Forensic Psychologists

Forensic Psychologists

Elaine Bailey, Ph.D.
     (850) 292-2797

  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Domestic violence/Intimate Partner violence, Coercive control
  • Child physical and sexual abuse, neglect, child forensic interviews, child testimony, remote testimony, competence
  • Suggestibility, confirmatory bias, misinformation effect, autobiographical memory
  • Alcohol intoxication, memory, blackout, dependence, psychosis; other substance abuse
  • Psychological disorders, diagnosis, treatment, medications, impact on ability to perceive and recall accurately
  • Interrogations and disputed confessions
  • Risk Assessment
  • Competency, Sanity, Waiver of rights,
  • Mitigation and Victim Impact

Judith Becker, Ph.D
Tucson, AZ 85719

  • Psychosexual evaluations
  • Comptency
  • Mens rea

Rick DeMier, Ph.D.
     (417) 631-3800

  • Perception and memory
  • Intoxication and its effects on perception and memory
  • Domestic violence
  • Competency and Sanity
  • Severe mental illness
  • Risk assessment
  • False/coerced confessions

Marla Domino, Ph.D.
Domino Forensic Services, LLC
(520) 800-3825

  • Currently the Southern Arizona Psychology Association’s psychology/law committee chair and President Elect.
  • Board certification in forensic psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Criminal Evaluations (competency, Mens Rea, mitigation, violence risk, competence to be executed
  • Civil Evaluations (disability, worker’s comp, independent medical exams, immigration)
  • Diagnostic Evaluations (serious mental illness, substance use, personality, cognitive deficits, feigning / malingering

Amanda Graham, Psy.D., MBA
    (850) 447-0087
    3425 Bannerman Rd., #105-229
    Tallahassee, FL 32312

  • Alcohol, memory, behavior in sex assault cases  
  • Sex Offender Risk Assessment
  • Sexual Violence
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse and its Effects
  • Competency Evaluations
  • Sanity/Criminal Responsibility Evaluations
  • Mitigation Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Risk
  • Clinical Psychological Evaluation
  • Evaluation of Autism and/or Intellectual Disability
  • Memory (strengths and susceptibilities)
  • Domestic violence dynamics/coercion 
  • Risk factors for false confessions/statements 

Gabriel “Gabe” Holguin, Ph.D.
     (210) 885-5320

  • Sexual Assault / Rape
  • Alcohol & It’s Relationship to Memory and Consent in Sexual Assault trials
  • Memory
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Suggestibility (as it relates to Child Sexual Abuse cases)
  • Child Forensic Interviewing
  • Police Interrogations & False Confessions
  • Sex Offender Risk Assessment
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Psychopathy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health as it relates to Sentencing / Mitigation
  • Personality Disorders

Eva Maldonado, Psy.D.
(520) 389-5251
430 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716

  • General psychological evaluations
  • Legal competency
  • Mens Rea
  • Mitigation
  • Immigration proceedings
  • Personal injury
  • Spanish speaking

Sergio Martinez, Ph.D.
(520) 297-9638
7624 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741

  • Psychosexual evaluations
  • Competency
  • Immigration issues
  • Spanish speaking

Sonal Pancholi, Psy.D.
     (703) 849-9476
     8316 Arlington Blvd. Suite 300
     Fairfax VA 22031

Andrew Perkins, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Psychology Department
Tucson, AZ 85721

  • Psychosexual evaluations

Joseph R. Richards, M.D.
     (801) 995-8990

  • 24 years in the Air Force
  • Retired as a Colonel
  • Was the Chief of Medical Staff 59th Medical Staff – Joint Base San Antonio.
  • Effects of alcohol on memory and behavior.
  • Sexual assault cases, victim impact, sexual behavior while a person is intoxicated
  • Concomitant mental health issues related to MRE 513.
  • Effects of drugs (i.e., cannabis, cocaine) on behavior and thinking.Competency to stand trial and sanity board evals.
  • Education on psychiatric diagnoses or psychotropic medications
  • PTSD and personality disorders.

Kevin Richards, Ph.D., ABPP
     (678) 446-7072

  • Board Certified in Forensic Psychology (American Board of Forensic Psychology)
  • Alcohol and memory
  • Child/adolescent victims, trained as a Forensic Interviewer, victim behavior (e.g. delayed report, etc)
  • Victim behavior in adult cases of domestic violence/sexual assault (e/g/, delayed reporting, coercive control, lack of resistance, etc.)
  • Coercion/false confession
  • Violence and Sexual Violence Risk assessment
  • RCM 706 Evaluations (both performing and reviewing)

Nicole Schneider, Ph.D., ABPP
     (303) 974-0642

  • Board Certified in Forensic Psychology (American Board of Forensic Psychology)
  • Bringing psychology into the courtroom to enhance the effectiveness of trial
  • Mitigation/effective sentencing package/powerful unsworn
  • Memory (strengths and susceptibilities)
  • Alcohol, memory, behavior in sex assault cases 
  • Domestic violence dynamics/coercion 
  • Risk factors for false confessions/statements 

Paul Simpson, Ed.D.
     (520) 355-1000 office
     (520) 355-2000 fax
     (520) 355-3000 cell or

  • Extensive experience assisting in Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy courts-martial through consultation with legal teams (government and defense), assisting with voir dire of potential members, and expert testimony.
  • Alcohol intoxication, memory, blackout, and sexual assault
  • Sexual assault, online sex offense (child pornography and luring), psychosexual/risk evaluations since 1984.
  • Eyewitness memory, suggestibility, confirmatory bias
  • Domestic violence/Intimate Partner violence
  • Child physical and sexual abuse, neglect, review of child forensic interviews, child testimony
  • Psychological disorders, diagnosis, treatment
  • Interrogations and disputed confessions
  • Risk Assessment for sexual and physical violence
  • RCM 706s (conducting and reviewing), State-of-Mind, Waiver of rights


  • A course instructor for the Maxwell’s (Air Force JAG School) Advance Sexual Assault Litigation Course since 2016.
  • An instructor for the State Bar of Arizona since 2011 regarding:
    • Alcohol Blackouts and Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: What Every Attorney Should Know
    • Memory in the Courtroom: What Every Attorney Should Know
    • Online Sex Offense: What Every Attorney Should Know
    • Psychosexual Evaluations: What Every Attorney Should Know
    • Daubert Standard and Psychological Evaluations: What Every Attorney Should Know
    • Mental Health Evaluations in Homicides and Crimes of Violence: What Every Attorney Should Know
  • Have been an instructor for the Arizona Supreme Court in training competency evaluators.
  • A former case manager with Child Protective Services, extensive experience working with victims and perpetrators of sex crimes, including over 1000 psychosexual evaluations of adults and juveniles. Trained and/or certified in the Abel, Affinity 2.5, Look VTM, MEGA, Static 99R/2002R, Stable/Acute 2007, SVR-20, HCR-20, J-SOAP 2, ERASOR, and Limestone plethysmograph.
  • A former Arizona officer for the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).
  • Since 2003 have provided over 300 trainings in all 50 states for professionals on assessing/treating sexual and Internet compulsions.
  • Author of Second Thoughts, a book addressing memory and suggestibility. Second Thoughts was instrumental in helping expose the false claims and dangers of ‘recovered memory therapy.’ Throughout the 1990’s Dr. Simpson was a leading educator on False Memory Syndrome and trained thousands of counseling professionals on standards of practice.  He also served as an expert consultant to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. 

Michael Vickroy, Ph.D.
(520) 481-3554
7333 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson AZ 85715

  • Psychosexual evaluations
  • Competency
  • Mens rea