Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D.
License:   7394MA   

Forensic Psychology, specializing in sexual offender evaluations

Forensic Psychology in Boston, Massachusetts and Environs

Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D.
166 Boston Street
Unit 3
Boston, MA 02125-1142

(617) 620-5218

Fax: (617) 830-0830

I am a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York, whose graduate training was primarily focused on behavioral assessment and treatment with sexual offenders. I received my B.A. in psychology in 1987 from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with High Honors in Psychology. I enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Maine, in Orono, Maine, where I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1993, after completing my clinical internship at the University of Mississippi and Jackson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Jackson, Mississippi. I joined the clinical psychology faculty as an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota, and served as Director of Research for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. For the past thirty years I have actively worked in sexual offender evaluations, particularly in relationship to civil commitment during the past 20 years.

Forensic evaluations of sexual offenders in civil and criminal contexts, and related court testimony.

Areas of Expertise
Adolescent and adult sexual offenders

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Please refer to my website at for details of my practice, including a copy of my Curriculum Vitae.