Dr. David Mrad has joined the
community as a full-time professor. As an undergraduate, he attended
and then received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Mrad worked for 25 years as a clinical psychologist in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which explains his interest in forensic psychology. During much of his career, he performed forensic assessments of criminal defendants for federal courts. He is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Mrad’s principal areas of interest are pretrial evaluations of competency and sanity, predictions of future violence, and civil commitment. After retiring from the Bureau of Prisons in 2006, he taught full time for three years at
. Courses he taught include introductory statistics, abnormal psychology, history and systems of psychology and forensic assessment. Currently, Dr. Mrad teaches Theories of Personality and Intervention. In the future, he hopes to teach a forensic course on Risk Assessment.
He also has a supervision
block at the Murney Clinic which focuses on individual therapy with adults, but he is also hoping to offer a block with opportunities of forensic assessment at some time in the future.