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Jul 2011Present

Psychology Associate

Lunenburg Correctional Center
— Psychology Associate I Lunenburg Correctional Center is a security level 2 reception and classification facility whose role is to intake offenders from the local jails and process them into the department. The Psychology Associate I is responsible for providing mental health services to offenders including crisis intervention, screening, individual and group therapy, and release planning. Job responsibilities included providing individual mental health therapy to offenders on the compound either through their written requests or on a crisis basis. Job duties also included conducting assessments and evaluations of jail intakes to determine their mental health needs, consulting with the psychiatrist regarding medication managment of the offenders, providing mental health services to offenders being housed in restrictive housing, writing discharge summaries for offenders being released from the DOC, providing group therapy through various mental health groups, facilitating the sex offender awareness program(SOAP) group, and providing mental health training to staff.
Aug 2010May 2011


Massachusetts Treatment Center

— Community Access Board Intern The Massachusetts Treatment Center is located within the Bridgewater Correctional Complex and is a unique facility due to having a population of civilly committed Sexually Dangerous Persons as well as state prison inmates identified as sex offenders. The Community Access Board (CAB) consists of psychologists and mental health professionals who evaluate the level of risk presented by convicted sex offenders housed at the Massachusetts Treatment Center by reviewing their files, speaking with their treatment team, and by speaking to the individual. Graduate internship responsibilities included assessments of individual sex offenders, writing reports to be used in court, diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and risk assessment.


Aug 2009May 2011

Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology

Roger Williams University

Coursework included clinical assessment, methods of psychotherapy, adult psychopathology, psychopathology of criminal behavior, quantitative methods, forensic psychology, research design, psychology and the law, diversity in psychology, ethics in professional psychology, assessment in criminal law, advanced personality psychology, and cognitive psychology. Coursework also included having an internship and writing a thesis. The masters program provided training in clinical assessment and psychological testing, the diagnosis of psychopathology, treatment planning, individual and group interventions, research design and statistical analysis and program evaluation.

Aug 2004May 2008

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Lebanon Valley College


Oct 2015Present

Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider

Virginia Board of Psychology

As a CSOTP I have training and experience in the assessment and treatment of adult male sex offenders. My experience includes facilitating the Sex Offender Awareness Program (SOAP) group, scoring the STATIC-99 and STATIC-99R, and individual therapy. I also conducted evaluations on sex offenders that were requesting to visit with their underage children, which involved writing a report to assess the appropriateness of the requested visit in order to offer an opinion to the Sex Offender Visitation Committee.

Scholarly Publications

Condie, L., DiCataldo, F., Korth, J., Nelson, R, & Zaitchik, M. (under editorial review). Empathy development in adolescence: cognitive and emotional features of treatment responsiveness.

Condie, L., DiCataldo, F., Korth, J., Nelson, R., Zaitchik, M., Dunphy, J., Maguire, J., & Pitts, A. (under editorial review). Mediators of empathy development in adolescence.


Interests include adult and adolescent mental health individual and group therapy, adult and adolescent sex offender rehabilitation, risk assessment, and psychological testing.


1. Nikki Kennedy-Amos, LPC, CSOTP

          Psychology Associate II


          Lunenburg Correctional Center

          690 Falls Road

          Victoria, VA 23974


          [email protected]

2. Maria Stransky, LPC, CSOTP

          Sex Offender Program Director -- Virginia Department of Corrections


         Virginia Department of Corrections

         6900 Atmore Drive

         Richmond, VA 23225


         [email protected]

3. Dr. Eric Braen

         Mental Health Clinical Supervisor -- Virginia Department of Corrections


         Virginia Department of Corrections

         6900 Atmore Drive, # 3124

         Richmond, VA 23225


         [email protected]