I have practiced as a clinical and forensic psychologist for forty years. However, most recently, my practice has been limited to forensic psychology where I consult primarily in civil and criminal matters. In addition to this, my area of professional specialty has always been ethics and law as it applies to the mental health professions and specifically psychology. I have served on a variety of ethics committees at the state and national levels and was one of the seven authors of the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology recently approved by the American Psychological Association in 2011. I also served as a Risk Management Consultant for the Trust, a major malpractice carrier, for eighteen years. Prior to coming to the University of Missouri, I was a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.
While I function as a general forensic psychologist, my courtroom testimony and related research focuses primarily on memory, traumatic memory, memory contamination, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, coercive interrogations, child sexual abuse and eye witness testimony. My publications primarily focus on the ethical practice of psychology addressing conflicts of interest, boundary violations, client exploitation and related professional conduct standards.
Spece, R. G., Hilton, J. K. and Younggren, J. N. (In press), (Implicit) Consent to Intimacy, Indiana Law Review, 50, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Younggren, J. N., Boisvert, J. and Boness, C. (2016), Examining Emotional Support Animals and Role Conflicts in Professional Psychology, Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 47(3), 255-260.
Younggren, J. N., Harris E. A. and Martin J. (2015), The risk of malpractice in psychology, in Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2nd ed.; pp. 51-54). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
Knapp, S., Younggren, J. N., Vandecreek, L, Harris, E. and Martin, J. (2013), Principles of Risk Management: A Patient Oriented Approach (Second Edition). Washington, D.C.: APAIT.
Younggren, J. N. (2011), Three-Prong Approach to Risk Prevention, Ethics & Behavior, 21(1), 88-90.
Younggren, J. N., Fisher, M. A., Foote, W. E. and Hjelt, S. E. (2011), A legal and ethical review of patient responsibilities and psychotherapist duties, Professional Psychology, 42(2), 160-168, DOI: 101037a0023142.
Harris, E and Younggren, J. N. (2011), Risk Management in the Digital World, Professional Psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 42(6), 412-418.
Rogerson, M., Gottlieb, M. D., Handelsman, M. M., Knapp, S. and Younggren, J. N. (2011), Non-Rational Processes in Ethical Decision Making, American Psychologist, 66(7), 614 -623.
Gottlieb, M.C., Younggren, J.N., and Murch, K. (2009), Boundary management in the practice of cognitive behavioral therapies. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16(2), 164-171.
Gottlieb, M. C. and Younggren, J. N. (2009), Is there a slippery slope? Considerations regarding multiple relationships and risk management, Professional Psychology, 40(6), 564-571.
Davis, D. and Younggren, J. N. (2009), Ethical Competence in Psychotherapy Termination, Professional Psychology, 40(6), 572-578.
Younggren, J.N., and Gottlieb, M.C. (2008), Termination and abandonment: History, risk and risk management. Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 39(3), 498-504.
Younggren, J.N. and Harris E. (2008), Can you keep a secret? Confidentiality in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Session. Vol. 64(5), 589-600.
Barnett, J., Doll, B., Younggren, J.N., and Rubin, N.J. (2007), Clinical Competence for Practicing Psychologists: Clearly a Work in Progress, Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 38(5), 510-517.
Gottlieb, M.C., Robinson, K., and Younggren, J.N. (2007), Coping with Multiple Relations in Supervision. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(3), 241-247.
Younggren, J. N. (2013), Minimizing your legal liability risk following adverse events or patient threats. In Psychologists Desk Reference, Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y.
Younggren, J.N., and Gottlieb, M.C. (2004), Managing risk when contemplating multiple relationships, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(3), 255-260.