Western Clinical & Forensic Services

A psychological practice that provides evaluative and therapeutic services. We are comprised of several licensed psychologists and clinicians who provide psychological and forensic evaluations as well as various specialized clinical interventions and therapies.

1400 Executive Pkwy #260

Eugene, OR 97401

United States


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Types of Evaluations

Competence to Stand Trial (Fitness to Proceed)

Competency for Self-Representation

Competency to Waive Miranda RIghts

Criminal Responsibility [Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI)]

Diagnostic Psychological Evaluation

Diminished Capacity

Disputed Confessions

"Extremely Dangerous" Person with Mental Illness (SB 426.701)

Eye Witness Testimony

Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) Gun Relief

Psychological Autopsy

Psychosexual Evaluations

Risk Assessment:

  • Fire Setting
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Stalking
  • Violence

Sentencing: Mitigating and/or Aggravating Factors

Testimonial Capacity

CONTACT

Main Office

1400 Executive Parkway, Suite 260

Eugene, OR 97401

T: See evaluator for individual contact

F:541-623-4795

E: inquiry@westernforensic.com

Breann N. Martin, Psyd

C: 541-225-5459

E: drmartin@westernforensic.com

amie hvizdak, psyd

C: 541-791-6335

E: drhvizdak@westernforensic.com

debra johnson, phd

C: 458-224-8837

E: drjohnson@westernforensic.com

danielle shallcross, psyd

Spanish-speaking

C: 5441-321-8549

E: drshallcross@westernforensic.com

isabelle dousarkissian, psyd

C: 541-225-2116

E: drdousarkissian@westernforensic.com

jared speroni, phd

C: 541-321-0680

E: drsperoni@westernforensic.com

molly shepard, phd

C: 541-900-5844

E: drshepard@westernforensic.com

kate crawford, Psyd, MA

C: 541-321-6096

E: drcrawford@westernforensic.com

samantha holdren, phd

C: 541-321-8856

E: drholdren@westernforensic.com

stacy J. Nielsen, DSW, LCSW

C: 218-460-0924

E: drnielsen@westernforensic.com

jordan martin

WCFS Administrator/Testing Technician

C: 541-321-8089

E: jmartin@westernforensic.com

frank mojekwu, ms

Graduate Student - Doctoral Trainee

C: 541-321-0940

E: fmojekwu@westernforensic.com

chris hvizdak

Testing Technician

C: 541-321-8196

E: chvizdak@westernforensic.com

Gracie Unger, mA

Graduate Student - Doctoral Trainee

C: 541-321-6330

E: gunger@westernforensic.com

barry walk

Accounting

E: bwalk@westernforensic.com

Evaluators

Breann N. Martin, PsyD

Breann N. Martin, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and certified forensic evaluator in Oregon. Dr. Martin completed her Bachelor's degree at Chapman University in Psychology with a minor in Criminal in Justice in 2009. She then obtained her Master's degree in General Psychology with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology at New York University in 2011. Dr. Martin subsequently completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University in 2015.


Dr. Martin has experience working in a variety of clinical and forensic settings providing psychological and forensic evaluation services. She has worked in crisis intervention, outpatient, and institutional settings and with clients who have a history of severe and persistent mental disorder and/or criminal offenses. Since 2015, Dr. Martin has been employed at Oregon State Hospital (OSH) as a clinical psychologist where she serves on OSH's Risk Review (a privileging body), completes various formal risk assessments, and supervises psychology trainees and interns. In this role, she is also an active member of several committees, including the Risk Assessment Committee, Psychology Peer Review Committee, and Medical and Allied Health Professional Staff (MAHPS) Committee. Dr. Martin founded Western Clinical & Forensic Services in 2017 where she completes psychological and forensic evaluations, including those related to areas of competency (e.g., adjudicative, testimonial capacity, Miranda waiver), criminal responsibility, sentencing, risk assessment (i.e., violence, psychosexual, stalking, fire setting), eyewitness testimony, false confessions, and psychological autopsy. Specific to Oregon, Dr. Martin also completes evaluations in relation to SB 426.701 "Extremely Dangerous" Person with Mental Illness and Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) Gun Relief.

