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Julie Olson

Associate professor




  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University), 1999
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy) 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology University of Minnesota, 1995


Dr. Olson Nejame has been employed more than a decade as a correctional and forensic psychologist. She has provided individual and group treatment to offenders for more than a decade and also worked with the Forensic Assessment Division, Board of Parole Hearings, conducting violence risk assessment evaluations with life-term inmates. In addition to working with offenders, she created and implemented a Stress Management in Corrections program within the institutional training department at Avenal State Prison and CSP-Corcoran for a five year period. She continues to advocate for correctional officers and correctional mental health professionals and the effects of stress in the correctional setting through research and education. She educated clinical forensic psychology graduate students and specialized in personality, intellectual, and forensic assessment, psychopathology, correctional psychology, and offender treatment at Alliant International University. She also clinically supervised graduate students in forensic assessment with public defender’s office of Fresno county and brief treatment modalities, and has a private practice. Research interests include: Paraphilias, psychopathy, psychotic disorders and violence, criminal thinking styles and offender treatment effects, risk of violence assessment measures with life crime inmates, effects of stress and correctional officers/law enforcement, developmental disabilities among offenders, and mentally ill offender treatment.


  • Forensic Assessment
  • Correctional Psychology
  • Trauma and Child Maltreatment
  • Severe and persistant mental illness


  • Training and Mentoring Committee, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV)
  • Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT)


  • September, 2012, Co-presenter for the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma 17th Annual Conference, Child Advocacy Studies Training Child Maltreatment: Forensic Interviewing Techniques for Child Victims and Perpetrators of Child Abuse (12 hours)
  • September, 2012 Cultural and Gender Considerations when Assessing and Treating Child Maltreatment Offenders (1.5 hours), Co-presenter for the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma 17th Annual Conference
  • April, 2012 Child Advocacy Studies Training Child Maltreatment: Perspectives and Techniques for Child Advocacy (12 hours) Co-presenter for the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma at Alliant International University
  • 2012, Risk Assessment: Case Example Sir Han Sir Han (3 hours) California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University
  • November 2011 Self Care for Mental Health Providers

Selected Lectures

  • Summer 2012 Risk Assessment CSFS
  • Summer 2012, Forensic Psychology CSFS
  • Correctional Psychology 2011 and 2012
  • Offender Treatment 2011 and 2012
  • Intellectual Assessment 2009 to 2012