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Robert A. Beattey, JD, PhD, ABPP is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a focus on neuropsychological, civil, and criminal forensic assessment. He is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology. Dr. Beattey previously served as Chief of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Brain Health at Fairfax Behavioral Health in the Pacific Northwest. Also an attorney, he teaches and conducts research unified by a focus on evidence-based decision making in clinical, legal, and public policy contexts.  Dr. Beattey is the Managing Member of The Beattey Group and Adult Services Director of Park Avenue Neuropsychology.  He previously served as a full-time member of the faculty at Arizona State University's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as Legal Director for a non-profit policy organization, and as a local prosecutor.  Dr. Beattey is the author of a number of peer reviewed empirical studies that have been published in clinical and public policy journals, as well as a frequent contributor to edited volumes, professional conferences, and other professional works, including being co-editor of The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A casebook published by Oxford University Press.

Robert A. Beattey, Jr.

PhD: Clinical Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center

MPhil: Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center

MA: Forensic Psychology, John Jay College, CUNY

JD: The Ohio State University

BA: Columbia University

Internship: CA Department of State Hospitals, MSH Los Angeles, Department of Psychology

Post Doc: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Special Commitment Center, Forensic Services

Board Certification: American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Forensic Psychology.

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Practica training:

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Psychology Extern, Department of Psychiatry (2015-2016);

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Neuropsychology Extern, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (2014-2015);

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine, Neuropsychology Extern, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (2013-2014)


Dr. Beattey is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona,† California, New York, and Washington. Through temporary authorization to practice rules (including PSYPACT TAP*) and associations with a network of experts, services are available throughout much of the United States and internationally.  While not all services are available in all places, please contact us to discuss how we can help.  If we can't, we'll help you find someone who can.

†Inactive. * PSYPACT is an interstate compact which offers a voluntary expedited pathway for practice to qualified psychologists who wish to practice in multiple states. PSYPACT is designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries.  In order to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only, can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT).  In order to conduct temporary practice in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for a Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP).  The PSYPACT Commission is the governing body of PSYPACT and is comprised of one representative from each PSYPACT state. More information regarding PSYPACT and its requirements can be found at www.psypact.org.