DALE E. McNIEL is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Chief Psychologist at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. He also serves as Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry. He earned the Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a minor in neuropsychology at the University of Arizona, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. He is Board Certified in both Clinical Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions of Clinical Psychology and Psychology and Law), and is a former President of the Section on Clinical Emergencies and Crises in the APA’s Division of Clinical Psychology. His research interests focus primarily on violence and mental disorder, including issues such as assessment and management of risk of violence, mental health courts, family violence and victims of violence, and self-directed violence.