Dr. Skeem is a clinical psychologist and professor in the School of Social Welfare and Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her specializations include mental health, criminal behavior and intervention/policy. She was also a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community treatment. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Skeem's research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with mental disorder. Specific topics include understanding psychopathic personality disorder, assessing and treating violence risk, and identifying factors that influence the outcomes of offenders who are required to accept psychiatric treatment. She has authored and coauthored over 70 articles, chapters, and books, and has received several scholarly awards. She works closely with both local and national agencies to help research inform policy and practice.
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