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Augusta University/East Central Regional HospitalAugusta, GAhttps://www.augusta.edu/mcg/psychiatry/fellowship_training/american_psychological_assoc_training/forensicpsychology/index.phpHolly Tabernik, Ph.D.The fellowship has two full-time positions available each year and features both outpatient and inpatient forensic evaluation and treatment opportunities, in addition to protected research time and a day devoted to didactic trainings. Trainees will complete competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and violence risk assessments in an intermediate- security state operated forensic hospital and local jails/prisons. Yes. Fellows are paid $60,000 for the year and they are also given a $1,500 travel/professional development stipend. Fellows are eligible for health care, dental, and vision insurance. January 2, 2023Yes. The experience waiver was just reapproved in 2023 and will need to be applied for again in 2027.We make offers before the Common Hold Date but applicants are not obligated to respond to our offer until the Common Hold Date.
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Cermak Health Services at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention CenterChicago, ILhttps://www.appic.org/Postdocs/Universal-Psychology-Postdoctoral-Directory-UPPD/Detail/id/4493Michele Henhapl, PsyDFellows can expect to spend a minimum of 50% of their time in direct client contact. Services provided include:
- Intake screenings
- Mental health status evaluations
- Psycho-educational group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Mental health rounds
- Crisis intervention

Training emphasizes evidence-supported and based practices in diagnostic assessments, individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy. Fellows receive rich and diverse experience in the assessment and treatment of complex trauma. They participate in weekly interdisciplinary treatment team meetings to discuss clinical updates and issues, build programming, and collaborate and consult with team members. Fellows also participate in multidisciplinary meetings to discuss challenging and complex cases. Fellows attend and present didactic training on relevant topics and train custody staff on mandated curriculum including Shield of Care (Suicide Prevention) and Managing Youth with Psychiatric Disorders.

Ideal Postdoctoral Fellow candidates will possess good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills with demonstrated efficiency and teamwork within a multidisciplinary staff. The training committee is invested in training mature clinicians with strong boundaries with an interest and/or experience with adolescents with severe behavioral disorders. Prior experience working with a severely mentally ill or correctional population is desirable. Minority and Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates must be open and receptive to feedback. Additionally, ideal candidates should have an interest in providing secondary individual supervision/mentorship to externs.
Yes- stipend of $47,480 plus benefitsJanuary 6, 2023NoNo
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Court Services Department Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo

(10/19/2022)
Pueblo, COhttps://cdhs.colorado.gov/behavioral-health/forensic-servicesB. Thomas Gray, Ph.D., ABPP

Loandra Torres, Psy.D., ABPP
Forensic psychological assessment (competency, sanity, violence risk), didactic and case law sessions, mock trial experiences
YesJanuary 3, 2023Yes (2020-2024)
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Denver FIRST (University of Denver’s Forensic Institute for Research, Service and Training)

(11/25/2022)
Denver, COhttps://psychology.du.edu/clinics/denver-first

https://psychology.du.edu/sites/default/files/2022-11/Denver%20FIRST%20Fellowship%20Brochure%202023-24.pdf
Neil Gowensmith, Ph.D.This fellowship offers a combination of opportunities found in private practice and academia. Fellows will conduct myriad psycholegal evaluations as ordered or referred by multiple sources, including (but not limited to) competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, mitigation, juvenile transfer / Miller, animal cruelty, immigration and asylum, Miranda, and violence risk. Fellows will be involved with all stages of the evaluation process, from initial conversations with referral sources to testimony and billing. Additionally, fellows will teach courses to a graduate population, supervise master's level trainees, advise graduate students, conduct research, and perform other academic duties commensurate with their designation as junior faculty. Previous fellows are now in private practice, state forensic service, and academia. We are taking two fellows in the 2023-24 fellowship year, and will be including a robust neuropsychological evaluation component for each position.Yes, equivalent to NIH standardsEarly January -- please refer to our brochureYes (2021-2025)Yes
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Expert Psychological Evaluations (9/30/2022)Little Rock, ARhttps://www.psychological-evaluations.com/fellowshipBenjamin Silber, Ph.D."1. Criminal forensic evaluations (e.g., criminal responsibility, fitness to proceed, culpable mental state, violence risk assessment, and restorability)
2. Disability evaluations
3. Immigration evaluations (e.g., U-Visa, VAWA, hardship, N-648 disability waiver)
4. Year-long forensic psychology didactic sequence
5. Expert testimony
6. Landmark caselaw
7. Forensic assessment experience with adults, adolescents, and children
8. Diversity of assessment settings (e.g., private practice, virtual, prisons, jails, and hospitals)
9. Board certification preparation and training
10. Opportunities to supervise"
Yes ($65,000)January 6, 2022Yes (Until 2027)Yes
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4th Judicial District Psychological Services

