California School of Forensic Studies
Alliant International University Fresno
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno CA 93727
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Templer, D.I., Posen, Forward, V., Stokes. (2005). Publication rates of male and female academic clinical psychologists in California. Psychological Reports, 97, 898-902.
Templer, D.I., Tews, Forward, V., Stokes. (2004). Comparing professional schools and traditional clinical program facility on measures of professional and scientific achievement. Psychological Reports, 95, 837-840.
Forward, V. (2010). Stress Reduction and Mindful Practice for Students. Alliant International University, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (2010). Suicide Prevention and Self Injurious Behavior. Student Government Association, Alliant International University, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (2010). Evidence Based Practice in Psychology: Scientific Knowledge and Methods, Research and Program Evaluation. Internship Consortium (American Psychological Association), Alliant International University, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (2006). Fresno County Forum on Mental Health. Fresno County Board of Supervisors, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (2004). Working Through Grief and Loss Issues. Fresno Chapter of Survivors of Suicide, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1999). Working Through Grief and Loss Issues. Fresno Chapter of Survivors of Suicide, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1998). Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. University of California, Davis Extension, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1996). Major Depression: Issues and Treatment. University of California-Davis Extension, Nurse Practitioner Program, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1995). Gender Bias - Sexual Harassment. United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Continuing Education, San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1992). Coping with Blended Families. A Conference for Parents and Caregivers, Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1992). Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment Issues. Ted Wills Community Center and Fresno Library, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1990). Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment of a Community Level. Fresno County Department of Mental Health - Youth Services, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1990). The Youthful Sex Offender and the Very Young Violent Offender. Center for Judicial Education and Research, Superior Court Institute - Juvenile Law and Procedure, Monterey, CA.
Forward, V. (1990). Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment. Governor's Conference on Victim's Services and Public Safety, Anaheim, CA.
Forward, V. (1989). Meeting the Challenge of Diversity: An Ethical Viewpoint. A Multicultural Assault Prevention Training Conference, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1989). Psychological and Behavioral Manifestations of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Treatment implications and interventions. HCA Cedar Vista, Continuing Education, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1988). Implementing an Intervention Continuum for the Youthful Sex Offender. National Training Conference, Long Beach, CA.
Forward, V. (1991). Violence Against Women. School of Social Services, California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1992). Coping with "Sexually Acting Out" Adolescents in the Foster Home. System training for foster parents, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1990). Victim Intervention and Counseling. Child Abuse Training Workshop, School of Education and Human Development, California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA.
Forward, V. (1990). Treatment Issues for Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. Child Abuse Training Workshop, Fresno, CA.
Academic History and Background
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology-1985
M.A., California School of Professional Psychology-1980
B.A., California State University, Fresno, Cum Laude-1979
Licensed Psychologist in California
Diplomate Certification #6916, American Board of Forensic Examiners, 1997-Present
Fresno Area Psychological Association
American Psychological Association (APA) Division 41 Psychology-Law Society
American Psychological Association (APA) Division 56 Trauma Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA) Division 13 Consulting Psychology
Professional Practice and Community Service
Supervisor, Fresno Center for New Americans, Fresno County, 2010
Independent Contractor, Sierra Educational and Research Institute, 2008
Advisory Board Member, Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOS), 2000-Present
Clinical Consultant, Aspira Foster Home Agency, 1997-2007
Clinical Supervisor, Staff Psychologist, and Assistant Clinical Director, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, 1995-2008
Child Custody Evaluator, Fresno and Madera Counties, 1993-2008
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice in Fresno, CA, 1992
Adjunct Faculty, California State University, Fresno, 1991
Instructor, Fresno City College, Social Science Department, 1988-1989
Staff Psychologist, Central Valley Regional Center, 1985-1985
Staff Psychologist, Associate Center for Therapy, 1985-1992
Programs Director, Associated Center for Therapy, Comprehensive Sexual Awareness Treatment Team, 1985-1990
Counselor, Fresno County Juvenile Hall, 1982-1985
Pre-doctoral Internship, Kings View Corporation, Kings View County Mental Health, 1981-1982
Pre-doctoral Internship, Stanislaus County Mental Health, 1980-1981
Since 1992, has conducted more than 100 psychological evaluations as referred by attorneys and agencies such as Fresno County Department of Social Services, Central California Legal Services, and Fresno and Madera County Family Court Services.