James S. Wulach

James S. Wulach

Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8782
Room number and address: 
10.65.08 NB

Education

1976    PhD    Clinical Psychology, City University of New York at City College
1
972    JD,      University of Michigan Law School
1
969    BA,      Johns Hopkins University

Bio

Dr. James Wulach is a clinical psychologist and attorney. He is Professor of Psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where he is the Director of the MA Program in Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Coordinator of the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Forensic Psychology, Coordinator of the MA-JD dual-degree programs with New York Law School and with CUNY Law School (which he designed), and formerly Director  of the MA Program in Forensic Psychology.  

He is Past President of the New Jersey Psychological Association, and a past President of the New Jersey Academy of Psychologists.  He is a past Chair of the Committee on Professional Practices and Standards of the American Psychological Association.  He is a past President of the Society of Psychologists in Private Practice (SPPP, since renamed EUCAP) and received its Distinguished Service Award.  He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's 1997 Karl F. Heiser Award for Advocacy.    He is the New Jersey Psychological Association’s 1999 Psychologist of the Year.and also received the LIfetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Teacher Award from NJPA. 

Dr. Wulach is the author of the books, Law & Mental Health Professionals:  New Jersey, and also Law & Mental Health Professionals:  New York, both published by the American Psychological Association.  He is the author of 40 published articles in scientific and professional journals.  He has made over 60 psychological lectures and presentations to professional groups.

Dr. Wulach received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York at City College.  He was awarded a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the New York University Postdoctoral Program. 

Scholarly Work

BOOKS:

Law & Mental Health Professionals: New Jersey.


Washington
, DC
: American Psychological Assn. 1991.

Law & Mental Health Professionals: New Jersey (2nd Ed.).
Washington
, DC
: American Psychological Assn.

1998.

Law & Mental Health Professionals: New York.


Washington
, DC
: American Psychological Assn. 1993.

Law & Mental Health Professionals: New York.


Washington, DC: American Psychological Assn. 1999


Supplement, with BJ Cling.

ARTICLES:

Piagetian cognitive development and primary process

thinking in children. Journal of Personality


Assessment, l977, 41, 230-237.


The incompetency plea: Abuses and reforms. The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, l980, 8, 317-328.

The assessment of competency to waive Miranda rights. The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 1981, 9, 209-220.

Mania and Crime: A study of l00 manic defendants. Bulletin of the AmericanAcademy of Psychiatry and the Law, l983, 11 (l), 69-76.

August Aichorn's Legacy: The treatment of narcissism in criminals International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, l983, 27, (3), 226-234.

The Criminal Personality as a DSM-III-R antisocial, narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic personality disorder. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, l988, 32, (3), 185-199. Reprinted in N.Z. Hilton et al (Eds). Clinical Criminology: Theory, Research, and Practice. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1990.

Expert witnesses. New Jersey Psychologist, 1990, 40, (3), 29-31.

Psychological evaluation of consent to search. Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 1990, 18, (4), 319-328,

Psychological evaluation of Miranda waivers. New Jersey Trial Lawyer, 1991, 5, (3), 72-76.

Confidentiality and privileged communications. New Jersey Psychological Association Practice Manual. Livingston, N.J., 1992.

Licensure and Regulation of Psychologists: Professional Misconduct. New Jersey Psychological Association Practice Manual. Livingston, N.J., 1992.

Child Sacrifice. [Review of In the Shadow of Moloch, by Martin Bergmann]. Contemporary Psychology, 1993, 38 (7), 724.

Ethical Guidelines in Forensic Psychology. New Jersey Psychological Association Practice Manual, Revised. Livingston, N.J., 1994.

The New Child Custody Guidelines. N.J. Trial Lawyer. March 1994. Reprinted in N.J. Psychologist, 1994, 44, (1), 26-29.

NJPA'S 1995 Action Plan. New Jersey Psychologist. Winter 1995, 45, (1), 5-6.

Be Prepared. New Jersey Psychologist. Spring 1995, 45, (2), 5.

NJPA: How to Get Involved. New Jersey Psychologist. Summer 1995, 45, (3), 5.

The Future of Psychology. New Jersey Psychologist. Fall 1995, 45, (4), 5.

Comments. The Forensic Psychiatry Echo. April, 1997, 12-13, 25-26.

The Duty to Warn. New Jersey Psychologist. Spring, 1999, 49, (2), 10-11.

The Experience of Flow in the Profession of Psychology. New Jersey Psychologist. Winter, 2000, 50, (1), 33.

State Board Complaints. New Jersey Psychological Association Private Practice Manual. Livingston, N.J., 2002.

Wulach, JS, et al. Dealing with the aftermath: NJ Psychologists’ Response to the 9/11 Attack. New Jersey Psychologist. Fall, 2002, 52, (4), 30-32.

HIPAA Compliance Disorder. New Jersey Psychologist. Spring 2003, 53, (2). Reprinted in The Delaware Psychological Association Bulletin, June, 2003, 6.

Wulach, JS & Shapiro, DL. Legal and Ethical Considerations in Custody Evaluations. A Handbook of Divorce and custody: Forensic, developmental and clinical perspectives. L. Gunsberg & P. Hymowitz, Eds. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press. 2005.

Legal Perils of Child Psychologists. New Jersey Psychologist. Spring, 2005, 55, (2), 19.

To Report or Not to Report. New Jersey Psychologist. Winter, 2006, 56, (1), 15-17.

The Release of Test Data. New Jersey Spring, 2006, 57, (2), 14-15.

Laws Governing Adolescent Sexual Relationships.  NJ Psychological Association Update.  6/13/08.

State Board Complaints .  2012 NJPA Private Practice Manual.  Livingston, N.J., 2012, 27-30.

Board of Psychological Examiner’s Regulations. 2012 NJPA Private Practice Manual.  Livingston, N.J., 2012, 12-17.

Coping with Subpoenas. 2012 NJPA Private Practice Manual.  Livingston, N.J., 2012, 56-59.

The child custody evaluation guidelines & regulations.  2012 NJPA Private Practice Manual. Livingston, N.J., 2012, 31-38.

Training in Forensic Psychology.  New Jersey Psychologist.  Summer, 2012, 62, (3), 32-34.

 

 

 

Research Summary

GRANTS:

1993-1994 45 Foundation. $2500 Research Grant to update the volumes of New York & New Jersey Law & Mental Health Professionals.

1992-1993 45 Foundation. $2000 Research Grant to complete the volume Law & Mental Health Professionals: New York.

1990-1992 PSC-CUNY Research Foundation. $9000 Research Award, #886-2995 to write Law & Mental Health Professionals: New Jersey.

1990 New Jersey Psychological Association. $350 grant for computer research support to write Law & MHPs: New Jersey.

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