(10/12/2022)
Minneapolis, MNhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1cicf0BLcDg4m4f6FGF4Umm8dgbK_8ZxtEeRjqu5fn6o/edit?usp=sharingAdam A. Milz, PhD, LP, ABPP- Forensic Evaluations: Competence to Stand Trial, Criminal Responsibility, Civil Commitment, Juvenile (Competence, Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction, Certification to Adult Court), Violence and Sexual Violence Risk
- Forensic Psychology Didactic Seminar
- Landmark and State-Level Case Law Seminar
- Forensic Case Consultation
- Expert Testimony
- Mock Trial
- Formal Case Presentation
YesJanuary 3, 2023YesYes
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Federal Bureau of Prisons- MCC Chicago (10/27/2022)Chicago, ILwww.bop.gov
Bianca Vigil, PsyD
MCC Chicago has a strong and long-standing forensic mission. The primary forensic questions which require assessment are most frequently related to competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. A variety of other forensic questions are asked, but on a less frequent basis. Due to the long history of forensic examinations and strong team of evaluators, the BOP has recently tasked MCC Chicago with an additional mission; Jail Based Competency Restoration. This program is designed to increase the treatment capacity of the BOP, enabling the agency to address the treatment needs of those identified with serious mental illness in a timely manner. This program is expected to roll out in early 2023.

The primary focus for the postdoctoral fellowship will be on learning and conducting forensic evaluations for the federal court system. All evaluations will be conducted under the expertise and supervision of a licensed psychologist. Evaluations completed throughout fellowship training will vary in terms of intensity and complexity. The evaluations may include competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency restoration, violence risk assessments, and commitment for treatment. The evaluations will involve conversing with court personnel regarding forensic cases, obtaining collateral information, facilitating forensic notifications, conducting clinical interviews, learning the administration of unfamiliar tests (forensic assessment instruments), administration and interpretation of test batteries, conducting forensic interviews, reviewing collateral information, documentation of forensic contacts, and integrating all data into forensic reports. Fellows will develop a strong understanding of federal case law, and learn to apply these various legal standards to the referral questions from federal jurisdictions across the country. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of written reports which are thorough, yet clear, concise, and relevancy-focused. All reports submitted will be cosigned by a licensed psychologist. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in testimony preparation with forensic psychologists, observe testimony of forensic psychologists, and potentially testify in federal court hearings/trials. Throughout the fellowship experience, a key focus will be on strengthening written and verbal communication within a forensic context. Trainees can expect to conduct an average of 20 forensic evaluations during their postdoctoral fellowship. The main goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to develop independent psychologists with specialized knowledge in conducting forensic evaluations for the Federal Court System.
Yes, $73,611 (based on federal pay scale for FY2022)November 15, 2022NoYes
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Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCI Englewood (10/27/2022)Littleton, COwww.bop.gov
Kasey Odell, PsyD HSPP
FDC Englewood established a forensic mission in 2007. The evaluations are court-ordered and predominantly consist of competency to proceed and criminal responsibility (sanity) assessments. These evaluations are completed at the detention center. These assessments, conducted by licensed clinical psychologists, involve intensive psychological evaluation, thorough understanding of legal standards and procedures, and highly refined report-writing skills. Defendants from across the United States and Territories are sent to FDC Englewood for these evaluations. Our forensic evaluators regularly testify to the results of their assessments throughout the country.

The primary focus for the postdoctoral fellowship will be on learning and conducting forensic evaluations for the federal court system. All evaluations will be conducted under the expertise and supervision of a licensed psychologist. Evaluations completed throughout fellowship training will vary in terms of intensity and complexity. The evaluations may include competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency restoration, violence risk assessments, and commitment for treatment. The evaluations will involve conversing with court personnel regarding forensic cases, obtaining collateral information, facilitating forensic notifications, conducting clinical interviews, learning the administration of unfamiliar tests (forensic assessment instruments), administration and interpretation of test batteries, conducting forensic interviews, reviewing collateral information, documentation of forensic contacts, and integrating all data into forensic reports. Fellows will develop a strong understanding of federal case law, and learn to apply these various legal standards to the referral questions from federal jurisdictions across the country. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of written reports which are thorough, yet clear, concise, and relevancy-focused. All reports submitted will be cosigned by a licensed psychologist. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in testimony preparation with forensic psychologists, observe testimony of forensic psychologists, and potentially testify in federal court hearings/trials. Throughout the fellowship experience, a key focus will be on strengthening written and verbal communication within a forensic context. Trainees can expect to conduct an average of 20 forensic evaluations during their postdoctoral fellowship. The main goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to develop independent psychologists with specialized knowledge in conducting forensic evaluations for the Federal Court System.