Amie Hvizdak, psyd

Dr. Hvizdak completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota in 2006 where she majored in Psychology and minored in Law and Criminal Deviance. In 2009 and 2014, Dr. Hvizdak received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hvizdak is currently licensed as a psychologist in Oregon and a Certified Forensic Evaluator. She is also certified as a Clinical Sex Offense Therapist in the state of Oregon.


Dr. Hvizdak has experience as a licensed psychologist in both Wisconsin and Oregon, providing inpatient and outpatient treatment and evaluation services in a variety of clinical and forensic settings. She works primarily with adults who have severe and persistent mental illness and/or criminal offense histories. She completed her internship and post-doctoral experience at Torrance State Hospital in Pennsylvania before accepting a county clinical psychologist position in Wisconsin where the bulk of her work included conducting psychological evaluations, therapy, and crisis services.


Since relocating to Oregon in 2016, Dr. Hvizdak has worked at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) as a clinical psychologist for the Sexual Offending Treatment Program (SOTP) and more recently, as a risk assessment specialist. At OSH, her primary duties include conducting violence and fire-setting risk assessments and psychosexual consultations and evaluations. She serves as a supervisor for students, interns, and/or post-doctoral residents and is active on several committees including the Risk Assessment Committee, Psychology Peer Review Committee, and Internship Training Committee. Dr. Hvizdak joined Western Clinical and Forensic Services in January of 2020 where she conducts competency, criminal responsibility, mitigation, and psychosexual evaluations. Other specialized risk assessments and diagnostic evaluations are also completed as requested.

DEBra johnson, phd

Dr. Johnson earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon Health and Science University, a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, with an emphasis in forensic psychology and neuropsychology. She has held several leadership and mentoring roles throughout her academic career culminating in her receipt of the Kjell Rudestam Honorary Leadership Award for her contribution to student and faculty service. Dr. Johnson completed clinical training in pediatric and adult neuropsychological assessment and forensic evaluation in medical and forensic state hospitals across Oregon, Washington, and Utah. She completed her internship training at Oregon State Hospital conducting neuropsychological, psychological, and forensic evaluations, including fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, and the assessment of violence and sexual offending risk. Dr. Johnson has facilitated competency restoration treatment with forensic inpatient populations to assist in preparation for adjudication and has experience in the treatment of individuals under civil commitment who have committed sexual offenses. She has also conducted research and program evaluation with a primary focus on adverse childhood experiences, sexual offending patterns, and the effectiveness of treatment programs aimed at reducing sexual offending risk. Currently, Dr. Johnson conducts forensic mental health evaluations and provides testimony related to fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, sentence mitigation, extreme emotional disturbance, and violence and sexual offending risk. She also offers psychological assessment for diagnostic clarification and to assist with treatment recommendations.


Danielle shallcross, psyd

Dr. Shallcross completed her Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Psychology and Spanish. In 2003 and 2006, Dr. Shallcross received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-Honolulu. Dr. Shallcross is currently licensed as a psychologist in Oregon, Wisconsin and New York and a Certified Forensic Evaluator (temporary status), working towards full certification. Dr. Shallcross is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and works with individual who have co-occurring disorder and/or need assessments in Addiction medicine. She is also a certified as a EMDR and is working toward certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


Dr. Shallcross has experience as a licensed psychologist in both New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin providing inpatient and outpatient treatment and evaluation services in a variety of clinical and forensic settings. She works primarily with adults who have severe and persistent mental illness and/or criminal offense histories. She also has specialized training in Transgender Care and has experience working with individual pursuing gender-affirming medical treatment. She completed her internship and post-doctoral experience at Sunset Terrace/ NYU Langone in Brooklyn, NY. Since licensure. Dr. Shallcross has worked in an Intensive outpatient Substance Abuse clinic, a Co-Occurring treatment program, Department of Corrections and in private Practice. Since relocating to Oregon in 2017, Dr. Shallcross has worked at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) as a clinical psychologist. Here, she is responsible for providing mental health specific treatment, offering consultation, and conducting psychological assessments throughout the hospital. She serves as a supervisor for psychology trainees and interns and is active on several committees including the Doctoral training Committee, Diversity Committee, Transgender Consult Team and Internship Training Committee.


