Tina Zottoli, Ph.D.

Forensic and Clinical Psychology

Evaluation | Consultation | Expert Testimony

Education and Professional Experience


 

Dr. Zottoli is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State (NYS# 019885-1). She provides consultation, forensic evaluation, and expert testimony across a range of criminal and civil domains. Dr. Zottoli’s curriculum vita is available upon request.

  

Education

Ph.D. (2011), Clinical Psychology, Forensic specialization

          CUNY Graduate Center; John Jay College of Criminal Justice

          Dissertation: The feedback-related negativity and executive function in adolescents.

          Second Doctoral Thesis: Neurocognitive development and adolescent decision making in legal contexts.

M.A. (2004), Forensic Psychology

          John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

          Thesis: A comparison of juvenile and adult trial related competencies

B.E. (1998), Electrical Engineering, Solid State Design concentration 

          Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

         

Academic Positions

Montclair State University

          Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology (2015  present)

St. Joseph’s College, New York                 

          Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology  (2011 – 2015)

          Director of Undergraduate Research (2012  2015 )

Barnard College, Department of Psychology

         Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology (2011–12)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

         Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychology (2006 – 2011)

 

Clinical Training and Expertise

Dr. Zottoli received her PhD in Clinical Psychology, Forensic specialization, in 2011 from the City University of New York at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has extensive training and experience in psychological and neuropsychological assessment in both forensic and traditional clinical settings, and has specialized expertise in adolescent cognitive development and the legal capacities of adolescent offenders. Dr. Zottoli has worked on several secure psychiatric units housing severely and persistently mentally ill patients with criminal justice histories. In these settings, she has been responsible for conducting violence risk assessments and for planning and administering group and individual treatment for patients with NGRI statuses and with histories of violence, substance dependence and sexual offending. She also has extensive outpatient experience conducting neuropsychological assessment of adults, including dementia evaluations. She is currently teaching clinical and forensic psychology at the undergraduate level at St. Joseph’s College, and maintains an active research program focused on issues related to psychology and the law.