forensic psychiatry

Dr. Goldwaser was named as a “Distinguished Life Fellow” of the American Psychiatric Association.

The objective of a forensic psychiatrist is to give expert opinion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, in the form of a written report, deposition or courtroom testimony in legal cases.

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Conferences and Lectures

2014

“Affluenza: Fact of Fiction? –Lecture on Forensic Psychiatry”; with Elan Goldwaser, DO and Eric Goldwaser, DO/PhD student, at Indian Hills High School-Science, Medicine, and Research University Program Saturday Seminar; January 11, Oakland, New Jersey.

2012

“Damage Connected to Injury: Statute of Limitations in Sexual Abuse Case”; at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law – Tri-State Chapter Annual Meeting; co-sponsored by The Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center; December 8; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2012

“Ethical Dilemmas in Psychodynamic Treatment”; at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine. April 28, 2012, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York.2012 “Expert Witness Testimony”; at the ‘Grand Rounds’ Anne Klein Forensic Center – Special Treatment Unit; April 25, 2012, Rahway, New Jersey.

2012

“Mental Health and Justice: The Forensic Psychiatrist’s Role”; at the ‘Neuro-psychiatric Club’ organized by medical students – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM); April 18, 2012; Stratford, New Jersey.

2011

“When the Clinical Evidence Seems to Conflict with the Neuropsychological Test Findings: Integrate or Toss?” at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law – Tri-State Chapter Annual Meeting; co-sponsored by The Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center; December 11; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2011

“Conditions for a Judge to Admit an Expert’s Report”; at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law – Tri State Chapter Annual Meeting; co-sponsored by The Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center; December 10; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2011

“Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys: Mental Health Injuries”; Seminar approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, New York State CLE Board, and Pennsylvania CLE Board, at the National Business Institute; December 2; Newark, New Jersey.

2011

“From Street Language, Through the Medical Office, into the Court of Law: Craziness, Psychosis, and Insanity” at the Indian Hills High School, “University Program Saturday Seminar”; January 15, Oakland, New Jersey.

2009

“Sex Offenders and the Law in the United States”, 1st International Congress on Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry”; at the Buenos Aires Bar Association, September 22, 2009. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009

“Psychiatric Malpractice” (panel chair) and “Psychic Damage” (panel member), 1st International Congress on Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry”; at the Buenos Aires Bar Association, September 23, 2009. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009

“Cultural Formulations in Forensic Psychiatry”; 31st Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, at New York University Law School, from June 28th to July 3rd, 2009. New York, New York.

2009

“Cross-Cultural Aspects in the Practice of Psychiatry: Medical Malpractice as Unintended Consequence…Learning the Hard Way”; Downstate Medical Center (State University of New York), Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds Lecture. March 11; Brooklyn, New York.

2008

“Cross-Cultural Aspects in the Practice of Psychiatry: Medical Malpractice as Unintended Consequence…Learning the Hard Way”; Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds Lecture. December 22; Brooklyn, New York.

2008

“Competence of the Competence Evaluators”; at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law – Tri State Chapter Annual Meeting; co-sponsored by The Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center; December 12; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2008

“Psychosis, Insanity and Craziness: The Andrea Yates’ Case;” at the Ramapo College of New Jersey, “Biomedical Club”; November 6; Mahwah, New Jersey.

2008

“Medical Malpractice as Unintended Consequence of Cultural and Ethnic Bias…Learning the Hard Way”; Panel presented by the Cross-Cultural Committee at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. October 20-22; Seattle, Washington.

2008

“Dangerousness, Violence Risk Assessment and Criminal Responsibility”; Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall University Law School, Course on ‘Mental Health Law’, conducted by Professor Raymond Deeney. September 10; Newark, New Jersey.

2008

“Forensic Psychiatric Expertise Applied to Child Custody Matters”; at the ‘Current Issues in Psychiatric and Psychological Forensic Topics in the Civil Arena’ – International Symposium, in the ‘Aula Magna’ of José T. Borda Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina; May 29, 2008.

