Program Faculty


Robert Prentky, Professor 
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1975 
Fellow, American-Psychology Law Society (Division 41 of APA) (2003) 
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2006)

Email: rprentky@fdu.edu

Debbie Green, Associate Professor 
Ph.D., Fordham University, 2010

Email: degreen@fdu.edu

Area of Practice: Forensic evaluations of examinees involved in the criminal justice, civil, family, and immigration court

Research Interests: Assessing methods of assessing feigning among individuals involved in the criminal justice system and undergoing civil forensic evaluations; determining the utility of violence risk assessment measures in assessing short-term violence risk, decisions regarding dangerousness, and impact of gender on accuracy; evaluating various processes of decision-making in forensic contexts.

Current Research Projects: In collaboration with Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, the following research projects are in various stages of data collection: 1) Validation of novel measures of feigned incompetence to stand trial and feigned mental disorders with pretrial defendants, 2) Factors associated with “successful” transition of insanity acquittees from forensic hospitals to civil psychiatric and community settings, 3) Short-term risk assessment and risk management of newly admitted pretrial defendants. In collaboration with New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, I am currently evaluating optimal methods and decision-making in assessment of feigning among civil forensic populations.
 

Recent Publications:  (* Denotes student author)

*Grossi, L. M., Green, D., Einzig, S., & Belfi, B. (2016). Evaluation of the Response BiasScale and Improbable Failure Scale in Assessing Feigned Cognitive Impairment. Psychological Assessment.

*Grossi, L. M., Green, D., Schneider, M., Belfi, B., & Einzig, S. (Under Review). Personality, psychiatric, and cognitive predictors of length of time for competency to stand trial restoration. Assessment.

*Griswold, H., Green, D., Cruise, K., Belfi, B., Lam, J., Grossi, L., Iskander, E. (In Revision). Assessing risk for victimization in a forensic psychiatric setting using the Short Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START). Violence and Victims.

Green, D., Khadivi, A., & Schreiber, J. (In Revision). The use of violence risk assessment measures in civil psychiatric settings. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

Gu, W., Reddy, H. B., Green, D., Belfi, B., & Einzig, S. (2016). Inconsistent responding in a criminal forensic setting: An evaluation of the VRIN-r and TRIN-r scales of the MMPI-2-RF. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Green, D., Schneider, M., Griswold, H., Belfi, B., Herrera, M., & DeBlasi, A. (2016). A comparison of the HCR-20V3 among female and male insanity acquittees: A retrospective file review study. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 15(1), 48-64.

*Grossi, L., Green, D., Belfi, B., McGrath, R., Wood, H., & Schreiber, J. (2015). Identifying aggression in forensic inpatients using the MMPI-2-RF: An examination of MMPI-2-RF scale scores and estimated psychopathy indices. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 14(4), 231-244.

*Nguyen, C. T., Green, D., & Barr, W. B. (2015). Evaluation of the MMPI-2-RF for detecting over-reported symptoms in a civil forensic and disability setting. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29(2), 255-271.

*Schreiber, J., Green, D., Kunz, M., Belfi, B., & Pequeno, G. (2015). Offense characteristics of incompetent to stand trial defendants charged with violent offenses. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 33, 257-278.

Green, D., Belfi, B, Griswold, H., Schreiber, J. M., Prentky, R., & Kunz, M. (2014). Factors associated with recommitment of NGRI acquittees to a forensic hospital. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 32(5), 608-626.

Green, D., Rosenfeld, B., & Belfi, B. (2013). New and Improved? A comparison of the original and revised Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms. Assessment, 20(2), 210-218.

Green, D., Rosenfeld, B., Belfi, B., Rohlehr, L., & Pierson, A.M. (2012). Use of measures of cognitive effort and feigned psychiatric symptoms with pretrial forensic psychiatric patients. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 11(3), 181-190.

Stimmel, M., Green, D., Belfi, B., & Klaver, J. (2012). Exploring the accuracy and utility of the Rey Fifteen Item Test (RMT) with recognition trial in a forensic psychiatric population. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 11(1), 51-58.

Green, D. & Rosenfeld, B. (2011). Evaluating the gold standard: A Review and meta-analysis of the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms. Psychological Assessment, 23(1), 95-107.

