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Lisa Piechowski

Associate professor

Office

703-526-5887
l.piechowski@argosy.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 1993
  • B.A. Special Education, Providence College, 1978

Biography

Dr. Piechowski is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is actively involved on a national level with the American Psychological Association where she served as chair of the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards and as a member of the Committee on Legal Issues. She participated in the development of professional practice guidelines in a number of areas including the Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings (2010); the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (2011); and the Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection Matters (2010).She serves on the board of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and is a co-chair of Continuing Education for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Piechowski has a number of publications related to civil forensic psychology and has presented on topics related to psychology and employment law in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. She is on the editorial board of the journal Psychological Injury and Law. Prior to joining the Argosy faculty in 2011, Dr. Piechowski had a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology in Connecticut where she specialized in civil forensic psychology, particularly in issues related to employment law.

Expertise

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment

Selected Publications

  • Piechowski, L.D. (in press) Forensic evaluation of disability and worker's compensation. In I. B. Weiner (Series Ed.) & R. Otto (Vol. Ed.), Handbook of Psychology: Vol. 11. Forensic Psychology?Second Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  • Piechowski, L.D. & Drukteinis, A.M. (2011). Fitness for duty evaluations. In E.Y. Drogin & T. Gutheil (Ed.) Handbook of Forensic Assessment. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  • Piechowski, L.D. & Rehman, U. (2011). Evaluations in Americans with Disabilities Act cases. In E.Y. Drogin & T. Gutheil (Ed.) Handbook of Forensic Assessment. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (in press). The evaluation of workplace disability. In R. Roesch & P. Zapf (Ed.) Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2011). Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation of Workplace Disability. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (2009). Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings, American Psychological Association.
  • Piechowski, L. D. (2008). Disability and workers' compensation claims, Assessment of. In B. L. Cutler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law (Vol 1, pp. 222-224). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2006). Forensic consultation in disability insurance matters. Journal of Psychiatry & Law. 34 (2), 151-167.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2005). [Review of the book Evaluating Sexual Harassment]. Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 33, 527-529.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (1992). Mental health and women's multiple roles: The relationship of role demands and control. Families in Society, 73, 131-9.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Forensic Psychology
  • American Psychology-Law Society
  • National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology

Presentations

  • Piechowski, L.D. (2011, October). Forensic evaluation in employment matters. Workshop for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2011, August). Psychology in the courtroom: Hot topics for the tort and insurance law practitioner: Assessment of malingering in personal injury evaluations. Continuing Legal Education workshop for the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2011, May). Psychological independent medical evaluations (IME's) in disability matters: Clinical and legal Issues. Workshop presented for Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2011, May). Police cautions and vulnerable detainees: Identification and documentation of legally relevant disability. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Piechowski, L.D. (2011, May). Psychological services for persons facing legal issues: The role of addiction as disability. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.