Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Forensic Psychology MA Program
School of Psychology and Counseling
- Introduction to Forensic Psychology
- Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology
- Evaluating Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial
- Special Topics in Forensic Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Prevention of Sexual Violence
- Sexual Grooming of Child Sexual Abusers
- Paraphilic Interests and Disorders
- BA, Stonehill College
- PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
- Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology, University of Virginia’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy
Dr. Winters received her Clinical Psychology Ph.D. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Forensic Track, and her postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Winters’ research interests to date have largely evolved around sexual offending behaviors, in an effort to better understand the prevention of sexual violence and assessment of individuals who commit such acts. She has a specialized interest in the sexual grooming behaviors of child sexual abusers and paraphilic interests/disorders.
Dr. Winters’ clinical activities include conducting evaluations for both criminal (e.g., competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessment, sex offender sentencing, capital mitigation) and civil (e.g., psychological injury, parental capacity) cases.
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