law- 2 hours, every other week September – May).
Clinical, Research, or Advanced Supervision experiences (up to 8 hours per week).
YesJanuary 15, 2021Yes- Expires in 2023Yes
Central Region Hospital (Formerly Dorothea Dix Hospital)Butner, NChttp://crhpostdoc.weebly.comMark Hazelrigg, PhD, ABPP- Competency to stand trial evaluations
- Forensic outpatient evaluations
- Forensic inpatient testing
• Malingering
• Diagnostic (psychosis)
• Neuropsychological and cognitive including IQ assessment
- Didactic training on landmark cases
- Difficult case conference
- Mock testimony
YesApplications accepted on an ongoing basis, recommended that applications are sent by late December/early JanuaryYes (2017-2021)
Central State Hospital

Petersburg, VA
Maria Sverdlova, Psy.D.
The main focus of this Fellowship is to provide the Fellow with advanced training in criminal forensic evaluations, primarily Competency to Stand Trial (both pre- and post-restoration) and Mental Status at the Time of Offense(s). All evaluations are performed on an inpatient basis. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to complete the Initial Analysis of Risk Reports for NGRI acquittees as well as to participate in a number of other clinical, didactic, and training activities. Central State Hospital is the site of Virginia’s only Maximum Security Forensic Mental Health Unit; as a whole, Central State Hospital provides treatment to both civil and forensic patients with severe and persistent mental illness.YesJanuary first of each yearYes (2019-2023)No
Court Services Department Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo

Pueblo, CO
B. Thomas Gray, Ph.D., ABPP (Director)

Loandra Torres, Psy.D., ABPP (Associate Director)
Forensic psychological assessment (competency, sanity, violence risk), didactic and case law sessions, supervision of psychology internsYesJanuary 4th, 2021Yes (2016-2020)Yes
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

Denver, CONot providedNot providedNot providedNot providedNot providedNot providedNot provided
Denver FIRST (University of Denver’s Forensic Institute for Research, Service and Training)

Denver, CO Gowensmith, Ph.D.We are offering one position for the 2020-21 fellowship year.
- Forensic evaluation
- Teaching
- Research
- Supervision
YesJanuary 6, 2020Yes (2017-2021)Yes
Department of Forensic Services at Center for Behavioral Medicine

Kansas City, MO

Steven A. Mandracchia, PhDCore training components:
Residents complete court-ordered mental examinations of criminal defendants under the supervision of licensed psychologists and present expert witness testimony.
Residents provide supervision to psychology pre-doctoral interns.
Upon completion of the training program, Residents will have satisfied clinical and supervisory requirements for licensing as a psychologist in the State of Missouri.

Forensic Evaluations Include:
Competency to Stand Trial
Competency Restoration
Criminal Responsibility
Diminished Capacity
Sexual Violent Predator
Risk of Violence
Risk of Sexual Recidivism
Presentencing Issues

Additional training components:
In addition to serving on the hospital ethics committee, Residents attend and present at hospital-wide grand rounds, case conferences, a monthly didactic covering relevant ABPP law cases and relevant psycho-legal topics relevant to forensic psychology. Opportunities to participate in clinical programming, including providing individual and group treatment, are available.
Yes, $48,789.93January 15, 2021Yes (2019-2022)Yes
Eastern State Hospital

Williamsburg, Virginia Hunt, Ph.D. and Kristen Hudacek, Psy.D.Training Components
Pretrial Evaluations: The postdoctoral fellow will work with the Forensic Evaluation Team to complete evaluations of competence to stand trial (both initial and post-restoration) and sanity at the time of the offense. There may be opportunity for court testimony or observation of court testimony. The fellow will be expected to carry their own caseload of evaluations while being supervised by a member of the Forensic Evaluation Team.

