Education & Certification
District of Columbia
Carlos Albizu University (2009)
National Register Member Since
Ivan Marin-Soler, PsyD
Dr. Iván N. Marín-Soler is a bilingual (Spanish and English) clinical psychologist who has more than ten years of experience in the mental health field, with an emphasis on forensic and clinical psychology. Dr. Marin-Soler is licensed in Virginia and in the District of Columbia, and he is currently working as a clinical psychologist and faculty member at St. Elizabeths Hospital where he treats patients with severe mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities, and conducts court-ordered evaluations. He also serves as a faculty member in the psychology training department of St. Elizabeths Hospital, providing training and assessment supervision to doctoral students. Dr. Marín-Soler is an active member of the St. Elizabeths Hospital Forensic Consult Service and provides expert testimony to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Mental Health Commission on difficult cases involving various legal issues.
Dr. Marín-Soler completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Carlos Albizu University, and his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency training at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and at the Community Service Board in Fairfax-Falls Church, Virginia respectively.
Dr. Marín-Soler’s primary areas of practice include: competency to stand trial examinations, detection of malingering, criminal responsibility assessments, violence risk assessments, psychological evaluations, psycho-educational evaluations and psychiatric diagnosis. He also has experience providing cognitive behavioral individual therapy and grief therapy.
Areas of Expertise
- Forensic Psychology (e.g., mental competency, parent-child custody, legal evaluations, violence or risk assessment)
- General Psychological Testing (e.g., intelligence, personality, vocational, aptitude, school placement, health)
- School Psychology (e.g., individualized education planning, placement, conduct problems, advanced placement)
- Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (e.g., schizophrenia and other psychosis)
- Cultural Diversity Issues (e.g., workplace, academic or personal discrimination, cultural adaptation, stigma and racism)
- Children (3-12 yrs.)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Languages Spoken Other Than English
- American Psychology and Law Society – Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) Member
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychology and Law Society
- The National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi-Chi Society