I have special interest and experience in forensic psychiatry, a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. I've served as a consultant to courts in Pennsylvania and as an independent medical examiner.
A forensic evaluation employs in-depth interview techniques of clinical psychiatry but also relies upon collateral sources of information. The forensic evaluation is different from a treatment evaluation because the evaluator's duty is to provide a fact-based opinion and not to treat individual being evaluated.
I'm able to offer expert opinion to attorneys and courts related to the areas below:
- Trial Competency
- Criminal Responsibility
- Mitigating Factors for Sentencing
- Standard of Care for Mood & Trauma Disorders
- Violence Risk
- Emotional Damage, Impairment & Disability
- Civil Commitment