B.A. (Hons) (Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
Associate Professor, Registered Doctoral Psychologist, Director of Clinical Psychology Training
Office: Arts 172.2
Sex offender risk assessment and treatment, psychopathy, sexual deviance, recidivism prediction, criminal attitudes, young offenders
Sample Publications (for complete list see Publications):
Olver, M. E., Nicholaichuk, T. P., Kingston, D. A., & Wong S. C. P. (2014). A multisite examination of sexual violence risk and therapeutic change. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 312-324.
Olver, M. E., Stockdale, K. C., & Wormith, J. S. (2014). Thirty years of research on the Level of Service scales: A meta-analytic examination of predictive accuracy and sources of variability. Psychological Assessment, 26, 156-176.
Lewis, K., Olver, M. E., & Wong, S. C. P. (2013). The Violence Risk Scale: Predictive validity and linking treatment changes with recidivism in a sample of high risk offenders with psychopathic traits. Assessment, 20, 150-164.
Olver, M. E., Neumann, C. S., Wong, S. C. P., & Hare, R. D. (2013). The structural and predictive properties of the PCL-R in Canadian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal offenders. Psychological Assessment, 25, 167-179.
Olver, M. E., Nicholaichuk, T. P., Gu, D., & Wong, S. C. P. (2013). Sex offender treatment outcome, actuarial risk, and the aging sex offender in Canadian corrections: A long-term follow-up. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 25, 396-422.
Hanson, R. K., Letourneau, E. J., Olver, M. E., Wilson, R. J., & Miner, M. H. (2012). Incentives for offender research participation are both ethical and practical. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 1391-1404.
Olver, M. E., Stockdale, K. C., & Wormith, J. S. (2011). A meta-analysis of predictors of offender treatment attrition and its relationship to recidivism. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 6-21.
Olver, M. E., & Wong, S. C. P. (2011). A comparison of static and dynamic assessment of sexual offender risk and need in a treatment context. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38 , 113-126.
Simourd, D. J., & Olver, M. E. (2011). Use of the Self-Improvement Orientation Scheme-Self Report (SOS-SR) among incarcerated offenders. Psychological Services, 8 , 200-2011.
Olver, M. E., & Barlow, A. A. (2010). Public attitudes towards sex offenders and their relationship to personality traits and demographic characteristics. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 28 , 832-849.
Stockdale, K. C., Olver, M. E., & Wong, S. C. P. (2010). The Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version and adolescent and adult recidivism: Considerations with respect to gender, ethnicity, and age. Psychological Assessment, 22, 768-781.
Olver, M. E., Stockdale, K. C., & Wormith, J. S. (2009). Risk assessment with young offenders: A meta-analysis of three assessment measures. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 329-353.
Olver, M. E., & Wong, S. C. P. (2009). Therapeutic responses of psychopathic sexual offenders: Treatment attrition, therapeutic change, and long term recidivism. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 328-336.
Olver, M. E., Wong, S. C. P., Nicholaichuk, T., & Gordon, A. (2007). The validity and reliability of the Violence Risk Scale-Sexual Offender version: Assessing sex offender risk and evaluating therapeutic change. Psychological Assessment, 19, 318-329.