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Paul Clements, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Graduate Nursing

College of Nursing and Health Professions



Clements is an experienced psychiatric clinical therapist, forensic consultant and critical incident/trauma response specialist. He is also a certified Gang Specialist and certified in Danger Assessment. He has provided counseling and crisis intervention to over 1500 families of murder victims, as well as to high numbers of surviving family members in the aftermath of suicide, industrial and occupational deaths, motor vehicle accidents, sudden infant death syndrome and other types of sudden violent death, as well as to survivors of interpersonal violence such as sexual abuse, rape and stalking.

Note to reporters: Clements teaches online classes from a remote location and is available for interviews via telephone or email only. 

For news media inquiries, contact Rachel Ewing at, 215.895.2614 (office) or 215.298.4600 (cell).

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