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Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist: How to Decide the Best Choice As An Expert Witness When a medical-legal question has medical aspects to emotional states or behavior, such as chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, permanent physical disability (partial disability or total disability), a psychiatrist by virtue of his or her training, will have expertise to understand the…
A psychiatric disability exists when a person is mentally impaired by a psychiatric disorder. Impairment can be partial or total, temporary or permanent, and must be taken in the context of performance of varying types of tasks. For example, can a job be performed (or performance in a particular occupation)? Carrying out tasks of daily living?…
What is a Forensic Psychiatrist?
- a licensed physician, Board-Certified in Psychiatry. Board certification in Forensic Psychiatry requires further experience and training in Forensic Psychiatry.
- A Forensic Psychiatrist assesses medical and psychiatric history of an individual, reviews relevant records and may conduct a psychiatric examination (IME) and psychological testing, to synthesize and render an opinion used in a legal framework
What is an Expert Witness?
An Expert Witness is a person who possesses information due to special education, training or experience who can assist the trier of fact in reaching a verdict. (In our judicial system, a “trier of fact” is generally a judge or jury). The term Expert Witness is generally used in civil litigation or criminal cases, and the names of Expert Witnesses who will testify on behalf of a plaintiff or defendant are disclosed to the opposing party and the Court. Details of this process are best deferred to an attorney.
See also What is Expert Testimony?
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Do you see patients?
The purpose of this website is to address that part of my practice which is not clinical. However, I am not accepting new clinical patients at this time, but keep a waiting list. I do not accept insurance for therapy.
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