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Dr. Dahl is a clinically trained forensic psychologist based in Orange County, California. In 2006, she established Orange County Forensics, a private practice that specializes in psychological evaluations of adults involved in the criminal justice system. She has expertise in adult criminal psychology and is retained by attorneys, courts, and various governmental agencies. Dr. Dahl has been qualified as an expert in the area of forensic psychology in state and federal jurisdictions, where she has testified for both the prosecution and the defense.



Dr. Dahl is one of a select few psychologists nationwide who are board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and participates in the examination of candidates who wish to become board certified in forensic psychology. She is licensed to practice in California, Oregon, and Michigan. Her areas of expertise are severe mental illness, criminal responsibility and sanity, filicide, capital sentencing mitigation, risk assessment, threat assessment, and threat management. In addition to evaluations, she also provides attorney consultation services (e.g., cross-examination preparation, interpretation of assessment data, etc.). ​


Board Certification:      American Board of Professional Psychology

                                          Forensic Psychology

Licenses:                         California Licensed Psychologist

                                          Michigan Licensed Psychologist 


Internship:                      Patton State Hospital, Patton, California

                                          (APA accredited)


Graduate:                        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

                                          Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

                                          M.A. Psychology

                                          (APA accredited) 


Undergraduate:             California State University, Fullerton, California                                                                                                                                    B.A. Psychology                          

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