Diana Avalle, Psy.D.
Director of Forensic Training
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
Diana Avalle, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical forensic psychologist. She received her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT) and now works as the Director of Forensic Training for IVAT. Her work at IVAT includes providing trauma-focused therapy to the community and conducting forensic evaluations for family, civil, and criminal courts nationally. Her clients include survivors of intimate partner violence and child abuse in shelter and community settings. Additionally, she currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and National University. Further, she also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.
Dr. Avalle has expertise working in a confidential emergency domestic violence shelter where she gained experience working with survivors of domestic violence who were also struggling with substance abuse. She also has case management experience working with formerly homeless women on Skid Row in Los Angeles in a permanent supportive housing facility. Her areas of interest include forensic assessment, intimate partner violence, and women's/gender issues.