Deborah L. Collins


Deborah L. Collins, Psy.D., ABPP
Assistant Professor (Non-core faculty)

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Psychology
B.A., Religious Studies, St. Norbert College, 1987
M.A., Theology, Boston College, 1992
M.A., Psychology, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, 1995
Psy.D., Psychology, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, 1998

Dr. Collins is a graduate of the Graduate of Institute of Professional Psychology, University of Hartford. Since licensure in 1999, her practice has focused almost exclusively on the area of forensic psychology — the intersection of mental health issues and the law. She routinely consults with attorneys, courts and related agencies regarding issues such as competency to proceed, mental responsibility, sentencing, Miranda issues, violence risk assessment and juvenile forensic evaluations. In addition to teaching Criminal Forensic Psychology at WSPP, she has taught at the Marquette University Law School where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her professional activities also include providing supervision to doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Dr. Collins is board-certified as a forensic psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Diplomate and Board Member of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. She is a co-owner of Behavioral Consultants, Inc. and the Director of the Wisconsin Forensic Unit.