Joshua Camins, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    About me

    Joshua Camins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine. He completed general training in clinical psychology at Sam Houston State University and the Memphis VA Medical Center. He went on to complete specialized training in forensic psychology at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center and Mendota Mental Health Institute. Dr. Camins’ research broadly focuses on the intersection of military and forensic psychology.

    Dr. Camins accepts a range of forensic evaluations through the department of psychiatry. He provides comprehensive services including record review, clinical interviews, psychological testing, and report writing. His reports have been accepted in state and federal courts and he has testified in multiple jurisdictions. When not providing forensic services, Dr. Camins offers a range of evidence-based psychotherapies and psychological assessment services.

    Behavioral Health, Counseling, Telemedicine

    American Psychological Association
    American Psychology-Law Society
    Association for the Treatment & Prevention of Sexual Abuse

    Licenses & Certificates
    Clinical Psychologist (Illinois)
    Psychologist (Wisconsin)
    Sex Offender Evaluator (Illinois)
    Sex Offender Treatment Provider (Illinois)
    Authorization to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology

    Clinical Interests
    Fitness to stand trial, sanity, malingering, sexually violent person evaluations, fitness for duty, expert witness testimony, psychosexual evaluations, civil forensic evaluations, evidence-based trauma treatments, psychological assessment



    Education & training

    Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
    Doctorate Degree
    PhD, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
    Graduate Degree
    MA, Towson University, Towson, MD
    Undergraduate Degree
    BA, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT


    Research Interests
    Forensic Psychology, Malingering, Sexual Offending, Psychological Assessment, Justice-Involved Veterans, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Violence Risk Assessment, Sexual Risk Assessment