Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D., is a professor and the chairperson of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. A licensed psychologist in Connecticut and New York, Dr. Tafrate frequently consults with State Criminal Justice agencies in the development of cognitive-behavioral programs for adolescents and adults with difficult-to-change problems such as alcohol and drug dependence, intimate partner violence, anger and persistent criminal behavior.


Dr. Tafrate is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, a Fellow and Supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute, and has over 15 years of experience providing services in outpatient settings. His work on strategies for engaging, assessing and treating challenging client populations has been published in scientific journals, books and demonstration DVDs for practitioners and has been presented throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. His training courses emphasize active involvement in creative learning activities that build proficiency and confidence so that participants can apply new skills in their own settings.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Raymond Chip Tafrate has an employment relationship with Central Connecticut State University. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Tafrate receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Raymond Chip Tafrate is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the National Anger Management Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and the International Community Corrections Association.