Zelechoski, A. D. (2017, April). Help me help you: Navigating the tension between law and mental health. Invited panelist at a symposium sponsored by the Journal of Law, Ethics, & Public Policy, University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN. 


*Gorman, O., Schmidt, S., Leuhrs, R., McIntyre, C., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2017, March). An exploration of the relationship between trauma exposure and juvenile recidivism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Seattle, WA.


*Will, K., Clapper, R., Zelechoski, A. D., Moran, J., & Weinstock, D. (2016, April). An empirical review of child-related factors and considerations in child custody evaluations. Paper presented at the Valparaiso University Graduate Academic Symposium, Valparaiso, IN.

Tyner Grodrian, E. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2016, April). The impact of targeted instruction in music performance anxiety reduction techniques. Paper presented at the College Music Society: Great Lakes Chapter Regional Conference, South Bend, IN.

Tyner Grodrian, E. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2016, March). The impact of targeted instruction in music performance anxiety reduction techniques. Paper presented at the National Association for Music Education: Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Tyner Grodrian, E. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2016, February). The impact of targeted instruction in music performance anxiety reduction techniques. Paper presented at the College Music Society: Mid-Atlantic Chapter Regional Conference, Rock Hill, SC.

Kurtz, C. P. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, October). Collaboration with counseling students to enhance the Hearing Voices Simulation. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 29th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.


*Will, K., Clapper, R., Zelechoski, A. D., Moran, J., & Weinstock, D. (2015, October). An empirical review of child-related factors and considerations in child custody evaluations. Paper presented at the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Evansville, IN.

*Clapper, R., Will, K., Zelechoski, A. D., Moran, J., & Weinstock, D. (2015, October). Parental attributes in child custody evaluations: A comprehensive review of the literature. Paper presented at the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Evansville, IN.

*Schmidt, S., Clapper, R., Harrison, K., Buckman, H., Hayrynen, A., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, October). Taking a closer look at trauma in parents of incarcerated youth: Results of a pilot study. Poster presented at the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Evansville, IN.

*Freedle, A., Clapper, R., Gorman, O., Katsahnias, A., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, August). When history repeats itself: Traumatic exposure among juvenile offenders and their parents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

*Cempel, L., Harrison, K., Hayrynen, A., Hostetler, E., Buckman, H., Schmidt, S., Freedle, A., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, August). The relative impact of early caregiver disruption in juvenile risk and recidivism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

*Clapper, R., Hrebic, L., Freedle, A., Schmidt, S., Garcia, J., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, August). Informant discrepancy in trauma reporting among juvenile offenders and their parents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

*Hostetler, E., Hayrynen, A., Harrison, K., Buckman, H., Severino, C., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, March). (In)Consistency between empirically-validated versus internally-created juvenile risk assessment tools. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.

Zelechoski, A.D., Riggs Romaine, C. L., & Wolbransky, M. (2015, March). The Teaching Psychology and Law Project: Overview. Paper presented as part of the AP-LS Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee sponsored symposium “Psychology and law in the classroom: Innovations in teaching and learning,” at the annual conference of the American 
Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.

Wolbransky, M., Riggs Romaine, C. L., & Zelechoski, A.D. (2015, March). The Teaching Psychology and Law Project: Results and lessons learned. Paper presented as part of the AP-LS Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee sponsored symposium “Psychology and law in the classroom: Innovations in teaching and learning,” at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.

Zelechoski, A.D. & Jeglum Bartusch, D. (2015, March). Teaching psychology and law from the inside out: Prison exchange courses. Paper presented as part of the AP-LS Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee sponsored symposium “Psychology and law in the classroom: Innovations in teaching and learning,” at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA. 


*Gorman, O., Buckman, H., Garcia, J., Hostetler, E., Hayrynen, A., Katsahnias, A., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2015, March). Learning through doing in psychology and law: The student perspective. Presented as part of the AP-LS Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee sponsored symposium “Psychology and law in the classroom: Innovations in teaching and learning,” at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Diego, CA.

Weinstock, D., Moran, J., & Zelechoski, A. D., (2014, November). Advances in the Parenting Competence-3 (PC-3): Research update and future directions. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, San Antonio, TX.

Rogers, J., Hess, D., Myers, W., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2014, October). Juvenile insanity defense – should it be more available? Panel debate presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Zelechoski, A. D. & Jeglum Bartusch, D. (2014, August). Inside-out prison exchange program: The faculty perspective. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “Teaching psychology from the inside out: An introduction to prison exchange courses,” at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2014, March). Armed violence on campus: A search for solutions. Invited panelist at a symposium sponsored by the Journal of College and University Law, University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN.

*Buckman, H., Freedle, A., Tuohy, A., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2014, March). An international comparison of law enforcement stress and professional satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.


