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Jessica Gurley

Assistant professor

Office

703-310-1290
jgurley@argosy.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston State University, 2008.
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston State University, 2004.

Biography

Jessica Gurley, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC (ASPP, Washington DC). Dr. Gurley graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2008 with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Superior Court of DC Child Guidance Clinic, where she conducted therapy and assessments with court-referred adolescents. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Services at Springfield Hospital Center. Dr. Gurley joined Argosy University in 2009, after completing her postdoctoral work. Currently she maintains a small private practice where she conducts psychological assessments, including forensic assessments (e.g. competency to stand trial, juvenile forensic evaluations). She has been called to testify in court as an expert witness on forensic psychology and on psychological assessment. Dr. Gurley's research interests include forensic psychology and psychological assessment. In particular, she is interested in researching how accurately assessment instruments are administered, scored, and interpreted. Currently, her research focuses on the Rorschach and its use in court. She has published articles in various journals, including Behavioral Sciences & the Law. She also has presented her research at national and international conferences.

Expertise

  • Psychological Assessment .
  • Forensic Assessment.

Selected Publications

  • Gurley, J.R., Kuehnle, K.K., & Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2008). The continuum of children's sexual behavior: Discriminative categories and the need for public policy change. In K. Kuehnle & M. Connell (Eds.). The evaluation of child sexual abuse allegations: A comprehensive guide to assessment and testimony (pp. 129-152). Hobeken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Gurley J.R., & Marcus, D.K. (2008). The effects of neuroimaging and brain injury on insanity defenses, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 26, 85-97.
  • Gurley J.R., & Marcus, D.K. (2008). The effects of neuroimaging and brain injury on insanity defenses, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 26, 85-97.
  • Marcus, D.K., Gurley, J.R., Marchi, M.M., & Bauer, C.J. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral approaches hypochondriasis: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 127-139.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2010). Behavior Assessment System for Children: Second Edition. In S. Goldstein & N. Naglieri (Eds.) The encyclopedia of child behavior and development. Salt Lake City, UT: Springer.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2010). Conners' Parent Rating Scales - Revised. In S. Goldstein & N. Naglieri (Eds.) The encyclopedia of child behavior and development. Salt Lake City, UT: Springer.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2010). Conners' Teacher Rating Scales - Revised. In S. Goldstein & N. Naglieri (Eds.) The encyclopedia of child behavior and development. Salt Lake City, UT: Springer.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2010). Conners ? Wells Adolescent Self Report Scale. In S. Goldstein & N. Naglieri (Eds.) The encyclopedia of child behavior and development. Salt Lake City, UT: Springer.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2010). Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory. In S. Goldstein & N. Naglieri (Eds.) The encyclopedia of child behavior and development. Salt Lake City, UT: Springer.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2010). Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory. In S. Goldstein & N. Naglieri (Eds.) The encyclopedia of child behavior and development. Salt Lake City, UT: Springer.
  • Gurley, J.R. (2009). A history of changes to the criminal personality in the DSM. History of Psychology, 12, 285-304.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association.
  • American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of APA).
  • Society for Personality Assessment.

Presentations

  • Christman, J.L. & Gurley, J.R. (2011, August). Identifying pseudopsychopathy: Development of a diagnostic tool for psychopathy induced by frontal lobe damage. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association, Washington, D.C.
  • D'Ambrosio, A., & Gurley, J.R. (2011, August). Substance abuse and postraumatic stress disorder in incarcerated males: The revictimization cycle and recommendations for integrated treatment. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Gurley, J.R., Hugonnet, M.H., Clemons, M., Friedman, J., MacAleney, B., & Sheehan, B. (2011, August). The Use of Rorschach in court: An examination of case law. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Heisman, S., & Gurley, J.R. (2011, August). Intelligence interviewing: Psychological influence techniques. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Pahalvan, N., & Gurley, J.R. (2011, August). Signature and victim resistance in serial rape. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Selected Lectures

  • Gurley, J.R. (October 2010). Juvenile Psychopathy. Child Guidance Clinic, Superior Court of DC; Washington, D.C. Audience: Psychologists and Pre-doctoral Interns.
  • Gurley, J.R. (May 2010). What's New with the Rorschach?. Child Guidance Clinic, Superior Court of DC; Washington, D.C. Audience: Psychologists and Pre-doctoral Interns.
  • Gurley, J.R. (February 2009). Common Errors on the WAIS, WISC, & WJ. Child Guidance Clinic, Superior Court of DC; Washington, D.C. Audience: Psychologists and Pre-doctoral Interns.
  • Gurley, J.R. (January 2009).Use of Psychological Tests to Detect Malingering. University of Maryland, Baltimore City.; Baltimore, MD. Audience: Psychiatry Residents.