Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.

Professor

 

Contact Information

Office Hours

 
208-200 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-3147
Email Address: tafrater@ccsu.edu
SABBATICAL FALL 2014
 

Profile

Ph.D., 1995, Hofstra University, Clinical and School Psychology
Research Interests: Anger Related Disorders, Criminal Thinking, Offender Motivation for Change

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Controlling Anger and Aggression
  • Extreme Offending
  • Supervised Field Studies in Criminal Justice

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Offender Profiles
  • Correctional Counseling
  • Supervision of Masters Theses

Selected Publications and Technical Reports

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. (in press). Conceptualization and measurement of criminal thinking: Initial validation of the Criminogenic Thinking Profile. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Rehabilitation, XX, 1-23. Preprint available online at
http://0-ijo.sagepub.com.www.consuls.org/content/early/2011/07/19/0306624X11416197.full.pdf+html

Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2011). Application of a flexible, clinically driven approach for anger reduction in the case of Mr. P. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 222-234.

DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2011). Anger regulation and expression scale (ARES). North Tonawanda, NY: Multi-Health Systems (MHS).  

Tafrate, R., & Kassinove, K. (2009). Anger management for everyone: Seven proven ways to control anger and live a happier life. Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc. 

Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2009). Anger. In D. McKay, J. Abramowitz, & S. Taylor (eds.). Cognitive-behavior therapy for refractory cases: Turning failure into success.  Washington, DC: APA.

DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2007). Understanding anger disorders. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2004). Anger disorders scale. North Tonawanda, NY: Multi-Health Systems (MHS).

DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2003). Anger treatment for adults: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 70-84.

Kassinove, H., & Tafrate, R. (2002). Anger management: The complete treatment Guidebook for practitioners. Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc.

Selected Academic Paper Presentations

Tafrate, R. C., & Mitchell, D. (June, 2012). An exploration of the relationship between criminal thinking and attrition from a day reporting center. In M. Olver (Chair), Criminal attitudes, amenability for change, and outcomes in offender programs. Symposium conducted at the 73rd annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova-Scotia, Canada.

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. C. (June, 2012). The utility of criminal thinking in predicting absconding from a halfway house. In M. Olver (Chair), Criminal attitudes, amenability for change, and outcomes in offender programs. Symposium conducted at the 73rd annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova-Scotia, Canada.

Tafrate, R. (July, 2012). The Essentials of Motivational Interviewing. Presented for CBT Australia, Sydney, Australia.

Tafrate, R. (July, 2012). Strategies to Defuse Your Angry Clients: Best Practices for Engagement, Assessment & Treatment. Presented for CBT Australia, Sydney, Australia.

Tafrate, R. & O’Kelly, M. (July, 2012). Integrating MI & CBT: Strategies to More Successfully Engage Clients and Promote Behavior Change. Presented for CBT Australia, Melbourne, Australia.

Tafrate, R. C., Mitchell, D., Zambruski, G., & Carlucci, D. (November, 2010). Criminal thinking, motivation for change, and program completion among probationers. In Z. Moore (Chair), Cognitive behavioral assessment and treatment of criminal justice populations: Implications for cross discipline dissemination and collaboration. Symposium conducted at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. (June, 2010). Emerging criminal thinking patterns from factor analytic research: How well do they fit with the traditional models of irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions? In R. Tafrate (Chair), CBT for criminal justice populations: Lessons learned from the United States and Canada. Symposium conducted at the 6th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA.