A PDF copy of Dr. Kline’s Vita is available here

Education & Certifications









CertificateForensic Examiner, Missouri Department of Mental Health, April 2000
LicensePsychologist, State of Missouri, 01881, June 1998
DoctorateCounseling Psychology. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. APA approved program. August 1991 to December 1996.
MastersCounseling Psychology. University of Missouri at Columbia. May 1987 to August 1989. Additional coursework including group practicum and theory. August 1989 to May 1990.
BachelorsPsychology. Minor in Anthropology. University of Missouri at Columbia. August 1983 to May 1987.



Current Clinical Positions


Private Practice
Forensic Psychology
June 1999 - Present


I have a part time private practice focused on forensic assessment. I perform forensic criminal evaluations examining the issue of responsibility, competency to proceed to trial, diminished capacity, sexual offender risk, mitigation, Independent Psychological Exams, workplace violence evaluations, and evaluations of other relevant issues.



Forensic Coordinator – Fulton State Hospital

August 1, 2015 – Present

As the Forensic Coordinator I coordinate court ordered evaluations completed by the Certified Forensic Examiners. I also act as a voting member and administrative coordinator for the facility’s Forensic Review Committee, which offers opinions to the Hospital Administration regarding release and change in status of clients who have been committed as Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect. The committee also offers opinions regarding the release of clients who have committed serious felonies, but are no longer under the jurisdiction of the criminal courts. As the administrative coordinator, I coordinate the committee’s schedule and write summaries of the committee’s findings.





Certified Forensic Examiner
Psychologist II
Fulton State Hospital
Missouri Department of Mental Health


February 2003 - Present


I function as a full time Certified Forensic Examiner for the Department of Mental Health. I complete court ordered evaluations for competency to proceed to trial, responsibility at the time of the offense, diagnoses, need for further hospitalization, conditional release, pre-sentence recommendations, sexually violent predator risk assessment, and diminished capacity. Offenses range from misdemeanor to capitol cases and involve trial testimony and depositions. In February of 2003 I began completing these evaluations part time for Fulton State Hospital and began completing them full time in March of 2003.

I also function as a voting member of the Forensic Review Committee, which offers opinions to the Hospital Administration regarding changes in status of criminally committed patients.

I also act as a supervisor for other Forensic Examiners at Fulton State Hospital, providing supervision of cases, instruction, and administrative duties. I also act as a supervisor in Fulton State Hospital’s Predoctoral Internship. I also provide seminars and training to clinical staff and interns on assessment, malingering, forensic issues, and psychopathology.





Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Missouri - Columbia

Forensic Psychology
2010 - Present


I function as part of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship program, and offer additional offer opportunities for Fellows and Residents at Fulton State Hospital to obtain experience in performing Forensic Evaluations.


Past Clinical Positions

Certified Forensic Examiner
Psychologist I
Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center
Missouri Department of Mental Health

January 1999 – July 2008 Part Time


During this time I functioned as a part time Certified Forensic Examiner for the Department of Mental Health at Mid Missouri Mental Health Center. I completed court ordered evaluations for competency to proceed to trial, responsibility at time of offense, diagnoses, need for further hospitalization, conditional release, pre-sentence recommendations, and diminished capacity. Offenses range from misdemeanor to capitol cases and involve trial testimony and depositions. I also acted as a supervisor at the Mid-Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA approved pre-doctoral internship program, providing supervision of the Forensic Evaluation Minor rotation.



Psychologist I / Associate Psychologist II - Adult Inpatient
Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center
September 1995 – February 2003


This full time position involved working as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, which provided acute psychiatric inpatient care to 18 counties in central Missouri. I worked as a primary therapist with an emphasis on psychological assessment, clinical interviewing, individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological consultation. The client population ranged in age from 17 to 90+ years. Patients had a wide range of diagnoses including personality disorders, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I also provided supervision for Interns from the Mid-Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA approved pre-doctoral internship program.

Assistant Admissions Officer - Adult Inpatient
Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center
January 1996 – February 2003


This part time position required me to provide additional coverage for the Admissions Officer for Adult Inpatient at an acute care psychiatric hospital, which provided inpatient care to 18 counties in central Missouri. The Admissions Officer coordinates all admissions to the inpatient Adult Services ensuring compliance with state regulations, judicial orders, and hospital policies.

Seminars and Instruction

Presentations on psychological assessment, malingering, and forensic examination to Predoctoral interns and staff at Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Internship Consortium. 1996 to 2002.

Presentations on psychological assessment, malingering, and forensic examination Internship to Predoctoral interns and staff at Fulton State Hospital. 2003 to Present.

Invited Presentation

Expert Witness Testimony - Panel Discussion – Department of Mental Health – Forensic Conference September 8, 2016.

Competency to Stand Trial - Panel Discussion
– Department of Mental Health – Forensic Conference October 1, 2015.

