Ryan Tobiasz



Ryan Tobiasz

Department Chair

  • Campus:
  • Washington, D.C.
Counseling & Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 901 15th St NW Washington DC 20005
Office 428
901 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Dr. Tobiasz earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and a M.A. in Forensic Psychology in 2005 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to his arrival on the DC Campus, Dr. Tobiasz served as a Psychological Associate within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections at several maximum security institutions. He implemented and facilitated the first evidence-based practice treatment groups within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections including Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia. He co-facilitated Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment groups for those who engaged in significant self-harmful behavior. He conducted comprehensive intellectual and personality assessments, with emphasis on performance-based measures. Dr. Tobiasz served as an adjunct faculty member for four years on the Chicago Campus and has taught a variety of assessment courses with considerable experience developing courses in the Forensic Psychology Program. He has given numerous professional presentations and has trained correctional staff members on such topics as suicide prevention, ethical dilemmas within correctional facilities, cultural competency, and working with mentally ill offenders. He is an active member of the Society for Personality Assessment, serving as co-chair of the Education and Training Interest Group. He serves as a consultant and has appeared in the Reelz cable network series Copycat Killers.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 2002
M.A. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2005
Psy.D. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2007
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Co-Chair, Education and Training Interest Group Society for Personality Assessment
Member Society for Personality Assessment
Member American Counseling Association
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Addiction/Substance Abuse Co-occurring Disorders
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Assessment/Psychological Testing
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Disorders
Comorbid Disorders
Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide
Personality Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Diversity GLBT Identity Models
Forensic Psychology Correctional Psychology
PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention
Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity
Title Location Date
Tobiasz, R. & Oliva, V. Faculty engagement with students around tragedy: Interventions and models that work. San Francisco, CA 2017, March
Tobiasz, R. Specialized Housing in Corrections: Successes and Roadblocks in Group Treatment. American Counseling Association 2016 National Conference. Montreal, Canada. 2016, April
Tobiasz, R. & Cuesta, G. "What do you really know? You're just a kid!" How younger professional counselors can effectively work with older adults. Association for Adult Development and Aging 2015 National Conference. New York, New York. 2015, August
Tobiasz, R. Specialized Housing in Corrections: Successes and Roadblocks in Group Treatment. Association for Specialists in Group Work 2016 National Conference. Alexandria, Virginia. 2016, February
Krishnamurthy, R., Pade, H., Tobiasz, R., Wright, A. J. SPA Teaching and Supervision Interest Group: Teaching Assessment Survey Results and Recommendations. Society for Personality Assessment Annual Convention. Brooklyn, New York. 2015, March
Media Exposure

(2016, March). Copycat Killers, Natural Born Killers, Reelz.

(2016, February). Copycat Killers, Scream, Reelz.

(2014, December). How to Avoid the Holiday Blues, WUSA9, CBS.