Dr. Jill D. Stinson is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University. She received her dual doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Psychology, Policy, and Law from the University of Arizona prior to serving as the Sex Offender Treatment Coordinator at Fulton State Hospital with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Her research focuses on serious mental illness, personality disorders, self-regulatory problems, and histories of early childhood maltreatment in persons who have committed violent and sexual offenses, as well as issues related to community re-entry, stigma, and suicidality in justice-involved populations. Dr. Stinson has authored three books related to etiology and treatment of sexual offending and motivation to engage in therapy. She serves as an Associate Editor for Sexual Abuse and is the Secretary of the Board of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology.
Rachel Carpenter, MS is a PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at East Tennessee State University studying under Dr. Jill D. Stinson. Her dissertation used hierarchical linear modeling to explore the larger community-level factors associated with intimate partner violence. Prior to completing her doctoral requirements, she obtained her Master’s degree in Psychological Science at the University of North Florida with a focus on mental health, working memory, augmented reality, and neuropsychology to better understand mental health. Previously published works have examined suicide and adverse child experiences in forensic populations, working memory and testing modalities, augmented reality and mood, and cognitive considerations within child development. Rachel is preparing to attend the University of Mississippi Medical Center Doctoral Psychology Internship Program, and once completed, hopes to focus jointly on research dissemination and clinical activity.