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Thomas Grisso PhD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-856-8732
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    Ashland College, Ashland, OH, United StatesBAPsychology & Sociology
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United StatesPHDClinical Psychology

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    1. Manetsch M, Nelson Aguiar RJ, Hermann D, van der Put C, Grisso T, Boonmann C. Mental Health Problems in Girls Who Committed Sexual Offenses: Similarities and Differences Compared to Girls With Non-sex Offenses and Boys With Sex Offenses. Front Psychol. 2021; 12:721927. PMID: 34975615.
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    2. Heilbrun K, Kavanaugh A, Grisso T, Anumba N, Dvoskin J, Golding S. The Importance of Racial Identity in Forensic Mental Health Assessment. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2021 12; 49(4):478-487. PMID: 34642206.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Monahan J, Steadman HJ, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T, Mulvey EP, Roth LH, Robbins PC, Banks S, Silver E. The Classification of Violence Risk. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2019 Oct; 17(4):429. PMID: 32015726.
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    4. Colins OF, Grisso T. The relation between mental health problems and future violence among detained male juveniles. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2019; 13:4. PMID: 30651752.
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    5. Goldstein NES, Giallella CL, Haney-Caron E, Peterson L, Serico J, Kemp K, Romaine CR, Zelechoski AD, Holliday SB, Kalbeitzer R, Kelley SM, Hinz H, Sallee M, Pennacchia D, Prelic A, Burkard C, Grisso T, Heilbrun K, Núñez A, Leff S, Lochman J. Juvenile Justice Anger Management (JJAM) Treatment for Girls: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychol Serv. 2018 Nov; 15(4):386-397. PMID: 30382734.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Elzakkers IFFM, Danner UN, Grisso T, Hoek HW, van Elburg AA. Assessment of mental capacity to consent to treatment in anorexia nervosa: A comparison of clinical judgment and MacCAT-T and consequences for clinical practice. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2018 May - Jun; 58:27-35. PMID: 29853010.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Dölitzsch C, Leenarts LE, Schmeck K, Fegert JM, Grisso T, Schmid M. Diagnostic performance and optimal cut-off scores of the Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version in a sample of Swiss youths in welfare and juvenile justice institutions. BMC Psychiatry. 2017 02 08; 17(1):61. PMID: 28178977.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Boonmann C, Grisso T, Guy LS, Colins OF, Mulder EA, Vahl P, Jansen LM, Doreleijers TA, Vermeiren RR. Childhood traumatic experiences and mental health problems in sexually offending and non-sexually offending juveniles. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2016; 10:45. PMID: 27822305.
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    9. Leenarts LE, Dölitzsch C, Schmeck K, Fegert JM, Grisso T, Schmid M. Relationship between Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-second version and psychiatric disorders in youths in welfare and juvenile justice institutions in Switzerland. BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 30; 16(1):340. PMID: 27716175.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Boonmann C, Nelson RJ, DiCataldo F, Jansen LM, Doreleijers TA, Vermeiren RR, Colins OF, Grisso T. Mental health problems in young male offenders with and without sex offences: a comparison based on the MAYSI-2. Crim Behav Ment Health. 2016 Dec; 26(5):352-365. PMID: 25995126.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Aalsma MC, White LM, Lau KS, Perkins A, Monahan P, Grisso T. Behavioral Health Care Needs, Detention-Based Care, and Criminal Recidivism at Community Reentry From Juvenile Detention: A Multisite Survival Curve Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul; 105(7):1372-8. PMID: 25973804.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Hein IM, Troost PW, Lindeboom R, Christiaans I, Grisso T, van Goudoever JB, Lindauer RJ. Feasibility of an Assessment Tool for Children's Competence to Consent to Predictive Genetic Testing: a Pilot Study. J Genet Couns. 2015 Dec; 24(6):971-7. PMID: 25911621.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Colins OF, Grisso T, Vahl P, Guy L, Mulder E, Hornby N, Pronk C, Markus M, Doreleijers T, Vermeiren R. Standardized Screening for Mental Health Needs of Detained Youths from Various Ethnic Origins: The Dutch Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2). J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2015; 37(3):481-492. PMID: 26273126.
