Research Interests: Treatment of violence, self-harm and suicide in correctional, forensic & civil settings, stalking and interpersonal violence, palliative care in correctional settings, treatment of psychopathy, training and supervision
Dr. Michele Galietta is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where she served as director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the adaptation, training, dissemination and implementation of empirically-supported treatments. Dr. Galietta has been training and consulting in criminal justice settings since 2001 and she is recognized nationally and internationally in the area of evidence-based mental health research and programming. Dr. Galietta has been included in the initial group of individuals recognized by Marsha Linehan, the treatment developer of DBT, as certified as competent in the provision of DBT services. She has specific expertise in the adaptation of dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of violence and is one of only a few researchers in the country who has adapted DBT for a forensic population and tested the adaption in a government-funded randomized controlled trial. Dr. Galietta’s current research areas include evaluating treatment outcomes in stalking offenders, treatment development for psychopathic individuals, and aging in correctional environments.