M.S., Hunter College
B.A., Fordham University
Dr. Collarini-Schlossberg is Chairperson and Associate Professor of the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security at St. John’s University. She is a licensed psychologist with a specialty in forensic psychology who has managerial leadership experience in criminal justice at the cabinet level in Westchester County, N.Y. Government. Dr. Collarini-Schlossberg served in Westchester County government for 22 years, holding the appointed cabinet level position of Executive Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau as well as earlier civil service titles of Research Director and Program Administrator.
During this period she provided oversight of the county’s juvenile justice programs and consulted with other agencies, developed and taught many educational programs dealing with criminal, police, corrections, courts within NYS and nationwide as an expert. Over the years she authored numerous articles, monographs and book chapters including a quarterly newsletter “Our Youth Our Future.” She produced and hosted a weekly cable TV show with the same name for 6 years. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to criminal justice and public service. Prior to Westchester County she served as Research Director for the City of Mount Vernon where she developed police community relations and juvenile court diversion programs.
Dr. Collarini-Schlossberg earned her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Fordham University, an M.S. in Social Research and Administration from Hunter College and a M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As a N.Y.S. licensed psychologist and certified Independent Medical Examiner by the N.Y.S. Department of Labor she has evaluated and treated Workers Compensation cases. She is affiliated as an independent provider for most major insurance companies. In addition to consulting on cases related to children and families involved in the legal system and providing expert witness testimony for the courts on a variety of cases she maintains an independent psychotherapy practice.