Dr. Nicole M. Vienna
Clinical Director & Forensic Psychologist
Co-founder and Clinical Director of Vienna Psychological Group, Inc., Dr. Vienna is a licensed psychologist (PSY26945) specializing in forensic and neuropsychological evaluations. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University- California School of Forensic Studies. Additionally, she holds two master’s degrees in Forensic Science and Forensic Psychology. She earned her bachelor’s degree at The University of Arizona.
Dr. Vienna began her career working with Tarzana Treatment Center in 2006, prior to obtaining her doctorate degree. During the course of her doctorate training, she completed practicum rotations through College Hospital adult and adolescent inpatient psychiatric units and The Men’s Forensic Outpatient Program at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Dr. Vienna received her pre-doctoral resident training at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) with the Jail Mental Health unit at Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF), Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF), and The Women’s Community Reintegration Services and Education Center (WCRSEC). She completed her postdoctoral training through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH), with the Juvenile Justice Program at Challenger Memorial Center – Probation Camp and Barry J. Nirdoff Juvenile Hall.
Dr. Vienna has held additional assignments at Twin Towers Correctional Facility and the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) as a staff clinical psychologist where she performed initial psychiatric evaluations, housing determinations, and suicide risk assessments. Dr. Vienna has also worked on countywide psychiatric mobile response teams (PMRT) and mental evaluation teams (MET) with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where she was partnered with a law enforcement officer in a police vehicle to provide crisis evaluations to individuals in psychiatric or emotional crisis. Dr. Vienna conducted numerous station briefings and behavioral health trainings for law enforcement personnel.
Dr. Vienna is appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court Expert Panel of Psychologists and the Los Angeles County Juvenile Delinquency Panel of Experts. She has also met Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) continued professional experience (CPE) to conduct public safety pre-employment psychological evaluations. She is a member of the American Psychological Law Society (APLS), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
In addition to her evaluation specialty, Dr. Vienna is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)-Department of Emergency Health Services. She is the spouse of a sixteen-year veteran law enforcement officer and understands first-hand the unique stressors of shift work, pressures from organizational demands, public scrutiny, and the necessity to constantly adapt physically and psychologically to various job demands. Dr. Vienna is passionate about teaching the important tools for personal and professional wellness.
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