Dr. Jeffrey Singer maintains an active forensic and clinical practice. He is licensed for independent Psychology practice in New Jersey and New York. In 2014, Dr. Singer served as President of the New Jersey Psychological Association. His clinical approach is broadly informed and is most committed to finding the best outcome to each referral question. Particular interests include depression, anger management, anxiety, problematic sexual behavior, intimate partner violence, and increasing emotional regulation skills such as frustration tolerance and impulse control. Dr. Singer typically treats adults, couples, older adolescents, and occasionally families.
Dr. Singer's forensic activities include conducting various Psychological Evaluations addressing questions such as the psychological impact of malpractice, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, fitness to parent, termination of parental rights, waiver, pretrial intervention program (PTI), competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, wavier, as well as the psychological aspects of independent medical exams (IME). Dr. Singer also conducts risk assessments of violence, general criminality, and sexual violence.
Dr. Singer has extensive experience treating and evaluating sex offenders. He regularly testifies as an expert witness in sex offender related matters. These complex issues include child pornography cases, "Megan's Law" tiering, various risk assessment questions, and involuntary civil commitment proceedings under "sexually dangerous person" or "sexually violent predator" statutes in both the Federal and State courts.
Dr. Singer is also a Past President of the Essex-Union County Association of Psychology (EUCAP; 2008) and is a Fellow of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). He maintains membership in the following professional associations: American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Psychological Science (APS), Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law (ASAPIL), Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), Essex-Union County Association of Psychology (EUCAP), International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP), International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals (NEFESH), Morris County Psychological Association (MCPA), New Jersey Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NJ-ACT), New Jersey Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (NJ-ATSA), New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
Dr. Singer has taught graduate level courses in forensic psychology ethics and abnormal psychology as an adjunct instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Psychology in Teaneck, NJ. Dr. Singer is on the editorial boards of the Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology (OAJFP) and Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand: An Interdisciplinary Journal (SAANZ). He has several publications on the topic of sexual offenders as well.
Dr. Singer is available to give educational presentations and workshops on such topics as sexual offenders, forensic psychology, psychological evaluations, risk assessment, and the treatment of psychological disorders. He has addressed such groups as the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Federal Public Defender of North Carolina, the office of the public defenders in Wisconsin and New York State's Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Fairleigh Dickinson University psychology gradate students, the forensic committees of the New Jersey Psychological Association and the New York State Psychological Association as well as internationally, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to the Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (2013).
Dr. Singer received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University in 1984. In 1993, he earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and trained as an intern at Trinitas Hospital (formerly Elizabeth General Medical Center) in Elizabeth, NJ. Since 1984, Dr. Singer has worked with various populations in numerous modalities across a variety of mental health settings, including several hospital affiliations.
* Treatment and evaluation of adult and juvenile sex offenders
* Sexual reoffense risk assessment
* Psychotherapy to treat depression, anxiety, impulse control, anger and frustration tolerance
* Psychological evaluations for clinical and court related matters
* Psychotherapeutic services delivered to adults (18+), couples, families, and groups
* Workshops and Presentations
Areas of Expertise
*Evaluation and treatment of sex offenders