About Dr. Magnuson

Dr. Magnuson is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maine with a private practice based in Portland, specializing in evaluations, forensic evaluations, and consultations. Dr. Magnuson brings breadth and depth to her understanding of individuals and why they engage in behavior. As a mental health professional for almost two decades she has developed a clear understanding of how people respond to difficult situations and has formulated recommendations for what comes next.

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Doctorate of Psychology, Colorado School of Professional Psychology (now University of the Rockies) 2007
Certificate in Mental Disability and the Law, New York School of Law 2014
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Menninger Clinic 1994
Masters of Social Work, New York University 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College 1992

Professional Licenses

Licensed Psychologist, State of Maine #PS 1242
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Maine #LC114245

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Evaluated people for the courts including risk assessments, psycho-sexual, parental capacities, adjudicative competencies, guardianship, and diagnosis and treatment needs.

Provided consultation regarding the results of evaluations accompanied by written reports.

Provided testimony regarding the results of the evaluation.

Provided feedback on other professionals’ reports regarding strengths and weaknesses of their conclusions and reports.

Testified in State Criminal, Federal Criminal, and State Civil Courts.

Teaching Experience

SocialWork@Simmons: on line MSW program at Simmons since 2015
Southern Maine Community College, Psychology (2010-2013)

Presentations Given

April 5, 2013. Lewiston Bar Association: Clients who are Intellectually Disabled.

April 23, 2013 Portland DHHS, OADS: What to do when your client comes in contact with the criminal justice system.

May 21, 2013 National Association of the Dually Diagnosed. Webinar: What to do when your client comes in contact with the criminal justice system.

Series of Webinars through InterHab for people who provide services to the developmentally disabled in Kansas.

September 26, 2013: General Overview of Dual Diagnosis.

October 10, 2013: Depression and Anxiety.

October 24, 2013: Psychotic Disorders.

November 7, 2013: Personality Disorders.

November 21, 2013: Issues for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System.

January 6, 2014: Dealing with Violent People.

May 6, 2014 John F Murphy Homes: Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System.

August 22, 2014. Lewiston District Court. Panel Discussion: Misdemeanor and Mental Health in a District Court Setting…What’s a Lawyer to Do? What’s A Mental Disorder and Why You Should Care.

July 30, 2015. ARC National Webinar: Psychosexuals, Risks and Benefits.