The following mentors joined us for breakfast: Margaret Kovera, Mario Scalora, Norman Poythress
, Larry Wrightsman, Matt Zaitchik, Gary Moran, Jack Brigham, Don Whitworth, and Bill Werkun.
Dr. Poythress completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas in 1977.
From 1977 to 1990 he worked in clinical forensic practice, mainly conducting evaluations for criminal courts such as competence to stand trial and criminal responsibility; relatedly, he is coauthor with Melton, Petrila and Slobogin (1997) of Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers (2nd ed., Guilford Press).
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida where he has been on faculty since 1990.
research interests have included the competency of mentally individuals to participate in the legal process, procedural justice perceptions of alternative courtroom models for malpractice dispute resolution, and mental health courts.
current research interests focus on the evaluation of self-report measures of psychopathy and investigations of subtypes of psychopathy.