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David Thornton, Ph.D.

FAsTR, LLC Owner

Summary of Expertise:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in Wisconsin and Minnesota
  • ​Chartered and Registered Psychologist in the U.K.
  • Developer of frequently used risk instruments including: Risk Matrix 2000 and Structured Risk Assessment - Forensic Version (SRA-FV)
  • Co-developer of the Static-99, Static-99R, Static-2000, and Static-2002R 
  • Co-developer of the SAPROF-SO, a measure of protective factors relevant for men with a history of sexual offending
  • ​Has published over 75 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Focus of Work:

  • Design and administration of treatment services for men at risk for sexual or violent recidivism
  • ​Training professionals to work effectively with men at risk for sexual or violent recidivism
  • Assessment of men at risk for sexual or violent recidivism
  • Providing expert testimony in SVP hearings
  • Providing expert testimony in Frye or Daubert hearings


August 2016 - Present

Private Practice

Forensic Psychology

July 2013 - August 2016

Research Director 

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Madison, WI

January 2004 - Present

Professor II

University of Bergen

Bergen Area, Norway

August 2001 - July 2013

Treatment Director

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

Mauston, WI