Application materials are due via e-mail to the Internship Program Coordinator at the selected institution no later than November 15th, 2022. These materials should include:

1. Cover letter describing your fit with the position, including a statement of experience,
training, and professional goals.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Two letters of recommendation (Please have your letter writers submit their letter of
recommendation directly to the Point of Contact listed below for the site(s) to which
you are applying).
4. Writing Sample; this should be a clinical or forensic evaluation that you have completed
in its entirety, with all identifying information removed.

Following review of these materials, sites that would like to interview you will send you an email invitation and instructions for applying on USAJobs. Only applicants that are assessed as qualified and included in the Best Qualified category will be considered for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in January and February 2023. Offers of post-doctoral fellowship positions will tentatively be provided by February 15, 2023, with required acceptance on the universal acceptance date of February 27, 2023.
Yes, $72,175 (based on FY2022)November 15, 2022NoYes
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Federal Bureau of Prisons- USMCFP
Springfield, Missouri
www.bop.govBrandi Cook, PsyD HSPP
USMCFP Springfield (“Fed Med”) is the most tenured of the Medical Referral Centers within the BOP providing quality health care since 1933. The Forensic Psychologists and Psychiatrists work closely with the federal court system conducting pretrial evaluations. USMCFP Springfield provides a variety of forensic evaluations within an inpatient setting. Incarcerated individuals in need of medical or mental health services are transferred to the USMCFP from federal institutions throughout the country. The primary forensic evaluations conducted at USMCFP are related to competency restoration; however, evaluators additionally conduct initial competency, criminal responsibility, commitment for treatment, and mentally ill and dangerous evaluations, among other court-ordered evaluations.

The primary focus for the postdoctoral fellowship will be on learning and conducting forensic evaluations for the federal court system. All evaluations will be conducted under the expertise and supervision of a licensed psychologist. Evaluations completed throughout fellowship training will vary in terms of intensity and complexity. The evaluations may include competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency restoration, violence risk assessments, and commitment for treatment. The evaluations will involve conversing with court personnel regarding forensic cases, obtaining collateral information, facilitating forensic notifications, conducting clinical interviews, learning the administration of unfamiliar tests (forensic assessment instruments), administration and interpretation of test batteries, conducting forensic interviews, reviewing collateral information, documentation of forensic contacts, and integrating all data into forensic reports. Fellows will develop a strong understanding of federal case law, and learn to apply these various legal standards to the referral questions from federal jurisdictions across the country. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of written reports which are thorough, yet clear, concise, and relevancy-focused. All reports submitted will be cosigned by a licensed psychologist. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in testimony preparation with forensic psychologists, observe testimony of forensic psychologists, and potentially testify in federal court hearings/trials. Throughout the fellowship experience, a key focus will be on strengthening written and verbal communication within a forensic context. Trainees can expect to conduct an average of 20 forensic evaluations during their postdoctoral fellowship. The main goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to develop independent psychologists with specialized knowledge in conducting forensic evaluations for the Federal Court System.

Application Process: The forensic post-doctoral fellowship is open to doctoral graduates from APA-accredited clinical and counseling psychology degree programs. Fellow selection is based largely on breadth and quality of forensic experience, consistency of interests with the training goals of the program, personal integrity, and maturity. Applicants for the Bureau’s fellowship positions should be aware they are applying for a position in a federal law enforcement agency.

Application materials are due via e-mail to the Internship Program Coordinator at the selected institution no later than November 15th, 2022. These materials should include:
1. Cover letter describing your fit with the position, including a statement of experience,
training, and professional goals.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Two letters of recommendation (Please have your letter writers submit their letter of
recommendation directly to the Point of Contact listed below for the site(s) to which
you are applying).
4. Writing Sample; this should be a clinical or forensic evaluation that you have completed
in its entirety, with all identifying information removed.

