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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.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

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).