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

Forensic Psychiatry; Psychiatry

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


Patient Care

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Education and Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2018)
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology Psy.D., Medaille College (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:

  • 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 College (2013-present)
  • Licensed Psychologist, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2018–2019)
  • Associate Psychologist, Central New York Psychiatric Center (2017–2018)

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Contributions in Forensic Psychiatry (2021)

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.

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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:

  • "Use of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in Forensic Settings" Didactic lecture for the Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPCS) Doctoral Psychology Internship Program (2021)
  • "Psychiatric correlates of pain among incarcerated individuals with serious mental illness" Paper accepted for the 2022 American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Annual Conference (2021)
  • "The applicability of the broaden and build model of positive emotions in a jail setting" Paper accepted for the 2022 American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Annual Conference (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)

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)
  • Monthly Psychology Journal Club; Faculty Facilitator (2020–present)
  • Medaille College 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

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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