Lorraine Benuto, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School


Area of Expertise:

  • Minority Mental Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Adult Sexual Assault


  • Ph.D., University of Nevada 
  • M.A., University of Nevada 
  • B.A., Dominican University of California 


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Nevada)


Erotic plasticity: theory and management 

Selected Publications:

  • Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics (Springer, 2013)
  • “Exploring the factor structure and psychometric properties of a Spanish translation of the clinician-administrated PTSD scale,” The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment (2011)
  • “Beauty, ethnicity and age: does thin ideal internalization influence attitudes towards older adults?” Sex Roles, a Journal of Research (2011)
  • “Childrens’ allegations of sexual abuse: a model for forensic assessment,” Psychological Injury & Law (2010)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Forensic Psychological Associate, William O’Donohue, LLC
  • Program Coordinator and Psychologist, Victim of Crime Treatment Center, UNR

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