Pamela Dengrove, Psy.D.

Dr. Pamela Dengrove is a third-generation mental health clinician, as both her father and grandfather are/were Psychiatrists. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, while earning her Masters of Criminal Justice (CMJ) and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. She has received specialized training in Neuropsychology and Personality Assessment.

Beginning her career in corrections as a staff psychologist on the Inpatient Mental Health Unit at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, New Jersey, she currently works on the Inpatient Mental Health Units at Northern State Prison in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Dengrove is involved in a variety of clinical activities, including conducting psychological assessments, risk assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. She is involved in supervising psychology students in psychological assessment and presents a lecture on the Assessment of Malingering during the yearly Prison Lecture Series.

Dr. Dengrove joined Abrams Psychological Services in January 2013 where she has provided clinical and forensic psychological services. She sees clients in individual, couples, and/or group therapy and treats children (generally 7 years of age or above), adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with the prevention of violence, anger management, the treatment of trauma (PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder), assessment and treatment of ADHD, psychoeducational assessment, parenting issues, and suicidality. She takes an individualized approach which may include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and/or Anger Management techniques, depending on the patient’s need.

Regarding forensic psychology, she has experience completing violence risk assessments, lethal weapons evaluations, differential diagnosis determinations for treatment planning and she has particular interest in the assessment of parental fitness and its relation to child custody evaluations. Dr. Dengrove has presented several times on the topic of parental fitness at the Society for Personality Assessment’s Annual Convention, with which she is a full member.