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Dr. Nicole Vienna of Vienna Psychological Group is here to chat about youthful offender evaluations, a specialty area within her forensic practice. These evaluations play an important role in the sentencing and parole process for juveniles, shaping their lives and influencing important legal decisions. Nicole also hosts the Forensic Psychologist podcast, a podcast aimed at other forensic psychologists and attorneys who are interested in forensic work. Here are just a few areas that we touch on during our conversation:
- Case law related to these evaluations
- Report style and layout of youthful offender evaluations
- Brief discussion of building a forensic practice
Cool Things Mentioned
- American Academy of Forensic Psychology
- Hare PCL-R measure
- AAFP report-writing seminars
- Testing Psychologist episode on custody evaluations w/ Dr. Chris Mulchay
- Steinberg’s work on brain development in youth
- Amicus briefs from American Psychological Association
- HCR-20 measure
- SAVRY measure
- APLS measure
- Concept trainings
- The Forensic Psychologist podcast
- Folder with resources on these topics
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About Dr. Nicole Vienna
Dr. Vienna is a forensic psychologist and expert witness based in Los Angeles. She worked for ten years in correctional mental health within the Los Angeles county jails and juvenile halls before making the transition to private practice as an evaluator in 2015. She is appointed to the Los Angeles County Adult Superior Court Panel of Psychologists and Juvenile Delinquency Panel of Experts. Dr. Vienna’s forensic areas of interest and expertise include malingering, trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, and youthful offender evaluations in high stake cases.
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 have grown to over 20 clinicians. 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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