Elizabeth Jeglic

Elizabeth Jeglic

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 PhD, SUNY at Binghamton, New York
MA,   SUNY at Binghamton, New York
B.A Honours, University of Ottawa, Ontarion, Canada
BSc. University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic is aProfessor of Psychology. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University. She completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship at the Hudson River Regional Internship Program where she gained expertise in the assessment and treatment of persistent mental illness. During graduate school Dr. Jeglic served as a Junior Program Officer at the Correctional Services of Canada where she developed and evaluated treatment programs for sex offenders. After graduation, Dr. Jeglic completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior and gained expertise in Cognitive Therapy. She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State. Dr. Jeglic's research interests fall broadly in two domains: (1) the assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior and (2) sex offender assessment, treatment and public policy. She has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the American Association for Suicide Prevention to fund her research. Her current research interests include evidence based public policy and prevention initiatives.  Dr. Jeglic is a Mentor in the Ronald E. McNair Program. Dr. Jeglic actively mentors students at all levels and is eager to involve them in her research. 



Chung, Y., & Jeglic, E.L. (In Press). Use of the Modified Emotional Stroop Task to Detect Suicidality in College Population. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.


Chesin, M.S., & Jeglic, E.L.  (In Press). Predictors of the presence and severity of suicidal ideation among racially and ethnically diverse college students with a past suicide attempt.  Archives of Suicide Research


Calkins, C., Jeglic, E.L., Beatty, R**., Perillo, A.**, & Zeidman, S. (In Press). Sex offender specific legislation: A review of caselaw and empirical research.  Psychology, Public Policy and Law.


Beatty, R.**, Matsuura, T.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2014). Judicial bond setting behavior: The perceived nature of the crime may matter more than how serious it is.  Psychology, Public Policy and Law 20 (4), 411-420.


Calkins, C., Colombino, N.**, Matsuura, T.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2015). Where do sex crimes occur? How an examination of sex offense location can inform policy and prevention. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 39(2), 99-112.


Blasko, B., & Jeglic, E.L.  (In Press). Sexual offenders’ perceptions of the client-therapist relationship: The role of risk. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.


Clark, S.,** Jeglic, E.L, Calkins, C & Tartar, J. (2014). More than just a nuisance: A study of reactions to frotteurism and exhibitionism.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.


Smith, K.M.,**  Chesin, M.S.,** & Jeglic, E.L. (2014). Minority student mental health: Does majority status matter?  Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 42(2), 77-92.


Quesada, S.** Calkins,C. & Jeglic, E.L. (2014).  An examination of the inter-rater reliability between practitioners and researchers on the Static-99.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 58(11) 1364-75.


Bauer, R.**,  Chesin Schaffer & Jeglic, E.L.  (2014). Delinquency, depression, and suicidal behaviors among college students. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 35(1). 36-41.


Perillo, A. D.**, Spada, A. H.**, Calkins. C., & Jeglic, E. L.. (2014). Examining the scope of questionable diagnostic reliability in Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) evaluations. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 37(2), 190-197.


Chesin Schaffer., M.,**  Moster, A., ** & Jeglic, E.L. (2013).  Non-suicidal self-injury among ethnically and racially diverse emerging adults: The role of factors unique to the minority experience. Current Psychology, 32 318-328..


Chang, E.C., Yu, E.A., Kahle, E.R., Jeglic, E.L., & Hirsch, J.K..(2013).  Is doubling up on positive future cognitions associated with reduced suicidal risk in Latinos?: A look at hope and positive problem orientation.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37(6), 1285-1293


Perillo, A. D.**, & Jeglic, E. L. (2013). The cost of sex offender civil commitment: How much is too much? Sex Offender Law Report.


Kleban, H.,** Chesin Schaffer, M.,** Jeglic, E.L., & Mercado, C.C.(2013). An exploration of crossover sexual offending.  Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 25(5), 427-443.  Doi: 10.1177/1079063212464397.


Jeglic, E.L. Spada, A.**, & Mercado, C.C.  (2013). An Examination of Suicide Attempts among Incarcerated Sex Offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 25(1) 21-40.


Visser, P., Loess, P, Jeglic, E.L., & Hirsch, J.  (2013). Hope as a moderator of negative life events and depressive symptoms in a multi-ethnic sample.  Stress and Health 29(1), 82-88.


Hirsch, J.K., Chang, E.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2012). Social problem solving and suicide ideation and attempts: Ethnic differences in the moderating effects of loneliness and life stress.  Archives of Suicide Research., 16, 303-315.  Doi: 10.1080/13811118.2013.722054


Chesin Schaffer, M**., & Jeglic, E.L. (2012). Suicidal behavior among Latina college students.  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 34(3) 421-436.


