Kathy Dorch West

Education

EdD, Argosy University; MS, Nova Southeastern University; BA, Saint Leo University

Research Interests

Incompetence to proceed, the developmentally and mentally disabled in the forensic system, eating disorders, trauma and crisis in the chronically mentally ill

Background

Dr. Long-West specializes in community mental health and is the manager of residential services at Northside Mental Health Center in Tampa, Florida. She is a forensic expert in the Florida judicial system. Dr. Long-West is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and a licensed professional counselor in Missouri. She serves on a re-entry task force, sexual assault team, and homeless coalition, and lectures on incompetence to proceed. Dr. Long-West has been a contributing faculty member at Walden University since 2010 and has been a counselor educator since 2007.

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