Pamela S. Buchanan, Licensed Psychologist #2290

Pamela S. Buchanan is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified forensic evaluator in Oregon who presently maintains a priviate practice providing forensic evaluations. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon in 2010, with an emphasis in forensic psychology. She completed her residency with Linda M. Grounds, Ph.D., Elena Balduzzi, Psy.D., and Darci Walker, Psy.D. in 2012.


Dr. Buchanan completed her predoctorate internship at Western State Hospital in Washington working with civilly committed sexually violent predators and conducting competency to stand trial and mental state evaluations with adults and adolescents. In addition, she completed predoctorate practicums with the Oregon State Hospital and the Oregon Department of Corrections providing psychological evaluations of patients and inmates.  Prior to beginning graduate school, Dr. Buchanan worked for the Department of Human Services: Child Welfare as a Child Protective Services caseworker for over five years.


Research projects have included examining psychopathy and personality characteristics in male and female sex offenders, assessing psychopathy of female offenders, researching cognitive aging patterns, and treating children with Autism disorder.


Clinical and forensic interests include competency to stand trial, mental state, sex offender risk assessments, violence risk assessments, female offenders, personality disorders and psychopathy, and parent evaluations for the Department of Human Services/ Child Welfare.


Pamela Buchanan Curriculum Vitae



Linda M. Grounds, Ph.D.

Licensed clinical & forensic psychologist providing forensic assessments and psychotherapy in private practice.

T: 503-242-9833


Elena Balduzzi, Psy.D.

Licensed clinical psychologist and SOTB certified clinical therapist providing psychosexual evaluations in private practice.

T: 503-232-3646


Darci Walker, Psy.D.

Licensed clinical psychologist providing psychosexual evaluations and sex offender treatment at the Oregon State Hospital and in private practice.

T: 503-703-2126


Claudia Kritz, Ph.D.

Oregon Department of Corrections

Licensed clinical psychologist providing psychological evaluations and therapy at the DOC.


Toni Hughes, MSW

Department of Human Services: Child Welfare Division

Child Protective Services Supervisor, Multnomah County