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Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center Psychology Faculty

TRACEY FINTEL, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist working in the Competency Restoration Program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and interned at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, in Springfield, Missouri. Her post-doctoral residency was completed at the Indiana Sex Offender Management and Monitoring Program, focusing on assessment and risk-based treatment of sex offenders in a correctional institution. Her clinical interests include severe mental illness in forensic populations and psychological and forensic assessment.

BRIDGET GRAHAM Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Forensic Examiner, and the Internship Coordinator at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center (MPC). She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, completed her internship within the St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium, and completed her post-doctoral residency at the Sexual Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (SORTS). Dr. Graham is employed as a Certified Forensic Examiner in the Forensic Pretrial Program at MPC where she conducts court ordered evaluations of adjudicative competency, criminal responsibility, violence risk, and issues of conditional release.  Her clinical interests include forensic evaluation and assessment, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, personality disorders, psychopathy, expert witness testimony, and clinical supervision.

 ERICH HAEZEBROUCK, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist working in the Competency Restoration Program at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center (MPC). He received his doctorate from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) and interned at the Arkansas State Hospital (ASH).  His post-doctoral residency was completed at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’s (UMSL) Community Psychological Service (CPS) where he is currently employed completing psychological evaluations for children and adolescents part-time.  His clinical interests include psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessment, severe mental illness in forensic populations, inpatient program development, and third-wave behavioral interventions including Functional-Analytic Psychotherapy.        

MELANIE NICHOLS, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Forensic Examiner working in the Forensic Pretrial Program. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and interned at the St Louis Psychology Internship Consortium. Her post-doctoral residency was completed at Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center, focusing on emotional instability in forensic patients through a Dialectical Behavior Therapy framework. Her clinical interests include forensic evaluation and psychological assessment and severe mental illness with an emphasis on personality disorders, trauma, and self-injury.

RACHAEL SPRINGMAN, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Forensic Examiner and works with the Forensic Pretrial Program.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Her internship was jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the Federal Correctional Center in Butner, North Carolina.  Her clinical interests include forensic evaluation, malingering, diagnostic accuracy, expert testimony, and report writing.