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    14. Colins OF, Grisso T, Mulder E, Vermeiren R. The relation of standardized mental health screening and categorical assessment in detained male adolescents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 24(3):339-49. PMID: 25116035.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. Fogel MH, Schiffman W, Mumley D, Tillbrook C, Grisso T. Ten year research update (2001-2010): evaluations for competence to stand trial (adjudicative competence). Behav Sci Law. 2013 Mar-Apr; 31(2):165-91. PMID: 23348511.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Kassin SM, Drizin SA, Grisso T, Gudjonsson GH, Leo RA, Redlich AD. Police-induced confessions, risk factors, and recommendations: looking ahead. Law Hum Behav. 2010 Feb; 34(1):49-52. PMID: 20112057.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Fisher WH, Grisso T. Commentary: civil commitment statutes--40 years of circumvention. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(3):365-8. PMID: 20852222.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Kassin SM, Drizin SA, Grisso T, Gudjonsson GH, Leo RA, Redlich AD. Police-induced confessions: risk factors and recommendations. Law Hum Behav. 2010 Feb; 34(1):3-38. PMID: 19603261.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Viljoen JL, Slaney KL, Grisso T. The use of the MacCAT-CA with adolescents: an item response theory investigation of age-related measurement bias. Law Hum Behav. 2009 Aug; 33(4):283-97. PMID: 18810614.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Vincent GM, Grisso T, Terry A, Banks S. Sex and race differences in mental health symptoms in juvenile justice: the MAYSI-2 national meta-analysis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Mar; 47(3):282-290. PMID: 18216730.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Grisso T. Adolescent offenders with mental disorders. Future Child. 2008; 18(2):143-64. PMID: 21338001.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Grisso T. Do childhood mental disorders cause adult crime? Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 164(11):1625-7. PMID: 17974921.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Viljoen JL, Odgers C, Grisso T, Tillbrook C. Teaching adolescents and adults about adjudicative proceedings: a comparison of pre- and post-teaching scores on the MacCAT-CA. Law Hum Behav. 2007 Oct; 31(5):419-32. PMID: 17211689.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Grisso T. Progress and perils in the juvenile justice and mental health movement. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2007; 35(2):158-67. PMID: 17592160.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. Poythress N, Lexcen FJ, Grisso T, Steinberg L. The competence-related abilities of adolescent defendants in criminal court. Law Hum Behav. 2006 Feb; 30(1):75-92. PMID: 16729209.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Leavitt N, Presskreischer H, Maykuth PL, Grisso T. Aggression toward forensic evaluators: a statewide survey. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2006; 34(2):231-9. PMID: 16844804.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Monahan J, Steadman HJ, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T, Mulvey EP, Roth LH, Robbins PC, Banks S, Silver E. The classification of violence risk. Behav Sci Law. 2006; 24(6):721-30. PMID: 17171769.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Grisso T, Steinberg L. Between a rock and a soft place: developmental research and the child advocacy process. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2005 Dec; 34(4):619-27. PMID: 16232059.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Monahan J, Steadman HJ, Robbins PC, Appelbaum P, Banks S, Grisso T, Heilbrun K, Mulvey EP, Roth L, Silver E. An actuarial model of violence risk assessment for persons with mental disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Jul; 56(7):810-5. PMID: 16020812.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Grisso T, Vincent GM. The empirical limits of forensic mental health assessment. Law Hum Behav. 2005 Feb; 29(1):1-5. PMID: 15865329.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Appelbaum PS, Lidz CW, Grisso T. Correction and clarification. IRB. 2004 Sep-Oct; 26(5):18. PMID: 15658014.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Lidz CW, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T, Renaud M. Therapeutic misconception and the appreciation of risks in clinical trials. Soc Sci Med. 2004 May; 58(9):1689-97. PMID: 14990370.
      Citations: 96     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Appelbaum PS, Lidz CW, Grisso T. Therapeutic misconception in clinical research: frequency and risk factors. IRB. 2004 Mar-Apr; 26(2):1-8. PMID: 15069970.
      Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Lexcen FJ, Vincent GM, Grisso T. Validity and structure of a self-report measure of youth psychopathy. Behav Sci Law. 2004; 22(1):69-84. PMID: 14963881.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Goldstein NE, Arnold DH, Weil J, Mesiarik CM, Peuschold D, Grisso T, Osman D. Comorbid symptom patterns in female juvenile offenders. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2003 Sep-Oct; 26(5):565-82. PMID: 14522226.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    36. Grisso T, Steinberg L, Woolard J, Cauffman E, Scott E, Graham S, Lexcen F, Reppucci ND, Schwartz R. Juveniles' competence to stand trial: a comparison of adolescents' and adults' capacities as trial defendants. Law Hum Behav. 2003 Aug; 27(4):333-63. PMID: 12916225.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Wasserman GA, Jensen PS, Ko SJ, Cocozza J, Trupin E, Angold A, Cauffman E, Grisso T. Mental health assessments in juvenile justice: report on the consensus conference. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003 Jul; 42(7):752-61. PMID: 12819434.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    38. Skeem JL, Mulvey EP, Grisso T. Applicability of traditional and revised models of psychopathy to the Psychopathy Checklist: screening version. Psychol Assess. 2003 Mar; 15(1):41-55. PMID: 12674723.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Vincent GM, Vitacco MJ, Grisso T, Corrado RR. Subtypes of adolescent offenders: affective traits and antisocial behavior patterns. Behav Sci Law. 2003; 21(6):695-712. PMID: 14696027.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Mumley DL, Tillbrook CE, Grisso T. Five year research update (1996-2000): evaluations for competence to stand trial (adjudicative competence). Behav Sci Law. 2003; 21(3):329-50. PMID: 12808694.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Fisher CB, Hoagwood K, Boyce C, Duster T, Frank DA, Grisso T, Levine RJ, Macklin R, Spencer MB, Takanishi R, Trimble JE, Zayas LH. Research ethics for mental health science involving ethnic minority children and youths. Am Psychol. 2002 Dec; 57(12):1024-40. PMID: 12613155.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Seagrave D, Grisso T. Adolescent development and the measurement of juvenile psychopathy. Law Hum Behav. 2002 Apr; 26(2):219-39. PMID: 11985299.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Grisso T, Barnum R, Fletcher KE, Cauffman E, Peuschold D. Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument for mental health needs of juvenile justice youths. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2001 May; 40(5):541-8. PMID: 11349698.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Cochrane RE, Grisso T, Frederick RI. The relationship between criminal charges, diagnoses, and psycholegal opinions among federal pretrial defendants. Behav Sci Law. 2001; 19(4):565-82. PMID: 11568961.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Grisso T. Reply to Schafer: doing harm ethically. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2001; 29(4):457-60. PMID: 11785620.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Grisso T, Davis J, Vesselinov R, Appelbaum PS, Monahan J. Violent thoughts and violent behavior following hospitalization for mental disorder. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2000 Jun; 68(3):388-98. PMID: 10883555.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    47. Monahan J, Steadman HJ, Appelbaum PS, Robbins PC, Mulvey EP, Silver E, Roth LH, Grisso T. Developing a clinically useful actuarial tool for assessing violence risk. Br J Psychiatry. 2000 Apr; 176:312-9. PMID: 10827877.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Grisso T. Law & psychiatry: the changing face of juvenile justice. Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Apr; 51(4):425-6, 438. PMID: 10737813.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Fisher WH, Packer IK, Grisso T, McDermeit M, Brown JM. From case management to court clinic: examining forensic system involvement of persons with severe mental illness. Ment Health Serv Res. 2000 Mar; 2(1):41-9. PMID: 11254069.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Steadman HJ, Silver E, Monahan J, Appelbaum PS, Robbins PC, Mulvey EP, Grisso T, Roth LH, Banks S. A classification tree approach to the development of actuarial violence risk assessment tools. Law Hum Behav. 2000 Feb; 24(1):83-100. PMID: 10693320.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Appelbaum PS, Grisso T, Frank E, O'Donnell S, Kupfer DJ. Competence of depressed patients for consent to research. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Sep; 156(9):1380-4. PMID: 10484948.
      Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    52. Appelbaum BC, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T. Competence to consent to voluntary psychiatric hospitalization: a test of a standard proposed by APA. American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Sep; 49(9):1193-6. PMID: 9735961.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Steadman HJ, Mulvey EP, Monahan J, Robbins PC, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T, Roth LH, Silver E. Violence by people discharged from acute psychiatric inpatient facilities and by others in the same neighborhoods. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1998 May; 55(5):393-401. PMID: 9596041.
