Stephanie M. Ficarro PsyD

Stephanie Ficarro

Stephanie M. Ficarro
PsyD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychiatry; Psychiatry; Psychology

Contact Information
Erie County Forensic Mental Health Services
120 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 858-6026
Fax: (716) 858-6666
smficarr@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2018)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology Psy.D., Medaille University (2017)
  • Doctoral Internship, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2017)
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2009)
  • B.A. Psychology/Legal Studies, State University of New York at Fredonia (2007)

Employment:

  • Consulting Psychologist, Erie County Bar Association's Assigned Counsel Program (2022-present)
  • Coordinator of Continuing Education for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2021-present)
  • Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Erie County Forensic Mental Health Service (2019-present)
  • Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Erie County Secure Youth Detention Center (2019-present)
  • Consulting Psychologist, Community Services for Everyone (2019-present)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Counseling & Clinical Psychology, Medaille University (2013-present)
  • Licensed Psychologist, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2018–2019)
  • Associate Psychologist, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2017–2018)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2021 Outstanding Contributions in Forensic Psychiatry

Research Expertise:

  • Dissertation: Use of the Reactive and Instrumental Aggression Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) scales to predict the psychological health and well-being of inmates on a residential treatment unit within a jail setting
  • Research interests: Violence and aggressive behavior, personality assessment, adjudicative competence, substance use and addictions

Journal Articles:

  • Antonius, D., Leo, R. J., Drake, A. S., Ficarro, S. M., Schoelerman, R., & Leidenfrost, C. M. (2022) Psychiatric correlates of pain intensity, pain interference, and pain catastrophizing among incarcerated individuals with serious mental illness. In progress. (Oct)
  • Antonius, D., Drake, A. S., Leo, R. J., Ficarro, S. M., Schoelerman, R. M. & Leidenfrost, C. M. (2022) Subjective well-being and the impact of clinical pain among incarcerated individuals with serious mental illness. In progress. (Oct)
  • Roy S, Ficarro S, Duberstein P, Chapman BP, Dubovsky S, Paroski M, Szigeti K, Benedict RHB, Ficarro SM. (2016) Executive Function and Personality Predict Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Alzheimer Disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (Nov), 24(11): 1074-1083.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychology-Law Society (2018–present)
  • Psychological Association of Western New York (2013–present)
  • American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (2012–2017)
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society (2005–present)
  • American Psychological Association (2004–present)

Presentations:

  • "The applicability of the broaden and build model of positive emotions in a jail setting" Poster presented at the University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry 17th Annual Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry Conference (2022)
  • "Incarceration and trauma: The impact on youthful offenders" Poster accepted for presentation at the 2022 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) Annual Meeting (2022)
  • "Multicultural competence and social justice in psychology" Didactic lecture for the University at Buffalo Doctoral Psychology Internship Program, Erie County Medical Center (2022)
  • "Psychology professional development panel" Didactic panel for the Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC) Doctoral Psychology Internship (2022)
  • "Psychiatric correlates of pain among incarcerated individuals with serious mental illness" Paper presented at the 2022 American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Annual Conference (2022)
  • "The applicability of the broaden and build model of positive emotions in a jail setting" Paper presented at the 2022 American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Annual Conference (2022)
  • "Use of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in forensic settings" Didactic lecture for the Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC) Doctoral Psychology Internship Program (2021)
  • "The role of substance use and psychopathology in recidivism among seriously mentally ill jail inmates" Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Annual Conference (2020)
  • "Use of the reactive and instrumental aggression Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) scales to predict the psychological health and well-being of seriously mentally-ill offenders on a treatment unit within a jail setting" Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Annual Conference (2020)
  • "Community reintegration: Providing supervision and treatment for developmentally disabled offenders in community-based residences" Workshop presented at the NYS Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NYSATSA) 19th Annual Conference (2014)
  • "Language specificity in the production of derivations and compounds in Polish and American English-speaking preschool children" Poster presented at the XII International Congress for the Study of Child Language (2011)
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Service Activities:

  • Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of APA (AP-LS); Submission Reviewer (2021–present)
  • University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry Continuing Education for Psychology Program; Coordinator of Continuing Education for Psychology (2021–present)
  • University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry Monthly Psychology Journal Club; Faculty Facilitator (2020–present)
  • Medaille University PsyD Program Advisory Board; Board Member (2020–present)
  • University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry Psychology Internship Training Committee; Committee Member (2019–present)
  • Erie County Forensic Mental Health Services; Consulting Psychologist (2019–present)
  • Erie County Youth Services Center; Consulting Psychologist (2019–present)
  • Erie County Sheriff's Office, Erie County Department of Probation; Fitness for Duty Evaluator (2019–present)

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Contact Information

Erie County Forensic Mental Health Services
120 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 858-6026
Fax: (716) 858-6666
smficarr@buffalo.edu

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