Pierson, A.M., Rosenfeld, B., Green, D., & Belfi, B. (2011). Investigating the relationship between antisocial personality disorder and malingering, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38(2), 146-156.

Green, D., Rasmussen, A., & Rosenfeld, B. (2010). Defining torture: A review of 40 years of health science research. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(4), 528-531.

Rosenfeld, B., Green, D., Dole, T., Pivovarova, E., & Zapf, P. A. (2010). What to do with contradictory data? Approaches to the integration of multiple malingering measures. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9(2), 63-73.

Pivovarova, E., Rosenfeld, B., Dole, T., Green, D., Zapf, P.A. (2009). Are measures of cognitive effort and motivation useful in differentiating feigned from genuine psychiatric symptoms? International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 8(4), 271-278.

Green, D., Callands, T., Radcliffe, A., Luebbe, A., & Klonoff, E. (2009). Clinical psychology students’ perceptions of diversity training: A study of exposure and satisfaction. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(10), 1056-1070.

Green, D., Rosenfeld, B., Dole, T., Pivovarova, E., & Zapf, P.A. (2008). Validation of an abbreviated version of the structured interview of reported symptoms across outpatient psychiatric and community settings. Law and Human Behavior, 32(2), 177-186.

Rosenfeld, B., Galietta, M., Ivanoff, A., Garcia-Mansilla, A., Martinez, R., Fava, J., Fineran, V., & Green, D. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of stalkers. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 6(2), 95-103.

Luebbe, A. M., Radcliffe, A., Callands, T. A., Green, D., Thorn, B. E. (2007). Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology: Perceptions of Graduate Students in Scientist Practitioner Programs. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(7), 643-655.

Carr, A., Rotter, M., Steinbacher, M., Green, D., Dole, T., Garcia-Mansilla, A., Goldberg, S., & Rosenfeld, B. (2006). Structured Assessment of Correctional Adaptation. Journal of Offender Therapy and Criminal Rehabilitation, 50(5), 570-581.

 

Book Chapters

Vitacco, M. J., Green, D., Gottfried, E. M., Griswold, H. (In Press). Psychopathy and conditional release. In A. Felthous & H. Sass. (Eds.) The Wiley International Handbook of Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, second edition. New York: Wiley.

Green, D. & Grossi, L. (In Press) Research. In P. Zapf, G. Pirelli, & R. Beattey. (Eds). The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Casebook. New York: Wiley.

Green, D. & Garcia-Mansilla, A. (2012). Diagnosis and treatment of women with personality disorders. In P. Lundberg-Love, K. Nadal, & M. Paludi (Eds.). Women and Mental Disorders (Vol 4; pp. 33-55). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.

Zapf, P., Green, D. & Rosenfeld, B. (2009). Competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility research. In B. Rosenfeld & S. Penrod (Eds.). Research Methods in Forensic Psychology (pp. 173-191). New York: Wiley.

Rosenfeld, B., & Green, D. (2009). Ethical and legal issues in conducting treatment research with potentially violent individuals. In Buchanan, D., Fisher, C., & Gable, L. (Eds.) Ethical and legal issues in research with high risk populations: Addressing threats of suicide, child abuse, and violence (pp. 167-188). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Rosenfeld, B. & Green, D. (2007). Methodological issues in forensic research. In D. McKay (Ed.). Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (pp. 389-404). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Conference Presentations and Posters (*Denotes student author)

2010 – Present

Green, D., Cruise, K., Lam, J., Belfi, B., *Griswold, H., *Iskander, E., & *Cucco, E. (2015). Challenges to implementing the START for use with newly admitted forensic psychiatric patients. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Manchester, England.

Green, D., *Schneider, M., *Griswold, H., *Herrera, M., Belfi, B., & *DeBlasi, A. (2015). Assessing the ability of the HCR-20V3 to evaluate change in dynamic risk factors. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Manchester, England.

Green, D., Rosenfeld., B., Cruise, K., Belfi, B., Lam, J., *Iskander, E… Kunz. M. (2015). Identifying clusters of forensic patients by vulnerability ratings on the Short Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START) and their relationship with institutional aggression. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society. San Diego, CA.

