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Candyce Shields, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Candyce Shields earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan; a master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology and counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and a master’s and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed a predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming. She is an Early Career Grant recipient from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and achieved board certification in forensic psychology in 2008 from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Shields formerly served as a member of the examination faculty for the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP), reviewing practice samples and conducting oral examinations for board certification. She is the past treasurer of and current membership coordinator for the AAFP. She has taught multiple workshops nationally for the AAFP on the topics of evaluating competence to stand trial and legal insanity. Dr. Shields is currently employed as an Assistant Director of Evaluation Services and Forensic Psychologist at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline, Michigan. At the Center she conducts forensic evaluations relative to competence to stand trial, legal insanity, and competence to waive Miranda. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School. She is the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology award given by the AAFP.