Ana Gamez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Practicum Director, Forensic Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-4791
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.B.A. General Business West Texas A & M University 2016
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

    Arbor Road

  • Interests & Hobbies

  • 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).