Following review of these materials, sites that would like to interview you will send you an email invitation and instructions for applying on USAJobs. Only applicants that are assessed as qualified and included in the Best Qualified category will be considered for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in January and February 2023. Offers of post-doctoral fellowship positions will tentatively be provided by February 15, 2023, with required acceptance on the universal acceptance date of February 27, 2023.
Yes, $72,175 (based on FY2022)November 15, 2022
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Federal Bureau of Prisons: Federal Medical Center- ButnerButner, NCwww.bop.govGillespie Wadsworth, PsyDThe FMC serves the needs of both voluntary and committed mentally disordered offenders, assists the federal court system by providing forensic evaluation services for pretrial and presentence detainees, and delivers a range of inpatient medical care specializing in oncology, diabetes, dialysis services, surgery, and evaluations for organ transplant candidates. The inpatient forensic program at the FMC accepts inmates at the discretion of the federal courts for various pre- and post-trial forensic evaluations (competency, sanity, and violence risk), for voluntary hospitalization for mental health treatment, or subject to federal quasi-criminal commitment. Given the highly charged legal atmosphere, court-ordered evaluations involve intense psychological evaluation, understanding of legal standards and procedures, and highly refined report-writing. Work at the FMC involves extensive collaboration with Psychiatry, Medicine, and allied health professionals.

The primary focus for the postdoctoral fellowship will be on learning and conducting forensic evaluations for the federal court system. All evaluations will be conducted under the expertise and supervision of a licensed psychologist. Evaluations completed throughout fellowship training will vary in terms of intensity and complexity. The evaluations may include competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency restoration, violence risk assessments, and commitment for treatment. The evaluations will involve conversing with court personnel regarding forensic cases, obtaining collateral information, facilitating forensic notifications, conducting clinical interviews, learning the administration of unfamiliar tests (forensic assessment instruments), administration and interpretation of test batteries, conducting forensic interviews, reviewing collateral information, documentation of forensic contacts, and integrating all data into forensic reports. Fellows will develop a strong understanding of federal case law, and learn to apply these various legal standards to the referral questions from federal jurisdictions across the country. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of written reports which are thorough, yet clear, concise, and relevancy-focused. All reports submitted will be cosigned by a licensed psychologist. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in testimony preparation with forensic psychologists, observe testimony of forensic psychologists, and potentially testify in federal court hearings/trials. Throughout the fellowship experience, a key focus will be on strengthening written and verbal communication within a forensic context. Trainees can expect to conduct an average of 20 forensic evaluations during their postdoctoral fellowship. The main goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to develop independent psychologists with specialized knowledge in conducting forensic evaluations for the Federal Court System.
Yes, $68,915 (based on FY2022)November 15, 2022
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Federal Bureau of Prisons: Commitment and Treatment Program- ButnerButner, NCwww.bop.govJoseph Zonno, PhDThe Federal Correctional Institution in Butner (FCI I), North Carolina, activated in 1976 and was widely viewed as an advanced correctional facility specifically designed to provide cutting-edge psychiatric and psychological treatment, as well as forensic evaluation services, to federal offenders. Following the enactment of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the agency appointed FCI I Butner to house the Commitment and Treatment Program (CTP) for sexually dangerous persons. The mission of the CTP is to protect the public through the assessment and secure confinement of civilly committed sexual offenders and administration of a treatment program to mitigate sexual dangerousness. Offenders are civilly committed as “sexually dangerous to others” when the Court determines the offender suffers from a serious mental illness, abnormality, or disorder, as a result of which he or she would have serious difficulty in refraining from sexually violent conduct or child molestation if released. CTP inmates may be any security or custody level, to include inmates designated as high security and max custody. CTP Forensic Services includes a team of highly specialized forensic psychologists performing evaluations of sexual dangerousness, as well as annual reassessments of dangerousness following an offender’s civil commitment as a sexually dangerous person. Additionally, CTP Forensic Psychologists spend approximately half of their time completing a variety of more traditional court-ordered forensic evaluations of federal offenders, including competency to proceed and mental state at the time of offense.

