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Email Richard Martinez
Dr. Richard Martinez is the Robert D. Miller Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez was born and raised in New Orleans, attended Tulane University for undergraduate studies, completed medical school at LSU in New Orleans, and received his training in general psychiatry and a Masters in Humanities
degree at the University of Colorado. He lived in Boston for two years where he completed fellowships in bioethics and professional ethics at Harvard Medical School and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Professional Ethics at Harvard University.
Dr. Martinez completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship under Dr. Robert D. Miller and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in forensic psychiatry and general psychiatry. He is former president of the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Programs, former councilor and vice-president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry’s Law and Psychiatry Committee, and chair of the APA’s Committee on Psychiatry and Law. He teaches forensic psychiatry and professional ethics, and lectures on various topics in forensic psychiatry and ethics across the United States.
In 2000, Dr. Martinez received the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Total Learning Environment Education Award for innovations in teaching and education. In 2009, he was designated as the Robert D. Miller Professor of Forensic Psychiatry. In 2013, he received the “Best Teacher in a Fellowship Program” from the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Martinez is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and recipient of the Colorado Psychiatry Society “Outstanding Achievement Award” in psychiatry and ethics. In 2022, Dr. Martinez was presented with the Seymour Pollack Award from the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law “in recognition of distinguished contributions to the teaching and educational functions of forensic psychiatry.” He has written on numerous topics in professional ethics, law and psychiatry, end of life care, informed consent and boundaries in the patient-health professional relationship, and a book on ethics in forensic practice. He consults as a forensic psychiatrist in civil and criminal law including specialized interests in criminal responsibility and the law, maternal depression and infanticide, professional misconduct and fitness for duty, malpractice and suicide risk assessment, and a range of other areas involving the intersection of law and mental health.
Email Darren Lish
Darren Lish, MD, DFAPA, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as Medical Director of the Forensic Community Based Services program which oversees the treatment of individuals who were found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) and released to community supervision. He also runs two jail-based competency restoration programs in Colorado and California. Dr. Lish completed medical school and residency training in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed additional training in forensic psychiatry at the University of Colorado and is board-certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Lish previously served as the Chief of Psychiatry for the Colorado Department of Corrections. He has been qualified as an expert witness and has testified to issues involving a variety of mental disorders, sanity, competence to stand trial, dangerousness, mental health treatment of inmates, psychiatric malpractice, testamentary capacity, and wrongful death in correctional institutions. He performs private criminal and civil forensic evaluations, as well as court-ordered competency, sanity, and release evaluations for the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health. He is passionate about teaching and has presented on numerous psychiatric topics to a variety of groups, including medical students, psychiatric residents, law students, social workers, and correctional mental health providers.
Email Ahmad Adi
Dr. Ahmad Adi, MD, MPH currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. In these roles, Dr. Adi serves as a faculty member in general and forensic psychiatry where he provides clinical services, forensic evaluation, and trainee supervision. Dr. Adi’s forensic expertise include evaluations related to criminal law, civil law, as well as immigration law. Dr. Adi’s research interests include forensic evaluations in immigration courts and mental health in humanitarian disasters, and he provides trainings on conducting these evaluations locally and nationally. Dr. Adi provides psychiatric services and forensic evaluations in English and Arabic, with a focus on cultural psychiatric elements that influence forensic evaluations.
Email Alyssa Tran
Dr. Tran is a forensic psychiatrist with special interest in first responder mental health. She joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2021. Dr. Tran received her BS in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado.
She served as a Chief Resident of the Outpatient Psychiatry clinic from 2019-2020 and completed her psychiatric residency training at the University of Colorado in 2020. Dr. Tran also completed the psychotherapy scholars track during residency. Dr. Tran went on to complete her forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado at Anschutz in 2021. She is board certified in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Tran started a private practice during residency to provide culturally competent psychiatric medication and consultation services to first responders in Colorado. She continues to work closely as a consultant to police psychology groups in Colorado, including Nicoletti-Flater Associates. She has continued to provide psychiatric treatment to first responders through the S.T.A.R.T. Center at the University of Colorado.Dr. Tran completes court ordered evaluations through the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health, works with the Mesa County Competency Enhancement Program, works with the Fire & Police Pension Association as an independent evaluator, is a consultant to the West Metro Fire Peer Support team, is a member of the CARE team, and works on the integrated care telepsychiatry team at the University of Colorado. She is passionate about increasing awareness of mental health issues and stress injuries in addition to helping fight stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment.
