Dr. Gurley graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2008 with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Superior Court of DC Child Guidance Clinic, where she conducted therapy and assessments with court-referred adolescents. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Services at Springfield Hospital Center. Dr. Gurley joined Argosy in 2009, after completing her postdoctoral work. Currently she maintains a small private practice where she conducts psychological assessments, including forensic assessments (e.g. competency to stand trial, juvenile forensic evaluations). She has been called to testify in court as an expert witness on forensic psychology and on psychological assessment.
Dr. Gurley's research interests include forensic psychology and psychological assessment. In particular, she is interested in researching how accurately assessment instruments are administered, scored, and interpreted. Currently, her research focuses on the Rorschach and its use in court. She has published articles in various journals, including Behavioral Sciences & the Law. She also has presented her research at national and international conferences.