Clinical and Forensic Psychologist; Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology Queen’s University, Co-Chair, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Dept of Psychiatry; Clinical Director, Developmental Disabilities Consulting Program
Dr. Jessica Jones, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with the Queen’s Department of Psychiatry. She is the Co-Chair of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the Clinical Director of the Dual Diagnosis Program (DDCP); an inter-professional team providing outpatient and inpatient services to adults and children with Intellectual Disabilities and mental health problems including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr Jones’ particular interest is in forensics involving persons with dual diagnosis and autism spectrum disorders who are in conflict with the law. Dr Jones trained in the UK and has been working internationally with this population for over twenty years. Dr Jones provides clinical consultation to both developmental and mental health community partners across the SE Ontario region in risk management and treatment planning for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Research initiatives that Dr Jones is currently involved in relate to Dual Diagnosis, Asperger’s Disorder and the unique clinical pathways and service system impact that offenders with disabilities have on the community.