Advanced Postdoctoral Certificate, Forensic Psychology, St. John’s University, Queens, N.Y.
PhD, Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. 
MSW, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Neb.


  • Intersection of criminology and psychology
  • Best practice approaches to forensic assessment
  • Ways in which paranormal beliefs affect the understanding and application of clinical practice 


  • Roberts, J.M., Arbisi, P.A., John, M.A., & Seamans, R.N., “The utility of the Trauma Symptoms Inventory as a primary and secondary assessment instrument for forensic practice in legal settings”. Journal of Personality Assessment, 2022. 
  • Lobb, G., Roberts, J.M., “Assessment of juvenile competence to stand trial in the age of COVID-19 and beyond,” The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 2021
  • Roberts, J.M., Roberts, J.L, Harrison, A.L., Vudy, V.A., Krumenaker, J.B., “Clinical supervision dilemmas related to child abuse in wraparound treatment,” Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2016

Professional Memberships 

  • American Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association 

“Psychology has a lot to offer beyond the therapy office. I enjoy teaching students across disciplines to help improve their understanding of self and others, as well as improve the larger systems where they will ultimately work. America’s criminal justice system could benefit from an infusion of psychological science, and I feel we are training those who will make those changes for a more promising future.” — Joseph Roberts

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