img_2009Dr. Michele Galietta is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York where she served as Director of the  Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the application, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments. Her areas of clinical expertise include the assessment and treatment of violence, self-harm, and suicide across the lifespan. Or the last decade she has been studying the assessment and treatment of stalking and interpersonal violence. For the last 15 years, she has developed specialized behavioral treatment programs in a variety of settings. She has created specialized units and/or consulted to numerous civil, forensic and correctional setting, as well as trained and consulted internationally on the adaptation and application of dialectical behavior therapy, risk assessment, and risk management. She has conducted training for New York City Police Officers on communicating with mentally ill individuals, as well as hostage negotiations. Dr. Galietta has appeared on CNN and Court TV, and has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other media outlets.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Forensic Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)