Dr. Jean Deters is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia. She provides general and forensic psychological assessment, consultation and expert testimony for individuals involved in family, civil, criminal, and juvenile court along with psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. She also provides trial consultation and organizational development consultation to legal professionals.
Currently, Dr. Deters directs Select Psychological Services, a private practice in serving the Greater Cincinnati area, located in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. The primary focus of her practice is families adjusting to separation and subsequent adjustment. She has developed and published a program of parenting coordination which incorporates the development and monitoring of child-focused parenting plans. Her publications include research on the perceived credibility of child witnesses, reformation of local rules using KRS 26A.140, making accommodations for children in the courtroom, training manuals for Court Appointed Special Advocates, (DBT) group therapy manuals, as well as a screening and treatment program for children victimized by crime. She is a certified TF-CBT therapist.
Dr. Deters serves on the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology as Vice-Chair and past Chair. She is the Consulting Clinical Director for New Day Ranch where she provides equine-psychotherapy. Dr. Deters is a member of American Psychological Association with membership in of the American Psychology-Law Society, the Trauma Psychology Section, the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Child Maltreatment Section. She is also a member of Kentucky Psychological Association and Association for Family and Conciliatory Courts.
Dr. Deters is an honorarium speaker and adjunct professor, presenting on the psycho-legal aspects of representing children and families, clarifying how clinical diagnoses impact criminal and civil cases and providing appropriate, mandated treatment plans for individuals in family court. She teaches diagnostic skills and supervises doctoral level students.