Dr. Shallcross joined Western Clinical & Forensic Services in September of 2022 where she completes psychological and forensic evaluations in the areas of competency, criminal responsibility, and gender-affirming letter of recommendation. She also sees individuals for psychotherapy.


isabelle dousarkissian, psyd

Dr. Isabelle Dousarkissian is a licensed psychologist in Oregon, Washington, and PSYPACT states and a certified forensic evaluator in Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in forensic psychology from George Washington University, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. During her graduate training, Dr. Dousarkissian received experience in assessment in a variety of correctional and clinical settings, including prisons and outpatient clinics. Dr. Dousarkissian completed her internship through the University of Denver GSPP Internship Consortium at a sex offender community treatment and evaluation site. During that time, she provided individual and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults charged with committing sexual offenses or crossing sexual boundaries with others, conducted comprehensive psychosexual evaluations, and provided trauma therapy to survivors of sexual abuse. After earning her doctorate, Dr. Dousarkissian completed her postdoctoral residency at the Center for Behavioral Medicine, an ABPP certified site. There, she conducted court ordered fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, and psychosexual evaluations. After she left the Center for Behavioral Medicine, she took a position as a Sexual Violent Predator Evaluator for the Missouri Department of Corrections, where she conducted sexually violent risk assessments required under the Missouri Sexually Violent Predator Law and provided expert testimony in Missouri Courts. Currently, Dr. Dousarkissian works at the Oregon State Hospital-Forensic Evaluation Service, conducting court ordered evaluations. Her practice with Western Clinical and Forensic Services consists of fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, psychosexual, mental state/diminished capacity, sentencing mitigation, and violence risk assessments.


jared speroni, phd

Dr. Jared Speroni is a psychologist in the Forensic Evaluation Service (FES) and has worked at OSH since October 2021. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Palo Alto University with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Florida State Hospital (2018-2019), including rotations in the maximum security Forensic Admissions Unit and Civil Transitions Unit. He completed his board certified Forensic Post-Doctoral Residency at the Center for Behavioral Medicine in Kansas City, MO (2019-2020). His clinical and research interests include risks associated with alcohol mixed-energy drinks, forensic evaluations, competency restoration, as well as the assessment of malingering and violence risk.


molly shepard, phd

Dr. Shepard (pronouns: she / her) is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Forensic Evaluator, and Certified Clinical Sexual Offense Therapist in Oregon. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Seattle University in 2012 where she majored in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology, and minored in Psychology. Dr. Shepard achieved her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University (2018 and 2020, respectively), including an emphasis in Forensic Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral residency at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH). Her clinical, teaching, and research interests and activities involve sexual and violence risk mitigation, sexual offense-specific treatment, cultural inclusivity, serious mental illness, personality functioning, trauma-informed care, systems issues, and supervision. Since obtaining licensure in 2021, Dr. Shepard has been employed at OSH as a psychologist for the Sexual Offending Treatment Program (SOTP). She provides sexual offense-specific treatment and assessment services to patients adjudicated Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI) or civilly committed with sexual offense histories and/or sexually problematic behavior. She supervises predoctoral psychology interns for SOTP rotations, and actively participates in the OSH Internship Training, Risk Assessment, and Peer Review Committees. She was also appointed as a board member for the Oregon chapter of the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (OATSA) in March 2023. Dr. Shepard joined WCFS in July 2023 as a contractor and conducts sexual risk, fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, and mitigation evaluations.

kate crawford, PSYD, MA

Dr. Crawford is a licensed psychologist in Oregon, a Certified Forensic Evaluator for youth and adults, and a board member for the Oregon Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (OATSA). She obtained her terminal MA in Applied Psychological Sciences (2018) and later her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with Forensic Emphasis (2022) from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. She completed her forensic-focused APA-accredited internship at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, and her post-doctoral/residency training at Oregon State Hospital (OSH) within the Sexual Offending Treatment Program (SOTP).


