Dr. Anderson is a court-appointed forensic psychologist for the California Superior Court- Criminal Division who provides psychological evaluations to defendants at various stages of the criminal justice process.
As a criminal evaluator, she assesses and diagnoses inmates detained in correctional and psychiatric facilities and State Hospitals to determine competency to stand trial and is retained by the Public Defender's office to evaluate Mental Health Diversion cases. In civil litigation and family law, Dr. Anderson is retained by the plaintiff's and defendant's counsel to provide psychological evaluations to assist the court in legal decisions. In the general population, Dr. Anderson is retained by individuals to provide a comprehensive clinical diagnostic assessment to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the correct course of treatment.
Dr. Anderson received a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Forensic Psychology, a Master's degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology, and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Dr. Anderson is licensed as a Psychologist by the California Board of Psychology (PSY33167).
Dana Anderson received three Soroptimist International Awards, the Women’s Opportunity Award, the Ruby Award and the Doctoral Dissertation award. Soroptimist International promotes advocacy by improving the quality of life for women and girls throughout the world by advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace.
Guest speaker and lecturer at:
Onse Safe Places' annual Domestic Violence and sexual assault training
Shasta Community College
Institute of Technology Criminology and registered nursing programs