What is Forensic Psychiatry?

"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:

  • Insanity Defense/Criminal Responsibility
  • Risk Assessments (e.g. violence, sexual recidivism)
  • Fitness to Stand Trial
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Psychiatric Disability Evaluations
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Immigration
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Malingering
  • Psychological/Emotional Injury
  • Other Legal Evaluations (Parole, Probation, Drug Court/Diversion)
  • Violence

  • 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.