      Citations: 170     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS, Hill-Fotouhi C. The MacCAT-T: a clinical tool to assess patients' capacities to make treatment decisions. Psychiatr Serv. 1997 Nov; 48(11):1415-9. PMID: 9355168.
      Citations: 133     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Appelbaum PS, Grisso T. Capacities of hospitalized, medically ill patients to consent to treatment. Psychosomatics. 1997 Mar-Apr; 38(2):119-25. PMID: 9063042.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Cooper DK, Grisso T. Five year research update (1991-1995): evaluations for competence to stand trial. Behav Sci Law. 1997; 15(3):347-64. PMID: 9415961.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Grisso T, Cocozza JJ, Steadman HJ, Greer A, Fisher WH. A national survey of hospital -and community-based approaches to pretrial mental health evaluations. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Jun; 47(6):642-4. PMID: 8726494.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Berg JW, Appelbaum PS, Grisso T. Constructing competence: formulating standards of legal competence to make medical decisions. Rutgers Law Rev. 1996; 48(2):345-71. PMID: 16086484.
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    59. Borum R, Grisso T. Establishing standards for criminal forensic reports: an empirical analysis. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1996; 24(3):297-317. PMID: 8889131.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS. Comparison of standards for assessing patients' capacities to make treatment decisions. Am J Psychiatry. 1995 Jul; 152(7):1033-7. PMID: 7793439.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS. The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. III: Abilities of patients to consent to psychiatric and medical treatments. Law Hum Behav. 1995 Apr; 19(2):149-74. PMID: 11660292.
      Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Appelbaum PS, Grisso T. The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. I: Mental illness and competence to consent to treatment. Law Hum Behav. 1995 Apr; 19(2):105-26. PMID: 11660290.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS, Mulvey EP, Fletcher K. The MacArthur Treatment Competence Study. II: Measures of abilities related to competence to consent to treatment. Law Hum Behav. 1995 Apr; 19(2):127-48. PMID: 11660291.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS. Structuring the debate about ethical predictions of future violence. Law Hum Behav. 1993 Aug; 17(4):482-5. PMID: 11659733.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. Appelbaum PS, Jick RZ, Grisso T, Givelber D, Silver E, Steadman HJ. Use of posttraumatic stress disorder to support an insanity defense. Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Feb; 150(2):229-34. PMID: 8422072.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    66. Grisso T. The differences between forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1993; 21(2):133-45. PMID: 8364232.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    67. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS. Is it unethical to offer predictions of future violence? Law Hum Behav. 1992 Dec; 16(6):621-33. PMID: 11652178.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    68. Hoge SK, Grisso T. Accuracy and expert testimony. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1992; 20(1):67-76. PMID: 1576376.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    69. Grisso T, Appelbaum PS. Mentally ill and non-mentally-ill patients' abilities to understand informed consent disclosures for medication: preliminary data. Law Hum Behav. 1991 Aug; 15(4):377-88. PMID: 11660092.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    70. Grisso T, Baldwin E, Blanck PD, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Schooler NR, Thompson T. Standards in research: APA's mechanism for monitoring the challenges. Am Psychol. 1991 Jul; 46(7):758-66. PMID: 11651629.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    71. Fein RA, Appelbaum KL, Barnum R, Baxter P, Grisso T, Leavitt N. The designated forensic professional program: a state government-university partnership to improve forensic mental health services. J Ment Health Adm. 1991; 18(3):223-30. PMID: 10115784.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    72. Appelbaum PS, Grisso T. Assessing patients' capacities to consent to treatment. N Engl J Med. 1988 Dec 22; 319(25):1635-8. PMID: 3200278.
      Citations: 168     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    73. Grisso T, Miller MO, Sales B. Competency to stand trial in juvenile court. Int J Law Psychiatry. 1987; 10(1):1-20. PMID: 3610428.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    74. Anderten P, Staulcup V, Grisso T. On being ethical in legal places. Prof Psychol. 1980 Oct; 11(5):764-73. PMID: 11650638.
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    75. Grisso T, Vierling L. Minors' consent to treatment: a developmental perspective. Prof Psychol. 1978 Aug; 9(3):412-27. PMID: 11662545.
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