About Dr. Beattey & his work

About Dr. Beattey


Robert A. Beattey, JD, PhD, ABPP is a behavioral health leader, attorney, and clinical psychologist. His clinical practice focuses on neuropsychological, civil, and criminal assessment. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in several states and board certified in forensic psychology. Dr. Beattey if currently the COO of Fairfax Behavioral Health in the Pacific Northwest, where he previously served as Chief of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Brain Health. He is the Managing Member of The Beattey Group, PLLC and has served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University. Also an attorney, he practiced law as a local prosecutor and Legal Director of a non-profit policy organization, and civil litigator before completing his doctoral studies.

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.


Recent talks


Psychological Assessment Measures Easily Adaptable for use in Forensic Evaluations. Law and Mental Health Lecture Series, University of New Mexico Health Sciences, Albuquerque New Mexico.

Neuropsychology & Law. Foundations in Clinical Neuropsychology: A Lecture Series, New York, New York.

The Testifying Clinician. Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Seattle, Washington.

The Psychopath & You. Washington State Department of Corrections, Lakewood, Washington.



Dr. Beattey's ethics book

Academic & Clinical


PhD: Clinical Psychology, John Jay College & 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, Diplomate in forensic psychology.

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)