Kleban, H**.,  & Jeglic, E.L. (2012) Dispelling the Myths: Can Psychoeducation Change Public                                                                                                                    Attitudes Towards Sex Offenders?  Journal of Sexual Aggression 18(2), 179-193..


Hirsch, J.K., Webb, J.R., & Jeglic, E.L. (2012). Forgiveness as a moderator of the association between anger expression and suicidal behavior. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 15(3), 279-300.


Boccaccini, M.T., Murrie, D.C., Mercado, C.C., Quesada, S.,** Hawes, S., Rice, A.K., & Jeglic, E.L. (2012).   Implications of Static-99 field reliability findings for score use and reporting.  Criminal Justice and Behavior 39 (1), 42-58.


Hirsch, J.K., Visser, P.L., Chang, E.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2012). Race and ethnic differences in hope and hopelessness as moderators of the association between depressive symptoms and suicidal behavior, Journal of American College Health, 60(2), 115-125.


Jeglic, E.L., Mercado, C.C., & Levenson, J. (2012).  Prevalence and Correlates of Depression and Hopelessness among Sex Offenders Subject to Community Notification and Residence Restriction Legislation.  American Journal of Criminal Justice 37(1), 45-59.


Hirsch, J.K., Webb, J.R. &, Jeglic, E.L (2011). Forgiveness, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior among      a Diverse Sample of College Students.  Journal of Clinical Psychology 67(9), 896-906.


Chang, E.C., Hirsch, J.K., Sanna, L., Jeglic, E.L., Fabian, C.G.  (2011). A preliminary study of perfectionism and loneliness as predictors of depressive and anxious symptoms in Latinas: A top-down test of a model.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(3), 441-448.


Colombino, N**., Mercado, C.C., Levenson, J., & Jeglic, E.L.  (2011).  Preventing sexual violence:  Can examination of offense location inform sex crime policy?  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.34(3), 160-167.


Blasko, B.**, Jeglic, E.L., & Mercado, C.C. (2011). Are actuarial risk data used to make determinations of sex offender risk classification? An examination of sex offenders selected for enhanced registration and notification. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(5), 676-92.


Vanderhoff, H., Jeglic, E.L.,  & Donovick, P. (2011).  Neuropsychological Assessment in Prisons: Ethical Considerations.  Journal of Correctional Healthcare, 17 (51-60).


Chang, E.C., Sanna, L., Hirsch, J.K., & Jeglic, E.L.  (2010).  Loneliness and negative life events as predictors of hopelessness and suicidal behaviors in Hispanics: Evidence for a diathesis-stress model.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(12),1242-1253.


Chesin Schaffer, M.**, Jeglic, E.L. & Stanley, B. (2010).  Pathways to  high lethality suicide attempts in individuals with borderline personality disorder.  Archives of Suicide Research, 14(4), 342-362.


Chesin Schaffer, M. **, Jeglic, E.L., Moster, A., & Wnuk, D. (2010).  Cognitive-behavior therapy in the treatment and management of sex offenders.   Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 24(2), 92-103.


Currell, C.,** & Jeglic,  E.L. (2010). An examination of alcohol and drug use among urban college students. Journal of Substance Use, 15(4), 272-282.


Colombino, N**., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2009)  Situational Aspects of  Sexual Offending: Implications for Residence Restrictions. Justice Research and Policy, 11, 27-43.


Pirelli, G.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2009). The Influence of Death Exposure on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Archives of Suicide Research, 13(2), 136-46.


Schiavone Katz, S.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2009). Public perception of sex offender social policies and the impact on  Sex  Offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology


Moster, A.**, & Jeglic, E.L., (2009). Prison warden attitudes toward prison rape and sexual assault:  Findings since the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Prison Journal.


Schaffer, M. ** , Clark, S.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2009) The role of empathy and associated factors in the development of antisocial behaviors.  Crime and Delinquency,55(4), 586-599.


Jeglic, E.L. (2008).  Will my patient attempt suicide again? Current Psychiatry, 7(11), 19-31.


Wenzel, A., Jeglic, E.L., Levy-Mack, H.J., Beck, A.T & Brown, G.K. (2008).  Attitudes toward  treatment and treatment outcome in patients with borderline personality disorder. Journal of  Cognitive Psychotherapy, 22(3), 250-257.


Sahlstrom, K.A.**, & Jeglic, E.L. (2008).  Factors affecting attitudes toward juvenile offenders.  Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 17(2), 180-196.     


