Victoria T. Harvey, PhD

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Dr. Victoria Harvey received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice in 2008 from the University of Alabama. During her time at Alabama, Dr. Harvey was part of the Psychology/Law track, focusing her studies and training in the area of forensic assessment.

She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Federal Medical Center – Carswell, located in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduation, Dr. Harvey completed a 1-year fellowship in the area of substance abuse at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

Dr. Harvey had the honor of treating our country’s veterans at the VA on both the psychiatric inpatient unit and as part of the Primary Care Mental Health Integration team. As an inpatient psychologist, she gained valuable skills for working with individuals in crisis as well as additional experience assessing and treating individual with significant mental health concerns. She joined Dr. Mitchell’s team in 2016 and has enjoyed her return to the world of forensic assessment and counseling.

Her primary goal is to conduct thorough assessments in a timely manner. She understands the impact her evaluations have on the lives of those she evaluates and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure she is making an informed decision. As a therapist, Dr. Harvey is comfortable treating a wide variety of clients and makes a point to meet clients where they are at emotionally. She offers warmth, support, and humor in her effort to help her clients reach their therapy goals.

Contact Victoria at DrVictoriaHarvey@gmail.com

Clinical Experience

  • February 2016 – Present
    Independent Practicing Psychologist, Victoria Harvey, LLC. (t)

    Duties include: Psychological Evaluations – these evaluations include clinical evaluations for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning and forensic evaluations in the areas of family law (child custody issues and adoption) and criminal law (competency, amenability to treatment, and mental status at the time of the offense). Duties also include a monthly co-parenting class (Co-Parenting 101: The Basics) which is run in conjunction with Co-Parenting Solutions, Inc.

  • March 2015 – January 2016 / Inpatient Mental Health Unit: September 2011 – March 2015
    Staff Psychologist, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)  Supervisors: Alina Suris, Ph.D., Judy Robinson, LCSW, Joel Baskin, MD. 40 hours per week.

    Staff Psychologist Duties:
    Providing brief individual psychotherapy, conducting psychological evaluations to inform treatment planning, participating in weekly interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, supervising unlicensed psychologists, attending monthly psychology community meetings and participating in peer reviews.

    Inpatient Staff Psychologist Duties:
    Providing individual and group therapy, conducting psychological evaluations, participating in daily interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and family meetings, supervising intern-level students, attending bi-weekly inpatient staff meetings, leading inpatient staff education, serving on the Inpatient Steering Committee, attending bi-monthly psychology community meetings, and participating in the peer quality review process.

    Inpatient Program Coordinator:
    Implementation of the VA’s National Inpatient Recovery Handbook. This involves developing recovery-oriented programming for the patients, educating staff about the recovery model of care, facilitating inpatient/outpatient communication to enhance continuity of care, working with the nurse manager and medical director to improve treatment delivery and staff cohesion.

    Local Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Coordinator for North Texas:
    Coordinating the application of clinicians from the various VA sites in North Texas to the VA national trainings for Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs), coordinating national site visits and engaging in the follow-up facilitation process, conducting presentations to psychology staff and other disciplines (social workers and medical doctors) about EBPs and their efficacy, participating in monthly national calls, training staff on EBP templates for documentation, and tracking the delivery of EBPs in North Texas.

    Instructor of Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB): Conduct training for VA staff members in de-escalation and management of disruptive behavior. Training includes Powerpoint presentations as well as physical demonstrations of techniques designed to help staff limit physical harm to themselves and veterans.

    Intern and Peer Support Specialist Supervisor:
    Supervision of the clinical activities of psychology pre-doctoral interns and peer support specialists on the inpatient unit. Conducting weekly supervision and co-signing documentation of clinical services provided by supervisees.

    Training Committee Duties:
    Attending the monthly training committee meeting and assisting with intern interview and selection process.

    Diversity Committee Duties:
    Attending quarterly committee meetings, attending monthly Diversity Journal Club meetings, serving as the Diversity Committee representative on the Training Committee, and participating in the research project conducted by the Diversity Committee.

    High Risk Behavior Committee:
    Attend monthly meetings to discuss patients who engage in high risk behaviors. Involves listening to case presentations and engaging in problem-solving with the primary clinicians for the case and assisting with the formulation of the protocol for address veterans with high risk behaviors. Also involves revision of current suicide prevention screening measures and protocol.

  • August 2010 – August 2011 | Dallas, Texas
    Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dallas VA Medical Center

    Duties:
    Providing individual and group therapy, serving as a treatment coordinator for veterans in the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP), screening outpatients for the substance abuse program and making the appropriate referrals, conducting psychological evaluations, attending weekly interdisciplinary meetings, conducting follow-up assessments with individuals discharged from the SARRTP, presenting case conceptualizations and research findings, supervising an intern-level graduate student, conducting forensic (compensation and pension) evaluations and writing reports. Supervisor: Jody Rubenstein, Ph.D. 40 hours weekly.

