Catherine Mortiere, PhD, is a forensic and clinical psychologist who works as an expert for New York State in the areas of dangerousness and risk analysis in forensic populations, as well as the treatment and evaluation of sexually violent predators. Forensics is second nature to Dr. Mortiere, having been a police officer and sergeant for the Detroit Police Department for 11 years. Her experience with psychiatric patients has covered a broad spectrum, including individual, group and team-based treatment for borderline and anti-social personality, psychopathy, trauma/disaster, dual diagnosis and substance/chemical abuse.
Dr. Mortiere works in a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane, where the majority of her patients have been adjudicated as not guilty by reason of insanity. In addition, she has a successful clinical private practice in which she treats a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, and specializes in treatment of sexual abuse, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered patients.
Additionally, Dr. Mortiere is a clinical supervisor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry of New York University. She recently published a textbook called Violence Against Women, which is the leading authority in the field of intimate partner violence. Dr. Mortiere also provides volunteer psychiatric services in her private practice, as well as previously to victims and volunteers of the Haitian earthquake disaster and Ground Zero.