Corresponding Author Information: Elizabeth Wheeler
Session Abstract: Do you love assessment? Curious about the range of professional options in the forensic realm? If yes, this presentation is for you! This discussion is geared towards early career professionals and students who will soon be entering the workforce. Perhaps you have questions about how to build up a private practice referral base or how to decide which personality measures to purchase/use. Do you wonder if working within a state psychiatric hospital as a forensic evaluator is for you? Are you curious about how to work with interpreters and clients of a different lived experience than you? Perhaps you are interested in working with juveniles/adolescents? Or, maybe you're interested in the option of getting board certified in forensic psychology. The presenters of this roundtable discussion are assessment psychologists who have varying levels of experience and numerous areas of forensic expertise. Drs. Archer and Wheeler are mid- and advanced-career psychologists while Drs. Dyette and Ingram are early-career psychologists. We have experience starting forensic private practices from scratch, working within various state and governmental institutions, providing services to adolescent and adult clients, answering various criminal and civil referral questions, and working with a variety of diverse populations.
Chair Information: Lindsay Ingram | Oregon State Hospital
Elizabeth Wheeler | Bay Forensic Psychology
Robert Archer | Bay Forensic Psychology
Dr. Elizabeth Wheeler
Elizabeth M. A. Wheeler Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her internship training at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Training Program. Dr. Wheeler initially worked in an outpatient practice in Virginia conducting forensic evaluations prior to moving to Central State Hospital (CSH) as a member of the Forensic Evaluation Team. In 2018, she left state employment to focus on Bay Forensic Psychology. She has experience conducting a wide variety of forensic assessments including competency and sanity evaluations, custody and parenting evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, FAA evaluations, pre sentencing sex offender evaluations, independent medical evaluations, and immigration evaluations. Dr. Wheeler has been qualified as an expert in various jurisdictions in Virginia.
Dr. Lindsay Ingram
Dr. Lindsay Ingram (pronouns: she/her/hers) is board certified in forensic psychology. She is currently a forensic evaluator at Oregon State Hospital, where she is also a supervisor for the APA-accredited internship program. She is also on the faculty for the Oregon forensic evaluation training program. She received her doctoral degree in 2015 and completed her internship at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Ft. Worth, TX. She completed a formal forensic fellowship at Central State Hospital in Virginia. She completes competency, responsibility, and diminished capacity evaluations. Her clinical and research interests lie in intersections between forensic assessment, personality assessment, and the severely mentally ill.
Dr. Robert P. Archer
Robert P. Archer, Ph.D., ABPP, is the author of over 150 articles and book chapters on psychological assessment issues. He is also author, co-author, or editor of 13 books including Forensic Uses of Clinical Assessment Instruments and Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology: MMPI-A/MMPI-A-RF (4th edition). Dr. Archer was President of the Assessment Section (IX) of the Clinical Psychology Division (12) of the American Psychological Association, and is the Past-President of the Society of Personality Assessment. Dr. Archer served on the advisory committee to the University of Minnesota Press for the development of the MMPI-A and the MMPI-A-RF and is a co-author of those tests. He was the Founding Editor of Assessment, a quarterly journal that began publication in March, 1994, and served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment from 1991 through 2002.
Dr. Archer has worked exclusively in forensic evaluation since 2003 and has been involved in over 100 cases including testimony in military courts, family and juvenile relations courts, circuit courts, and federal courts. Dr. Archer served as an expert witness across a wide variety of areas including criminal evaluations, child custody evaluations, malpractice litigation, personal injury litigation, sex offender evaluations and civil commitment proceedings. Dr. Archer has testified before the Virginia Assembly and the Armed Services Committee of the United States Congress on issues related to forensic evaluations.