Ira K Packer PhD
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Address||Worcester State Hospital|
305 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01604
Ira K. Packer, Ph.D.isa Clinical Professor ofPsychiatry. He is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and served as President of both the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP). He has chaired the Forensic Specialty Council, in which position he had lead responsibility for crafting the Education and Training Guidelines for Forensic Psychology. He has also served as President of the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology. In 2007, he received the AAFP Award for Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Packer served as Assistant Commissioner for Forensic Services forthe Massachusetts Department of Mental Health from 1993-1996. He currently is the Director of the Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.Curriculum Vitae
Service use patterns of mentally ill clients involved in the criminal justice system
Prevalence of mental disorders in correctional populations
Psychopathy and treatment outcomes in forensic psychiatric patients
Violence recidivism rates for forensic patients
Psychopathy and Treatment Outcomes in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: A Pilot Study
Characteristics of mentally ill clients who become incarcerated in prison.
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