The primary focus for the postdoctoral fellowship will be on learning and conducting forensic evaluations for the federal court system. All evaluations will be conducted under the expertise and supervision of a licensed psychologist. Evaluations completed throughout fellowship training will vary in terms of intensity and complexity. The evaluations may include competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, competency restoration, violence risk assessments, and commitment for treatment. The evaluations will involve conversing with court personnel regarding forensic cases, obtaining collateral information, facilitating forensic notifications, conducting clinical interviews, learning the administration of unfamiliar tests (forensic assessment instruments), administration and interpretation of test batteries, conducting forensic interviews, reviewing collateral information, documentation of forensic contacts, and integrating all data into forensic reports. Fellows will develop a strong understanding of federal case law, and learn to apply these various legal standards to the referral questions from federal jurisdictions across the country. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation of written reports which are thorough, yet clear, concise, and relevancy-focused. All reports submitted will be cosigned by a licensed psychologist. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in testimony preparation with forensic psychologists., observe testimony of forensic psychologists, and potentially testify in federal court hearings/trials. Throughout the fellowship experience, a key focus will be on strengthening written and verbal communication within a forensic context. Trainees can expect to conduct an average of 20 forensic evaluations during their postdoctoral fellowship. The main goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to develop independent psychologists with specialized knowledge in conducting forensic evaluations for the Federal Court System.
Yes, $68,915 (based on FY2022)
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WISe PsychologySeattle, WAwww.wisepsychpnw.comMichael Stanfill, PhD, ABPPCriminal forensic assessments with referrals primarily for mental state at time of offense (NGRI, diminished capacity, voluntary intoxication), competency to stand trial/waive Miranda, violence risk assessment, sexual recidivism risk assessment, sentencing mitigation, and juvenile resentencing. Civil forensic assessments for workplace injury (L&I, fitness for duty), personal injury, family law matters, and elongated civil commitment. Most evaluations are with adults but occasionally with juveniles as well. Training and exposure to working with attorneys as a consultant and potential opportunities to supervise predoctoral practicum students. Exposure to evaluations both in person and in telehealth environment. January 15 with ongoing rolling consideration until filledNoNo
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Alpert Medical School of Brown University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Forensic and Addiction Psychology

(11/25/2018)
Providence, RIwww.brown.edu/go/clinical-psychology-trainingElizabeth 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: www.brown.edu/go/clinical-psychology-trainingYesJanuary 4, 2019NoNo
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Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare - Serious Mental Illness and ForensicsAthens, OHhttps://www.appic.org/Postdocs/Universal-Psychology-Postdoctoral-Directory-UPPD/Detail?id=5318

https://mha.ohio.gov/about-us/regional-psychiatric-hospitals/healthcare-facilities/appalachian/appalachian
Rob Wyatt, M.D.This position would focus on providing active treatment for the patient population (individual/group) and collaboration with treatment teams on development of treatment plans for patients with complex mental illness, legal, and psychosocial problems. Additionally, forensic training in formalized risk assessments, competency to stand trial evaluations, conditional release evaluations, and evaluations for civil probate scenarios would be provided. The applicant would be hired as full employee of the state of Ohio with the option of transitioning to full psychologist status (with commensurate increase in pay) upon completion of licensure.Yes (Stipend of $62,000)February 18, 2022
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Arkansas State HospitalLittle Rock, ARhttp://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dbhs/Pages/Forensic-Psychology-Postdoctornal-Fellowship.aspxMark 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)
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The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) at Hackensack
University Medical Center

(08/21/2018)
Hackensack, NJhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1INLqmgbiCQwzMCx8pZEMswbCDBm_J55N5RUB2XH36m0/edit?usp=sharingKirsten 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)
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Augusta University/East Central Regional Hospital

(10/17/2019)
Augusta, GAhttp://www.augusta.edu/mcg/psychiatry/fellowship_training/otherfellowships/forensicpsychology/forensicpsychology.phpMichael Vitacco, Ph.D., ABPP- Competency to stand trial - Criminal responsibility - Risk assessments - Protected research time - Extensive didactic seminarsYesJanuary 4Yes (2019-2024)
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AVS Consulting, LLC, DBA Stone, McElroy & Associates

(01/10/2020)
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
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Bridgewater State Hospital

Bridgewater, MA
https://wellpathcare.com/recovery-solutions-locations/bridgewater-state-hospital-bsh/
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 6, 2023Yes- Expires in 2023Yes
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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)
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Central State Hospital

(10/23/2019)
Petersburg, VAhttp://www.csh.dbhds.virginia.gov/PsychologyFellowship.html
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
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Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

(01/10/2020)
Denver, CONot providedNot providedNot providedNot providedNot providedNot providedNot provided
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Department of Forensic Services at Center for Behavioral Medicine

(10/13/2021)
Kansas City, MOhttp://cbm-psychologytraining.com/forensic-post-doctoral-residency.html