Email Chris James
Chris James, MD is a Senior Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston – now known as the McGovern Medical School – in 2016. He then transitioned to Colorado where he completed his General Adult Psychiatry as well as a Forensic Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry.
Following training, he became the Director of Forensic and Correctional Psychiatry at Denver Health Medical Center. As part of this role, he oversaw the behavioral health care system in both the Denver Downtown Detention Center and the Denver County Jail. His work focused on advocacy and policy-making for the treatment of underserved populations in the correctional environment. He has since moved back to the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is working in coordination with UCHealth as the Medical Director of newly designed inpatient psychiatric unit. His clinical focuses include first-episode psychosis, bipolar disorder, and hospital psychiatry.
Gregory Singleton, MD, DFAPA, is a board-certified psychiatrist and Senior Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Singleton completed medical school and residency in general psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed subspecialty training in forensic psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has provided expert psychiatric services in both forensic and civil cases.
Dr. Singleton has extensive clinical experience in community mental health, emergency and inpatient psychiatry, assertive community treatment, and private practice. He served as Chief of Emergency Psychiatry, Assistant Medical Director, and eventually Chief Medical Officer of Indiana’s largest community mental health center. He is an expert consultant to the State of Indiana as a member of its Indiana Public Retirement System Mental Health Disability Review Panel, which reviews disability cases of Indiana’s firefighters and police officers.
Dr. Singleton has served in various leadership roles at the local, state, and national level. He was elected by his peers as their American Psychiatric Association (APA) Assembly Representative. Dr. Singleton was a member of the Indiana Psychiatric Society Council and co-chair of its Continuing Education Committee, and he was appointed to the board of the Indiana Medicaid Therapeutics Committee. He has also been a member of or led medical advisory, clinical services oversight, policy and procedure, medical staff oversight, and medical executive committees.
Dr. Singleton has a passion for teaching. As an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, he served as director of the psychiatry residents’ Emergency Psychiatry Didactics and the medical student psychiatry clerkship, in additional to providing direct clinical supervision. Dr. Singleton has given presentations on various topics in psychiatry, including presenting at the APA’s annual meeting in 2019.
In 2021, the APA awarded Dr. Singleton as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which is “the highest membership honor the APA bestows.”
Email Teresa Mayer
Dr. Teresa Mayer completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University in 2001 and has treated adults and children in residential, inpatient, and outpatient facilities. Dr. Mayer has been serving as psychiatric medical director for Colorado’s Department of Youth Services correctional facilities since 2017. She completed her forensic psychiatry training in June 2022 and joined the clinical faculty at the university part-time while continuing her work in the juvenile justice system. Dr. Mayer’s passion is in assessing adolescents and young adults, focusing on the impact of trauma and how it affects brain development, behavior, and psychiatric illness.
Steven Berkowitz, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Hahnemann College of Medicine (Now Drexel) in Philadelphia. He did his General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training at the Yale School of Medicine, where he stayed on the faculty at the Yale Child Study Center for 13 years and was the deputy director of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence. While there, he was the lead developer of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, the first secondary prevention model to be shown to decrease the development of PTSD in children and youth.
He moved to the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine in 2009, where he started the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery. As a traumatologist, he was in involved in legal issues, however after being interviewed at the local Philadelphia NPR station, he was asked by a law firm to evaluate several victims of Clergy abuse. Since then he has evaluated and provided testimony in scores of cases of traumatized children (often abuse related) and of adults traumatized as children. He has also been involved in cases that have resulting in policy changes and legal precedents. He has published several articles related to trauma and medical legal issues
He arrived at the University of Colorado in September of 2018 to establish the Stress Trauma, Adversity Research and Treatment Center (START). In addition, he has directed the Department of Psychiatry’s COVID response since March 2020.
Dr. Allen hails from the Carolina Low Country and grew up on the Marine bases at Parris Island and Quantico. He attended Florida State University, the Medical University of South Carolina and trained in psychiatry at the Institute of Living. He then served on the faculty at Cornell and later New York University where he developed the model Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Bellevue. Currently, he is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado. He practices at the Johnson Depression Center and is medical director for Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, the Colorado 988 crisis line.
