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Southern Oregon University

 

 

 

 

Adjunct Instructor

 

 

     Phone: (254) 598-2923

 

     Email: tjtiefenwerth@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

     The University of Southern Mississippi: Doctor of Philosophy, Administration of Justice
     Dissertation: Gender Criminal Sexuality and Psychopathology: Pornography as a Contributory Risk Factor
     in the Psycho-Social Development of Violent Sex Offenders
 
     The University of Texas at Tyler  M.P.S. in Public Administration, Concentration in Criminal Justice Policy

 

     John Jay College of Criminal Justice M.A. in Forensic Psychology

 

     C.W. Post Center-Long Island University M.P.S. in Criminal Justice
     Thesis Title: Child Molestation

 

 

 

     New York Institute of Technology B.S. in Criminal Justice-Police Science


 

Experience:

 

35 years of criminal justice and corrections experience, both in the military, as well as a civilian. He is originally from Long Island, New York, and began his professional career in criminal justice in the U.S. Marine Corps, after having attended Military Police and Corrections School at Ft Gordon in Georgia. He is also retired psychologist and psychotherapist from the Texas Prison System with more than 25 years of clinical-forensic mental health experience, treating a wide variety of convicted felons institutionalized with mental health and mental retardation issues, along with concurrent sex offender and addiction/substance abuse problems. In addition, Dr. Tiefenwerth holds a number of professional state and national licenses and certifications, including: as a Texas State Licensed Professional Counselor, a Texas State Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, a Nationally Certified Psychologist, a Nationally Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Specialist, a Nationally Certified Correctional Health Professional, as well as possessing several other state, national, and international certifications in the forensic mental health and addiction/substance abuse counseling fields.

 

Recent Teaching Areas:

 

     Forensic Victimology

 

     Psychology of the Criminal Mind

 

     Criminal Personality

 

     Understanding the Dynamics of Antisocial behavior

 

     The Substance Abusing Batterer

 

 

Recent Research Interests:

 

     Correctional Psychology
     Prevarication and Detection of Deception
     Interview and Interrogation
     Assessment of Forensic Populations
      (Mentally Ill/Retarded Offenders, Sex Offenders, Substance Abusers, and domestic violence abusers)
     Clinical-Forensic Mental Health Evaluations
     Risk Assessments for dangerousness and recidivism of forensic clients.

 

Professional Organizations, Affiliations, and Activities:

 

     Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

 

     Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

 

     American Association of University Professors            

 

     American Society of Criminology 

 

     American Sociological Association                 

 

     American Counseling Association

 

     American Mental Health Counselors Association                      

 

     American Association for Correctional & Forensic Psychology

 

     American Association of University Professors  

 

     APA Div.  2 Society of the Teaching of Psychology

 

     APA Div. 18 Psychologists in Public Service-Criminal Justice Section

 

     APA Div. 41 American Psychology- Law Society

 

     APA Div. 50 Addictions

 

     Community College Criminal Justice Educators of Texas

 

     International Association of Addictions and Offender Counseling

 

     International Association of Correctional Training Personnel

 

     Louisiana Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors
     Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators

 

     Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals

 

     Louisiana Mental Health Counselors Association

 

     Louisiana Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers

 

       (Former Board Member and Vice Chair of the Credentialing Committee)     

 

     National Association of Masters in Psychology

 

     Society of Police and Criminal Psychology

 

     Southern States Correctional Association

 

     Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice                                    

 

     Texas Association of Addiction Professionals

 

     Texas Association of College Teachers

 

     Texas Association of Criminal Justice Educators                     

 

     Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators    

 

     Texas Community College Teachers Association                    

 

     Texas Counseling Association

 

     Texas Mental Health Counselors Association

 

     Texas Retired Teachers Association