2008

“After the Facts: Testamentary Capacity – Undue Influence”; at the ‘Current Issues in Psychiatric and Psychological Forensic Topics in the Civil Arena’ – International Symposium, in the ‘Aula Magna’ of José T. Borda Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina; May 29, 2008.

2008

“Medical, Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Terri Sciavo’s Case”; at the joint “Biology and Medical Ethics” classes of John McCormick, Science Teacher, at Indian Hills High School, “University Program in Medicine, Science and Research”; May 8; Oakland. New Jersey.

2008

“Psychosis vs. Insanity: The Andrea Yates’ Case”; at the Indian Hills High School, “University Program Saturday Seminar”; January 19, 2008; Oakland, New Jersey.

2008

“Ethics Committee Workshop”, 2008 American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, January 16-20. Meeting Chair: Rion Hart, Ph.D.; January 18; New York, New York.

2008

“Professional Malpractice” Committee Meeting, 2008 American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, January 16-20. Meeting Chair: Barbara G. Deutsch, M.D.; January 17; New York, New York.

2007

“Ethical Issues in the Battle of the Experts;” at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) – Tri-State Chapter. Peer Review of Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations: Civil and Criminal Cases”, December 8; co-sponsored by the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center and the Tri-State of AAPL. December 7-9; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2007

“Right to Treatment – Refuse Treatment; Understanding the Positive and Negative Effects of Psychiatric Medications.” Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall University School of Law, course on Mental Health Law, conducted by Professor Raymond Denney. October 31, Newark, New Jersey.

2007

“Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice; should we apologize for Medical Errors?” at the Barnert Hospital-Department of Psychiatry- Grand Rounds Lecture. June 7, Paterson, New Jersey.

2007

“Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice; should we apologize for Medical Errors?” at the Barnert Hospital-Department of Psychiatry- Grand Rounds Lecture. June 7, Paterson, New Jersey.

2007

“Competence to Consent to Sexual Intercourse: Legal and Psychiatric Issues”, Lecturer at the Scientific Meeting of The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society. Hackensack University Medical Center. January 25; Hackensack, New Jersey.

2006

“Professional Liability Committee Meeting”, 2007 American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, January 17-21. Meeting Chair: Barbara G. Deutsch, M.D.; January 19, New York, New York.

2006

“Criminal Angst, As Diminished Responsibility?” at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) – Tri-State Chapter. Peer Review of Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations: Civil and Criminal cases”; co-sponsored by the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center and the Tri-State of AAPL. December 7-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2006

“Drugs, Mental Health, and Competence: The Role of the Clinical and Forensic Psychiatrist” at the International Forensic Psychiatric Meeting, sponsored by the Chilean Medical Legal Service and the Chilean Ministry of Justice. November 16; Santiago, Chile.

2006-2008

“Introduction the Clinical Interview Preceptorship (MIP) Component of The Physician’s Core 2”; at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)- New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) – Department of Psychiatry; at Barnert Hospital; 6-week duration; Paterson, New Jersey.

2006 to 2008

“Psychiatric Mock Boards”; American Board of Psychiatry Neurology, Part II Exam: Oral Examination – Faculty Examiner for Advanced Psychiatric Residents, Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) in May, 20; Newark, New Jersey.

2006

“Medical, Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Terri Sciavo’s Case;” at the “Medical Ethics” Course of John McCormick, Science Teacher, at Indian Hills High School, University Program in Medicine, Science and Research; April 11; Oakland. New Jersey.

2005

“Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse – The Practical Aspects in Pennsylvania”; full day program, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. December 2, 2005; Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

2005

“Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Aspects of Being a Psychiatric Expert Witness in the United States”, Course presented at the First Latin – American Forensic Psychiatric Meeting, August 16-17; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005

“First Latin-American Forensic Psychiatric Meeting”; as Co – Organizer and co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee; August 16-17; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005

“Independent Psychiatric Examinations of cases Concerning Psychiatric Malpractice (Suicide Risk Assessments). Detection of Malingering in Disability Evaluations, and Assessment of Psychic Damage in Sexual Harassment Claims.” International Perspectives; at the First Latin-American Forensic Psychiatric Meeting, August 16-17; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005

“Panel on Child Sexual Abuse;” Moderator, cases presented by forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, attorneys and judges of the Argentinean Courts; at the First Latin-American Forensic Psychiatric Meeting; August 16-17; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005

“Mental Status after CABG (Coronary Artery By-Pass Graft): Implications for Psychiatrists’ Competence, Ethical Considerations.” Workshop at the American Psychiatric Association. Annual Meeting, May 25, Atlanta, Georgia.

2004

“Objectivity vs. Advocacy: testing the limits of professional ethics: Sometimes a Voyeur is not just a Voyeur, “at the Clinical Forensic Psychiatry – Civil Criminal Cases, co -sponsored by the Forensic Clinic Bellevue Hospital Center and the Tri-State Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the law (AAPL). December 10-12, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2004

“Juggling the Essentials in the Psychiatric Box: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Issues”; Barnert Hospital, Department of Psychiatry; Grand Rounds. October 7; Paterson, New Jersey.

2004

“Understanding Mental Illness, its Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis.” Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall University Law School, Course on Mental Health Law, conducted by Professor Raymond Deeney. August 31; Newark, New Jersey

2004

“The Effect of Trauma on Culture”, Keynote Speaker. The Fourth Bi-Annual Cultural Competence Conference, co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Partnership for Cultural Competence: Community Kids, Melissa Foundation, Montgomery County Schools, Department of Juvenile Services, OHR and Child Welfare Services. May 18; University of Maryland at Shady Grove Center, Rockville Maryland.

2004

“Forensic Psychiatry in Latin America,” Lecturer at International Forensic Psychiatric Conference: Tri-State Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and The Law and The Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. New York University Medical Center; April 24; New York, New York.

2003

“Civil Commitment: Psychiatric Perspectives Underlying Legal Decisions;” Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall University Law School, course on Mental Health Law, Conducted by Professor Raymond Deeney September 30; Newark, New Jersey.

2003

“Competence and Guardianship,” Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall University Law School, course on Mental Health, conducted by Professor Raymond Deeney. April 8; Newark, New Jersey.

2003

“The Scientific Alliance of Forensics and Psychiatry,” at Barnert Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. February 6; Paterson, New Jersey.

2003

“Ethics Committee Workshop” 2003 American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, January 22-26. Meeting Chair: Marvin Margolis, M.D., PhD. January 24; New York, New York.

2002

“Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders following Trauma, and of the Conditions that Mimics them: Malingering”, at the Travelers Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Worker’s Compensation Unit, Continuing Education Program. June 13; Morris Plains, New Jersey.

2002

“Medical Malpractice: Risk Prevention;” Lecturer at the Roving Symposium, Sponsored by the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey. Presented to the Medical Staff of the East Orange General Hospital; May 28; East Orange, New Jersey.

2002

“Psychodynamic Assessment and Formulation,” at Bergen Regional Medical Center-Department of Psychiatry, Residency Training Program, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Advances in Psychiatry. May 9; Paramus, New Jersey.

2002

“Humpty Dumpty v. The Emperor’s New Clothes, (PSTD and TBI v. Deception)”, Sponsored by The Bergen County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee. January 23; Hackensack, New Jersey.

2001

“The Psychoanalytically Informed Forensic Psychiatrist: Childhood Maltreatment and Dynamic Factors Influencing Adolescent Violence” Sponsored by Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, Scientific Meeting, organized by the Racker Center for the Study of Violence, Maltreatment, and Sexual Abuse. April 6, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2001

“Classic Psychoanalysis in a Non-Classic Milleu: Views from the Couch”, The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society, Scientific Meeting, Lecturer. March 15.

