Dr. Jessica Jones, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with the Queen’s Department of Psychiatry. She is the Co-Chair of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the Clinical Director of the Dual Diagnosis Program (DDCP); an inter-professional team providing outpatient and inpatient services to adults and children with Intellectual Disabilities and mental health problems including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr Jones’ particular interest is in forensics involving persons with dual diagnosis and autism spectrum disorders who are in conflict with the law. Dr Jones trained in the UK and has been working internationally with this population for over twenty years.
Dr Jones provides clinical consultation to both developmental and mental health community partners across the SE Ontario region in risk management and treatment planning for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Research initiatives that Dr Jones is currently involved in relate to Dual Diagnosis, Asperger’s Disorder and the unique clinical pathways and service system impact that offenders with disabilities have on the community.
Raina, P., Arenovich, T., Jones, J., & Lunsky, Y. (2013). Pathways into the criminal justice system for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26, 5, 404-409.
Lunsky, Y. Raina, P., Jones, J. (2012) Relationship between prior legal involvement and current crises for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability.
Jones, J., Ouellette-Kuntz, H., Vilela, T. & Brown, H. (2008) Attitudes of Community Developmental Services Agency Staff toward Issues of Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 5 (4), 219-226.
Jones, J. (2007) Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Review of Issues. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51(6), Dec 723-33.
Jones, J. & Minnes, P. (2007) Evaluation of Anger Management Groups for Persons with Dual Diagnosis. Journal of Developmental Disabilities, Vol 13(3), 37-47.
Jones, J. & Passey, J. (2004) Staff Attitudes of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Conflict with the Law, Synergy: Research and Education in Mental Health, Volume 8 (2), Summer.
Willner, P., Jones, J. & Tams, R. (2002). The Randomized Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of a Cognitive-Behavioural Anger Management Group for Clients with Learning Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 15 (3), 224-236.
B. McCreary & Jones, J. (in press) Developmental Disabilities & Dual Diagnosis: A Interprofessional Guide for Canadian Healthcare Professionals.
McCreary, B. & Jones, J. (2009) Developmental Neuropsychiatry: teaching residents in psychiatry about developmental disabilities. In Leverette, J., Hnatko, G. & Persad, E. (Eds.) Approaches to Postgraduate Education in Psychiatry in Canada – What Educators and Residents Need to Know (pp. 199-207). Canadian Psychiatric Association