Guest Speaker: Dr. Patricia Zapf
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Dr. Patricia Zapf is a clinical forensic psychologist who is an international expert in forensic mental health assessment. She recently joined Palo Alto University as the Vice President of Continuing and Professional Studies. She spent the last 16 years at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York where she was a tenured full professor of psychology. She was instrumental in developing John Jay’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology, serving as its first Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Zapf has served as the Editor of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Book Series, as Co-Editor of the APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology, as Associate Editor of Law and Human Behavior, the leading journal in Forensic Psychology. She has also served in numerous leadership positions in the field, including as past President of AP-LS and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. She boasts an impressive background in research, training, consultancy, and entrepreneurship, including the development and execution of CONCEPT Professional Training.