Christopher Robertson, Ph.D.Core training components:
Residents complete court-ordered mental examinations of criminal defendants under the supervision of licensed psychologists and present expert witness testimony. Psycho-legal questions include Competency to Stand Trial, Competency Restoration, Mental State at the Time of the Offense, and Sexually Violent Predator status.
Residents provide supervision to psychology pre-doctoral interns.
Residents will provide treatment and consultation services for inpatient forensic patients. This will include one treatment group of the resident's choosing related to competency restoration and one individual patient who may need competency education or supportive therapy.
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 3, 2022Yes (2019-2022)Yes
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Eastern State Hospital

(10/16/2020)
Williamsburg, Virginiahttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1bn94xTwqn2A4tseMH8mzb8F2O8raDSe0/view?usp=sharingElizabeth Hunt, Ph.D. and Kristen Hudacek, Psy.D.Training Components
Clinical
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.

Didactics
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.

Supervision
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.
Yes1/8/2021NoNo
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Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

(09/20/2017)
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)
http://www.psychiatry.emory.edu/education/fellowships/professional_psychology/grady_forensics.htmlNadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Vice Chair, Chief Psychologist and Director of Postdoctoral Training, NKASLOW@emory.edu

Glenn Egan, PhD, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Forensic Psychology Training, glenn.egan@emory.edu

Tomina Schwenke, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Professor and Director of the Competency Restoration Program, tschwen@emory.edu
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
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Forum Ohio Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology

(12/28/2019)
Columbus, Ohio
https://forumohio.com/jobs/
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
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Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma

(12/14/2018)
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
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Joliet Treatment Center

(01/06/2020)
Joliet, ILhttps://jobs.wexfordhealth.com/search/jobdetails/post-doctoral-psychologist-intern-at-joliet/4ecba90c-a65d-4b5a-8cbd-59cfbca5cdc1Dr. KordickCorrectional Medicine: evaluations, assessments, crisis intervention, group therapy, examination and/or treatment, etc.YesOpenNoNo
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Larned State HospitalLarned, KShttp://www.kdads.ks.gov/state-hospitals-and-institutions/larned-state-hospital/larned-state-hospital---training-internshipsRobin 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
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Liberty Healthcare
Corporation at Illinois Department of Health and Human Services
Rushville, ILhttp://www.libertyhealthcare.com/upload/113.pdfJohn 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
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Logan Correctional Center

(01/06/2020)
Lincoln, IL
https://jobs.wexfordhealth.com/search/jobdetails/post-doctoral-psychologist-intern-at-logan-correctional-center/0dc19a31-5c04-4422-85c6-c5392b6a057c
Dr. Jennifer McClellan
Correctional Medicine; screenings, assessments, treatment, group therapy, etc.
YesOpenNoNo
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Mecklenburg County Forensic Evaluations Unit

(09/05/2018)
Charlotte, NChttp://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/CriminalJusticeServices/Documents/FEU%20Post-Doctoral%20Fellowship%20Posting.pdfSean 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
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Medical University of South Carolina

(12/04/2019)
Charleston, SChttps://medicine.musc.edu/departments/psychiatry/divisions-and-programs/divisions/cpspd/education-and-trainingSheresa 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
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Mendota Mental Health Institute & Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

(01/06/2020)
Madison, WIhttps://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02022.pdf
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
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Minnesota Direct Care and Treatment - Forensic Services

(09/06/2018)
St. Peter, MNhttps://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-6311-ENG
Jacob X. Chavez, PsyD, LP, ABPP- Forensic Evaluations: Adult Competency to Proceed, Criminal Responsibility, General and Sexual Violence Risk Assessments, Civil Commitment Evaluations, Repeat Sex Offender Evaluations (Juvenile forensic evaluations are available if interested)
- 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
Yes, approximately $91,000 per year with benefitsJanuary 03, 2020Yes, next renewal in 2023Yes
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Mississippi State Hospital

(11/15/2021)
Whitfield, MS (Jackson Metro Area)https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxkkbRrY0t-TZE0wOG9hTU9EZ3ZRUHhob0xaQVdFT1h5Yl84/view?usp=sharing

Please contact Amanda L. Gugliano, Psy.D. at amanda.gugliano@msh.state.ms.us 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, 4651/4/2022NoNo
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Netcare Forensic Center

