Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Dr. Teo Ernst is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in California and Washington who serves on the clinical faculty in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. With concentrated expertise in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Occupational Evaluations, and the Assessment of Competency, Dr. Ernst provides evaluations and expert testimony in a wide range of civil and criminal proceedings.

As a forensic psychologist, working in the interface between psychology and law, Dr. Ernst is adept at understanding the legal standards and case law which form the backdrop of his testimony and consultation services. Over the course of Dr. Ernst’s career, he has completed over 250 forensic psychological evaluations. He relies upon state-of-the-art, evidence-based methods; a thorough understanding of scientific research; and careful attention to detail. As a clear-thinking, plain-speaking, and conscientious psychologist, he is dedicated to providing high-quality service in all aspects of his practice.


Dr. Teo Ernst is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in California and Washington who serves on the clinical faculty in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. With concentrated expertise in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Occupational Evaluations, and the Assessment of Competency, Dr. Ernst provides evaluations and expert testimony in a wide range of civil and criminal proceedings.

As a forensic psychologist, working in the interface between psychology and law, Dr. Ernst is adept at understanding the legal standards and case law which form the backdrop of his testimony and consultation services. Over the course of Dr. Ernst’s career, he has provided psychological services in legal proceedings on over 300 occasions. He relies upon state-of-the-art, evidence-based methods; a thorough understanding of scientific research; and careful attention to detail. As a clear-thinking, plain-speaking, and conscientious psychologist, he is dedicated to providing high-quality service in all aspects of his practice.