Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP

Updated September 15, 2013


            Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas.  His previous appointments included key positions in the Section on Psychiatry and Law, Rush University, and the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto. 

            Dr. Rogers is nationally recognized for his contributions to forensic psychology and psychiatry. National awards include (1) the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association, (2) Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, and (3) the Amicus Award for the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

            His contributions to clinical psychology and the discipline of psychology have also been recognized. In 2007, the Society of Clinical Psychology honored Dr. Rogers with Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology.  In 2008, American Psychological Association bestowed its prestigious Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award. In 2011, American Psychological Association again honored Dr. Rogers with its Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Policy Award.

            As a prolific writer with more than 180 refereed articles, Dr. Rogers has written six books focused on clinical and forensic practice. He has also developed and validated four psychological measures that are published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR, Inc.):

  • Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (R-CRAS)
  • Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial-Revised (ECST-R)
  • Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms-2nd Edition (SIRS-2)
  • Standardized Assessment of Miranda Abilities (SAMA)

            Dr. Rogers is currently the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant that examines juvenile Miranda warnings and waivers. His programmatic research led to the development of Miranda measures (SAMA) and was cited by the American Bar Association in its call for improvements in juvenile Miranda warnings.

            Dr. Rogers is well regarded as a teacher, especially at the graduate and post-doctoral levels. He was selected by the UNT Graduate Schools as the 2004 Toulouse Scholar to honor his outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements.


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