Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.

Professor

  208-200 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-3147
Email Address: tafrater@ccsu.edu
Monday 3:00-5:00pm
Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm

 

Profile

Ph.D., 1995, Hofstra University, Clinical and School Psychology
Research Interests: Anger Related Disorders, Criminal Thinking, Forensic CBT

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
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Supervision of Masters Theses

Selected Publications and Technical Reports

Mitchell, D., Tafrate, R., & Freeman, A.  (2015). Antisocial personality disorder.  In A. Beck, D. Davis, & A. Freeman (Eds.), Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders 3rd edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Tafrate, R., & Mitchell, D.  (Eds.).  (2014).  Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley.   

Tafrate, R. C., & Luther, J. D. (2014). Integrating motivational interviewing with forensic CBT: Promoting treatment engagement and behavior change with justice-involved clients.  In R. Tafrate and D. Mitchell (Eds.), Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley.

Mitchell, D., Simourd, D., & Tafrate, R. (2014).  Introduction: Critical issues and challenges facing forensic CBT practitioners. In R. Tafrate and D. Mitchell (Eds.), Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley.

Tafrate, R., Mitchell, D., and Novaco, R. (2014).  Forensic CBT: Five recommendations for clinical practice and five topics in need of more attention.  In R. Tafrate and D. Mitchell (Eds.), Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley.

Kassinove, H., & Tafrate, R. (2014). Anger Management in Counseling and Psychotherapy – DVD. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.

Mitchell, D., Tafrate, R. C., Hogan, T., & Olver, M. E. (2013). An exploration of the association between criminal thinking and community program attrition. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41, 81-89.

 Mitchell, D., & Tafrate, R. (2012).  Conceptualization and measurement of criminal thinking: Initial validation of the Criminogenic Thinking Profile. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Rehabilitation, 56, 1080-1102.

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.

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).


Selected Academic Paper Presentations

Tafrate, R. (2014, November).  Panel Discussant. In B. White (Chair), Anger Rumination and Self-Perceptions in Externalizing Behaviors. Symposium conducted at the 48th annual meeting of the  Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 

Tafrate, R. (2014, November).  Panel Discussant. In K. Witkiewitz (Chair), Stress and Coping on Both Sides of the Law: Mindfulness-Based Interventions With Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Populations. Symposium conducted at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 

Tafrate, R. (2014, September).  Forensic CBT: An Innovative Training Program for Community Corrections Practitioners. Keynote address conducted at the 50th annual meeting of the International Community Corrections Association, Cleveland, OH.

Mitchell, D., Olver, M., Sheppard, M., & Tafrate, R.,  (2014, June).  Forensic CBT: Three clinical perspectives on a videotaped interview with a justice-involved client.  Conversation session conducted at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, Canada.  

Tafrate, R. (2013, November).  Treatment recommendations from a Motivational Interviewing perspective.  In D. Mitchell (Chair), Forensic CBT: Diverse treatment perspectives on a videotaped interview with a justice-involved client.  Clinical round table conducted at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. 

Tafrate, R. (2013, November).  Training probation officers to use CBT interventions with their clients.  In D. Mitchell (Chair), Best practices in forensic CBT across treatment environments. Panel discussion conducted at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. 

Mitchell, D., & Tafrate. R.C. (2013, November).  The Relationship Between Criminal Thinking and Recidivism in a Community Corrections Sample. In C. Tafrate (Chair), The role of criminal thinking in offender responsiveness to treatment and risk for recidivism.  Symposium conducted at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. 

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

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

Tafrate, R. C., & Mitchell, D. (2012, June).  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.