Texas Tech University

Forensic & Correctional Psychology

Dr. Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan, Ph.D.

Dr. Morgan received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, M.S. in clinical psychology from Fort Hays State University, and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Oklahoma State University (1999). He completed a predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Institution - Petersburg, Virginia and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dr. Morgan joined the psychology department at Texas Tech University in 2000. He is the John G. Skelton, Jr. Regents Endowed Professor in the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Morgan's research interests are in correctional mental health, specifically treatment of mentally disordered offenders, and professional development/training issues. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Center for Behavioral Health Services & Criminal Justice Research. Dr. Morgan was the 2003 recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award presented by Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) of the American Psychological Association and the 2006 Outstanding Contribution to Science Award presented by the Texas Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Past-President of the division of Psychologists in Public Service (APA).

In addition to his Texas Tech duties, Dr. Morgan is also the Director of Forensic Services at StarCare Specialty Health System (a position he has held for approximately 10 years). In this role, Dr. Morgan assisted in the development and currently directs a community based forensic services program emphasizing pretrial evaluations (competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility) and a community based competency restoration program.

In addition to his professional work, Dr. Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is passionate about the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, and enjoys participating and coaching various sporting activities, a good game of poker, and cheesy action adventure movies.

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Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World, 4th Edition

This text addresses the growing need among students and faculty for information about the careers available in psychology at the bachelor's and graduate level. Many students taking a first course in psychology are unaware of the breadth of psychology and its many sub disciplines; this text gives them exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology--including choices that students may never have considered. This text will help prospective and current students appreciate and evaluate their interest in pursuing a wide range of career opportunities available with a degree in psychology.

Life After Graduate School in Psychology

With the diverse array of career opportunities for psychologists--ranging from academics and practice, to business and industry--this book offers a wide-ranging career guide for graduate and postdoctoral students, as well as interns and new psychologists, seeking employment opportunities in the field of psychology and beyond.

Clinician's Guide to Violence Risk Assessment

Presenting a comprehensive framework for conducting a scientifically grounded violence risk assessment, this book is authoritative, current, and practical. The essentials of doing this type of evaluation are reviewed, and available risk appraisal instruments are described for general violence, sexual violence, and spousal violence. The authors provide expert advice on choosing suitable instruments and approaches for particular cases, interpreting the resulting data, and communicating with legal decision makers. A detailed outline shows how to organize assessment findings into an effective final report; a sample completed report is featured in the appendix.


Psychological Sciences

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