Heather Zelle, Clinical Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Public Health Sciences

Education

Ph.D.      Drexel University, Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Concentration (September 2012).

J.D.         Villanova University School of Law (Cum Laude, May 2011).

M.S.        Drexel University, Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Concentration (December 2008).

B.A.        Lycoming College, Psychology (Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, May 2004).

           

Licensure

Licensed Attorney, Pennsylvania (December 2011-present, voluntary inactive status as of July 2015)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia (May 2013-present)

Current Positions

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, University of Virginia, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, Forensic Psychiatry Clinic (May 2013 – present)

Assistant Professor of Research, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences (September 2015 – present)

Clinical Research Extramural Fellowship (Loan Repayment Program), National Institutes of Health (July 2013 – present)

Publications

Zelle, H., Oliver, J. E., Bonnie, R. J., Binns, M. D., & Pharis, V.  (scheduled for release December 2015). Implementing Advance Directives in Mental Health Services: A Manual for Providers and Advocates.  Retrievable from Virginia Advance Directives website: http://www.virginiaadvancedirectives.org.

Zelle, H., Kemp, K., & Bonnie, R.J. (2015). Advance directives in mental health care: Evidence, challenges and promise. World Psychiatry, 14(3), 278-280.

Zelle, H., Riggs Romaine, C. L., Goldstein, N. E. S. (2015). Juveniles’ Miranda comprehension: Understanding, appreciation, and totality of circumstances factors.  Law and Human Behavior, 39(3), 281-293.

Zelle, H., Kemp, K., & Bonnie, R. J. (2015).  Advance directives for mental health care: Innovation in law, policy, and practice.  Psychiatric Services, 66, 7-9.

Kemp, K., Zelle, H., & Bonnie, R. J. (2015).  Embedding advance directives in routine care for persons with serious mental illness: The challenge of implementation. Psychiatric Services, 66, 10-14.

Murrie, D. C. & Zelle, H. (2014). Criminal Competencies. In B. L. Cutler & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Zelle, H., & Grisso, T. (2014). The Miranda Rights Comprehension Instruments: Manual for Juvenile and Adult Evaluations. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Zelle, H. & Binns, M. D. (2014, Summer). Adding advance care planning to the criminal justice diversion dialogue.  American Psychological-Law Society Newsletter.  Retrieved from http://ap-ls.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/apls_summer2014.pdf

Goldstein, N. E., Goldstein, A. M., & Zelle, H. (2012). Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights and the Assessment of the Validity of Confessions. In A. M. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of psychology: Volume 11, Forensic Psychology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Goldstein, N. E., Goldstein, A. M., & Zelle, H.(2012). Evaluating Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights. In R. Roesch & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers. New York: Oxford University Press.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Messenheimer, S., Riggs Romaine, C. L., & Zelle, H.(2012). Potential impact of juvenile suspects’ linguistic abilities on Miranda understanding and appreciation.  In P. Tiersma & L. Solan (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on Linguistics and Law.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Zelle, H., & Grisso, T. (2012). The Miranda Rights Comprehension InstrumentsSarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Zelle, H., & Grisso, T. (2012). The Miranda Rights Comprehension Instruments: Manual. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Riggs Romaine, C. L., Zelle, H., Kalbeitzer, R.,  Mesiarik, C., & Wolbransky, M. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Miranda Rights Comprehension Instruments with a juvenile justice sample.  Assessment, 18(4), 428-441.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Kalbeitzer, R., & Zelle, H.(2008). Grisso’s instruments for assessing comprehension of Mirandarights.  In B.L. Cutler (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law.  California: Sage Publications.

Recent Professional Presentations

NeMoyer, A., Messenheimer Kelley, S., Goldstein, N. E. S., Zelle, H., Yasuhara, K., Feierman, J., McKitten, R., & Shah, R. (March 2014). Why lawyers don’t always challenge defendants’ competence to plead guilty: A survey of juvenile and criminal defense attorneys.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Messenheimer Kelley, S., Goldstein, N. E. S., Zelle, H., Brogan, L., & Johnson, S. (March 2014). Preserving precedent or creating a unicorn? A five-year update on Miranda. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Oliver, J. & Zelle, H.  (September 2013).  Advance directives: Advance care planning tools with implications for the intersection of criminal justice and mental health care.  CLE workshop presented at the Cross-Systems Collaboration between Legal and Mental Health Partners conference of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Oliver, J., Zelle, H., Constantine, M., & Pratt, T. (May 2013). Advance directives: How to best incorporate psychiatric preferences into health care decisions. Workshop presented at the annual training conference of the Virginia Association of Community Service Boards, Virginia Beach, VA.

Zelle, H., Bonnie, R. J., Swanson, J., & Kemp, K. (March 2013). Promoting the use of psychiatric advance directives: Implementing Virginia’s Health Care Decisions Act. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Zelle, H., Goldstein, N. E. S., Pennacchia, D.,  Ebecke, J., Schecker, M., & Arnold, S.  (March 2012).  Judges’ treatment of the knowing and intelligent requirements for Miranda waivers.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Peterson, Lindsey, Goldstein, N. E. S., Zelle, H., Taormina, S., & Rharbite, S.  (March 2012).  How great is the risk of juvenile false confession?: Juvenile offenders’ and adults’ perceptions.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Goldstein, N. E. S., Goldstein, A. M., & Zelle, H.(March 2011). The Miranda Rights Comprehension Instruments: A review of the changes from the original Instruments for Assessing Understanding and Appreciation of MirandaRights and implications for the instruments’ use in forensic practice. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.