Dr. Kruh received his PhD from the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Alabama, where he concentrated in the study of Forensic Psychology and obtained specialized training in Child Clinical Psychology. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Western State Hospital in Tacoma, WA, where he provided adult and juvenile forensic mental health services. He received advanced post-graduate training in adult and juvenile forensic mental health through the University of Washington’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology.
Dr. Kruh is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) and Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), as well as the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
For ten years, Dr. Kruh was the Director of Washington State’s Juvenile Forensic Services at Child Study & Treatment Center, where he conducted pre-adjudication evaluations of juveniles, including competence to stand trial, competence to waive Miranda rights, mental state at the time of the offense, risk for future offending and violent offending, and intervention planning, as well as competence remediation services. He also administered the Juvenile Forensic Services, developing policies and practices at clinic, agency, and state levels.
During that time, Dr. Kruh was also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington, where he directed a post-doctoral training fellowship in juvenile forensic mental health. He provided direct clinical supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry fellows, and post-doctoral psychology fellows.
Juvenile Forensic Evaluations and Court Testimony:
Competence to Stand Trial
Competence to Waive Miranda Rights
Mental State at the Time of the Offense:
Diminished Capacity to Form Intent
Waiver or Transfer to Criminal Court:
Amenability to Treatment
Sophistication & Maturity
Treatment and Intervention Planning
Forensic Mental Health Evaluations of Adult Criminal Defendants
General Mental Health Evaluations of Children and Adults
Training Lectures and Workshops (for example):
Forensic Evaluations of Children and Adolescents
Developmentally Sensitive Evaluations for the Courts
Ambiguity: Competency to Stand Trial in Juvenile Court
The Clinical Practice of Conducting Juvenile Competence Evaluations
Juvenile Violence Risk Assessment
Childhood and Adolescent Psychopathy
Intoxication and Mental State Defenses
Psychosis and Sex Offenders
Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom, Cutting-Edge Clinical Intervention
Consultation to improve juvenile forensic mental health practices
Second Opinion Reviews of Juvenile Forensic Mental Health Evaluations
Expert Testimony about:
Forensic Mental Health Practice Standards
Evidence-Based Intervention Services for Juvenile Offenders
Areas of Expertise
Juvenile Forensic Psychology