Dr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then received Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. As part of this internship, she spent time at the School of Medicine and at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina. During this time, she gained valuable experience in criminal and civil forensic evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, transplant evaluations, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. After completing internship, Dr. Fox became a post-doctoral fellow at Dorothea Dix State Hospital (now called Central Regional State Hospital) in Raleigh where she continued to complete criminal forensic evaluations and served as an expert witness for the State of North Carolina as well as child custody evaluations at University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Dr. Fox’s practice focuses on assessment and evaluation. Assessment is not what typically comes to mind when one thinks about a psychologist, and it is certainly a specialized role. Dr. Fox’s services are mostly geared toward “third party clients.” What that means is that Dr. Fox is usually hired by attorneys or the court to conduct evaluations on individuals who are involved in a legal process and there is a psychological question. However, her services might be appropriate for an individual who is seeking a second opinion about a previous evaluation or who would like to provide an evaluation to his or her attorney or the court proactively.
In addition to forensic evaluations, Dr. Fox also conducts psychoeducational evaluations. Psychoeducational assessment is appropriate in cases where there are concerns about learning disabilities (including ADHD, reading disorders, math disorders, and written expression disorders) or intellectual deficits.
Dr. Fox does not provide therapy services. Generally speaking, after the evaluation process is completed, Dr. Fox will no longer serve in any role to the person she evaluated.
About Dr. Fox
After completing her training in forensic evaluation, Dr. Fox served as the Vice President and Scientific Director of a pharmaceutical consulting company in Durham, North Carolina, for more than four years. During this time, she was Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to help create a computerized virtual reality functional capacity assessment for use in drug trials in which cognitive functioning was being measured.
Returning to her original field of expertise in private practice, Dr. Fox now provides forensic evaluation and assessment services to the courts, the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, attorneys, and private individuals. She has had extensive experience in both research and clinical arenas studying and evaluating cognition; personality; intellectual disability; serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; and malingering. She routinely completes child custody evaluations; competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations; parental competency evaluations; and general psychological evaluations, particularly those involving legal issues.
Dr. Fox is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the North Carolina Psychological Association.