Dr. Michelle Peacock
Forensic & Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Peacock completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University in 2005. In 2004 during her clinical internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, she worked with inpatients across the lifespan and received intensive training in severe mental illness including bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and personality disorders. In 2016 and 2017 Dr. Peacock completed a forensic residency with Harvard trained forensic psychologist Dr. David Bernstein with whom she received specialized training in forensic evaluations, threat assessment, bullying, and high-conflict divorce cases.
In 2009 as an adjunct faculty member, Dr. Peacock taught for Drexel University’s Masters Program in Psychology. She has published scholarly journal articles in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Sexual Aggression, and Psychology, Crime & Law. She is coauthor of the chapter Case Formulation in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy in the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment and coauthor of the chapter Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Adults with Mental Retardation in the Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has presented her research at scholarly conferences including the American Psychology Law Society, World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, and the European Association of Psychology and Law at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
For three years during her graduate school experience, Dr. Peacock served as clinical coordinator of the Mentally Retarded Sex Offenders Project at
MCP Hahnemann University, was actively involved in research regarding cognitive-behavioral treatment for sex offenders, and is certified in plethysmography. She has conducted research in the areas of repressed and false memories, juror decision-making, physician-assisted suicide, and aggressive behaviors. Dr. Peacock was recipient of a grant award from the American Psychology-Law Society for empirical graduate research that addressed psycho-legal issues of competency to stand trial. She has also served as assistant to the chair of the Fellows Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division 33: Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities.
While taking time to raise her children, Dr. Peacock authored a children’s picture book, Fair and Square, on kindness, and also founded a small publishing company that also published Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood.
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Current Memberships and Affiliations:
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA), Forensic Division
National Association of Scholars (NAS)