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Fairfax-Columbo, Jaymes Vincent Faculty Member


Jaymes Fairfax-Columbo, JD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in UNM’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is the Fellowship Director. He graduated from Drexel University’s joint-degree program in Law and Clinical Psychology (forensic concentration) in 2019. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, MD, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Bridgewater State Hospital in Bridgewater, MA. His clinical interests include forensic mental health assessment, competency restoration, and reentry of both criminal offenders and psychiatric patients. Regarding forensic mental health assessment, his evaluative work has included a wide variety of referral questions with both juveniles and adults, including: civil commitment, competence to stand trial, competence to waive Miranda rights, criminal responsibility, personal injury, state and federal sentencing, and violence/sexual violence risk. His research interests include competency restoration, forensic mental health assessment, mental/behavioral health policy, psychopathy, reentry, therapeutic jurisprudence, and violence risk assessment. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications and presentations regarding forensic topics, as well as regarding addiction/substance abuse. Recreationally, he enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, yoga, hiking, and eating great food (namely, doing the former three to counteract his love of the latter).