Dr. Cave is a long time resident of New Mexico and received her Ph.D from the University of New Mexico in 1979. She is the past president of Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. She also belongs to the International Association of Chiefs of Police - Psychology Section. She is a past president of New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA), as well as past Treasurer. In 2014 she served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for NMPA. From August 2003 through January 2009 Dr. Cave was appointed by Santa Fe County commission as Chair for the Corrections Advisory Committee. Dr. Cave has also held the position of Chairman for the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners. She was appointed by both a Democrat and a Republican. She has been featured on Court T.V. and has been interviewed by local News Channels.