B. Thomas Gray, PhD, ABPP holds doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University, and in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. He is the Director of Training for the The Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health, Court Services Department. In that role, he supervises and conducts forensic evaluations, primarily of competency and criminal responsibility, and provides consultation and supervisory oversight for the department’s evaluators, including an active postdoctoral fellowship program. He also runs a small private practice providing guardianship and other forensic psychological evaluations, as well as consultation to law enforcement agencies.
Caitlin Vigil, MD, is a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship faculty member and senior instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. She has previously served in the United States Air Force and worked in the Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Vigil was awarded the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s Rappeport Fellowship in 2013 and completed her forensic psychiatry fellowship training in 2019. Dr. Vigil’s current work includes forensic evaluations, clinical services, and trainee supervision, with a focus on correctional psychiatry and post-adjudication evaluations of insanity acquittees.
Casey Wolf, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a forensic psychiatrist. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Duke University and her medical degree at The George Washington University Medical School. She completed a residency in general psychiatry and fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and a faculty member of the Forensic Psychiatry Department of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She teaches residents and fellows about the juvenile justice system and supervises second year child and adolescent psychiatry fellows doing yearlong community psychiatry rotations. She has been working at WellPower, a large community mental health center serving the city and county of Denver, since she finished her fellowships. Dr. Wolf is the Medical Director for Forensic Services at WellPower where she helps direct clinical risk management for the organization, in addition to working with children and families. She is passionate about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. In addition, she has a private practice in forensic psychiatry where she does both criminal and civil evaluations with people of all ages.
Dr. Jennifer Bundrick graduated with a BA from the University of Oklahoma with a major in Sociology/Criminology in May 2006. She completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma in May 2011, and she moved to Shreveport Louisiana for general surgery residency. After two years in the surgery program, she switched paths and completed general psychiatry residency in December 2016. Dr. Bundrick moved to Denver Colorado and completed a one-year forensic psychiatry fellowship with the University of Colorado Denver Medical School in December 2017. She has been in practice as a faculty member of the University of Colorado Denver Medical School since January 2018. She spent the first five years as a clinical psychiatrist contracted through the Colorado Department of Corrections. She transitioned to her current position performing remote forensic evaluations assessing readiness for release of not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) acquittees for the Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo. Dr. Bundrick has provided private forensic psychiatric consultation and evaluations since May 2018. She was an Associate Program Director for the University of Colorado Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program from July 2019 through June 2021, where she remains on faculty as a senior instructor.
Joseph Alexander Sochet, DO, JD, graduated with BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), in Troy, New York. After working as an information technology contractor, salesman and computer programmer, he went on to complete his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Dr. Sochet started a solo practice in Sarasota, Florida, which focused primarily on marital and family law. He became frustrated with the imprecision of the law as a tool to help others. So, he decided on a career in medicine. Dr. Sochet attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida and found his passion for psychiatry. After medical school, he became a founding resident at the HealthONE Psychiatry Residency Program at The Medical Center of Aurora, Behavioral Health and Wellness Campus in Aurora, Colorado. He served as the first, and only two-year, Outpatient Chief Resident in the program’s short history, and was instrumental in the founding of the HealthONE Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic. Dr. Sochet went on to complete his fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine (CU-Anschutz) Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Never shying away from a challenge, Dr. Sochet is now a Senior Instructor at CU- Anschutz, and presently works at the Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan as one of the original psychiatrists on the Forensic Restoration Units. Dr. Sochet also serves patients on civil units. He is working to expand education and training at Fort Logan for medical students and future psychiatrists. Dr. Sochet has a passion for understanding, and incorporating, a whole person philosophy in his work as a psychiatrist, educator, and forensic psychiatrist.
Dr. Loandra Torres is a Licensed Psychologist who is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is bilingual (Spanish and English) and has extensive clinical experience working in forensic settings. Dr. Torres started her journey to where she is today during her undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD). She eventually went on to complete her doctorate at Alliant International University (Los Angeles, CA). She formally specialized in forensic evaluations during a postdoctoral fellowship at Lubbock MHMR and Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX). Dr. Torres has worked conducting forensic evaluations for the past 12 years, specializing in competency to proceed, mental state at the time of the offence, violence risk assessments, psychological assessments, competency restoration, and supervision/consultation. She has been with the Court Services Department, Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health, since 2016 and is currently employed as the Clinical Director. Dr. Torres has a passion for producing high-quality work that maintains the standards of practice in the field of psychology. As part of her role, she has also taken on larger systemic concerns as it relates to issues of competency to proceed in the state of Colorado.
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