Schaffer, M.**, Jeglic, E.L., & Stanley, B. (2008). The Relationship between suicidal behavior, ideation and binge drinking among college students: A pilot study. Archives of Suicide Research, 12(2), 124-132.   


Moster, A.**., Wnuk, D., ** & Jeglic, E.L. (2008). Cognitive behavioral interventions for sex offenders.              Journal of Correctional Healthcare, 14(2),109-121.


Blasko, B.**, Jeglic, E.L., & Malkin, S. (2008). Suicide risk assessment in jails.  Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 8(1).


Kobak, K.K., Williams, J.B.W., Jeglic, E.L., Salvucci, D., & Sharp, I.R. (2007). Face-to-face vs.
Remote Administration of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale
(MADRS) using Videoconference and Telephone.  Depression and Anxiety.


Jeglic, E.L., Kobak, K.K., Engelhardt, N., Williams, J.B.., Lipsitz, J., Bryson, H., & Bellow, K. (2007). A novel approach to improving inter-rater reliability in multi-national trials. International Clinical Psychopharmacology 22(4), 187-191.


Kobak. K.A., Lipsitz, J., Williams, J.B.W., Engelhardt, N., Jeglic, E.L., & Bellew, K.M. (2007).  Are effects             of rater training sustainable? Results from a multi-center clinical trial.  Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 27(5), 534-535.


Cohen, M.,** & Jeglic, E.L. (2007). Sex Offender Legislation in the United States: What do we know?  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology,51,369-383.


Jeglic, E.L., Pepper, C.M., Vanderhoff, H.A., & Ryabchenko, K.A. (2007). An analysis of suicidal ideation in a college sample.  Archives of Suicide Research 11(1) 41-56.


Berk, M.S., Jeglic, E.L., Brown, G.K., Henriques, G.R., & Beck, A.T. (2007). Characteristics of Recent Suicide Attempters With and Without Borderline Personality Disorder.  Archives of Suicide Research, 11(1) 91-104.


Wnuk, D.**, Chapman, J.E. , Jeglic, E. L. (2006). Development and refinement of a scale to measure attitudes toward sex offender treatment.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 43(3), 35-47.


Lawrence, E**., Jeglic, E.L., Matthew, L.T., & Pepper, C.M. (2006).  Gender differences in grief reactions following the death of a parent. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying 52(4), 323-337.


Sharp, I.R., Henriques, G.R., Chapman, J.E., Jeglic, E.L., Brown, G.K., Beck, A.T. (2005).  Strategies used in the treatment of borderline personality disorder: A survey of practicing psychologists.  Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 35(4), 359-367.


Jeglic, E.L., Chapman, J.E., Sharp, I.R., Brown, G.K., & Beck, A.T. (2005).  A history of family suicide and problem solving abilities in a sample of suicide attempters. Archives of Suicide Research 9(2), 135-146.


Jeglic, E.L., Vanderhoff, H.A., & Donovick, P. J. (2005). The function of self harm in a prison population.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 49(2), 131-142.


Jeglic, E.L., Pepper, C.M., Ryabchenko, R.A., Griffith, J.W., Miller, A.B. & Johnson, M. (2005). Coping with a partner’s depression: A caregiving model.  Family Relations 54(1), 37-45.


Ryabchenko, K.A., Pepper, C.M., Jeglic, E.L., Griffith, J.W., & Miller, A.B. (2004).  Differences in Course and Comorbidity in Recurrent Depression in Two Patient Populations.  Depression and Anxiety, 20(3), 153-154.


** Denotes student author


Book Chapters


Jeglic, E.L., Miranda, R., & Roman-Polanco, L. (In Press). Positive Psychology in the Context of Race and Ethnicity.  In E. Chang (Eds. ) Positive Psychology in the Cultural Context. Washington, D.C: APA Books.


Chung, Y., & Jeglic, E.L. (2014) Challenges for Suicide Assessment. In D. A. Lamis & N. J. Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the science of suicidal behavior: Understanding and intervention. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Jeglic, E.L. (In Press). Therapeutic Alliance in Working with Sex Offenders.  In The Sex Offender Volume 8 (B. Schwartz Ed.) Civic Research Institute.


Blasko, B. L. & Jeglic, E.L. (2014). Conducting treatment in the prison system: Rehabilitation research.  In Prison and Prison Systems: Practices, Types and Challenges, Johan Fuhrmann  and Stefan Baier, eds.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.


Jeglic, E.L. (In Press). Risk Assessment/ Violence Prediction: Sexual Offenders.  In the Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology.


Maile, C*., Mercado, C.C., & Jeglic, E.L. (2012). Sex Offenders Behind Bars.  In Offenders Behind Bars (L. Gideon Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.


