Associates

Tara Victor, Ph.D., ABPP/ABCN, and Dr. Andy Dean, ABPP/ABCN have recently joined Dr. Boone’s forensic practice.

Dr. Victor is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). She also serves as a Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles where she teaches and supervises neuropsychology externs, interns and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Victor was board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2010 (American Board of Professional Psychology). She completed her APA-accredited internship at the West Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System in 2004 before going on to complete her two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2004 – 2006). Her research interests focus on cross-cultural considerations and the detection of performance and symptom invalidity in neuropsychological assessment. She was the 2014 recipient of the CSUDH Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Faculty Recognition award.

She has authored or co-authored 19 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and four book chapters, primarily involving validation and use of neurocognitive performance validity indicators. Dr. Victor serves on several university committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at CSUDH. She is also the Chair of the Voluntary Clinical Faculty Committee at UCLA and serves on the Board of Directors of Grex, the west coast not-for-profit affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

Dr. Dean is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been evaluating and treating individuals with psychological and neuropsychological conditions for over 10 years. Dr. Dean holds licensure as a clinical psychologist (PSY21280) and has been board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP-CN). He is also a qualified medical evaluator (QME) for the state of California. He graduated with summa cum laude honors from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and then obtained a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from USC, minoring in neuroscience. He completed an internship in neuropsychology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, as well as a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dean is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA where he trains graduate students in neuropsychological assessment and conducts research on cognition and brain function. He has received several grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and other foundations for research projects investigating dementia, brain structure and drug abuse. He has also published extensively on these conditions in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Additional information regarding Dr. Victor and Dr. Dean can be obtained at their websites.