Post-Adjudication Evaluations and Risk Assessment/Management: The risk assessment and management component mainly involves the assessment of those acquitted Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) throughout various points in the legal process. Once an individual is acquitted NGRI, there are several evaluations that are court ordered to include Temporary Custody Evaluations and Initial Analysis of Risk Report. These evaluations focus on risk assessment and need for inpatient hospitalization. If hospitalized after these initial evaluations, the NGRI acquittee participates in treatment to progress through the gradual release process that is followed by the state of Virginia. This includes a “demonstration” model of clinical risk management, where the acquittee is afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their capability for functioning at increasing levels of community access. The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team for the assessment and treatment of NGRI acquittees. This will largely involve risk assessment and management through the completion of privilege requests and conditional release reports pursuant to the gradual release process. The postdoctoral fellow will also be assigned Annual Continuation of Confinement and Second Opinion Evaluations that may be ordered by the court throughout the treatment process. There may be opportunity for court testimony or observation of court testimony.

Within the various clinical roles, the postdoctoral fellow will also learn about the larger system of care in Virginia and may collaborate with team members for appropriate aftercare planning as patients return to the community. In addition to serving in clinical roles, the postdoctoral fellow has the opportunity to participate in research efforts throughout the hospital. This may be especially relevant for those individuals with interests in public policy and systemic intervention.

The ESH postdoctoral training program will also include didactic and caselaw seminars. Weekly seminars will be held focusing on various forensic issues including violence risk assessment, assessment of malingering, ethical considerations, psychology in the courtroom, insanity, competence to stand trial, other types of forensic evaluations and civil areas relevant to work in the field of forensic psychology. Caselaw seminar focuses on landmark cases at both state and federal levels that set standards for the practice of forensic psychology and guidelines for conducting court ordered evaluations. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to present summaries of assigned cases during this seminar.

Postdoctoral fellows will have access to various trainings throughout the state. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to participate two trainings offered by the Institute of Law Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. The Basic Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice, a five-day course, is designed to provide foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation generally and specific to the Code of Virginia. The postdoctoral fellow will also be expected to participate in the Assessing Risk for Violence in Clinical Practice, which is designed to provide an overview of risk assessment, risk factors, risk communications and report writing. These trainings satisfy the training requirement outlined in Virginia Code in order to be included on the Commissioner Appointed list of evaluators.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive individual face-to-face supervision from one or more licensed clinical psychologists. The Forensic Evaluation Team provides supervision (1 hour weekly meetings and additional supervision as needed) for pretrial evaluations on a quarterly rotation throughout the training year. The Assistant NGRI Forensic Coordinator provides supervision for post-adjudication/risk assessment evaluations, which will also consist of 1 hour weekly meetings and additional supervision as needed. The postdoctoral fellow will also meet with the training director on a regular basis for supervision. In addition, there is the opportunity for group supervision with various licensed psychologists throughout the hospital, as well as consultation with other forensic psychologists.
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Atlanta, GA
(Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Grady Health System - 13th Floor 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303) Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Vice Chair, Chief Psychologist and Director of Postdoctoral Training,

Glenn Egan, PhD, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Forensic Psychology Training,

Tomina Schwenke, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Professor and Director of the Competency Restoration Program,
1. Grady Psychiatry and Law Service
-Responsible for conducting Fulton County court-ordered evaluations for competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility
2. Fulton County Jail Competency Restoration Program (FCJCRP)
-The FCJCRP is a novel program in which selected defendants have their competency restored in the county jail rather than being transferred to the forensic unit of the state mental hospital. Responsibilities include:
- Present on the restoration pod, conducting pod business, or performing competency/ criminal responsibility evaluations approximately two days per week.
- Conducts several groups, manages a caseload of 3-4 inmates for weekly one-to-one sessions and writes notes about progress.
- Attend weekly team meetings and conduct psychological testing.
3. Other Rotations
Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta (GRH/A):
- GRH/A, a state mental hospital, provides both forensic inpatient and outpatient services
- Provide evaluations and treatment in an inpatient setting
- Conduct 90-day competency to stand trial and violence risk assessments
- Conduct outpatient forensic evaluations with juveniles (depending on the interest of the fellow)
Private Practice:
- Supervised and work with a forensic psychologist in private practice
- Focus is on mitigation evaluations and competency and responsibility evaluations, most of which are federal cases
- Seminars, Didactic Training, Research, and Mentorship
- Forensic psychology/ psychiatry case law seminar
- Forensic Assessment and expert testimony
- Mock Trial
- Clinical psychology supervision and professional growth seminar
- Job Mentorship Program
- American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) annual meeting and review courses
- Research and presentation of findings at the annual AAPL conference
- Department of Behavioral Health Annual Forensic Psychology Training in Georgia
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds at Emory University School of Medicine.
- Research and presentation
Yes (see website)January 3, 2018Yes (2015-2019)Will follow the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines with regard to offers
Forum Ohio Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology

