QUALIFICATIONS

CURRICULUM VITA


Private Practice Psychologist

Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D., C. Psych.

DEGREES


Ph.D. - 1987 - York University, Toronto, Ontario

M.A. - 1983 - York University, Toronto, Ontario   

B.A. - 1981 - University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

1988 - present Registered Psychologist, Ontario College of Psychologists

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


1996 - present - Psychologist in Private Practice, Individual and group psychotherapy of  adult and adolescent client populations.

1987 - present - Staff Psychologist, Millbrook Correctional Centre.

1985 - 1987 - Teaching Assistant, Social Psychology Course Wiesenthal  Department of Psychology, York University

1985 - Research Assistant,  Department of Psychology, York University.

1984 - 1985 - Teaching Assistant, Advanced Research in Psychology, Course. Department of Psychology, York University.

1984 - Teaching Assistant, Introductory Psychology, Course Atkinson College, York University.  

1982 - 1984 - Research Assistant for Dr. N.S. Endler,  Department of Psychology, York University.

1981 - 1982 - Bail worker, Reaching Out Program, St. Leonard's Society, Windsor, Ontario.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Individual and group psychotherapy dealing with a Axis I and Axis II disorders; sex offender assessment and treatment including experience in dealing with a wide range of paraphilias, crisis intervention; posttraumatic stress, suicide issues; substance abuse; relaxation and stress management training; psychological and neuropsychological assessment; program evaluation; test construction, administration and validation;  multivariate data analysis;  online information systems.


EDITORIAL POSITIONS


1986 - 1987 - Reviewer, Representative Research in Social  Psychology  

2000-present - Reviewer,  Mental Measurements Yearbook


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Member, Canadian Psychological Association  

Member, American Psychological Association  

Member, American Psychology-Law Society  

Member, Canadian Criminal Justice Association


CLINICAL PRACTICUM

Clinical Neuropsychology Training Worker's Compensation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.   Supervisor: Dr. J. M. Celinski.  Training received in the administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of neuropsychological test instruments;  neuropsychological diagnosis and treatment planning.


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Forensic psychology

Medication/psychotherapy interactions

Community health programs


ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

    Vitelli, R. (1998).  Childhood disruptive behavior disorders and adult psychopathy. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 16(4),  29-37.

    Vitelli, R. (1997).  Comparison of early and late start models of delinquency in adult offenders.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 41(4), 351-357.

    Vitelli, R. (1996). Prevalence of childhood conduct and  attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adult maximum-security inmates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 40(4), 263-271.  

    Ford, B.D., Vitelli, R., & Stuckless, N. (1996). The effects of computer vs. paper and pencil administration on measures of anger and revenge with an inmate population. Computers in Human Behavior, 12(1), 159-166.  

    Stuckless, N., Ford, B.D., & Vitelli, R. (1995).  Vengeance, anger and irrational beliefs in inmates: a caveat regarding  social desirability.  Personality and Individual Differences,  18, 1-6.

    Vitelli, R. (1993).  The homeless inmate in a maximum-security prison setting. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 35(3), 323-331.  

    Vitelli, R. & Endler, N.S. (1993).  Psychological determinants of  fear of crime: a comparison of general and situational prediction models. Personality and Individual Differences, 14(1), 77-85.  

    Ford, B.D. & Vitelli, R. (1992). Inmate attitudes towards computerized clinical interventions. Computers and Human Behavior, 8, 223-230.  

    Endler, N.S., Edwards, J., & Vitelli, R. (1991).  Test Manual for the Endler Multidimensional Anxiety Scales (EMAS).  Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.

    Endler, N.S., Edwards, J.M., Vitelli, R., & Parker, J.D. (1989). Assessment of state and trait anxiety: Endler Multidimensional Anxiety Scales. Anxiety Research, 2(1), 1-14.  

    Vitelli, R. (1988). The crisis issue assessed: an empirical analysis.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 9(4), 301-309.
 
    Guerriero, M., Trowhill, A., Vitelli, R., & Winthrope, S. (1987). COSTI-IIAS Rehabilitation Centre Evaluation.  Toronto, Ontario: York University, Department of  Psychology.  

    Endler, N., Edwards, J., & Vitelli, R. (1987).  Situation-Response General Trait Anxiousness Inventory (S-R GTA) and Present Affect Reactions Questionnaire (PARQ IV): a manual for state and trait anxiety measures.  Department of Psychology Reports,  York University,Toronto, Ontario, No. 152.  

    Vitelli, R., & Frisch, G.R. (1984).  The relationship between trait anxiety and leisure: a comparison of  the  unidimensional and multidimensional  models of anxiety. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 54, 371-376.


PRESENTATIONS

    Clinical and social characteristics of suicidal behavior in an incarcerated population. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, 1998.

    Patterns of criminality, mental illness, and treatment needs of homeless offenders.  Presented at the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology, San Francisco, California, 1998

    Child conduct disorder symptomatology and adult antisocial behavior. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1997.

    Validation of the LSI-OR in a prison setting. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, 1997.

    The relationship between adult psychopathy and childhood disruptive behavior disorders.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, 1996.  

    Comparison of early and late start models of delinquency in adult offenders.  Presented at the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, 1996  

    Prevalence of childhood conduct and attention‑deficit hyperactivity disorder in adult maximum-security inmates. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, 1995.

    Treatment and outcome characteristics of mentally ill maximum  security offenders.  Presented at the International Conference on Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice, Vancouver, 1995.
 
    Psychiatric and neuropsychological symptoms in a maximum security population.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, 1995.
 
    Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in a maximum security correctional setting.  Presented at the annual meeting of  the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec, 1993. Abstract in Canadian Psychology, 34(2a), 1993.
 
    (with B.D. Ford & Stuckless, N.) The effects of computer versus paper‑and‑pencil administration on measures of anger, revenge and irrational beliefs in inmates. Presented at the Lamarsh Graduate Symposium, York  University, Downsview, Ontario, 1993.
 
    (with B.D. Ford & Stuckless, N.) Examination of vengeful attitudes in a prison population. Presented at the Lamarsh Graduate Symposium, York University, Downsview, Ontario, 1993.
 
    The homeless inmate in a maximum security prison setting.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, Quebec, 1992.  Abstract in Canadian Psychology, 33(2a), 1992.
 
    (with B.D. Ford) Computer-assisted therapy in violent inmates: a preliminary study.  Presented at the Lamarsh Conference on Violence, York University, Downsview,  Ontario, 1992.
 
    The Millbrook Treatment Wing Programme: a preliminary evaluation. Presented at the Eastern Regional Conference,  Chaffey's Locks, Ontario, 1988.

    Psychological Determinants of Fear of Victimization.  Colloquium, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, 1987.
 
    The Crisis Issue assessed: an empirical analysis. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian  Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1986.  Abstract in Canadian Psychology, 27(2a), 1986.
 
    The Crisis in Social Psychology: current perspectives. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian  Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1985.  Abstract in Canadian Psychology, 26(2a), 1985.  


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