Emily divides her time between her private practice of clinical and forensic psychiatry, and a half-time job at the Santa Rosa VA Outpatient Clinic, where she developed an expertise in PTSD.
In her forensic practice she focuses on law enforcement contacts with mentally ill citizens. She has presented on various aspects of Suicide by Cop at the FBI Academy, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and to law enforcement agencies throughout California. Emily also provides training on mental illness in Crisis Intervention Training programs in CA and served on the Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) committee that developed a model training program regarding law enforcement officers’ contacts with the mentally ill. She is a graduate of the Santa Rosa Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy and a volunteer with First Responder Support Network.
Emily completed her medical and psychiatric training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a graduate of the first class of the United States Department of Justice Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the Federal Evaluation Center in Butner, North Carolina.