Elisha Agee, Forensic Psychologist

Elisha Agee, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. She performs forensic evaluations through ILPPP's Forensic Psychiatry Clinic. These evaluations include competence, sanity, violence risk, mitigation, and sexual offending, for both adults and juveniles. Her research interests include first episode psychosis, trauma/PTSD, and violence risk.



Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, July 2015 

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, April 2011

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Malibu, CA

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, June 2007

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA


Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia


Staff Forensic Psychologist

Institute of Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia

Tel: (434) 297-4442


Perform adult and juvenile forensic mental health evaluations addressing issues such as:

Sanity or mental state at time of offense

Adjudicative competence

Violence risk assessment

Sex offender risk assessment

Pre-sentencing evaluations

Police and emergency communications (i.e., dispatch) pre-employment

Parenting capacity

Immigration proceedings (i.e., competency, asylum)

Lecture and provide consultation at UVA-ILPPP sponsored state trainings for psychologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, and other trainees.


University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA

Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow July 2015 – July 2017

University of Virginia Medical Center

Conducted inpatient and outpatient forensic mental health evaluations for adults and juveniles addressing legal sanity, adjudicative and immigration court competence, waiver of rights, violence risk, threat assessment, sex offender risk assessment, capital mitigation, presentencing, and police and emergency communications (i.e., dispatch) pre-employment.

Participated in UVA-ILPPP sponsored state trainings, including:

Basic Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice, Evaluating Individual Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Assessing Risk for Violence in Clinical Practice, Sex Offender Evaluation, Static-99R Training, Juvenile Forensic Evaluation, PTSD: Evidence-based Assessment and Treatment, and Capital Case Evaluation.

Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia

Predoctoral Psychology Intern, July 2014-June 2015

Within the Forensic Consult Service, conducted trial competence evaluations and served as a consultant for civil commitment hearings.

Conducted psychological assessments evaluating risk for future violence, malingering, cognitive functioning and diagnostic clarification.

Member of interdisciplinary treatment team for a unit housing men acquitted Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and a pre-trial unit housing men deemed incompetent to proceed with current legal charges.

Provided trial competence restoration services, individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy.

Patton State Hospital, Patton, CA

Psychology Assessment Clerk September 2013 – June 2014

Conducted psychological assessments (psychodiagnostic, neuropsychological, integrated) addressing a range of referral questions (i.e., malingering, adjudicative competence, diagnostic clarification).

Co-facilitated group psychotherapy for male and female sex offenders in the Sexual Offender Commitment Program (SOCP) by implementing the Good Lives Model/Self-Regulation Model.

Pepperdine Educational & Psychological Counseling Clinic, West Los Angeles, CA

Psychology Practicum Extern February 2013 – June 2014

Conducted clinical intake assessments.

Provided weekly individual and couples psychotherapy.

Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC+USC), Los Angeles, CA

Clinical Psychology Clerk September 2012 – September 2013

Facilitated group therapy, intake interviews, and individual crisis consultations.

Conducted psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments for diagnostic clarification, discharge planning, and medication modifications.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Aftercare Research Program, Los Angeles, CA

Psychology Extern September 2012 – June 2013

Co-facilitated psychoeducational group titled Tools for Successful Living (TSL).

Co-developed group therapy treatment manual for individuals with schizophrenia, focused on the role of social support, wellness, insight, and substance use’s impact on the brain.

Union Rescue Mission – Conrad Hilton Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Psychology Extern/Fellow September 2011 – August 2013

Provided individual and group therapy, and completed intake assessments for shelter residents presenting with substance dependence and severe psychopathology.

Co-founded and co-facilitated psychoeducational support group for individuals with comorbid chronic medical conditions, substance dependence, and mental illness.

Sports Concussion Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Psychology Extern, June 2012-August 2012

Administered baseline neuropsychological assessments to athletes in order to measure potential damage should traumatic brain injury occur during athletic season.

Assisted with cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Brotman Medical Center, Culver City, CA

Marriage & Family Therapist Practicum Trainee, January 2010-May 2011

Provided individual and group therapy to individuals with severe and chronic serious mental illness.

Completed patient treatment plans and psychosocial assessments.

San Diego Center for Children Learning Academy, San Diego, CA

Interim Special Education Teacher, May 2009-July 2009

Taught multiple-subject fifth and sixth grade combination special education class for children with severe emotional, developmental, and behavioral disabilities.

Co-developed Individualized Education Plans (IEP), created lesson plans, and led class discussions and small groups teaching core subjects.

San Diego Center for Children, San Diego, CA

Child Development Counselor, July 2007 – May 2009

Led small groups and worked individually with clients to facilitate adaptive coping, social skills, and anger management.

Implemented treatment plans and tracked client progress, applied behavior modification interventions (verbal and manual restraints) with unsafe clients to ensure their well-being and the safety of others.

San Diego Center for Children, San Diego, CA

Medication Technician, December 2007-May 2009

Prepared and administered prescribed medications (i.e., antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants) to residents (98% of the residents were prescribed medications).

Assessed the psychological state, behaviors, and vitals of clients in physical restraints to determine necessity of Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET) to transport clients to the hospital.


Murrie, D.C. & Agee, E.R. (in press). Violence risk assessment. In L. Gold & R. Frierson (Eds.), The Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry (3rd ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing.

Briere, J., Agee, E., & Dietrich, A. (2016). Cumulative trauma and current posttraumatic stress disorder in general population and inmate samples. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8(4), 439 - 446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000107

Agee, E., Spezze, J., Underwood, J. (2014). Parent education model for child and adolescent onset psychosis. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 15, 31 - 46.

Subotnik, K., Ventura, J., Gretchen-Doorly, D.R., Hellerman, G.S., Agee, E.R., Casaus, L.R., Luo, J.S., Villa, K.F., Nuechterlein, K.H. (2014). The impact of second-generation antipsychotic adherence on positive and negative symptoms in recent-onset schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 159, 95 -100. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2014.07.008

Subotnik, K.L.,Nuechterlein, K.H., Ventura, J., Gretchen-Doorly, D., Hellermann, G.S., Agee, E. (2013). Temporal sequencing of negative symptoms and medication nonadherence during the early course of schizophrenia. [internal report to Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA 94080]