TTP #103: Dr. Brenna Tindall – Assessing Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence

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Dr. Brenna Tindall is back to talk with me about her work on assessing and treating intimate partner violence and sexual violence. We dive deep into how these concepts overlap and discuss the relatively small amount of research in this area. For those of you in the forensic arena, and anyone else interested in violent behavior within relationships, this is a must-listen. Here are just a few topics we cover in the episode…

  • How to assess intimate partner violence and sexual violence
  • Why it’s important to separate the two
  • Statistics on incidence and co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence
  • Recommendations for offenders/perpetrators of intimate partner violence and sexual violence

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About Dr. Brenna Tindall

Brenna Tindall, Psy.D., CAC III is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Addiction Counselor III. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating adult and adolescent clients who are involved with the criminal justice system. She is a Full Operating Sex Offender Offender Management Board (SOMB)-approved Adult and Juvenile Evaluator and Therapist.  She is also a Full Operating Evaluator for Offender’s with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Tindall is a Certified Trainer for the SOTIPS and VASOR-2 adult sex offender risk assessments as well as a Certified Trainer of the J-SOAP-II for juvenile sex offenders. She is also a Certified Child Contact Assessment (CCA) Evaluator. Dr. Tindall is a full operating evaluator for the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB). She was recently appointed by the Attorney General in Colorado to a four year position on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. 

Dr. Tindall specializes in forensic evaluations of individuals in the criminal justice system to include psychological evaluations, insanity evaluations, competency evaluations, sex offense specific evaluations, domestic violence evaluations, dual diagnosis evaluations, substance abuse evaluations, cognitive evaluations, and Child Contact Assessments. Of particular importance to Dr. Tindall is the application of the Risk Need Responsivity Principle as it applies to the assessment and identification of needs of offenders. Dr. Tindall has presented at conferences and trainings for the past nine years on topics including adults sex offender risk assessments; juvenile sex offender risk assessment instruments; cumulative career traumatic stress/vicarious trauma; the “ins-and-outs of psychosexual evaluations;” juvenile and adult SOMB Standards; and psychological evaluations as possible mitigation in criminal cases.

Dr. Tindall presented at the ATSA conference in 2017 and 2018; at the 2018 MASOC conference in Massachusetts; the 2018 ATSA/Alliance Conference in New York in 2018; and presents annually at the Colorado SOMB conference. She was recently accepted to present her research at the International Conference for Research in Social Sciences in Rome, Italy ini February 2020.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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