Andrew A. Shiva

Andrew A. Shiva

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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2001 PhD         Teachers College, Columbia University (Clinical Psychology)
2000 MPhil       Teachers College, Columbia University (Clinical Psychology)
1999 MS           Teachers College, Columbia University (Clinical Psychology)
1997 BA/MA      John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (Forensic Psychology)


Andrew Shiva, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Forensic Psychology Doctoral Program at John Jay College. A graduate of the BA/MA program at John Jay, he received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University after completing an APA-approved internship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center in the Forensic Specialty Track. Dr. Shiva completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Bellevue in Forensic and Clinical Psychology. Specializing in psychological assessment and the supervisory process, he has been a Staff, Senior, and now Chief Psychologist in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Shiva is also the Director of Inpatient and Forensic Assessment and oversees Forensic Psychology training at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center for psychology externs, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Shiva’s central research interests include the validation of psychological assessment instruments (both clinical and forensic), and Quality Assurance research (e.g., inpatient satisfaction with services, patient impulsivity, clinical formulations). Students wishing to conduct research (related or unrelated to the above mentioned interests) at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center are encouraged to contact Dr. Shiva. In addition to his John Jay College faculty appointment, Dr. Shiva is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University’s School of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Fordham University’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

Scholarly Work

Shiva, A., Haden, S.C., & Brooks, J. (2009). Forensic and civil psychiatric inpatients: Development of the Inpatient Satisfaction Questionnaire. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 37, 201-213.
Haden, S., & Shiva, A. (2008). Trait impulsivity in a forensic inpatient sample: An evaluation of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale. Behavioral Science and the Law, 26, 675-690.
Meloy, J.R., & Shiva, A. (2007). A psychoanalytic view of the psychopath. In: A. Felthous, H. Sass, eds., International Handbook of Psychopathic Disorders and the Law. New York: Wiley.
Dell’Anno, C., & Shiva, A. (2006). An aspect of mental illness and violence: The relationship between the severity of criminal charges and psychopathology. The New School Psychology Bulletin, 4(1), 93-109.
Meloy, J.R., Hempel, A., Gray, B., Mohandie, K., Shiva, A., & Richards, T. (2004). A comparative analysis of North American adolescent and adult mass murderers. Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 22(3), 291-309.
Shiva, A. (2002). The effects of prior exposure to mental illness on juridical decision-making in legal cases involving the insanity defense. (Doctoral Dissertation). University Microfilms International.
Meloy, J.R., Mohandie, K., Hempel, A., & Shiva, A. (2001). The violent true believer: Homicidal and suicidal states of mind (HASSOM). The Journal of Threat Assessment, 1(4), 1-14.
Meloy, J.R., Hempel, A., Mohandie, K., Shiva, A., & Grey, B. (2001). Offender and offense characteristics of a nonrandom sample of adolescent mass murderers. The Journal for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(6), 719-728.
Amador, X., & Shiva, A. (2000). Insight into schizophrenia: Anosognosia, competency and civil liberties. The George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, 10(3), 401-415.

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