|Present||Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - 2018||Member, Division of Independent Practice, American Psychological Associations||2013 - 2015||Member, Division of Independent Practice, American Psychological Associations||2013||Member, International Scientific Committee of the International Association of Law and Mental Health||2011||Membership Chair, National Academies of Practice||2010||President, Division 46, American Psychological Association||1996 - 1997||Chair, Board of Ethical Affairs, Maryland Psychological Association||1994 - 1997||Board of Trustees Member, American Board of Professional Psychology||1988 - 1997||Board of Directors Member, American Board of Forensic Psychology||1992 - 1993||Chair, Board of Ethical Affairs, Maryland Psychological Association||1991 - 1993||Member, American Psychological Association, Division 41 (Psychology and Law)||1986 - 1988||President, American Academy of Forensic Psychology||Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 41) (Division 42) (Division 46)||Editorial Board Member, Journal of Child Custody||Editorial Board Member, Journal of Criminal Psychology||Editorial Board Member, Journal of Family Violence (JOFV)|
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Contribution to Psychology, presented by California Psychological Association, March, 2001
- Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology, National Academies of Practice, selected March, 2000
- Distinguished Contribution to Forensic Psychology, August, 1986
|19672||Social Relation, B.A., Harvard College|
|1972||Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The University Of Michigan|
|1972||M.A., Psychology, The University Of Michigan|
Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. David L. Shapiro
Parental Alienation Disorder: Why Label Children with a Mental Diagnosis? Journal of Child Custody (2010)
The proposal to include Parental Alienation Disorder (PAD) in the new proposed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) creates a host of problems. The first major problem is the labeling of ...
Ethical Dilemmas in Competency for Execution Evaluations Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice (2005)
Since the United States Supreme Court Ruling in 1986 that ruled that it was unconstitutional to execute “the insane,” psychologists have struggled with the problem of what, if any, role they should have in evaluating ...
Informed Consent in Forensic Evaluations Psychotherapy in Private Practice (1991)
Until very recently, the idea of informed consent was not seen as relevant to forensic evaluations performed in reference to a Court Order. However, several recent Court decisions have suggested otherwise, indicating that the patient ...
Statutory Remedies to the Duty to Protect: A Reconsideration Psychotherapy (1990)
Offers a brief history of duty-to-protect statutes, which limit the liability of psychotherapists who treat life-endangering outpatients and protect therapists who make good-faith warnings when danger to identifiable victims is predictable. Fears are discussed that ...
Ethical Constraints in Forensic Settings: Understanding the Limits of Our Expertise Psychotherapy in Private Practice (1988)
With wider and wider acceptance of mental health professionals in courts of law as expert witnesses, the tendency becomes very great to render expert opinions on a wide variety of topics. At times. the specific ...
The Episodic Dyscontrol Syndrome and Criminal Responsibility Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (1979)
Written from the viewpoint of two forensic psychiatrists, the purpose of this article is to dramatize the criminological implications of a neurological disorder called the episodic dyscontrol syndrome. They argue that this syndrome produces temporary ...
The Significance of the Visual Image in Psychotherapy Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training (1970)
Discusses 2 schools of thought on the role of imagery: (a) imagery as a defense which moves away from or screens and still gratifies indirectly the underlying impulse; and (b) imagery as a direct representation ...
Books and Book Contributions (8)
Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. David L. Shapiro
Risk Assessment: Law, Theory, and Implementation Handbook of behavioral criminology (2018)
This multidisciplinary volume assembles current findings on violent crime, behavioral, biological, and sociological perspectives on its causes, and effective methods of intervention and prevention. Noted experts across diverse fields apply a behavioral criminology lens to ...
Malpractice Issues for the Private Practitioner Handbook of private practice: keys to success for mental health practitioners (2017)
Handbook of Private Practice is the premier resource for mental health clinicians, covering all aspects of developing and maintaining a successful private practice. Written for graduate students considering the career path of private practice, professionals ...
Testimony About Trauma: Problems in Admissibility and Credibility APA handbook of trauma psychology (2017)
The two volume APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology is the most comprehensive guide, text, and reference work on the subject to date. It provides a survey of all the major areas and subtopics of empirical ...
Multiple Relationships in Forensic Settings Multiple relationships in psychotherapy and counseling: unavoidable, common, and mandatory dual relations in therapy (2016)
Psychologists performing forensic evaluations are usually urged to avoid multiple relationships such as that of being both a therapist and a forensic evaluator, on the same case, for several reasons. First, the methodology in each ...
Best Practices for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System College of Psychology: Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2015)
This timely brief resource introduces a new evidence-based model for treatment of mentally ill individuals in jails, with emphasis on community-based options. Forensic mental health experts review police alternatives to arresting mentally ill persons in ...
Risk assessment : origins, evolution, and implications for practice College of Psychology: Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2015)
This compact reference makes the case for a middle ground between clinical and actuarial methods in predicting future violence, domestic violence, and sexual offending. It critiques widely used measures such as the PCL-R, VRAG, SORAG, ...
Introduction to Forensic Psychology. Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives College of Psychology: Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2003)
This text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Incorporating the contributions of social and clinical psychology, this new text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete ...
Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. David L. Shapiro