Columbus, Ohio
Bob Stinson, Psy.D,. J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP & John Tilley, Psy.D., MSCP, ABPP- Competence to Stand Trial (Adults and Juveniles)
- Criminal Responsibility / Sanity
- Risk Assessments (e.g., violence, sex offending, school / work threat)
- Sentencing (Adults and Juveniles)
- Treatment Amenability
- Disability
- Children Services (parenting, foster care placement)
- Forensic Didactic Seminar Series (designed to prepare for board certification)
YesJanuary 24thYes (2020-2024)Yes
Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma

San Diego, CAwww.ivatcenters.orgGimel Rogers, Psy.D.Forensic Psychology and Trauma

- Working with attorneys to set up interviews and evaluations
- Acting as a Case Manager - overseeing client and associate invoices, supervisors’ schedules, client appointments, etc.
- Assisting in the supervision and training of Forensic Interns
- Providing consultation within the community
- Conduct forensic psychological evaluations to
- Psychotherapy
- Research activities including grant writing, article writing, program evaluations
YesMarch 1NoNo
Joliet Treatment Center

Joliet, IL KordickCorrectional Medicine: evaluations, assessments, crisis intervention, group therapy, examination and/or treatment, etc.YesOpenNoNo
Larned State HospitalLarned, KS Karp, Psy.D.12-month rotation in one of three programs:
1. State Security Program
- Working with criminally committed patients
- Forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of offense, pre-sentence evaluations
2. Psychiatric Services Program
- Working with voluntary or involuntarily civilly committed patients deemed a danger to self or others
- Treatment, testify in court, psychological assessment
3. Sexual Predator Treatment Program
- Working with offenders found to be Sexually Violent Predators under Kansas law
- Psychological testing, treatment, report writing, group therapy, DBT therapy, court testimony
YesPast start dates have been in September with application due dates in January of the application year
Liberty Healthcare
Corporation at Illinois Department of Health and Human Services
Rushville, IL R. Reid, Ph.D.- Work on a multidisciplinary team treating sexual offenders in intensive sex-offender group therapy with a co-therapist
- Psychological testing (experience administering Rorschach preferred)
- Report writing
- Treatment planning
- Case management
YesNot indicated
Logan Correctional Center

Lincoln, IL
Dr. Jennifer McClellan
Correctional Medicine; screenings, assessments, treatment, group therapy, etc.
Mecklenburg County Forensic Evaluations Unit

Charlotte, NC B. Knuth, Ph.D.- Juvenile Court-related evaluations, such as:
• Parenting capacity evaluations
• Juvenile competency to stand trial evaluations
• Juvenile transfer to adult court evaluations
• Violence risk assessment
• Sex-offender specific evaluations
- Research related to above
- Civil guardianship evaluations
- Expert testimony
- Consultation with local agencies
YesApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled; it is recommended applications be provided by mid-JanuaryYes
Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC Christopher, Ph.D., ABPP- Adult, Juvenile, and Family Civil and Criminal Forensic Evaluations (Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility and Capacity to Conform, Child Custody, Parental Fitness, Juvenile Transfer, Mitigation, Risk Assessment, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Behaviors, Sexually Violent Predator)
- Expert Testimony
- Corrections Services (Psychological Autopsy, Group Psychotherapy, Psychological Testing)
- Violence Risk Assessment
- Research
YesJanuary 5Yes (2020-2024)Yes
Mendota Mental Health Institute & Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Madison, WI
David Lee, Ph.D., JD70% applied clinical forensic experiences: Treatment and risk evaluations of sexually violent persons (SVPs); competency to stand trial evaluations; risk assessments of individuals committed as not guilty due to mental disease or defect (NGI). 15% seminars/educational experiences. 15% research.
YesJanuary 15Yes (2020-2024)No
Minnesota Direct Care and Treatment - Forensic Services

