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Alberto M. Goldwaser, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY - WHAT IS IT?
|Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that combines research and
clinical practice in the numerous areas in which psychiatry is applied to
legal issues. While some forensic psychiatrists may specialize exclusively
in legal issues, almost all psychiatrists, at some point, have to work within
one of the many areas in which the mental health and legal system overlap.
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. It relates to the application of psychiatric knowledge and techniques to legal procedures (Taken from "Forensic Psychiatry: An Allied Branch")
Dr. Goldwaser was named as a "Distinguished Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association - a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry."
Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in State, Federal and Military courts in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Texas, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, New York and New Jersey. He has provided expert opinions through preparation of narrative reports and testifying in depositions and courts.
The following are examples in which psychiatry and law overlap:
Independent Medical Examinations - Testimony: Defense/Plaintiff