Jay A. Supnick, Ph.D.
Dr. Supnick s the founder of
Law Enforcement Psychological Associates and has a special interest
in police psychology and forensic issues. Trained as a clinical psychologist,
Dr. Supnick received his doctorate from the State University of New
York at Binghamton and did his internship at Brown University. He has
expertise in psychometric test construction, validation, administration,
and interpretation. Dr. Supnick is a member of the Police Psychology
Service Section of the IACP, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology,
the Police and Public Service Section of the American Psychological
Association, the American Psychology and Law Society and the Association
of Threat Assessment Professionals. Dr. Supnick is an Associate Member
of the New York State Association of Chief's of Police. He is also
a member of the ad hoc committee on Racial Profiling and the Pre-employment
Psychological Screening Guidelines Committee for the IACP Police Psychology
Service Section. Dr. Supnick has consulted with law enforcement agencies
and private industry in such areas as hostage/crisis negotiation, violence
prevention, threat assessment, and critical incident stress debriefing.
Since 1984, he has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
(Psychology) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Angela Stewart, Ph.D.
has served as a LEPA
evaluator of law enforcement and corrections candidates for over six
years. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)
in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, School
of Medicine and Dentistry, where she gained significant psychodiagnostic
experience. Dr. Stewart received her doctorate in psychology from The
American University in Washington, D.C. She is a Past President of
the Genesee Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Practice.
Dr. Stewart maintains a private practice. Dr. Stewart is an Associate
Member of the IACP.
Sharon Lee Falasco, Ph.D.
pre-employment psychological evaluations for the LEPA and for the New
York State Police and Corrections candidates. She has extensive psychodiagnostic
and clinical experience. Dr. Falasco was a consultant to the NYS Division
for Youth where she worked with correction and probation officers on
juvenile justice cases. Dr. Falasco graduated from the University of
Missouri, Columbia with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1986
and was licensed to practice psychology in New York State in 1989.
Dr. Falasco has been in full time clinical practice since 1991. She
has taught courses on psychology and human development at St. John
Fisher College, Nazareth College, and SUNY Geneseo.
Michael J. Kuttner, Ph.D.
has served as
an evaluator for LEPA for the past three years. Dr. Kuttner received
his doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington University in
St. Louis, Missouri in 1986 and he did a post-doctoral fellowship at
the University of Rochester Medical School in Behavioral Medicine from
1986 to 1988. He has been the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Highland
Hospital since 1988, where he specializes in the evaluation and treatment
of occupational dysfunction due to chronic pain and psychological factors.
He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) in
the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School
of Medicine and Dentistry.
Peter Como, Ph.D.
Gary Horwitz, M.D.
is our consultant on neuropsychological
issues. Dr. Como is a neuropsychologist with wide experience performing
forensic evaluations in which brain/behavior functions are called into
question. Dr. Como is an Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive
Sciences at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
He is widely published in scientific journals, has received numerous
research grants, and is frequently invited to give lectures on movement
disorders, Tourette's syndrome, and other neurological illnesses on
a national level.
is our consultant on
diagnostic issues and psychotropic medication. He is a practicing
clinical and forensic psychiatrist who is highly experienced in providing
independent forensic testimony in civil and criminal court cases. He
is frequently called upon by the Monroe County District Attorney's
Office as an expert witness. Dr. Horwitz is a faculty member in the
Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine
and Dentistry and is the Medical Director of Westfall Associates.