St. Peter, MN J. Blunt, Psy.D., L.P.- Forensic Evaluations: Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility, General and Sexual Violence Risk Assessments, Civil Commitment Evaluations, Repeat Sex Offender Evaluations
- Forensic Didactic Seminar
- Local and Landmark Case Law Seminars
- Case Consultation
- Training Series in Conjunction with the University of Minnesota Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
- Mock Trial
- Opportunities for Expert Testimony
YesJanuary 03, 2020Yes (2019-2023)Yes
Mississippi State Hospital

Whitfield, MS (Jackson Metro Area)

Please contact Amanda L. Gugliano, Psy.D. at for additional information.
Amanda L. Gugliano, Psy.D.-Court-ordered forensic psychological evaluations of competence to proceed legally, insanity, competence to waive/assert constitutional rights, mitigating circumstances, violence and sexual violence risk assessments, Atkins.
-Psychological (including specialized forensic) assessments.
-Case Law Seminar.
-Observing and providing expert witness testimony.
-Participation on Mississippi State Hospital Discharge Advisory Committee.
-Possible co-facilitation of court competence restoration group.
-Possible individual psychotherapy with long-term forensic patients (e.g., NGRI acquittees).
-Possible supervision of practicum/extern students
Yes; $49, 4651/8/2020NoNo
Netcare Forensic Center

Columbus, Ohio Kukor, Ph.D., ABPPCriminal forensic assessment - Competency, Mental State at the Time of the Offense, violence risk assessment (conditional release and Post-NGRI), juvenile bindover, and Intervention in Lieu of Conviction, among others.YesEnd of business on the first Friday in JanuaryYesYes
Northwest Forensic Institute

Portland, OR Guyton, PhD ABPP- Fitness to proceed
- Guilty except for insanity
- Mental state at the time of offense
- Mitigation-sentencing
- Risk assessment (violence, sexual, intimate partner)
- Capacity to waive 5th amendment rights (Miranda)
- Susceptibility to false confessions/suggestibility
- Fitness-for-duty
- Personal injury
YesJanuary 6, 2020Yes (2018-2023)Yes
Patton State HospitalPatton, CA Glassmire, PhD, ABPP- Forensic evaluations including criminal responsibility, competency to stand trial, violence risk assessment, risk management, malingering, sex offender assessment and treatment, civil and criminal commitment, expert testimony
- Applied forensic research
- Forensic seminar
YesDecember 15, 2017Yes (2016-2020)Yes
Pontiac Correctional Center

Pontiac, IL
Dr. Sokol
Correctional Medicine: evaluations, treatment plans, assessments, group therapy, etc.
Saint Elizabeths HospitalWashington, DC Kelley, Psy.D.- Minimum of 4 psychological evaluations (competency to stand trial, plead guilty, be sentenced, waive insanity defense)
- Maintain a caseload of 4 group therapy hours and 3 individual therapy cases during training year
- Clinical case presentations
- Attend seminars including leading a seminar
- Conduct research
YesNo specific application deadline indicated; Interviews are held on Fridays in January; start dates generally in August, but flexible
South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Columbia, SC
Rozanna Tross, Psy.D.- Develop extensive evaluation, diagnostic, and forensic experience through performing a variety of criminal forensic evaluations in our Forensic Evaluation Services department, including:
• Sexually Violent Predator Precommitment Evaluations;
• Sexually Violent Predator Annual Review Evaluations;
• Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations,
• Criminal Responsibility Evaluations.
• Other evaluations related to forensics are performed less frequently
- Educational (e.g., forensic readings) and training seminars (e.g., landmark cases/forensic didactics) under the supervision of licensed forensic practitioners
Yes12/15/2020Yes (2018 - 2022)Yes
Springfield Hospital Center, Department of Forensic Services

Sykesville, MD Contact for informationJulie Beasman, PsyDCompetency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations.Yes2/20/21NoYes
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Forensic Services