Kemp, K., Riggs Romaine, C., Giallella, C., Goldstein, N. E. S., Serico, J., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2014, March). Psychosocial maturity and emotion regulation in adolescent girls in residential juvenile justice placement. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA

Zelechoski, A. D., Freedle, A., & MacDonnell, P. (2013, November). Beyond the best interests of the child: Assessing trauma in child custody matters. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “Trauma Assessment in Forensic Contexts: Legal Implications of Evaluating Trauma-Related Risk and Resilience,” at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Stephen, R., Buczek, K., Kelleher, E., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, November) An exploratory neurofeedback pilot study with juvenile justice youth: The impact of trauma symptoms and attention problems on treatment effectiveness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Freedle, A., Zelechoski, A. D., Ringenberg, M., Yogan, L., & Simpson, D. (2013, November) The impact of single versus multiple traumas on college students’ psychological functioning and college adjustment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Freedle, A., Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, October) Psychological evaluations in child welfare contexts: A comparison between Poland and the United States. Invited paper presented at the annual conference of the Nobody’s Children Foundation, Warsaw, Poland.

*Tuohy, A., Eyman, L., Hanks, C., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, August). Misconceptions about trauma among law enforcement and correctional officers. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “The role of trauma in law enforcement and correctional settings” at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Freedle, A., Veitas, C., Scheer, J., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, August). Police officers’ perceptions of their role in reducing trauma exposure. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “The role of trauma in law enforcement and correctional settings” at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Hanks, C., Scheer, J., Tuohy, A., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, August). Law enforcement and correctional officers’ competence in responding to traumatic situations. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “The role of trauma in law enforcement and correctional settings” at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Veitas, C., Freedle, A., Eyman, L., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, August). The impact of personal trauma exposure on law enforcement and correctional officers. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “The role of trauma in law enforcement and correctional settings” at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*Freedle, A. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, March). Evaluations of parenting capacity in child protection cases: A comparison between the U.S. and Poland. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

*Tuohy, A. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, March). The differential effectiveness of presenting trauma history evidence in criminal responsibility versus capital sentencing hearings. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

*Eyman, L. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, March). Criminal responsibility and dissociation: Clarity by continuum? Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

*Peterson, L., Goldstein, N. E. S., Serico, J., Zelechoski, A. D., Kalbeitzer, R., Romaine, C. R., Kemp, K., & Giallella, C. L. (2013, March). Development, theoretical basis, and overview of JJAM. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

*Freedle, A. & Zelechoski, A. D. (2012, April). Childhood trauma: Diagnostic reformulation. Poster presented at the annual Valparaiso University Psychology Conference, Valparaiso, IN.

Zelechoski, A. D., Lander, T. D., Heilbrun, K., Goldstein, N. E. S., & DeMatteo, D. (2012, March). Adherence to Forensic Mental Health Assessment Principles: A Comparison between Criminal and Civil Evaluation Reports. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

*Petrongolo, M., Zelechoski, A. D., Lane, C., Feehan, J. A., & Goldstein, N. E. S. (2012, March). Child preference and forensic evaluators’ presentation of ultimate issue testimony. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

*Prelic, A., Zelechoski, A. D., Lane, C., & Goldstein, N. E. S. (2012, March). Does intelligence predict school bonding among delinquent youth? Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2017, February). Understanding trauma (and talking about it). Invited workshop sponsored by the National Immigrant Justice Center, Chicago, IL.

Harris, E., Scroppo, J., Taube, D., & Zelechoski, A. D. (2016, August). Legal and ethical risks and risk management in professional psychological practice – Sequence VII: Working with couples and families, risk management with the suicidal patient, and legal and ethical issues presented by retirement. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado.


Zelechoski, A. D., Cox, A., Harper, M., Clapper, R., Harrison, K., Buckman, H., & Hayrynen, A. (2015, September). If you want to know the end, look at the beginning: Trauma and risk assessment in juvenile detention. Workshop presented at the National Symposium on Juvenile Services, Pittsburgh, PA.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2014, October). Cultural considerations in family law matters. Invited workshop sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Indianapolis, IN.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2014, September). Child Trauma 101. Invited workshop sponsored by Family Compass Foster Care Agency, St. John, IN.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, November). Keeping children safe when their parents are arrested. Training workshop presented for Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services, Philadelphia, PA.     Media Coverage     Feature Article

Zelechoski, A. D. (2013, October, November). Understanding Trauma. Training workshops presented for Valparaiso Police Department, Valparaiso, IN. 


Zelechoski, A. D. (2012, August). Recognizing and Responding to Crisis. Workshop presented for Valparaiso University Peer Ministry Program, Valparaiso University and St. Teresa of Avila, Valparaiso, IN.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2012, April). Working with traumatized clients. Workshop presented for Valparaiso University Counseling Center’s staff in-service, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

Zelechoski, A. D., Hirshberg, L., Spinazzola, J., & van der Kolk, B. (2011, November). Innovative approaches to the treatment of developmental trauma disorder: Utilizing EEG neurofeedback to reduce hyperarousal in a traumatized adolescent. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Zelechoski, A. D. (2011, October). Recognizing and understanding trauma. Workshop presented for Valparaiso University Counseling Center’s staff in-service, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

Conference Presentations
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"And, not Or" - presented by Dr. Zelechoski at Valparaiso TEDx 2016

Psychology, Law, & Trauma Lab

Presentations by Lab Members

Training Workshops