*Iskander, E., Green, D., Belfi, B., *Grossi, L., & *Griswold, H. (2015). Intellectual Functioning and Risk for Aggression in a Forensic Psychiatric Setting. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society. San Diego, CA.

*Schneider, M., Green, D., Belfi, B., *Herrera, M., *Griswold, H., & *DeBlasi, A. (2015). Predictive validity of relevance items for the HCR-20V3 on institutional aggression in a sample of insanity acquittees. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society. San Diego, CA.

*Griswold, H., Green, D., Belfi, Cruise, K., B., Lam, J., *Iskander, E., & *Grossi, L. (2015). Changes in risk of victimization over course of hospitalization in a forensic psychiatric setting. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.

*Griswold, H., Green, D., Lam, J., *Iskander, E., *Cucco, E., *Grossi, L., & Belfi, B. (2014, August). Predicting Victimization in a Forensic Psychiatric Setting. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

*Herrera, M. A., Green, D., *Nguyen, C., & Barr, W. B. (2014, August). Detecting Feigned Psychiatric and Cognitive Symptoms in Civil Forensic Examinees Using the BDI-II. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

*Schreiber, J., Kunz, M., Green, D., Belfi, B., & *Pequeño, G. (2014, August). Offense Characteristics of Defendants Found Incompetent to Stand Trial. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

*Iskander, E., Green, D., Belfi, B., Lam, J., *Reddy, H.,… *Grossi, L. (2014, June). Factors associated with violence among inpatients in a forensic psychiatric setting. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Toronto, Canada.

*Herrera, M. A., *Hughes, E., Green, D., & Barr, W. B. (2014, June). Evaluating methods of classifying genuine versus exaggerated psychiatric and cognitive complaints on the Beck Depression Inventory-II in a sample of patients with epilepsy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York, NY.

Affleck, K., Bernstein, S., Belfi, B., & Green, D. (2014, March). An examination of feigning within a sample of female pre-trial defendants. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society. New Orleans, Louisiana.

*Grossi, L., Green, D., Belfi, B., & Brand, J. (2014, March). The SIRS-2 IF scale as a measure of feigned cognitive impairment. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kunz, M., Green, D., & Belfi, B. (2013, October). Follow-up of insanity acquittees transferred from forensic to civil facilities. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. San Diego, California.

Kunz, M., Belfi, B., Green, D., *Schreiber, J., & *Pequeno, G. (2013, October). Guns and the mentally ill, evidence from a New York City forensic sample. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. San Diego, California.

*Schreiber, J., Green, D., & Khadivi, A. (2013, September). Exploring the utility of violence risk assessment measures in civil psychiatric settings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the forensic division of New York State Psychological Association. New York, New York.

Frischer, K., Khadivi, A., Green, D., & Troneci, L. (2013, May). The clinical utility of violence risk assessment tools in an acute civil inpatient psychiatric population. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association. San Francisco, California.

Belfi, B., Klaver, J., Tussey, C. M., Green, D., & Padmanabhapillai, A. (2013, March). Examining the initial development and validation of the Test of Competency Evaluation Effort (TO-CEE). Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Portland, Oregon.

Brand, J., Belfi, B., Lam, J., Padmanabhapillai, A., Green, D., & Klaver, J. (2013, March). Characteristics of suspected feigners and their report of suicidal ideations in a sample of forensic psychiatric defendants. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Portland, Oregon.

*Einzig, S. S., Green, D., Belfi, B., *Reddy, H. B., Foellmi, M., & Klaver, J. (2013, March). The utility of the Response Bias Scale within a forensic psychiatric population. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Portland, Oregon.

*Grossi, L., Green, D., Belfi, B., *Schreiber, J., Roth, C. J., & Brand, J. (2013, March). Predicting institutional aggression in forensic patients using the MMPI-2-RF. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Portland, Oregon.

*Reddy, H. B., Green, D., Belfi, B., Roth, C. J., & Einzig, S. S. (2013, March). Inconsistent responding in a criminal forensic setting: An evaluation of the VRIN-r and TRIN-r scales of the MMPI-2-RF. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Portland, Oregon.

*Schreiber, J., Green, D., Belfi, B., Kunz, M., *Yagoda, J., & *Omofuma, Y. (2013, March). Relative Importance of HCR-20 Factors in Predicting Recommitment of Insanity Acquittees over a 20-Year Period. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Portland, Oregon.

