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Sean E. Evans, Ph.D.
Sean E. Evans, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda. 2005 (APA Accredited).
  • Predeoctoral Internship, Patton State Hospital, Department of Psychology, Highland. 2005 (APA Accredited).
  • M.A. in Psychology, Loma, Linda University, Loma Linda. 2004.
  • B.A. in Psychology, La Sierra University, Riverside. 1997.

Principal Research Interests:

My clinical and research interests focus on topics related to the intersection of psychology and the legal system, more commonly known as forensic psychology. My clinical work involves conducting psychological evaluations (e.g., competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment, and malingering), as well as providing psychotherapy to high risk populations. I am licensed to practice clinical psychology in the state of California.

Currently, my research interests focus on the assessment and management of violence within institutions, such as forensic psychiatric facilities. I am interested in examining the role of situational or contextual factors in contributing to an individual's risk for violence.

Research Areas: 

  • Clinical and Forensic Psychology
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Institutional Violence
  • Psychopathy

Phone: (951) 785-2455

Representative Publications:

  1. Bossert, E. A., Evans, S., Van Cleve, L., & Savedra, M. C. (2002). Multisite Research: A Systems Approach. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17, (1), 1-11.
  2. Bader, S., Evans, S., & Welsh, E. (2013). The Relationship between Time, Place, Victims and Severity Ratings. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 20(3): 179-186. 
  3. Welsh, E., Bader, S., & Evans, S. (2013). Situational Variables Related to Aggression in Institutional Settings. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18(6): 792-796.

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