  • September 2008 – September 2009 |Fort Worth, Texas
    Psychology Pre-Doctoral Intern, Federal Bureau of Prisons (FMC Carswell)

    Duties:
    Completing intake assessments, conducting individual and group therapy, completing forensic assessments for the Court (competency and mental status at the time of the offense), providing brief, crisis-related psychological interventions, writing psychological reports, presenting case conceptualizations and research findings, attending didactic presentations, and supervising a practicum-level graduate student. Rotations completed were in forensic assessment and in the residential substance abuse program.  Supervisor: Diana del Rio, Psy.D.    40 hours weekly.

  • August 2006 – August 2007 | Pinson, Alabama
    Psychology Practicum Student, Department of Youth Services – Chalkville Campus

    Duties:
    Completing intake assessment battery and writing integrated reports based on the assessment results, providing group and individual therapy, and working on an interdisciplinary treatment group to formulate service plans for the students and recommendations regarding their treatment needs. Supervisor: Karen Salekin, Ph.D.20 hours weekly.

  • August 2005 – August 2006 | Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Psychology Practicum Student, Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility
  • Duties:
    Completing various types of assessments (including initial assessments, personality and cognitive assessments, malingering assessments, and violent behavior analyses), leading group therapy (Identifying Problems and Needs group and Basic Insight group), assisting in the implementation of behavioral treatment plans, and report writing. Supervisor: John Toppins, Ph.D. 20 hours weekly.
  • August 2005 – November 2005 | Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Psychological Examiner, Apex Psychological Services

    Duties:
    Conducting disability assessments (including comprehensive clinical interviews and IQ assessments). 5 hours weekly.

  • August 2004 – August 2005 | Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Psychology Practicum Student, Bryce Hospital

    Duties:
    Completing various types of assessments (including initial assessments, cognitive and personality assessments, risk assessments and hospital review board assessments), individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy (conflict resolution), report writing, and assisting the treatment team in treatment planning. Supervisor: Mark Schmidt, Psy.D. 20 hours weekly

Research Experience

  • August 2003 – August 2010
    Research Assistant: University of Alabama, Department of Psychology

    Duties: Contributing to the lab’s ongoing projects, collecting and entering data, writing IRB proposals, and attending weekly lab meetings to discuss the status of various projects. Supervisor: Carl Clements, Ph.D.

  • May 2004 – August 2004
    Research Assistant: University of Alabama, Department of Psychology

    Duties: Administering and scoring various assessment instruments at the Tuscaloosa Juvenile Detention Center. Supervisor: Randall T. Salekin, Ph.D.

  • August 2001 – May 2002
    Research Assistant: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Psychology (Dr. Cynthia Fisher),.

    Duties: Conducting experimental protocols, recording, coding and entering data, and attending biweekly meetings to discuss the status of the experiments being conducted. Supervisor: Cynthia Fisher, Ph.D.

Teaching Experience

  • Psychology 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
    University of Alabama, Spring 2010
  • Criminal Justice 300 (Survey of Criminal Theories): University of Alabama
    Summer 2008
  • Sociology 350 (Criminology)
    University of Alabama, Summer 2008
  • Psychology 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
    University of Alabama, Summer 2008
  • Psychology 101 (Introduction to Psychology
    University of Alabama, Spring 2008 (2 sections)
  • Criminal Justice 270 (Corrections)
    University of Alabama, Fall 2007
  • Psychology 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
    University of Alabama, Fall 2007
  • Psychology 377 (Psychology, Law and Justice)
    University of Alabama, Summer 2006
  • Psychology 101 (Introduction to Psychology)
    University of Alabama, Fall 2005
  • Academic Tutor for the Center for Athlete Student Services (CASS)
    University of Alabama, Fall 2004 – Summer 2008 and Spring 2010

Academic Presentations & Projects

  • 2010
    Tomczak, V.M.
    The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior in a College Population: A Comparison of Emotional Intelligence Traits Versus Abilities. (Dissertation)

  • November 2007
    Tomczak, V.M. Mental Health Services in Correctional Facilities.
    Panel discussion at the American Society of Criminology conference.

  • March 2005
    Tomczak, V.M., Clements, C.B., Brannen, D.N., Burkhart, B. & Sikorski, J.
    Personality and psychopathy factors in a juvenile sex offender population. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference in La Jolla, California

  • August 2005
    Tomczak, V.M., Clements, C.B., Brannen, D.N., Burkhart, B. & Sikorski, J.
    Personality and psychopathy factors as correlates of readiness to change. Poster accepted at the American Psychological Association conference in Washington D.C.

  • April 2005
    Tomczak, V.M. & Clements, C.B.
    Personality and Psychopathy Factors as Correlates of Readiness to Change in a Juvenile Sex Offender Population. Thesis project.

  • June 2005
    Salekin, R. T. Kubak, F. A., Abboud, B., & Tomczak, V.
    Psychopathy and emotional processing.  Paper accepted at the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology in New York, NY.

Professional & Academic Affiliations

  • 2016-present
    Texas Family Law Foundation
  • 2004-present
    American Psychology-Law Society
  • 2004-present
    American Psychological Association
  • 1999-2002
    Pre-Health Professional Society
  • 1998-2002
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • 1998-2002
    Campus Honors Program (Chancellor’s Scholar)

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama, August 2010
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, May 2008
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama, May 2005
  • B.S: Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 2002

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