Bud Ballinger III, PhD

Bud Ballinger earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University in 2000.  While in graduate school, he worked in a maximum security psychiatric prison hospital and a juvenile detention facility.  He completed a pre-doctoral internship in 1999-2000 at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse with a major rotation at the Madison County Mental Health Department, working primarily with the forensic services team.  Following internship he accepted a full-time position at Madison County Mental Health Department and worked for eight years as the coordinator of forensic services.  The duties of this position included serving as the Mental Health liaison to the courts, corrections, and law enforcement, evaluating and treating sexual offenders and supervising the team responsible for the sex offender treatment program, and providing or supervising evaluations and treatment for other mandated clients.  

Dr. Ballinger started a part-time private practice in 2007 and by the end of 2008 left full-time employment with Madison County and entered full-time private practice providing consultation, forensic evaluations, and courtroom testimony.  The majority of his cases involve assessing sexual offenders and making treatment and supervision recommendations including recommendations regarding civil management under Mental Hygiene Law Article 10.  He has also conducted competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and personal injury evaluations

Dr. Ballinger is active in teaching and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the psychology department at Syracuse University where he teaches a graduate course in psychological assessment.  He is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  He has served on the Advisory Board for the Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Madison County Youth Board, and is a member of the Boards of Directors of both the New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers and the New York chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.


Cogan, R., Porcerelli, J., Sharp, D., & Ballinger, B. (2001). Core conflictual relationship themes of partner violent men and women. Psychological Reports, 89, 672-674.


Cogan, R. & Ballinger, B. (2006). Alcohol Problems and the Differentiation of Partner, Stranger, and General Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 1-12.

     Link to the 2006 publication: http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/21/7/924.abstract

     Link to the book in which the 2006 publication was re-published.


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