Practitioner

Primarily focused upon forensic practice, Dr. Maddux is an experienced evaluator having completed over 3,000 evaluations and affidavits.

Specialized

100% focused on the assessment of harm, risk and various abilities within different forensic contexts.

Credentialed

Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the ABPP, which is a mark of proficiency in forensic psychology that is recognized by judicial decisions.

Knowledgeable

Member of national committees charged with developing various policy statements and practice guidelines used by forensic practitioners throughout the United States.

Local

Past employment includes Bronx Family Court MHS as an in-house expert, and a center in New Jersey established by legislation for child-maltreatment evaluations.

Integrity

Fully committed to honesty in and out of the office; and the transparent and impartial assessment of harm, risk and various abilities.

Jemour A. Maddux Psy.D., ABPP is an elected member of the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards. Dr. Maddux has contributed to the development of various policy statements, amicus briefs, and practice guidelines for the APA and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). He chaired the Task Force that developed APSAC’s Practice Guidelines for Forensic Mental Health Evaluations When Child Maltreatment Is at Issue. He was appointed to the 6-member work group that revised APA’s Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings. He was also appointed to the 7-member work group revising APA’s Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection Matters.

Dr. Maddux is a postdoctoral instructor in forensic psychology. He is the past president of the New York State Psychological Association’s Forensic Division and he served two terms on APSAC’s Board of Directors – leading its Commission for Racial Justice in Child Maltreatment. Dr. Maddux has consulted for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. He co-edited a text on evaluating trauma in forensic contexts and serves as an Associate Editor of an interdisciplinary book series sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41). As an advocate, his interests include raising awareness of policies that weaken disadvantaged youth and families.

Dr. Maddux is licensed in Michigan, Arizona, New York, and New Jersey, in addition to practicing under PSYPACT. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and serves on its Practice Documents Committee. He is also board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). At the time of this writing, only three psychologists with offices in New Jersey have earned this credential – the only board certification in forensic psychology recognized by APA.

Dr. Maddux has worked as a therapist within three prison facilities, and as a forensic evaluator within the Bronx County Family Court and the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House Regional Child Abuse and Diagnostic Center. He is a solo in full-time private practice at Lamb + Maddux, LLC. where Dr. Maddux and consultants provide forensic assessments of ability, risk, and psychological injury in family, civil, sentencing, and law enforcement cases. Dr. Maddux also trains psychologists evaluating minors in personal injury cases and develops resources for their practice community. Dr. Maddux is currently under contract with APA Publishing to write Psychological Evaluation of Children in Personal Injury Lawsuits – a pioneering book on this subject.

 

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