Patricia A. Zapf, PhD is a forensic and clinical psychologist specializing in criminal forensic psychological evaluation, consultation, and expert testimony.
Dr. Zapf was appointed as Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in 2006 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the science and profession of psychology.
Dr. Zapf has published over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, books, and manuals, including Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial, one of the books in Oxford’s Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment series, and a number of forensic assessment instruments. In addition, she is currently Editor of the American Psychology-Law Society’s (AP-LS; Division 41, APA) book series, Associate Editor of Law and Human Behavior, the official journal of the AP-LS, a Consulting Editor for Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, an APA journal, and an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health and Assessment.
Dr. Zapf has been a faculty member at both the University of Alabama and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, conducting research and training doctoral students in forensic psychological evaluation and expert testimony. In addition, Dr. Zapf is involved in the continuing professional education of psychologists and legal professionals by providing workshops and training seminars in forensic evaluation and expert testimony.
Dr. Zapf has provided forensic evaluation, consultation, or testimony in both Canada and the United States (Federal, State, and Military tribunal and Courts-martial) on issues such as: