Debbie Green

Associate Professor

School of Psychology

Debbie Green, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She graduated from Fordham University, with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (specialization in Forensic Psychology) in 2010. Her research interests fall broadly in the area of forensic assessment, with a specific interest in methods of evaluating feigning and effort and violence risk.

My recent peer-reviewed publications include (Graduate students are indicated with an *):

*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.

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

Gu, W., *Reddy, H. B., Green, D., Belfi, B., & Einzig, S. (In Press). 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.

My recent book chapters include:

Vitacco, M. J., Green, D., Gottfired, E. M., Grisworl, 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. Research. (In Press) 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.

Short Abstract


The courses I currently teach include (all MA level courses):

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Ethical Issues in Forensic Practice

Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial


Special Topics in Forensic Psychology