Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
in the Marvin K. Peterson Library
"Personality Pathology Within Community Corrections: Epidemiology, Risk and Treatment Implications"
Community Corrections encompasses a variety of supervisory, corrective, and potentially therapeutic interventions designed to reduce the societal burden of incarceration. The number of individuals supervised by probation, parole, and the multitude of alternative to incarceration programs has grown significantly over the past two decades. One of the common practices in making decisions about who and how to supervise these individuals is an assessment of their overall level of risk and an identification of the risk factors that must be addressed in community settings. While risk assessments often focus on risk for violence, risk for community treatment failure is becoming a common goal. It is in this context that personality disorders and personality pathology will be reviewed with regard to their applicability in legally mandated community supervision and treatment settings.
W. Amory Carr, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Haven and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Carr has published several articles on the rehabilitation of the mentally ill offender, both in institutional and community settings. He also serves as Consulting Psychologist at the Bronx Mental Health Court in New York where he evaluates criminal defendants for their suitability for diversion to community treatment. Dr. Carr holds a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He completed his doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital.