Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, APRN-BC
Paul Thomas Clements is a forensic and psychiatric clinical specialist. He is an experienced therapist, forensic consultant, and critical incident/trauma response specialist with over 25 years experience in psychiatric healthcare management and administration. He has provided counseling and crisis intervention to over 1500 families of murder victims, as well as to high numbers of surviving family members in the aftermath of suicide, industrial and occupational deaths, motor vehicle accidents, sudden infant death syndrome, and other types of sudden violent death, and to survivors of interpersonal violence such as sexual abuse, rape and stalking. Additionally, he has worked directly with clients challenged with major psychiatric diagnoses, in inpatient and outpatient settings, and with their families.
Dr. Clements was involved in the television and printed news media, as well as having been interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), related to discussions regarding the offender, victims and survivors of the Virginia Tech shootings. Recently, he spent time in Bolivia, working with judges, prosecutors and forensic psychologists regarding enhanced assessment and intervention with children victimized by sexual aggression. Dr. Clements has provided nationwide corporate and hospital consultation to establish workplace procedures for violence prevention and the development of risk assessment management approaches. In addition, he has conducted training and stress management seminars designed for State Police, EMTs, Child Protective Agency personnel, trauma/emergency nurses, attorneys and corporate executives.
Dr. Clements has numerous publications and conference presentations regarding stress, trauma, violence and aggression, coping after violent death and exposure to interpersonal violence and crime. He is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse (APRN, BC) with national board certification and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatric Forensic Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Clements is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing.