Dr. Matthew L. Ferrara

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Matthew L. Ferrara, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in private practice in Austin, Texas. He is responsible for creating all the major sex offender treatment programs operated by the State of Texas, including the Sexually Violent Predator Program. Along with Professor Mark Stafford, Texas State University, he conducted research that led to the current risk assessment deregistration criteria and methodology. He has trained all the deregistration evaluation specialists in Texas. For more information about deregistration visit Dr. Ferrara’s website: www.deregistertexas.com.

Stories from Dr. Matthew L. Ferrara

Something Is Wrong with the Sex Offender Registry
Friday, August 24th, 2018

“When the information changes, I change my mind. What do you do?”

—John Maynard Keynes

Exposing Junk Science Underlying Expert Testimony in the Guilt-Innocence Phase of a Child Sexual Abuse Trial
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Texas Rules of Evidence 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness who is qualified as

Expert Punishment Testimony in a Sex Trial
Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Sentencing Issues

The genius of Winston Churchill is as manifold as it is undisputed. With the hope of having some of Mr. Churchill’s genius rub off onto this discussion, I would like to use his quote as a jumping off point to discuss sentencing issues in a sex offender case.