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Mark Frank, Ph.D. began practicing clinical and forensic psychology in 1978.  For forty years, he conducted forensic evaluations at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel, N.J.   He is a founding member of the New Jersey chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NJ-ATSA), and served as a member of the board of that organization for several years.  He also served on the Steering Committee of the New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NJ-ACT).

Dr. Frank is a past president and former chair of the ethics committee of the Richmond County Psychological Association in Staten Island, New York, where he practiced clinical and forensic psychology for 36 years.  He also served as an adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at Long Island University, and has been qualified as a psychologist to provide expert testimony in every county in New Jersey.  With his colleague, Dr. Philip Witt, he co-authored several articles focused on evaluating sex offenders under the New Jersey Sex Offender Act, and co-led sex offender treatment groups with Dr. Witt at Associates for Psychological Services for many years.

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EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D – Long Island University, 1978
    (Clinical Psychology – APA approved)
  • M.A. – Long Island University, 1976
    (Clinical Psychology)
  • M.A. – St. John’s University, 1974
    (Clinical Psychology)
  • B.A. – Brooklyn College, 1972
    (Psychology)

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS:

  • New Jersey Licensed Psychologist (#2595)
  • New York Licensed Psychologist (#5950)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Clinical:

  • 2005-2018 University Correctional Health Care – Rutgers Avenel, N.J.
    Forensic Mental Health Clinician
    Psychological evaluations of sex offenders for the courts conducted at The Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center (ADTC).
  • 1996-2004 Public Safety Concepts Avenel, N.J.
    Consulting Clinical Psychologist
    Psychological evaluations of sex offenders for the courts conducted at The Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center (ADTC).
  • 1978-1996 New Jersey Department of Corrections Avenel, N.J.
    Psychology Consultant / Principal Clinical Psychologist
    – Psychological evaluations of sex offenders for the courts conducted at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center (ADTC).
    – Supervisor of Outpatient Psychological Services.
    – Helped develop a major revision of the sex offender treatment program.
    – Organized a program to ensure that all ADTC psychologists received clinical supervision by senior members of the treatment staff.
  • 1982-1987 South Beach Psychiatric Center Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Associate Psychologist – Children & Youth Service – Fort Hamilton Clinic
    – Individual, group & family therapy; diagnostic testing.
    – Parent counseling.
    – Intake coordinator.
    – Supervision of students.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Life Status Member, American Psychological Association.
  • Clinical Member, The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
  • Founding Member, N.J. Chapter of the Association for Treatment of Sex Offenders (NJ-ATSA). Served on the Executive Board.
  • Past President, Richmond County Psychological Association, 1990-1991.
  • Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Richmond County Psychological Association, 1991-2010.
  • Past Member, Steering Committee, N.J. Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

PUBLICATIONS:

Witt, P. H., Hiscox, S. P. & Frank, M. (2019). A Contrarian Approach to Structured Professional Judgment Scales. Sex Offender Law Report, 20(2), pp. 17-18, 22-25.

Witt, P.H. & Frank, M. (1994). Managing Therapist Anxiety in the Outpatient Treatment of Sex Offenders. The Psychotherapy Patient, 9 (1/2), pp. 77-87.

Witt, P. H. & Frank, M. (1993). Sex Offender Evaluations: An Update National Trial Lawyer, September, pp. 45-49, 61.

Frank, M. & Allen, J. B (1992). The Psychological Evaluation and Treatment of Sex Offenders in New Jersey. The Correctional Psychologist, 24 (3), p. 7.

Witt, P.H. & Frank, M. (1988) Psychological Evaluations Under The New Jersey Sex Offender Act. New Jersey Trial Lawyer, August, pp. 37-43.

Witt, P.H. & Frank, M. (1988). Evaluation of Sex Offenders. Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Sourcebook, 7, pp. 77-87.

Frank, M. & Witt, P.H. (1987). The Psychological Assessment of Sex Offenders. New Jersey Psychologist, 37 (1), pp. 13-16, 25.