About the Author

David Shapiro, Ph.D.

David Shapiro, Ph.D. is one of the first psychologists to apply psychological assessment tools in the forensic realm and currently maintains a private practice of forensic psychology in Broward County Florida. He is a Professor of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, teaching courses in the forensic concentration including forensic assessment, professional ethics, and criminal law. Dr. Shapiro has been extensively involved in the development of standards for psychological practice. He chaired the APA Independent Practice Division 42’s involvement in the 2002 revision of the APA Ethics Code. Dr. Shapiro’s written contributions to the field of forensic psychology include 4 books and many book chapters and journal articles. He is a frequent consultant and expert witness on regulatory, ethical, and civil cases involving questions of malpractice and standards of care in psychology, and has taught courses on professional risk management and liability for psychologists and other mental health professionals.