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Ana Gamez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Practicum Director, Forensic Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-4791
E-mail: agamez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 128a
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Loma Linda University 2010
M.S. Forensic Psychology California State University at Los Angeles 2003
B.A. Psychology California State University at Los Angeles 2000

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses
Statistics I & II
Psychology & Law
Theories & Perspectives on Criminal Behavior
Forensic Practicum I, II
Memory & Perception in the Courtroom
Special Topics: Police Psychology
Special Topics: Basic Mediation Theory & Practice
Special Topics: Juvenile Delinquency

Undergraduate Courses
Statistical Techniques in the Behavioral Sciences
Methods of Research
General Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Theories of Personality
Psychology of Learning


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Mental Health & Wellness in Law Enforcement Personnel
Trauma & Stress in Military Populations
Insanity Defense & Issues of Competency
Suicide in Law Enforcement
Pre-employment Assessment of Personnel in High Risk Professions
Crisis & Hostage Negotiations
Officer Involved Shooting Effects

Professional Association Membership
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Society for Police & Criminal Psychology
American Psychological Association


Teaching Experience

California State University Long Beach, California State University, Los Angeles, National University, Pioneer High School.

PostdoctoralFellowship in Police & Public Safety. Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (2011).

APA Accredited Internship. Treatment & Assessment of Trauma with Military Veterans. Department of Veteran Affairs, LACC (2010).


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Textbook Chapter
Gamez, A. & Collins, G. (2013). Psychological Evaluation of Law Enforcement
Applicants. In Search of Ethical Officers. Book Chapter. In Law Enforcement Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Challenges for the New Millennium by Brian Fitch. Sage Publications.

Poster Presentations
Community Perceptions of Police Officers. Poster co-presented at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (2008).

Juror's Attributions of Intentionality & Controllability in an Insanity Case. Poster co-presented to California Psychological Associations (CPA) Annual Conference (2008).

Police Officer Personality Types Using the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory: Is there a Trend? Paper co-presented to Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) (2007).

Police Protective Factors and Community Support: The Role and Influence of Media. Poster co-presented at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, (2007).


Church Membership & Activities

Light & Life Christian Fellowship


Interests & Hobbies

Spend time with my family.


Personal Philosophy

Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge (Proverbs 23:12); You may gain wisdom in the future (Proverbs 19:20).