Mental Retardation From an Evaluator’s Perspective
– Missouri Prosecutor’s Capital Litigation Conference. April 15, 2008

Conferences and Training

Assessing Dynamic Treatment Targets in Adult Sex Offenders
Mark Olver, Ph.D. April 27, 2017

2016 Static-99R Booster Training
L. Maaike, Helmus, Ph.D. February 17 and 21st, 2017.

#digitaldeviance: Assessment, Management, and Treatment of Sex Offenders Online
David Delmonico, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Griffin, MA, LMFT, June 10, 2016

Overcoming the Don't Ask, Don't Tell World of Sexual Deviance
Elizabeth Griffin, MA, LMFT, June 9, 2016

Stable-2007 Training
Rodriguez, Paul J., M.A., February 25, 2016

Risk Assessment and Treatment of Intellectually Disabled (ID) Sex Offenders, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
James Haaven, January 7, 2016

Static-99R Training
Rodriguez, Paul J., M.A., June 8, 2015

Psychopathy Checklist- Revised Training
Reid Meloy, Ph.D., March 25th and 26th, 2015

Use of the SOTIPS Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale and Sex
Offender Treatment
Robert J. McGrath, January 15th and 16th 2015

DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview
Jassin M. Jouria, MD, On-Line Study Course, September 23, 2013

Essentials of the MMPI-2 Assessment
David S. Nichols and Alan S. Kaufman, On-Line Study Course, September 12, 2013

Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management
Eric Harris, JD, Ph.D., March 18, 2013

Insanity Defense Evaluations
Philip J. Resnick, M.D., April 30, 2011

The Defendant: Impact of Mental Disability in the Criminal Law Process
Michael L. Perlin, J.D., April 29, 2011

Malingering and Forensic Practice: Conceptual Issues & Clinical Methods
Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP, April 28, 2011

Adventures on the Electronic Frontier: Ethics and Risk Management in the Digital Era
Eric Harris, J.D., Ph.D., April 11, 2011

Legal and Ethical Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice – Sequence II: Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas
Eric Harris, J.D., Ph.D., April 8, 2009

Advanced Topics in Criminal Forensic Psychology
Alan M. Goldstein, Ph.D. ABPP, September 17, 2008

Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Community Corrections
Jennifer Skeem, Ph.D., September 18, 2008

Violence Risk Assessment and Management Using Structured Professional Judgment
Kevin S. Douglas, LL.B, Ph.D., September 19, 2008

Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2
Roger Greene, Ph.D., September 20, 2008

Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Practice
Eric Harris, J.D., Ph.D., April 17, 2008

What we know and what we don’t know about assessing and treating sexual offenders
Judith Becker, Ph.D., November 9, 2007 – Fulton Missouri

Psychopathy Checklist – Revised
Stephen Hart, Ph.D., April 26 and 27, 2006 – Columbia, Missouri

American Family and Conciliatory Courts – 6
th International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations , October 14-16, 2004

Should Evaluators Recommend? The Ultimate Question (Part I)
Negotiating the Ultimate Question (Part II)

The Trial–The Ultimate Question (Part III)
Randy Fuerst, J.D., Lake Charles, LA
Advanced Institute on Psychological Testing
James R. Flens, Psy.D., Brandon, FL
Drug and Alcohol Assessment in Child Custody Evaluations
Claude Schleuderer, Ph.D., Ulster County Mental Health, Kingston, NY
Interviewing Children
Mindy F. Mitnick, Ed.M., M.A., Licensed Psychologist, Minneapolis, MN
Assessing Children’s Feelings and Perceptions in Divorcing Families
Mary Elizabeth Lund, Ph.D., Santa Monica, CA
Angus Strachan, Ph.D., Santa Monica, CA
The Investigative Component in Child Custody Evaluations
William G. Austin, Ph.D., Steamboat Springs, CO
Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D., Charlotte, NC
David A. Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP, Morristown, NJ
Post-Evaluation Procedures and Ethical Considerations
David A. Martindale, Ph.D., Morristown, NJ
Barbara F. Steinberg, Ph.D., Ormond Beach, FL
Jan Tyler, Ph.D., Burlington, VT

Advanced Seminar on Custody Evaluations
Jonathon Gould, Ph.D., September 9-10, 2004

Performing Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations
Richard Scott, Ph.D., Missouri Department of Mental Health, October 22, 2003

Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Practice II: Special High Risk Populations
Ed Harris, M.ED, JD, American Psychological Association Insurance Trust, April 11, 2003

Assessment of Workplace Violence
George Hargrave, Ph.D., American Academy of Forensic Psychology, October 27, 2002

Violence and Threat Assessment
Reid Meloy, Ph.D., September 30 & October 1, 2002.

The Sexually Violent Offender
Robert Roy Hazelwood, (FBI, Ret.) May 2-3, 2002

Missouri Department of Mental Health Forensic Conference
April 2001

Relapse in Schizophrenia
June 2000

Missouri Department of Mental Health Forensic Conference
April 2000

Missouri Department of Mental Health Forensic Conference
April 1999

MMPI-2 Conference
Metropolitan Psychiatric Center Missouri November, 1998

Detection of Malingering and Deception
Randy K. Otto, Ph.D., American Academy of Forensic Psychology, November 1998

Violence and Risk Assessment
Stephen Hart, Ph.D., American Academy of Forensic Psychology, November 1998

Violence and Psychopathology
October 1998

Dangerous Liaisons - Violence and Attachments
Metropolitan Psychiatric Center, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, October 1997


Pre-Doctoral Internship Experience

Mid-Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Internship Consortium
September 1, 1994 to August 31, 1995
#3 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, 573-884-1300



Other Professional Clinical Experiences

Outpatient Therapist
Family Counseling Center of Missouri, Inc.
Columbia, Missouri
September 1990 to August 1991


Unit Therapist
Cope Care of Moberly - Moberly, Missouri
August 1989 to August 1990







Research

Kline, Jeffrey S. (1996). "Male College Students' General Satisfaction With Different Styles Of Therapy And Different Sexed Therapists." Unpublished Dissertation, Indiana State University., Terre Haute, Indiana.

Kline, Jeffrey S. (1989). "Comment Constructiveness in Peer Review Groups." Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Missouri - Columbia.