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Dawn M. Hughes, Ph.D. ABPP

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

New York, NY, USA


Dawn M. Hughes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of interpersonal violence and traumatic stress.  Dr. Hughes maintains an independent practice in clinical and forensic psychology in New York City and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital where she participates in the psychology faculty and conducts trainings for interns.  Dr. Hughes is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. 

Dr. Hughes has over 20 years experience within the field of traumatic stress and interpersonal violence, including intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and other non-interpersonal traumatic experiences.  Dr. Hughes has treated or evaluated hundreds of individuals who have experienced psychological trauma or victimization in their lives.  She holds distinctions and membership in numerous professional organizations, such as the Trauma Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and is the immediate past President of the NYC-based Women’s Mental Health Consortium, an interdisciplinary group focused on the treatment of women’s mental health across the lifespan.  Dr. Hughes has conducted trainings for the Courts, Judges and attorneys; has taught members of the National Guard on how to live violence-free in relationships; and has conducted trainings to mental health professionals, in both clinical and forensic settings, to work within the area of intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, and complex PTSD. 

Her forensic work comprises comprehensive psychological evaluations, attorney consultations, and expert witness testimony in the area of forensic psychology, interpersonal violence, and traumatic stress.  She has been admitted as an expert witness in the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania and in Federal Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York.  She has frequently served as an expert witness in numerous criminal cases involving battered women who have killed their abusive partners and childhood abuse survivors who have acted against their perpetrators.  She has consulted on hundreds of criminal and civil cases of involving the multiple and varied psychological and traumatic effects of intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, clergy abuse, Boy Scout abuse, sexual harassment, and other non-interpersonal traumatic experiences.

Dawn M. Hughes, Ph.D. ABPP is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Battered Women with Concurrent Open Criminal Charges and Civil Protection Cases: Considerations for Community Based Advocates and Civil Attorneys (January 2011) - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018
Sue Osthoff and Jane Sadusky, Excerpt, A Toolkit for Systems Advocacy on Behalf of Victims of Battering Charged with Crimes, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (December 2016), available at https://www.ncdbw.org/toolkit - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 09, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 09, 2018
Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant, Monday, February 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Monday, February 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant, Monday, February 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant, Monday, February 12, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2019, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2019, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2019, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, Nashville, TN
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2019, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, Columbus, OH
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