Meet AIAFS' Expert Trainers
Megan Carter, Psy.D., ABPP
Megan N. Carter, PsyD, ABPP received her master’s in applied social psychology from Portland State University in 2004. She then completed a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University (near Portland, Oregon, USA) in 2007. In 2008, she completed a forensic post-doctoral fellowship through the University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has focused on developing a career in forensic psychology and became board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) in 2014. In 2018, she earned the recognition as a Fellow for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Although her area of primary focus has been on the assessment and treatment of those who have sexually offended, she also has an extensive background working in child protection issues. Having experience as a child protective services caseworker, visitation supervisor, court appointed special advocate (CASA), foster parent and adoptive parent has provided her with a unique perspective in completing forensic evaluations for the child protection system. More recently, Dr. Carter has been developing a sub-specialty in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and has been working on publications guiding the assessment of FASD in forensic practice. She has also expanded her training practice to assist others in identifying FASD in forensic populations and assisting other professionals in understanding the impact of FASD in individuals and families.