Expert Details

Expert in Clinical and Forensic Psychological Evaluations

Expert ID: 737916 Louisiana, USA

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Expert is an expert in psychological testing, diagnosis of mental disorders, malingering and deception, schizophrenia/psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. She evaluated hundreds of defendants in criminal felony cases regarding competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and violence risk.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2019 Degree: M.S. Subject: Clinical Psychopharmacology Institution: Alliant International University
Year: 2013 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Clinical Psychology Institution: Louisiana State University
Year: 2010 Degree: M.A. Subject: Clinical Psychology Institution: Louisiana State University
Year: 2006 Degree: B.S. Subject: Psychology and Latin (minor) Institution: Louisiana State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Psychology
Responsibilities:
Court-ordered psychological evaluations
Consultative examinations for Disability Determinations
Veteran's Affairs Compensation and Pension examinations
Clinical psychological evaluations and treatment
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to 2022 Employer: Pennington Biomedical Research Center Title: Psychologist Department: Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Responsibilities:
Presurgical psychological evaluations
Brief psychological interventions
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System Title: Psychologist Department: Psychology
Responsibilities:
Forensic psychological evaluations
Individual and group treatment
consultation with treatment teams
clinical supervision of students, interns, and postdoctoral residents
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2015 Employer: Southeastern Veterans Health Care Services Title: Staff Psychologist at Baton Rouge Community Based Outpatient Center Department: Psychology
Responsibilities:
substance abuse treatment program development and administration
psychological evaluations
individual and group substance abuse treatment
residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment referrals
suicide risk assessments
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Northeast Florida State Hospital Title: Behavior Specialist Department:
Responsibilities:
diagnostic, personality, and cognitive evaluations
individual and group psychotherapy
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Northeast Florida State Hospital Title: Pre-doctoral Intern Department:
Responsibilities:
competency to stand trial, violence risk, intellectual, personality, and neuropsychological evaluations
individual and group psychotherapy
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2012 Employer: Louisiana State University Psychology Department Title: Graduate Student Department:
Responsibilities:
psychological and neuropsychological evaluations
management of psychoeducational testing program for the Academic Center for Student Athletes
individual and group psychotherapy

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2013 to 2020 Agency: State of Louisiana Role: Psychologist Description: Senior psychologist at the state's maximum security inpatient psychiatric hospital (Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System Admissions/Special Security Area)
Years: 2020 to 2022 Agency: State of Louisiana Role: Psychologist Description: Psychologist at Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Pennington Biomedical Research Center)
Years: 2015 to 2015 Agency: Southeastern Veterans Health Care Services Role: Staff Psychologist Description: Psychologist for Substance Abuse Treatment Program at Community-Based Outpatient Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Louisiana Psychological Association, Chair of Early Career Psychologists Interest Group, Executive Council Director, Public Affairs Committee member
Baton Rouge Area Society of Psychologists, past president and member
National Academy of Neuropsychology, member
Association of Contextual Behavioral Treatment, member and Forensic Special Interest Group leadership committee
Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, clinical member
Licenses / Certifications
Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Psychologists
Professional Appointments
Adjunct Faculty, Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2019-2021
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 10

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness testimony in state criminal courts
Other Relevant Experience
Clinical Supervisor for Forensic Assessment Rotation, Psychology Internship and Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Supervisor for Forensic Assessment Rotation, Southeastern Louisiana Internship Consortium

External practicum supervisor, Louisiana State University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

Fields of Expertise

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