Cheryl Paradis earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. She teaches a range of courses at Marymount Manhattan College that include General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Advanced Forensic Psychology. She teaches several interdisciplinary courses for the shared curriculum including Great Trials of the Century, The Criminal Mind, and Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide.
Dr. Paradis has approximately twenty years’ experience evaluating and treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses in inpatient hospital settings. She is trained in cognitive behavioral treatment and has worked with individuals with anxiety disorders in outpatient settings. She is also trained in psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological testing. She has evaluated individuals with brain damage and dysfunction in psychiatric, medical, and forensic settings.
Dr. Paradis has conducted research in the areas of forensic psychology, neuropsychology, and cross-cultural issues. She has published in journals such as Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. She has also co-authored chapters on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. In 2010 she published a forensic casebook entitled The Measure of Madness: Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Criminal Mind.
B.A., Marymount Manhattan College
M.A.. Yeshiva University
Psy.D., Yeshiva University
Recent Selected Publications:
-Paradis, C., Owen, E. & McCullough, G. (2018) Evaluations of Competency to Stand Trial of Sovereign Citizens in an Urban Setting. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 46 (2), 158-166.
-Paradis, C. (2017) Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence and the Battered Woman Syndrome. Psychiatric Annals, 47 (12), 593-597.
-Friedman, S., Paradis, C., Cukor, D. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Orthodox Jews (in press) Culturally Responsive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Assessment, Practice, and Supervision (Second Edition). American Psychological Association.
-Paradis, C., Owen, E., Solomon, L.Z., Lane, B., Gulrajani,C., Fullar, M., Perry, A., Rai, S., Lavy, T. & McCullough, G. (2016) Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations in a Multicultural Population: Associations between Psychiatric, Demographic, and Legal Factors. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
-Paradis, C., Owen, E., Solomon, L.Z. & Brooker, M. (2013) Detection of Cognitive Malingering or Suboptimal Effort in Defendants Undergoing Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations. The Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 13, 245- 265.
-Paradis,C., Siegel, L. & Kleinman, S. B. (2012) Two cases of Zolpidem-associated homicide. The Primary Care Companion for CNS (Central Nervous system) Disorders, August, 2012. http://www.psychiatrist.com/elerts/PCC082912/
-Friedman, S.; Hinton, DE; McNally, RJ; Solomon, LZ; Lyons, K. The Cross-Cultural Assessment of the Phenomenology of Sleep Paralysis: The Sleep Paralysis Questionnaire (SPQ). CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, 15 (3). 2010: 220-226.
Recent Faculty-Student Collaborations (Marymount students’ names in bold)
-Connolly, S., Paradis, C., Bowen, M., & Owen, E. (2017) Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations of Female Defendants Charged with Felony Offenses. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Ferris, A., Rivers, G. and Paradis (2016) College Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs about the Ferguson Shooting. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Lane, B. and Paradis, C. (2013) Attitudes toward substance abuse and acquaintance rape. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Campbell, H. and Paradis, C. (2013) Internet predator panic: adolescent perception of Safety online. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Bannon, S. and Paradis, C. (2012) Implications of mental Illness and brain defects on violent crimes. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Campbell, H. and Paradis, C. (2012) Internet predator panic: adolescent perception of safety online. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Bujalski, A.S., Gruenthal, N. and Paradis, C. (2012) Attitudes towards S & M and portrayal in pornography. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Ball, F. and Paradis, C. (2012) Attitudes towards male and female rape victims. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Bowen, M., Nusair, F., Paradis, C., Owen, E., & Wyka, K. (2017) Retrospective review of forensic cases involving family violence: Psychiatric and demographic factors in family violence-related homicides among Asian residents in three NYC counties. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Paradis, C., Shao, L., Perry, A., Egan, J., & Nobrega, L. (2016) Conducting competency to stand trial evaluations: Strategies for working effectively with attorneys, interpreters and trainees. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
-Paradis, C., Owen, E. Radcliffe, F. & Francois, P. (2016) Conducting Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations with Challenging Populations: Sovereign Citizens, “Frequent Flyers,” and High Risk Offenders. Workshop at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
-Paradis, C., Siegel, L., Kleinman, S (2014) Homicide and Zolpidem: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Association Conference.
-Paradis, C., Owen, E., Solomon, L.Z., Lane, B., Gulrajani, C., Fullar, M., Perry, A., Rai, S., Lavy, T. (2014) Psychiatric, Demographic and Legal Predictor Variables in Competency to Stand Trial Determinations. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association Conference.
-Kelly, D., Anderson, M.B., Paradis, C., Neville, M. and Lee, L. (2014) Statutory Mechanisms in a Criminal Justice Setting: Understanding Issues Pertaining to Fitness to Proceed (CPL 730), Presentence Reports (CPL 390), and Emergency Admissions (Mental Hygiene Law 9.43): A primer for defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges. Panel Presentation, Center for Urban Community Services Institute.
-Kelly, D., Anderson, M.B. and Paradis, C. (2013) Statutory Mechanisms in a Criminal Justice Setting: Understanding Issues Pertaining to CPLs 730 & 390 and MHL 9.43. Panel Presentation, The Academy for Justice-Informed Practice.
-Paradis, C. (2013) Miranda Waiver Evaluations. Psychologists on the Stand: Evaluations of Various Competencies. NSPA (New York State Psychological Association) and St. John’s University.
-Paradis, C. (2013) Chair of a Panel Presentation: Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the Legal System. Co presenters included Chimnoy Gulrajani, Alan Perry & Alexander Westphal. Eastern Psychological Association.
-Paradis, C. (2012) Malingering Memory Impairment: Assessment and Court Testimony. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association.
-Paradis, C. (2011) Crime and Punishment: A Forensic Psychologist’s Perspectives on Substance Dependence. St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, New York, NY.