2000

“The Humpty Dumpty Affliction: When it is and When it is Not,” at the Clinical Forensic Psychiatry-Civil Criminal Cases”, co-sponsored by The Forensic Clinic of Bellevue Hospital Center and The Tri-State Chapter of The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. December 8-10, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2000

“Psychiatry and the Law” Roving Symposia St. Mary’s Hospital Passaic, New Jersey. September 27th sponsored by the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey.

2000

“Prejudice in the Clinical Situation: A Panel Discussion;” Speaker.The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society and The Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, March 9, Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey.

1998

“Psychosomatic Medicine,” Roving Symposia. St. Mary’s Hospital; Passaic, New Jersey. Sponsored by The Academy of Medicine of New Jersey; April 22.

1996

“Multiple Personality Disorder: Some Proposals Based Upon the Psychoanalysis of A Case”, Formal Discussant, work presented by Richard Gottlieb, M.D. The Psychoanalytic Association of New York, 262 Scientific Meeting, March 18. New York, New York.

1996

“Facing Multiple Personality Disorder,” at Bergen Pines” County Hospital-Department of Psychiatry-Residency Training Program, Psychiatric Grand Rounds; February 1. Paramus, New Jersey.

1993

“The Mind-Brain Conflict”, The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society – Scientific Meeting; May 13, Formal Discussant, work presented by Richard Kessler, D.O.; Hackensack, New Jersey.

1993

“Panic Disorders – Diagnosis and Treatment”, At Bergen Pines County Hospital Department of Psychiatry – Residency Training Program, Psychiatric Grand Round; November 4. Paramus, New Jersey.

1993

“Understanding Depression: Part Two-Treatment Options”, Fall Evening Education Series. The Valley Hospital; October 1993; Ridgewood, New Jersey.

1992

“Psychiatric Emergencies”, Roving Symposia, Academy of Medicine of New Jersey. Essex County Hospital Center.

1992

“Understanding Phobias”, Lecturers in Psychoanalysis Series, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Psychiatric Residency Training Program. (PGY 3-4).

1990

“Introduction to Combined Approach: Psychopharmacology and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy”; Hackensack University Medical Center. Co-sponsor by New Jersey Psychiatric Association – New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society; Moderator. Hackensack, New Jersey.

1990

“Treatment of Eating Disorders”, the Anorexia/Bulimia Clinic of New Jersey; Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

1990

“Psychiatry Board Review Course: Part Two”, Lecturer; New York University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York.

1986

“Multi-Cultural Counseling Conference,” Panelist; Board of Education of The City of New York, at Columbia University, New York, New York.

1982

“Downstate Medical Center-Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, Brooklyn, New York. Lecturer: Psychiatric Residency Training Program. Brooklyn, New York.

1980

“Assessment for Sex Change Surgery: A Case Study”, Psychiatric Departmental Conference, Kings County Hospital Center; Brooklyn, New York.

1979

“Healing Procedures and Psychotherapy”, Seventh Annual Psychological Convention, at Hunter College of the City of New York, New York.

1979

“The Peruvian Jungle and Folkloric Psychiatry”, Department of Latin American Studies; Middlebury College; Middlebury, Vermont.

1978

“The Peruvian Jungle and Folkloric Psychiatry”, Department of Psychiatry, Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

1978

“Psychiatric Course” to the Medical Staff; Tarapoto General Hospital; Tarapoto, Peru.

1977

“Report on Hysterical-Dissociative Manifestations with Epidemic Characteristics in a Small Jungle Town”, Forth Peruvian Congress of Psychiatry, Lima Peru.

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Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that combines research and clinical practice in the numerous areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has provided expert opinions through preparation of narrative reports and testifying in depositions and courts.

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