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Elizabeth Jeglic
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212.484.1195
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., SUNY at Binghamton, New York
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College
Research Interests: Suicidal Behavior; Treatment of Sex Offenders
Dr. Jeglic completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior and gained expertise in Cognitive Therapy. She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State. Dr. Jeglic's research interests fall broadly in two domains: (1) the assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior and (2) sex offender assessment, treatment and public policy. She has recently completed (along with Dr. C.C. Mercado) a National Institute of Justice funded grant examining sex offender treatment, civil commitment, and risk for recidivism in New Jersey. She also investigates the assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior, primarily among Hispanic populations and has previously received funding for this work from the American Association for Suicide Prevention. Her current research interests include the use of an emotional stroop test for suicide assessment and the development of empirically based intervention programs for suicidal Hispanic college students. She is also interested in translating sex offender research findings into public policy. Dr. Jeglic is a member of the Clinical Forensic Doctoral Faculty and has previously served as the Chair of the Doctoral Program Executive Committee. At the doctoral level she teaches Psychopathology and Psychotherapeutic Interventions. She also teaches the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders at the Master's level and Abnormal Psychology at the Undergraduate level. Dr. Jeglic is a Mentor in the Ronald E. McNair Program and is the Faculty Advisor for Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honors Association. Dr. Jeglic actively mentors students at all levels and is eager to involve them in her research. In 2009 she won a mentoring award from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association.