​​CURRENT & RECENT POSITIONS 


  • Faculty & Clinical Associate, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pennsylvania, Perleman School of Medicine (2009 to present)


  • Board Member, Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, Pennsylvania (2000 to present)


  • Member, Medical/Legal Advisory Board, Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General (2006 to present) 


  • Director of Forensic Program, Joseph J. Peters Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2002-2016)

                      Barry Zakireh PhD

           Forensic and Clinical Psychologist

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​​​​OVERVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


  • Provide specialized and comprehensive psychological, forensic, psychosexual, and cognitive, and neuropsychological assessments.


  • I work closely with defense attorneys or prosecutors in assisting the determination of suitable dispositions for individuals at various stages of legal proceedings related to sexual crimes.  I also work closely with social service as well as private sources related to allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior in the context of custody and family risk assessment.


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & AFFILIATIONS


  • Licensed Psychologist, Pennsylvania
  • Certified School Psychologist, Pennsylvania
  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Clinical and Research Member, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
  • Member, The Psychology-Law Society (APA-Psy-L)
  • Member, American College of Forensic Psychology
  •  Credentialed Registrant, National Register of Health Service Psychologists


SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL & RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • Expert witness testimony in courts 
  • Peer-reviewed research 
  • Assessment of sexual aggression
  • Risk assessment procedures 
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Child pornography and online sexual offenses
  • Counseling and psychotherapy services for emotional and behavioral disorders or issues