Dr. Shilpa Krishnan is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. She conducts forensic psychological evaluations and provides consultation and expert witness services for civil and criminal matters involving psychological issues.
After receiving her master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Dr. Krishnan earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Mason University in 2012. Next, she completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship at NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center, followed by a postdoctoral residency in forensic psychology at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Krishnan is a faculty member and instructor for the Saint Elizabeths Hospital’s psychology pre-doctoral internship, externship, and postdoctoral residency programs, as well as the hospital’s forensic psychiatry fellowship program. In addition to serving as a research consultant for George Mason University, Dr. Krishnan has previously taught undergraduate forensic psychology courses at George Mason University and Marymount University. She has also presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of forensic psychological topics such as violence risk assessment and psychopathy.
Dr. Krishnan has provided expert witness testimony in several jurisdictions. Additionally, she serves as a qualified examiner through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Office of Forensic Services. Dr. Krishnan also serves as the Deputy Director of the Forensic Services Division for the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health. In this role, she assists in the direction and administration of mental health services for persons involved with the criminal justice system, helps to develop policy, and performs court-ordered forensic psychological assessments.