Hollywood, FLTBAMichael Collins
Mental Health court, Post arrest diversion, competency restoration and forensic hospital reintegration
Yes, 30kn/anono
Summit Behavioral Healthcare

Cincinnati, OHTo request a brochure, please email April.Sutton@mha.ohio.govApril Sutton, PsyD- Competency evaluations
- Mental state at the time of the offense(s)/NGRI evaluations
- Risk assessment (including risk of violence and risk of sexual reoffending)
- Competency restoration services
- Forensic lecture series/grand rounds
- Supervision of forensic externs
Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility

Tuscaloosa, ALn/an/an/an/aNot accepting fellows for the 2020-2021 training year.n/an/a
Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center

Indiantown, FLwellpathcare.comGina L. Buse, Ph.D.- Criminal competency evaluations
- Violence risk assessments
YesJanuary 29, 2019NoYes
Tulane University Forensic Psychology Fellowship at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS)

Jackson, LA / New Orleans, LATo request information, email or

For the fellowship brochure, visit our website:
Gina Mire, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)Forensic assessment
- Inpatient forensic unit (4 days per week)
- Outpatient forensic clinic (.5 days per week)
- Competency, violence risk assessment, malingering evaluations
YesJanuary 31, although applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filledNoYes
University of Massachusetts Medical School Forensic Psychology Residency

Worcester, MA K. Packer, Ph.D.Residents are trained to provide a range of forensic evaluations to a diverse population (men and women, as well as a racially and ethnically diverse population) including: Competence to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility, Aid in Sentencing, Prisoners in Need of Treatment, Civil Commitment, Commitment for Substance Use Treatment, Violence Risk Assessment, Assessment of Individuals with sexually problematic behaviors. In addition to rotations at inpatient facilities,court clinics, and community settings, residents conduct a research project during the training year. Didactic experiences include: weekly seminars covering the breadth of Forensic Psychology topics; Landmark Cases seminar covering ABPP cases as well as Massachusetts Law (co-taught by an experienced attorney); biweekly Law and Psychiatry seminar series.YesJanuary 13, 2022Yes (2015-2019)We comply with the Uniform Acceptance Date agreed to by Forensic Psychology Residencies.
University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jaymes Fairfax-Columbo, JD, PhD; Jeffrey Younggren, PhD, ABPP (Clinical)As a fellow, your core rotations provide the opportunity to learn in a variety of settings. You’ll receive advanced training in both forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) and mental health policy. You’ll have two six-month clinical rotations: (1) the Second Judicial District Court Rotation and (2) the Private Practice Rotation. You’ll also devote one day per week to working with the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division to gain policy experience.

Second Judicial District Court:

Under the leadership and supervision of New Mexico Court officials and licensed forensic psychologists, you will conduct court-ordered competency to stand trial evaluations for pre-trial defendants in New Mexico’s Second Judicial District Court. You’ll learn from different psychologists in order to experience both a breadth of style and diversity of forensic practice. You’ll also get to perform an array of tasks, including: selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests; authoring forensic evaluation reports; proving expert consultation to the Court; providing testimony and/or recommendations in court cases and hearings; and providing peer consultation/supervision.

Notably, all competency evaluations that you conduct will be court-ordered, and thus are not private referrals by either defense attorneys or prosecuting attorneys. This setup allows you to practice conducting and completing competency evaluations in an objective and impartial fashion, without concern about the influence of adversarial allegiance. It is particularly advantageous during training because you can focus fully on honing and mastering evaluative skill under conditions ideally suited to emulate best practices in FMHA. All of your evaluation reports shall comply and be in accordance with the State of New Mexico’s Interagency Behavioral Health Service Requirements and Utilization Guidelines, New Mexico state statutes, national professional standards, and applicable court rules and law.

