I established Mentis Forensic Psychiatry in 2016, offering
forensic psychiatry services to all of New Jersey. I am licensed
to practice medicine in New Jersey and am board-certified
in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. I have been
qualified as an expert witness in psychiatry in New Jersey Superior
Court and have been asked to provide testimony in courts across the state.
I am a graduate of the Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dr. Rusty Reeves. Since my completion of the program in July 2012, I have worked with maximum and “supermax” security state prison inmates and civilly committed, chronically ill adults. In addition to providing services at Mentis, I am currently employed at the Ann Klein Special Treatment Unit in a forensic and clinical capacity, evaluating the risk of sexual recidivism in adult males, and also diagnosing and treating mental illness in the population. I “wear two hats” in the facility, which my personal ethics allow only because I keep these groups separate – it is important to me to keep my clinical work and forensic work separate when treating and evaluating an individual.
My services are available to the public and private sector for criminal and civil cases. Please contact me by telephone to discuss the details of your case at (908) 458-6670.
1997 East Stroudsburg University – BS in Biology
2007 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – DO
2011 Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine) – Resident in Psychiatry
2012 Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry
Professional Memberships/Committee Service:
2011 – Present American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
2016 – Present American Academy of Forensic Sciences
"Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that includes research and clinical practice in the many areas
in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. While some forensic psychiatrists may specialize exclusively in
legal issues, almost all psychiatrists may, at some point, have to work within one of the many areas in which
the mental health and legal system overlap." (Source: www.aapl.org/org.htm)
Forensic psychiatrists offer their services in a variety of cases in the areas of civil and criminal law. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
This is not an exhaustive list. My services are available to the public and private sector for criminal and civil cases. Please contact me by telephone to discuss the details of your case at (908) 458-6670, or visit my contact page for additional options.
Salem, A., Kusher, A., Dorio, N., Reeves, R. “Nonemergency Involuntary Antipsychotic Medication in Prison: Effects on Prison Inpatient Days and Disciplinary Charges.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 43:2 (2015): 159-164. Print.
Involuntary Medication in Prison. Presented at UMDNJ-RWJMS Grand Rounds, Piscataway, NJ, February 2012
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Lecture given at UMDNJ-SOM resident didactics, March 2010
Psychopathic Personality Disorder. Lecture given at UMDNJ-SOM resident didactics, December 2009
Transference Interpretations in Dynamic Psychotherapy: Do They Really Yield Sustained Effects? Review lecture given at UMDNJ-SOM resident didactics, August 2009
Normal Sleep and Sleep Disorders. Lecture given at UMDNJ-SOM resident didactics, July 2009