Each psychology faculty associated with the training has completed a formal postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology or received advanced legal education.

Fellowship Director
Michael J. Vitacco, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Forensic Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Psychologist, Director of Forensic Psychology Training
Education: M.S. and Ph.D. from University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
Internship: University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the United States Department of Justice (FMC Butner), Chapel Hill and Butner, NC.
Fellowship: Psychiatry and Law Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.
Research and Clinical Interests: Malingering; criminal responsibility/insanity defense; conditional release; violence risk assessment; psychopathy; clinical supervision.

Primary Supervisors 

Jessica Britt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Psychologist, East Central Regional Hospital
Education: M.S. and Ph.D. from Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA.
Internship: Napa State Hospital, Napa, CA.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and Forensic Psychology, Augusta University and East Central Regional Hospital, Augusta, GA.
Research and Clinical Interests: The insanity defense and report writing, factors predicting recidivism, and neuropsychological testing.

Jeremy G. Gay, Psy.D.
Outpatient Forensic Psychologist
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Education: M.S., Augusta University, Psy.D. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
Internship: APA accredited internship at the Medical College of Georgia.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Forensic Psychology at Augusta University/East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, GA.
Research and Clinical Interests: Competency to proceed to trial, psychopathy and moral development.     

Brandee Goodwin, Ph.D.
Outpatient Forensic Psychologist
Education: M.A., and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
Internship: Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, FL.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Forensic Psychology at Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, FL.
Research and Clinical Interests: Competency to proceed to trial, violence risk, and psychopathy.

Cassandra Groth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Psychologist, East Central Regional Hospital
Education: M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a forensic emphasis from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Internship: Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, NC.  
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Larned State Hospital, Larned, KS.
Research and Clinical Interests: Forensic evaluations, capital punishment, and violence risk assessment.

Jason Henle, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Psychologist, Forensic Director, East Central Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Licensed Psychologist
Education: M.S. and Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, with Forensic Concentration, from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Internship: Outpatient Clinic in South Florida.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Forensic Psychology at Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA. 
Research and Clinical Interests: Clinical supervision, forensic evaluations, and administrative issues.

Holly E. Tabernik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Psychologist. East Central Regional Hospital
Education: M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
Internship: Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, MO.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Forensic Psychology at Augusta University/East Central Regional Hospital, Augusta, GA.
Research and Clinical Interests: Malingering; forensic issues associated with borderline personality disorder; dialectical behavioral therapy; and assessment of competency to proceed to trial.