Dr. Crawford still works in OSH’s SOTP, offering sexual offense-specific group and individual treatment, psychosexual evaluations, and specialty consultation for hospital policy development and interdisciplinary treatment teams. She supervises psychology students within OSH’s Master’s Training Committee and serves on OSH’s Risk Assessment Committee. Her career experience includes providing inpatient and outpatient treatment and evaluation services, in a variety of criminal and civil forensic settings. She works primarily with adults experiencing severe mental illness and personality pathology, who also have criminal offense histories. Her research and specialty interests include inpatient forensic treatment for patients with co-occurring autism spectrum disorder and severe mental illness, psychosexual evaluation and sex-offense treatment for autism and problematic sexual behavior/offenses, and neurodivergence as diversity within adults.


Dr. Crawford joined Western Clinical & Forensic Services in 2023. She has conducted evaluations for fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, “extremely dangerous” persons (ORS 426.701), diagnostic clarification, violence risk, and psychosexuals (youth and adult). She has historically provided evaluations for gestational carrier approvals and parental fitness. Dr. Crawford further specializes in forensic evaluations involving adults and youth with autism spectrum disorder, including evaluations for diagnostic clarification, psychosexuals, and risk for violence.

samantha holdren, phd

Dr. Samantha M. Holdren is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified forensic evaluator in Oregon. She earned her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach in 2012. Following this, Dr. Holdren pursued her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, graduating in 2016. In 2021, she attained her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology from Sam Houston State University. Her clinical and research interests encompass personality psychopathology, sexual and violence assessment and mitigation, serious mental illness, trauma effects, cultural and gender inclusivity, and the intersection between forensic issues and neuropsychological assessment.


Dr. Holdren completed her internship through the Oregon State Hospital Psychology Internship Program (OSH-PIP), where she gained valuable experience across rotations in the Forensic Evaluation Services (FES) department, neuropsychological assessment, and the Sexual Offending Treatment Program (SOTP). Subsequently, she successfully completed her postdoctoral residency at Northwest Forensic Institute, LLC (NWFI), an ABPP certified site, enhancing her skills in performing diverse forensic assessments within a private practice setting.


In October 2023, Dr. Holdren joined WCFS as a contractor. In this position, she conducts a wide array of evaluations, including but not limited to fitness to proceed, criminal responsibility, mental state/diminished capacity, sentence mitigation, and risk assessment (e.g., violence, psychosexual, stalking, fire setting). Additionally, she regularly conducts psychodiagnostic and general cognitive functioning/neuropsychological screening evaluations. Drawing on her robust forensic background, Dr. Holdren considers issues of poor effort, feigning, and malingering in each case where applicable.


stacy J. Nielsen, dsw, lcsw


Stacy Nielsen is a Doctor of Social Work and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently working as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Department of Veteran Affairs and adjunct professor for Portland State University.


Dr. Nielsen graduated from University of Oregon in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology. In 2010, she graduated from Portland State with her Master of Social Work and has been working in the mental health arena in Oregon for 12 years. Dr. Nielsen obtained her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) through Walla Walla University in April 2024.


Dr. Nielsen began her career working in substance abuse prevention, transitioned to substance abuse treatment and ultimately mental health. Dr. Nielsen has worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker at the Department of Veteran Affairs and Oregon State Hospital and Homeless Veteran outreach in Denver, Colorado.


Areas of expertise include subject matter expert for suicide prevention, treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders, substance abuse treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and crisis intervention.