Elizabeth Jeglic

Elizabeth Jeglic

Elizabeth Jeglic
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Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (2004)
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Binghamton University (2003)
M.A.,  Clinical Psychology Binghamton University (2001)
B.A Psychology Honours, University of Ottawa (1998)
BSc. Biochemistry University of Ottawa (1996)


Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College in New York. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck. Dr. Jeglic's research interests are primarily focused on issues broadly related sexual violence prevention and evidence based public policy. She has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the American Association for Suicide Prevention to fund her research.  Dr. Jeglic has published over 120 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Jeglic is the co-author of three books:  New Frontiers in Offender Treatment: The Translation of Evidence Based Practices to Correctional Settings (Springer, 2018), Sexual Offending: Evidence Based Legislation and Prevention (Springer 2016) and Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse: What you Need to know to Keep your Kids Safe (Skyhorse, 2018).  She is an Associate Editor of the journal Sexual Abuse and is on the editorial board of Psychology, Public Policy and Law.  Along with Dr. Cynthia Calkins, she is co-Director of the Sex Offender Research Lab (SORL).  She was awarded the Fay Honey Knopp Award from the New State Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers for her contributions to the prevention of sexual violence.    Dr. Jeglic is a Mentor in the Ronald E. McNair Program and she actively mentors students at all levels and is eager to involve them in her research.  Dr. Jeglic has been awarded mentoring awards from the American Psychological Association and John Jay College.

JJC Affiliations

Psychology Department, Master's Program in Psychology, CUNY Graduate School, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. @ JJay

Professional Memberships

Associate Editor - Sexual Abuse; Editorial Board - Psychology, Public Policy & Law; Fellow of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA); Member of the American Psychology and Law Society (APLS); Licensed Psychologist, New York State (#016300); Licensed Psychologist, New Jersey (#35SI00500300)

Course Taught

PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology (Undergraduate)

PSY 242 – Abnormal Psychology (Undergraduate)

PSY 430 - Clinical Topics Senior Seminar (Undergraduate)

PSY/CRJ 707 – Counseling and Rehabilitation of Offenders (Masters)

PSY 745 - Psychopathology (Masters)

PSY 760 – Psychotherapy (Masters)


Languages spoken/fluent in

English, Spanish, French, Slovenian

Scholarly Work

Selected Publications

 Jeglic, E.L. & Calkins, C. (2018). Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse: What you Need to Know to Keep your Kids Safe. Skyhorse Publishing.

Jeglic, E.L., & Calkins, C. (2018). New Frontiers in Offender Treatment – The Translation of Evidence-Based Practices to Correctional Settings. New York: Springer

Jeglic, E.L., & Calkins, C. (2016). Evidence Based Sex Offender Legislation: Policy and Prevention. New York: Springer.

Winters, G.** , Calkins, C., Greene-Colozzi, E., ** & Jeglic, E.L. (2019). Mental Abnormalities in Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations: Ethical Use of Paraphilic Disorder Diagnoses. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice.

Walton, A**., Jeglic, E.L., & Blasko, B. (2018). The role of the therapeutic alliance for sexual offenders with psychopathy. Sexual Abuse  30(3). doi.org/10.1177/1079063216637859

Fraga Dominguez, S**., Jeglic, E.L., Calkins, C & Leguizamo, A. (2017) Are Latinos Who Commit Sexual Offenses Different? A Closer Examination of Characteristics and Offense Patterns.  Sexual Abuse doi: 10.1177/1079063217710480.

Winters, G.,** & Jeglic, E.L (2016). Stages of sexual grooming: Recognizing potentially predatory behaviors of child molesters. Deviant Behavior, 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2016.1197656

** denotes student co-author

Honors and Awards

April 2017, 2020 Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award - John Jay College; May 2014 & May 2016 Master's Program Faculty Mentorship Award - John Jay College; May 2015 Fay Honey Knopp Award - New York State Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers; March 2013 Undergraduate Mentoring Award - John Jay College; March 2009 Female Mentoring Award - American Psychological Association Division 12

Research Summary

Elizabeth L. Jeglic Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who studies sexual violence prevention.  She specializes in the assessment and treatment of those who have committed sexual offenses and those who have experience sexual violence.  In addition, she is interested in developing evidence based public policy.  Her current research is focused on sexual grooming and the dissemination of sexual violence prevention research to the public.  Most of Dr. Jeglic's manuscripts are co-authored with student and mentoring future scholars and practitioners is her primary research goal.  She has extensive expertise in the role of treatment in criminal justice reform.  Dr. Jeglic is also interested in suicide prevention, particularly among youth and emerging adults.  Dr. Jeglic is an expert in cognitive behavioral therapy and its application to criminal justice involved populations.                       

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Childhood / Adult Trauma & Abuse
Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Mental Illness
Sexual Violence / Intimate Partner Violence

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Dr. Jeglic is available for consultation for her expertise related to:

  • Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment
  • Sexual Grooming
  • Sex Offender Public Policy and Legislation
  • Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Evidence Based Program Development and Evaluation
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Training in Evidence Based Practice and Strengths Based Interventions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Treatment, Assessment and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior
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