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. 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. During that time, Dr. Kruh also was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington, where he directed a post-doctoral training fellowship in juvenile forensic mental health. He provided direct clinical supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry fellows, and post-doctoral psychology fellows.