Forensic Track | Clinical Psychology PsyD

Correctional settings currently comprise the single largest provider of mental health services and a sizeable percentage of individuals with mental illness come into contact with the criminal justice system during their lifetime. The Forensic Track within the School of Professional Psychology prepares students for this fast growing field by combining academic, clinical training and research experiences centered on forensic topics. The track provides students with a structured set of experiences designed to gain core knowledge in the assessment and treatment of forensic and correctional populations. It also provides a focused community for learning about psychology and the law. Students who complete the forensic track are expected to be highly competitive for forensically focused internships and postdoctoral training.

Faculty and Interests


Completion of required forensic and assessment courses in addition to core requirements for program

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Adult Forensic Psychology
  • Juvenile Forensic Psychology
  • Correctional Psychology
  • Neuropsychological Assessment + Lab
  • Multicultural Assessment or Projective Assessment
  • Assessment of Children
  • Completion of at least one practicum at a forensic site
  • Completion of dissertation on a forensic topic

Recent Forensic Clinical Placements

  • Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Oregon State Hospital
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Center for Integrated Intervention
  • Clark County Juvenile Department
  • Northwest Family Psychology