Private Practice Rotation:

During the Private Practice Rotation, you will devote the majority of your clinical time to working with private practice forensic psychologists. Most often, the evaluations you will be conducting will be attorney-retained. You will complete a variety of criminal and civil forensic evaluations under the leadership and supervision of UNM faculty and licensed forensic psychologists in the community. Common referral questions include mitigation for sentencing, criminal responsibility, future dangerousness, psychological damages/personal injury, pre-employment, disability, and fitness for duty. You’ll see for yourself how private practice psychologists approach and manage their work, and gain insight into the difference between forensic mental health evaluation in private versus public settings. You’ll also gain experience conducting forensic evaluations in multiple settings in both urban and rural areas, including correctional, psychiatric hospital, and private practice settings. During this rotation a minority of your clinical time will still be devoted to conducting competence to stand trial evaluations in the Second Judicial District Court.

New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division:

You will assist New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD) efforts on various policy-related issues. Typical activities include facilitating the competency evaluators learning community, reviewing behavioral health bills for proposed legislation, drafting white papers on mental health-related topics, and assisting with program development and implementation. Acting in this capacity, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn about and be involved in policy and the intersection of the criminal justice system and the mental health system at the systemic or organizational level. You will also consult and build relationships with state and court employees and will develop and hone skills in communication, leadership, and administration.

Additional Educational/Professional Development Opportunities:

Helping to advance the field is a paramount duty of any forensic psychologist. Fellows will be expected to help disseminate knowledge of forensic psychology via scholarly activities. These activities might include presenting to various ECHO groups (such as CIT-ECHO, with police officers the primary audience); providing didactic trainings to learners in the Department and University (medical residents, psychology interns, undergraduates); presenting at conferences; working on a publication; etc. When time allows, Fellows will also have opportunities to attend additional training offered through the Department—such as Grand Rounds—or various trainings offered via the Division of Community Behavioral Health.
Yes. Stipend for the year is in accordance with NIH guidelines. FY 2021 guidelines provide for a salary of $53,760.00. You also receive benefits (PTO, sick time, paid holidays, winter break, medical insurance). Funding to attend a professional conference may be available, pending approval.January 7th, 2022 (Friday)Yes (2021-2025)Yes
University of Virginia (Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy and Western State Hospital)

Charlottesville, VA

Daniel Murrie, Ph.D.40% Inpatient Forensic Evaluation (at Western State Hospital; primarily competence and sanity evaluations).

40% Outpatient Forensic Evaluation (at the University of Virginia's Forensic Clinic within the ILPPP; Competence, Sanity, Violence Risk Assessment, Sex Offender Risk Assessment, Pre-sentencing evaluations, Capital Sentencing evaluations, Threat Assessment consultations, Fitness for Duty, Police Pre-employment, etc).

10% Training and Education (attend 20-25 days per year of continuing education workshops provided to clinicians through the ILPPP; including Basic Forensic Evaluation, Juvenile Forensic Evaluation, Risk Assessment (adult), Risk Assessment (juvenile), Capital Sentencing evaluation, Sex Offender evaluation, and other specialized topics).

10% Research focus (topics and discussed TBD)
YesJanuary 2, 2019Yes (2019-2023)Yes
University of Southern California Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral ScienceLos Angeles, CA E. Weinberger, Ph.D.- Conduct a weekly treatment group for mentally disordered offenders
- Perform forensic psychological evaluations (average of 2 cases per week)
- 2-day per week field placement at the LA County jail
- Consultation with other MHPs in psycho-legal settings
- Receive an appointment at USC, Keck School of Medicine and will participate in the teaching and supervision of psychiatric residents
- Fellows can apply for a second year of fellowship that focuses on research at the Institute Research Division or engage in own research interests
YesNot specified
University of Washington Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, co-sponsored by SPIRIT Lab and Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA Kopelovich, PhDThe Psychosis Treatment and Recovery fellowship is intended to provide expertise in clinical service and research pertaining to individuals with Serious Mental Illness and justice system involvement. Fellows will gain clinical experience in evidence-based psychotherapeutic Interventions for psychosis (primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis) and gold standard psychodiagnostic assessment of psychosis risk states through a novel tele-evaluation service. In addition, the fellow will be exposed to forensic mental health rotations, lectures, and other learning opportunities and will make significant contributions to a forensically-focused research, QI, or other scholarly project during their training yearYesNo deadline for 2021; Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filledNoNo
University of Washington Juvenile Forensic and Child/Adolescent Inpatient Treatment Fellowship at the Child Study & Treatment Center