Green, D., *Yagoda, J., *Omofuma, Y., Belfi, B., & Kunz, M. (2012, August). Outcomes of insanity acquittees transferred from forensic to civil psychiatric hospitals. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida.

Green, D., Belfi, B., *Reddy, H. B., *Jankowitz, R., Roth, C. J., & Klaver, J. (2012, August). Validation of the SIRS-A in a pretrial criminal defendant sample. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida.

*Yagoda, J., Kunz, M., Green, D., Belfi, B., & West, M. (2012, August). Insanity acquittees:  A descriptive study of factors associated with recommitment to a forensic psychiatric hospital. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida.

*Nguyen, C. T., Green, D., Barr, W. B. (2012, April). Neuropsychological impairment in disability claimants as a function of affective symptom severity and effort. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health. Miami, Florida.

*Reddy, H. B., Green, D., Belfi, B., & *Jankowitz, R. (2012, March). Predictive Utility of the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales in a Pretrial Criminal Forensic Sample. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Lam, J., Belfi, B., Green, D., Klaver, J., *Reddy, H. B., Roth, C. J., & Kamens, S. (2012, March). Cross-cultural applicability of the TOMM: Comparison of US and non-US born English-speaking forensic inpatients. Paper presented the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Belfi, B., Klaver, J., Tussey, C. M., Green, D. (2012, March). Validation of the Test of Competency Evaluation Effort (TO-CEE) within a sample of pretrial defendants. Paper presented the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rohlehr, L., Rosenfeld, B., Green, D., & Belfi, B. (2011, August). Malingered Incompetence to Stand Trial: Do Psychiatrists Rely on Certain Symptom Patterns When Assessing Potential Malingering? Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

Green, D. *Nguyen, C. T., & Barr, W. B. (2011, June). Impact of Premorbid Intelligence on Measures of Cognitive Effort. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Washington, DC.

*Nguyen, C. T., Green, D., & Barr, W. B. (2011, June). Evaluation of the Validity Scales of the MMPI-2-RF in a Civil Forensic Setting. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Washington, DC.

Green, D., Rosenfeld, B., Belfi, B., & Rohlehr, L. (2011, March). New and Improved: A Comparison of the SIRS and SIRS-2. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Miami, FL.

Belfi, B., Green, D., Klaver, J., & Rohlehr, L. (2011, March). Use of the M-FAST to Evaluate Feigned Symptoms in a Sample of Incompetent Defendants. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Miami, FL.

Stimmel, M., Green, D., Belfi, B., & Klaver, J. (2011, March). Exploring the Accuracy and Utility of the Rey Fifteen Item Test with Recognition Trial in a forensic psychiatric population. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology – Law Society. Miami, FL.

Green, D. (2010, November). Definitions of Torture. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

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David Pogge, Senior Clinical Lecturer 
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1986 
Fellow, Society of Personality Assessment (2009)

Email: DLPogge@aol.com

Mathew Guller
Ph.D., Seton Hall University, 2003 J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1991

Email: coptest@aol.com

Area of Practice: Dr. Guller’s practice concentrates on psychological examinations of law enforcement and emergency service candidates, fitness for duty examinations of problem personnel, promotional exams, and critical incident debriefings. Dr. Guller has performed psychological evaluations for over 700 federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies in the U.S., Australia, and the Caribbean. He is the in-house psychologist for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Dr. Guller has supervised numerous graduate students in forensic psychology and has extensive teaching experience.

Tarika Daftary-Kapur, Assistant Professor (School of Criminal Justice, Political Science, & International Studies)
Ph.D. Graduate Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, 2009

Email: mtdkapur@fdu.edu

Gianni Pirelli 
Ph.D., Clinical-Forensic Psychology, 2010, The Graduate Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

Email: gianni.pirelli@gmail.com

Dr. Jennifer Romei
Ph.D. Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 2003

Email: Jennifer.Romei@dhs.state.nj.us

Michael T. Wiltsey
Ph.D., Drexel University, 2008 (clinical psychology with concentration in forensic psychology)

Email: mikewiltsey@comcast.net