Dr. David Shapiro received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1972. He received the Diplomate in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Forensic Psychology in 1979, and has been involved in the practice and teaching of forensic psychology since 1980. He has taught courses in ethics and professional issues, forensic assessment, criminal law, and projective techniques as well as supervising students in various phases of their forensic practice and internships. He has taught at the University of Maryland, University of Baltimore, Drexel University, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and, for the past 20 years, at the forensic psychology program of Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Shapiro has authored and co-authored 12 books and approximately 30 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of forensic psychology and professional liability and malpractice. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association (APA), as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and chairing state and local ethics committees. He has received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from APA's Division 42 in 2019. He has also taught extensively in continuing education courses dealing with professional liability since 1980. In his private practice, he has focused on forensic evaluations in criminal cases, civil injury cases and administrative law cases.