J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D, ABPP
13 March 2007
Re: James A. Reavis, Psy. D.
To Whom It May Concern:
I have known Dr. Reavis for fifteen years, and have been impressed with his knowledge, motivation, and experience in the forensic evaluation and treatment of criminal offenders.
Dr. Reavis was among the first treatment providers in San Diego authorized to work with stalking offenders. We have recently submitted a study on psychopathy among stalkers for publication in a peer reviewed science journal. Dr. Reavis has also co-authored with me a chapter for the book, Severe Personality Disorders, which will be published by Cambridge University Press this year. Dr. Reavis has also been responsible for providing appraisals of violence risk to the San Diego County Superior Court and the Department of Probation concerning this population.
Dr. Reavis also evaluates and treats sex offenders, and is responsible for the treatment and risk management of Sexually Violent Predators in San Diego County. I have read several of his evaluations, and find them to be the "state of the science" in assessing predictors of sexual recidivism, including deviant sexual interest and psychopathy. His evaluations also include the most up to date research references, as well as recommendations for management of the offender in the community given his level of risk.
Dr. Reavis is a man of honesty and integrity, and I have never known him to fabricate or distort the truth. I recommend to you the forensic evaluation and treatment skills of James A. Reavis, Psy.D. He is intelligent, honest, and motivated to provide specific services with a unique expertise which is very difficult to find in other professionals.
J. Reid Meloy, Ph. D., ABPP
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Univ. of California, San Diego
Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law