(11/03/2021)
Columbus, Ohiohttps://www.netcareaccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Forensic-Fellowship-Brochure-2022-2023-1.pdfTerry 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.
Case consultation
Malingering assessment
Didactic courses designed to aid in preparation for board certification
Yes5:00 p.m. EST on the first Friday in JanuaryYesYes
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Northwest Forensic Institute

(10/21/2019)
Portland, ORhttps://www.nwforensic.org/#/postdoc/Michelle 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
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Patton State HospitalPatton, CAhttp://www.dsh.ca.gov/Patton/Internships_Training/Forensic_Psychology.aspxDavid 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
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Pontiac Correctional Center

(01/06/2020)
Pontiac, IL
https://jobs.wexfordhealth.com/search/jobdetails/post-doctoral-psychologist-intern-at-pontiac/8059601a-ffcb-4da0-9c2a-a6fb672936a6
Dr. Sokol
Correctional Medicine: evaluations, treatment plans, assessments, group therapy, etc.
YesOpenNoNo
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Saint Elizabeths HospitalWashington, DChttps://www.dropbox.com/s/9x0d43jxf9d8y6v/2017-18%20Saint%20Elizabeths%20Hospital%20Residency%20Brochure.pdf?dl=0Christine 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
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South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

(08/16/2022)
South Carolina: Upstate Position: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/3313639/psychologist-i-upstate

Agency Website: https://djj.sc.gov/
Drs. Jennifer Miller-Green; Danielle Atkinson; Heidi DawnThis is a forensic setting with other licensed and/or post-doctoral level psychologists. Court-ordered testing and evaluations of youth involved in the juvenile justice system to inform recommendations at disposition. Didactics regarding cases and measures are included, supervised work experience consistent with the APPB guidelines for licensure is provided, and mentoring opportunities of predoctoral externs may be available. Yes
It is a paid position as a post-doctoral resident/Psychologist I that allows for post-doctoral supervised work experience as a path to licensing within one to two years. After that, the position is intended to be maintained, but as a licensed psychologist. Pay is 70-75K during fellowship and 92K/year once licensed. Full and competitive benefits are also included.
Rolling deadline until positions are filled (two currently available)No. We are in process of applying for the ABFP; these current positions would not qualify (and are paid a higher salary than those we are in process of developing with ABFP and APPIC)No. Rolling deadlines until a newer post-doctoral fellowship is developed (which will be paid a lower salary and will not be eligible for ongoing employment once complete)
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South Carolina Department of Mental Health

(07/24/2020)
Columbia, SChttp://forensics.scdmh.orgSamantha Horsley, PhD, ABPP- 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
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Springfield Hospital Center, Department of Forensic Services

(1/21/2021)
Sykesville, MD Contact julie.beasman@maryland.gov for informationJulie Beasman, PsyDCompetency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations.Yes2/20/21NoYes
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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Forensic Services

(06/24/2020)
Hollywood, FLTBAMichael Collins
(Mcollins@brhpc.org)
Mental Health court, Post arrest diversion, competency restoration and forensic hospital reintegration
Yes, 30kn/anono
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Summit Behavioral Healthcare

(10/21/2021)
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
Yes12/13/2021NoYes
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Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility

(01/02/2020)
Tuscaloosa, ALn/an/an/an/aNot accepting fellows for the 2020-2021 training year.n/an/a
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Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center

(01/14/2019)
Indiantown, FLwellpathcare.comGina L. Buse, Ph.D.- Criminal competency evaluations
- Violence risk assessments
YesJanuary 29, 2019NoYes
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Tulane University Forensic Psychology Fellowship at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System (ELMHS)

(10/23/19)
Jackson, LA / New Orleans, LATo request information, email gmire@tulane.edu or agallag@tulane.edu

For the fellowship brochure, visit our website: https://medicine.tulane.edu/departments/psychiatry/clinical-psychology-internship/postdoctoral-psychology
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
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University of Massachusetts Medical School Forensic Psychology Residency

(10/21/2021)
Worcester, MAhttp://www.umassmed.edu/forensicpsychology/Ashley Murray, 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, 2022YesWe comply with the Uniform Acceptance Date agreed to by Forensic Psychology Residencies.
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University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

(9/08/2021)
Albuquerque, New Mexicohttps://hsc.unm.edu/medicine/departments/psychiatry/education/forensic/

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
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University of Maine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology

(10/30/2021)
Augusta, Mainehttps://umaine.edu/forensicpostdoc/Sarah Miller, PhD, ABPPFellows gain expertise in forensic mental health assessment through training and supervision in three broad areas: clinical forensic experience, didactic and experiential learning, and research.

