Dr. Ivan Kruh received his PhD from the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Alabama, where he concentrated in the study of Forensic Psychology and obtained specialized training in Child Clinical Psychology. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Western State Hospital in Tacoma, WA, where he provided adult and juvenile forensic mental health services. He received advanced post-graduate training in adult and juvenile forensic mental health through the University of Washington’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr. Kruh is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) and Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), as well as the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. For ten years, Dr. Kruh was the Director of Washington State’s Juvenile Forensic Services at Child Study & Treatment Center, where he conducted pre-adjudication evaluations of juveniles, including competence to stand trial, competence to waive Miranda rights, mental state at the time of the offense, risk for future offending and violent offending, and intervention planning, as well as competence remediation services. He also administered the Juvenile Forensic Services, developing policies and practices at clinic, agency, and state levels.
- Best Practices in the Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Juveniles