7/21/22 - REFLECTIONS ON UVALDE

Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla

Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla

Clinical Psychologist

Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience working with people with serious mental disorders involved with the legal system. She received her PhD from Fordham University in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Specialization. Prior to earning her PhD, she was a licensed Clinical Social Worker, having received her Masters in Social Work from New York University, and her BA from Harvard University. She trained in various forensic psychiatric settings throughout the New York City metropolitan area (including Bellevue Forensic Services and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center) and multiple civil psychiatric facilities; she has provided treatment and conducted evaluations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has experience in diversion work; for four years she was the Clinical Director of the Queens TASC Mental Health Diversion Program, a mental health jail diversion program in Queens, NY. She most recently worked for almost five years in the New York City jails (Correctional Health Services), first as the Director of Psychological Assessment and then as the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services. She has also been conducting psychological and forensic evaluations (criminal, civil and immigration) in private practice since 2015.

Dr. Garcia-Mansilla has specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, trauma, as well as forensic and personality assessment. She has conducted research in the areas of violence risk assessment and treatment of clients with stalking related offenses. She has also been a trainer in trauma informed practice in the criminal justice system, the Risk Needs Responsivity model, neurodevelopmental disorders and the legal system, violence risk assessment, and journaling as an intervention for criminogenic thinking.