G. Preston Sims, Ph.D. is board certified and has been conducting forensic mental health assessments for San Diego Superior Court, San Diego Juvenile Court and private attorney referral since 1998. He currently conducts a variety of forensic mental health assessments for private attorneys. He also conducts Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations for the California Department of State Hospitals and has done so since 2006. He has specialized training and experience in a variety of forensic mental health assessment types and related expert testimony, including sexually violent predator commitment (WIC 6600) criminal responsibility or not guilty by reason of insanity pleas (Penal Code 1027) and general violence risk assessment (California Penal Codes 1026 and 2970).
Dr. Sims is a forensic expert panel member in San Diego, Los Angeles and Stanislaus counties. He is a member of the following organizations:
American Psychological Association (Division 41, Forensic Psychology)
California Psychological Association
San Diego Psychological Association
San Diego Psych-Law Society
Dr. Sims is the former co-chair of the San Diego Psychological Association Forensic Committee and has made presentations on forensic mental health assessments to the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar, the San Diego Psych-Law Society and the San Diego Psychological Association.