Directory of Mental Health Clinicians with Virginia Training in Forensic Evaluation

The Directory is a database that contains names and contact information for mental health clinicians who have completed either the Adult Basic or Juvenile Basic forensic training sequence at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. The Directory also lists by clinician additional training taken in sex offender evaluation and capital sentencing evaluation.

These training sequences meet the requirement for the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services-Approved training referenced in the Virginia Code in the statutes that govern the evaluation of: Competence to Stand Trial (CST) [§19.2-169.1], Competence to Stand Trial (CST) in Juvenile Court [§16.1-356 A], Sanity at the Time of the Offense (MSO) [§19.2-169.5], Mental State Relevant to Capital Murder [§19.2-264.3:1], and Adults Convicted of an Offense Indicating Sexual Abnormality [§19.2-301].

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy does not “certify” forensic evaluators. However, to complete the Adult and Juvenile Forensic Training sequences and be listed in the Directory, an evaluator must pass an examination and submit satisfactory work samples.

Please click below for a summary of the education, training, and experience required or recommended to be appointed as a forensic evaluator under Virginia law:

For further information regarding the Directory, please contact Edward Strickler, MA, at (434) 924-5126 or via email at: els2e@virginia.edu

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