B.S. from Stanford University
M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia
Currently a full-time employee of the State of Connecticut in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, I have worked in criminal forensic psychology since 1999.
I started forensic work in the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital, where I evaluated and treated men acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect. After three years at the hospital I moved to the Division of Community Forensic Services, as Supervising Forensic Psychologist for the Office of Forensic Evaluations since 2002.
Since 2011 I have been Adjunct Faculty with the Henry Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven, teaching graduate students about forensic psychology and the intersection of mental health, law, and criminal justice.
Evaluations pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (CGS):
Competence to Stand Trial – CGS§54-56d
Substance Dependency – CGS§17a-694
Pre-screening for a post-conviction/pre-sentencing diagnostic evaluation at Whiting Forensic Division/Connecticut Valley Hospital – CGS§17a-566
Restoration to Competence to Stand Trial – CGS§54-56j
Pretrial Drug Education and Community Service Program - CGS§54-56i
Pretrial Alcohol Education Program - CGS§54-56g
Reports to the Psychiatric Security Review Board – CGS§17a-586
Areas of Expertise
Competence to stand trial
Assessment of Risk of Violence
Assessment of Risk of Sexual Offending
Forensic Diagnostic Assessment