Margaret Podkova, Psy.D.
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Margaret Podkova is a clinical psychologist licensed in Arkansas and Illinois. She has maintained an interest in forensic psychology throughout her education and training and obtained a Master's of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice before pursuing a master's degree and doctorate degree in clinical psychology. She has extensive experience working with federal and state inmates. Her predoctoral training includes Worcester State Hospital and Recovery Center and the federal medical center in Devens, MA, where she focused on treatment and assessment (both forensic and clinical). She received specialized training in forensic evaluations, treatment and assessment of sex offenders, and treatment of severe mental illness during her internship at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC. Dr. Podkova worked as a staff psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Marion, IL while pursuing licensure. There she also worked extensively with sex offenders, conducting risk assessments and providing a variety of specialized psychological services. She is currently employed as a consultant for disability determinations at the Social Security Administration. She continues to seek advanced training in forensic psychology and is an avid reader of the literature. She is fluent in written and spoken Polish.