Jeglic, E.L. & Murphy-Ebernz, K. (2012). Women and Depression. In: Women and mental disorders (Vols 1–4). (Lundberg-Love, P.K., Nadal, K. & Paludi, M.A. (Eds.)  Santa Barbara, CA, US: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.


Jeglic, E.L., Maile, C.*, & Mercado, C.C. (2011). Treatment of Offender Populations: Implications for Risk Management and Community Reintegration. Rethinking Corrections.: Rehabilitation, re-entry and reintegration. (L. Gideon & H. Sung, Eds). Pp 37-70.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press. 


Jeglic, E.L. (2008). Sex Offender Recidivism.  In B. Culter (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. Sage Press


Jeglic, E.L. (2008). Sex Offender Typologies.  In B. Culter (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. Sage Press.


Jeglic, E.L. (2008). Hallucinations.  In B. Culter (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. Sage Press.


Jeglic, E.L. (2008). Delusions.  In B. Culter (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. Sage Press.


Brown, G.K., Jeglic, E.L., Henriques, G & Beck, A.T. (2006) Cognitive Therapy, Cognition and Suicide Behavior.  In T. Ellis (Ed.) Cognition and Suicide.  Washington: American Psychological Association Press.


Jeglic, E.L. &  Jeglic, A.A. (2006) Negotiating with disordered people.  In C. Honeyman & A, Schneider (Eds.) Canon of Negotiation.   Washington: American Bar Association Press.




2013                            CUNY Collaborative Grant

                                    The Economics of Sex Crime Policy and the Reduction of Sexual                                                                  Recidivism

                                    Co-Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded $29, 480


2012                            PSC CUNY Research Grant

                                    The Predictive Validity of the Emotional Stroop Test

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $5818


2011                            PSC CUNY Research Grant

                                    Test of the Emotional Stroop Test

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $3000



2011                            John Jay Collaborative Research Award

                                    Criminal Trajectories of Sex Offenders

                                    Co-Investigator (PI: Cynthia Mercado)

                                    Amount Awarded: $8000


2008                            CUNY Collaborative Grant

                                    Sex Offender Management, Treatment, and Civil Commitment

                                    Co-Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $38,000


2008                            John Jay Research Assistance Program

                                    Sex Offenders in the Community

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $750


2007                            National Institute of Justice (2007-IJ-CX-0037)

                                    Sex Offender Management, Treatment, and Civil Commitment:  An Evidence Based                                                 Analysis Aimed at Reducing Sexual Violence

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $297,985


2007                            Forensic Psychology Research Institute

                                    Predicting Sex Offender Recidivism

                                    Co-Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $5000


2007                            John Jay Research Assistance Program

                                    Reaction to Civil Commitment

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $1000


2007                            PSC-CUNY Research Grant

                                    Predicting Sex Offender Recidivism

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $4400


2007                            American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

                                    A Pilot Investigation of Suicidal Behavior among Latino College Students

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $18,260


2006                            John Jay Research Assistance Program

                                    Predicting Sex Offender Recidivism

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $1000


2006                            Forensic Psychology Research Institute

                                    Suicide Among Corrections Officers

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $2940


2006                            Forensic Psychology Research Institute

                                    Intervention for Suicidal Latino Students

                                    Principal Investigator

                                    Amount Awarded: $2700


2005                            Forensic Psychology Research Institute

Stress and Resiliency Project

Principal Investigator

Amount Awarded: $4750


Awards and Scholarships


May 2014                    Master’s Program Mentoring Award

                                    John Jay College

March 2013                 Undergraduate Mentoring Award

                                    John Jay College

March 2009                 Mentoring Award

                                    American Psychological Association Division 12

May 2008                    Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award (2 course releases)

                                    John Jay College

May 2007                    Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award (2 course releases)

                                    John Jay College

December 2006           Faculty Publication Fellowship (1 course release)

                                    City University of New York

Summer 2005              Summer Research Institute for Suicide Prevention

                                    National Institute of Mental Health

Summer 2002              The Vivian Smith Advanced Studies Summer Institute ($1,000)

                                    International Neuropsychological Society, Xylocastro, Greece

2001-2003                   Doctoral Fellowship   ($17,400/year)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

March 2002                 Binghamton University Excellence in Research Award

                                    State University of New York at Binghamton

May 2001                    Conference Scholarship ($85)

New York State Psychological Association

1998-2002                   Tuition Scholarship ($8,000/year)

                                    State University of New York at Binghamton

June 1999                    Summer Incentive Award (declined) ($2,500)

                             State University of New York at Binghamton

Research interest

Evidence Based Public Policy


Sex Offender Treatment, Assessment and Public Policy; Suicide Assessment and Treatment

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