Child Study & Treatment Center, Lakewood, WA 98498 Lexcen, Ph.D.Pretrial evaluations of minors and young adults in juvenile or criminal court; adolescent treatment in a long-term inpatient program.
University of Washington School of MedicineSteilacoom, WA N. Carter, Psy.D., ABPP- Focus of the training is on completing psychological evaluations for sexually violent predatorsYesJanuary 15
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Graduate Medical Education

Bethesda, MD Montalbano, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)The fellowship is an APA-accredited, TWO-YEAR program and selection of candidates is limited to Active Duty Military psychologists. Consultation and Assessment Services Offered:
- RCM 706 Sanity Board Evaluations (Competency to Stand Trial & Criminal Responsibility)
- Forensic assessment and consultation on a wide variety of topics, including: violence risk assessment, aid-in-sentencing, assessment of violence risk, assessment of potential for rehabilitation, forensic issues related to PTSD, false confessions, psychological testing, and impact of criminal victimization.
- Psychological autopsy (equivocal death analysis)
- Expert testimony
Training Opportunities:
- Forensic referrals are accepted from throughout the world
- Forensic Rotation at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC
- Rotation through the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, Quantico, VA
- Rotation through the US Marshals Service Behavioral Analysis Unit, Arlington VA
- Rotation through Psychological Service of the National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD
- Paid attendance at a conference sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology
YesThe application deadline is set by the Long Term Health Education of the United States Army Human Resources Command. Please note that the fellowship is only open to active duty Army psychologists.Yes (2014-2018)No
West Central Georgia Regional Hospital (Part of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities)

Columbus, GA

Job postings are often not up to date online: please send your CV or inquiry to Dr. Dieringer ( or our training director.
The position may be listed for a licensed psychologist, but we can and will take those seeking a postdoctoral fellowship (we will provide all training and supervision needed for licensure).
Kelly Farris, Ph.D. ( to Stand Trial, Violence Risk Assessments, Expert Witness, Multidisciplinary Treatment TeamYes. The pay is very competitive for postdocs and includes benefits (e.g., health, retirement, and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer).No deadline

We typically will fill our open forensic psychologist positions with postdocs; thus, we can take applicants anytime we have an open position. Many fellows choose to stay on staff after licensure.

(must have a doctorate from an APA accredited doctoral program)
Western State Hospital

Lakewood, WA–-Western-State-Hospital.aspxJacqueline Means, Psy.D.
The fellowship is designed to promote a wide variety of experiences in mental health law, criminal and civil forensic practice, consultation, treatment of the mentally ill offender, and research. The forensic program offers specific training in:
- Pre-trial evaluations of mentally ill offenders (including competency to proceed, mental state at the time of the offense, and risk assessments)
- Civil commitment evaluations
- Assessment and treatment of insanity acquittees
- Rotations in civil forensic settings
- Evaluation of inmates in community detention facilities and other community locations
- Consultation and education activities with hospital and community mental health providers, attorneys, courts, and rehabilitation facilities
- Scholarly research activities and professional education
YesMidnight on December 31of the year preceding the fellowship start dateYes (2018-2022)Yes
*ABFP: The American Board of Forensic Psychology offers waiver of the 5-year requirement for applicants who successfully complete an approved 2000-hour formal postdoctoral training program in forensic psychology. Programs are granted a 5-year period of acceptance. For information regarding the experience waiver and program acceptance, please see the ABFP Experience Waiver and Postdoctoral Training in Forensic Psychology Guidelines, which may be found on the Forensic Psychology page of the ABPP website.
**UAD: Uniform Acceptance Date. The UAD for forensic postdocs is February 25, 2019, which means that selected candidates will be notified on or before this date. Selected candidates will not be required to accept an offer before this date. This is designed to allow candidates to consider multiple offers without pressure to accept one offer before another is given. Please note that the uniform acceptance process for forensic postdocs is distinct from the APPIC notification process.
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