Victoria Pietruszka, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Del Pietruszka

Victoria Pietruszka, J.D., Ph.D., is a Psychology Resident at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Law & Psychiatry Program. She received her Ph.D. from Drexel University’s clinical psychology JD/PhD program in the forensic psychology major area of study. Her research interests include biases in the criminal justice system and forensic mental health assessment, risk assessment, and diversion. Her clinical interests include clinical assessment, forensic mental health assessment, and cognitive therapy for recovery. Victoria is also a licensed attorney in New Jersey; although she does not currently practice law, she uses her legal training to inform her research interests and for scholarship. Victoria has been involved in professional service, including serving on the Student Committee within Division 41 of the American Psychology-Law Society. Victoria received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York and her M.S. and J.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.