Craig R. Lareau, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP
Board-Certified in Forensic Psychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
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ABOUT DR. LAREAU
Craig R. Lareau, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP, has worked in the field of
mental health for over 23 years. A psychology major at Yale, he is a
graduate of the Joint J.D./Ph.D. Program in Law & Psychology from
Villanova University School of Law and Drexel University Graduate
School. Following his law and psychology studies in Pennsylvania, he
completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at Patton
State Hospital in San Bernardino County, California.
He remained at Patton to attend the highly-respected Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program in Forensic Psychology, one of a handful of such
programs nationally. Upon completion of the fellowship program, Dr.
Lareau became the hospital's Forensic Psychology Consultant,
performing complex forensic psychological evaluations on some of the
hospital's most challenging cases.
After becoming licensed in psychology in 2001, Dr. Lareau opened an
independent practice in forensic evaluations and litigation consulting.
In 2003, he became one of a select few psychologist/attorneys to
become board-certified in forensic psychology through the American
Board of Professional Psychology.
He has continued his work with Patton State Hospital, now serving as
Director of Forensic Psychology Training in the Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program with responsibilities as the primary instructor and
supervisor in forensic psychology, and as a consultant in the Forensic
Dr. Lareau was the 2012 President of the California Psychological
Association. He has been involved in psychology leadership roles
through the California Psychological Association for many years. He
has served twice as the Chair of the Division of Clinical and
Professional Practice (i.e., the private practice division), and since 2006
he has been Chair of the Forensic Psychology Section. Dr. Lareau also
recently served as a member of the Committee on Legal Issues (COLI)
for the American Psychological Association, and he is Head of the Law
Board for the Association for Scientfic Advancement in Psychological
Injury and Law (ASAPIL).
Ph.D. (1999) MCP Hahnemann University Graduate School
J.D. (1998) Villanova University School of Law
B.A. (1990) Yale University
Psychology: California (2001) PSY 17232
Law: California (1998) SBN 199540; Wasington, D.C. (2000) 469898
Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, American Board of Forensic
Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (2003)
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