Chester Sigafoos, Ph.D.

PhD, Rutgers University

MA, Rutgers University

BA, Temple University

Office: Howard Hall, Room 136

Phone: 732-571-3447

Email: csigafoo@monmouth.edu

Regularly Taught Courses:

PY 103- Introduction to Psychology

PY 406 - Introduction to Neurosciences

About:

I have been a professor at five different Universities. Papers published have involved an understanding of the development of belief systems within the terrorist mind, the development of treatment programs for incarcerated Viet Nam veterans with PTSD, conflict resolution in correctional settings, and identification of specific mental disorders within the offender population. Presentations have involved parenting competence, personality disorders that decrease parenting capacity, child abuse and neglect, malingering in neuropsychological evaluations, best practices in custody evaluations, substance abuse treatment programs in correctional settings, legal issues involving the treatment of inmates.

 My employment experience has involved law enforcement (having been a Special Agent for the FBI), chief of psychology in the Federal Prison system, Principal Clinical Psychologist at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center and private practice Clinical/Forensic psychology. Clinical services provided have included evaluations, treatment to children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric populations. Evaluations have been conducted in clinical and forensic psychology, neuropsychology, firesetter evaluations, psychosexual evaluations, family dynamic evaluations, custody issues and substance abuse. These have included forensic evaluations for the Courts, insurance companies, municipalities, private citizens and state agencies. Specific patient populations have been children and adolescents in CMOs, fitness for duty, victims of trauma (to include post-death incidents affecting police officers), sex offenders, perpetrators and victims of crime, out patient and hospital-based patients, neurocognitive assessment of geriatric residents.

 

Professional Associations:

American Psychological Association   American Psychology – Law Society  American Association of Correctional Psychologists [past secretary and membership chairperson ]  American Correctional Association      [Health Care Task Force, Mental Health Subcommittee, 1994 - 1996]      [Health Care Task Force, Special Needs of Female Offenders Subcommittee, 1994 - 1996]   Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice  New Jersey Neuropsychological Society          South Carolina Crisis Negotiators Association  [past membership committee]  Technical Assistant - National Institute of Corrections Hospital Affiliations  [Past Staff Privileges]      Phoenix General Hospital       South Jersey Hospital System

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Conflict Resolution, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Prison Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1993 and reprinted in   Corrections Forum, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1993

 

A PTSD Treatment Program for Combat (Vietnam) Veterans in Prison, International Journal of Offender Therapy andComparative Criminology, Vol. 38, No. 2, 1994