Dr. Foster is a licensed clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience evaluating and responding to allegations of child abuse. From 1995 to 2012, she served as Director of the Assessment & Resource Center, a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center now known as the Metropolitan Children’s Advocacy Center (Met CAC). In this role, she honed her expertise in the forensic interviewing of children, evidence-based treatments, and how child abuse investigations are conducted. Until the end of 2022, Dr. Foster continued her work at the Met CAC in a part-time capacity as Chief Psychologist. Dr. Foster has developed a national reputation as a trainer of other professionals in the field and has consulted and testified as an expert in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, federal district courts, and courts-martial for the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Since 1998, Dr. Foster’s private practice has focused on court-referred interventions for divorced or divorcing parents and case consultations involving child victims and witnesses in criminal or civil matters.
Through her years of evaluating allegations of child abuse, Dr. Foster also developed an interest in detecting and managing false allegations. She understands parental alienation dynamics as one source of concern and alienation as its own form of child maltreatment. Dr. Foster sometimes conducts reunification workshops when ordered by the family court.
From 2018-2022, Dr. Foster earned her Juris Doctor degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Foster was admitted to the SC Bar on May 15, 2023. Effective July 3, 2023, Dr. Foster will be an Assistant Solicitor with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Columbia.