Forensic psychology is the application of the science and the profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. The word "forensic" comes from the Latin word "forensis," meaning "of the forum," where the law courts of ancient Rome were held. Today forensic psychology refers to the application of scientific principles and practices in order to provide courts, judges, and attorneys with specialized knowledge of the psychological functioning, motivations and empirical science related to human behavior to assist them in making a wide variety of legal decisions pertaining to criminal, civil and family court cases... Read more
Since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the intersection and interaction between the body, brain and mind has been emphasized in order to understand human differences, abilities, performance and functioning.
Health psychology is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health, illness, motivation and optimal performance. For example, chronically occurring environmental stressors can affect physical and brain function, concentration, treatment response and goal attainment... Read more
Clinical Psychologists possess specialized training and expertise in the areas of diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, treatment and prevention of psychological, emotional, psychophysiological and behavioral disorders across the lifespan. The clinical interventions provided by professional Licensed Psychologists include procedures for understanding, predicting, and alleviating intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological distress, social and behavioral maladjustment, and mental illness, as well as other forms of discomfort... Read more
In addition to his forensic assessment and treatment experience, Dr. Cunliffe also has extensive experience providing health psychology interventions and treatment in non-forensic, correctional and probation settings including smoking cessation, substance abuse and dependence treatment and evaluation, learned optimism, and HIV risk, harm reduction, and motivational enhancement.
Further, he has provided individual and group psychotherapy services to the general public in the areas of psychotic, anxiety, mood and personality disorders for the past 20 years in inpatient and outpatient settings.
• Criminal thinking
• Teens at risk
• Coping with medical illness
• Motivation enhancement and life coaching
• Female Psychopathy Assessment, Treatment, and Research Applications
• Mental Health Services Delivery in Correctional Populations
• Suicide Prevention
• Crisis Intervention with Police and Correctional Officers
• Violence Risk Assessment
• Psychological Testing
• Object relations in the psychopath.
• Female psychopathy assessment, treatment and research applications.
• Are male and female psychopaths equivalent?
• A Rorschach investigation of incarcerated female psychopaths.
• A review of social skills training with young offenders.
• Arresting youth crime: A review of social skills training with young offenders.