Forensic mental health assessment in criminal court matters is the major area of study. All Fellows conduct evaluations on competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility and abnormal condition of mind, and violence risk assessment with adult defendants. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct evaluations for at least one other type of referral question. Fellows work with and learn from at least three different supervisors with advanced training and experience in forensic mental health assessment. In addition, Fellows participate in supervision with the Training Director focused on their overall training plan and professional development.

Fellows receive education on the legal, ethical, and practice foundations of forensic psychology through weekly didactic seminars as well as other formal training experiences. The didactic series is broken into two primary sessions: one on forensic mental health and one on landmark mental health case law.

Ten percent of Fellows’ time is reserved for research-related activities. At the onset of the training year, Fellows meet with a research supervisor to develop an individualized plan based on their interests.
YesJanuary 5, 2023NoYes
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University of Southern California Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral ScienceLos Angeles, CAhttps://www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/departments/psychiatry_behavioralsciences/research/psychiatryandlaw/ForPsychol.htmlLinda 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
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University of Virginia (Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy and Western State Hospital)

(09/01/2018)
Charlottesville, VAhttps://med.virginia.edu/psychiatry/residency/postdoctoral-fellowships-in-medical-psychology/forensic-psychology/

and

http://www.uvaforensicclinic.com
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
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University of Washington Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, co-sponsored by SPIRIT Lab and Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law

(2/18/2021)
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WAhttps://uwspiritlab.org/post-doc-psychosis-treatment-and-recovery/Sarah 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
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University of Washington/CSTC Fellowship in Juvenile Evaluations

(04/27/2020)
Lakewood, WAhttps://psychiatry.uw.edu/fellowship/juvenile-forensic-and-child-adolescent-inpatient-treatment-fellowship-at-the-child-study-and-treatment-center/
Fran Lexcen, Ph.D.Pretrial evaluations of juvenile court referrals
YesUntil filled for September 2022 to August 2023NoYes
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University of Washington School of MedicineSteilacoom, WAhttps://sharepoint.washington.edu/uwpsychiatry/Education/Research/Pages/ForensicClinicalPsychologyPostdoctoralFellowship.aspxMegan N. Carter, Psy.D., ABPP- Focus of the training is on completing psychological evaluations for sexually violent predatorsYesJanuary 15
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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Graduate Medical Education

(09/14/2018)
Bethesda, MDhttps://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/ResearchEducation/GME/SitePages/ForensicPsychology/home.aspxPaul 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
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West Central Georgia Regional Hospital (Part of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities)

(11/15/2021)
Columbus, GA
https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=HEA0488&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Job postings are often not up to date online: please send your CV or inquiry to Dr. Dieringer (danny.dieringer@dbhdd.ga.gov) 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).
Training Director: Kelly Farris, Ph.D. (kelly.farris@dbhdd.ga.gov)

Contact Dr. Danny Dieringer (danny.dieringer@dbhdd.ga.gov) for more information about the program and Columbus, GA.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and de-identified writing sample to Dr. Dieringer or our training director.
Conducting competency to stand trial evaluations, violence risk assessments, and civil commitment reports; expert witness testimony; multidisciplinary treatment team participation; forensic discharge planning; and other clinical work such as testing, behavior plans/interventions, groups, and therapy are also available.

The fellowship can be completed in as few as 11 months and no greater than 18 months, at which time if the postdoc has obtained a Georgia psychology license, they may be extended an offer to remain on staff as a forensic psychologist. While licensure is not required for completion of the fellowship, the fellowship follows the supervised work experience expectations required by Georgia licensure laws; we also will provide any additional supervision required for attaining licensure in other jurisdictions.
Yes. The pay is roughly $62,000 for postdocs and includes state benefits (e.g., health, dental, vision, retirement, etc.). Pay increases substantially for those who get licensed in Georgia and stay on staff. Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer.None

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

(Applicants must have a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program.)
NoNo

However, we often do interviews prior to and make offers around the uniform acceptance date, as this is when most individuals are seeking fellowships or postdoctoral employment.
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Western State Hospital

(10/11/2018)
Lakewood, WAhttps://sharepoint.washington.edu/uwpsychiatry/Education/Research/Pages/Forensic-Psychology-Fellowship-–-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
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*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.
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**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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If you would like your postdoctoral fellowship featured in this guide or if you would like to make changes to your fellowhip's entry, please contact the American Psychology-Law Society Student Committee by following this link:
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