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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Professional Experience

2017 – Present Co-Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York Affiliated with New York University – Department of Psychiatry; New York, New York.

2017 – Reviewer of Manuscript to the Special Issue of “Behavioral Health & the Law” (Alan R. Felthous, MD, Senior Editor) on Pre-trial Jail Diversion: “Everyday Police Work During Mental Health. Encounters: A Study of Call Resolutions in Chicago and Their Implications for Diversion”, May 9, 2017.

2017 – Present Moderator, Forensic Neuropsychiatry Special Interest Group; 28th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. Atlanta, Georgia; March 9, 2017.

2012 – 2017 Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee: Institute for Psychoanalytic Education – New York University – Department of Psychiatry; New York, New York.

2011 – 2013 Member of the Geriatric Committee: New Jersey Psychiatric Association, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

2010 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor-Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey.

2010 – Present Faculty – Forensic Psychiatric Fellowship Program – Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey.

2009 Vice-President and Member of the Scientific Committee of the First International Congress on Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry, at the Buenos Aires Bar Association, September 21-25, 2009; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009 – Present Cross-Cultural Issues in Forensic Psychiatry Committee: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (Chair: 2010-2012).

2009 – 2013 Member of the International Psychiatric Committee of the New Jersey Psychiatric Society, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

2009 – Present Anne Klein Forensic Center – Special Treatment Unit: Clinical Psychiatrist (full time) Kearney, New Jersey.

2007 – 2010 Vice-Chair (Member at Large); Health Law Membership Committee, Member of Healthcare Litigation and Risk Management Substantive Interest Group, and of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.

2007 – 2010 Member, Executive Committee – Commission on Forensic Education: American College of Forensic Examiners International.

2007 – 2012 Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Professional Ethics Committee: New York University Psychoanalytic Institute; New York, New York.

2007 – 2008 Member of the Utilization Review Committee: Barnert Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey.

2006 – 2008 Member of the Bio-Ethics Committee: Barnert Hospital; Paterson, New Jersey.

2006 – 2008 International Editor; Chilean Journal of Forensic Psychiatry (Revista Chilena de Psiquiatría Forense).

2006 – Present Member of the Committee on Professional Liability Insurance of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

2006 to Present Member of the Cross-Cultural Issues in Forensic Psychiatry Committee: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

2004 to Present Member of the International Relations Committee: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

2003 to Present Health Care Committee Member: Community Resource Council, Hackensack, New Jersey.

2002 – Present Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee: Psychoanalytic Association of New York.

2002 – Present Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee: New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.

2002 – 2008 Barnert Hospital, Active Clinical Staff Psychiatrist. Paterson, New Jersey.

2001 – Present Faculty; New York University Psychotherapy Training Program; sponsored by the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, Department of Psychiatry. Psychopathology I & II. New York, New York.

2001 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor-Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine; New York, New York.

2000 – Present Member of the Forensic Psychiatry Committee: New Jersey Psychiatric Association, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

1999 – 2009 New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Provider: Psychiatric Legal Evaluations. Court/Expert Witness Testimony. New Jersey.

1999 – 2006 Faculty: Bergen Regional Medical Center, Psychiatric Residency Training Program, Forensic Psychiatric and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Courses. Paramus, New Jersey.

1998 – 2000 President; New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.

1997 – 1998 Member, Social Issues and Legislation Committee: Psychoanalytic Association of New York, Inc., New York

1996 – 1998 Chairman: Scientific Program Committee: New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.

1995 – 1996 Member, Committee on Psychiatric Quality Assurance: Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

1994 – Present Faculty: New York University Psychoanalytic Institute (Professional Ethics Course).

1994-1996 Secretary: New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.

1994 – 1996 Member: “The Psychosomatic Disorders,” Study Group sponsored by New York University Psychoanalytic Institute.

1990 – 1999 Valley Hospital; Ridgewood, New Jersey, Clinical Staff Psychiatrist. Acting Unit Chief: 1990-1991

1990 – 2002 Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital, Wyckoff, New Jersey, Clinical Staff Psychiatrist.

1991 – 1996 Bulletin of the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society, Associate Editor.

1990 – 1991 Anorexia/Bulimia Clinic of New Jersey; Fair Lawn, New Jersey; Medical Director.

1989 – Present Psychiatric Private Practice, in Jersey City, New Jersey – Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Psycho-pharmacotherapy.

1980 – Present Psychiatric Private Practice, in New York City – Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Psycho-pharmacotherapy.

1985 – 1990 New York University Medical Center, Clinical Instructor – Psychiatry. Part-time; Outpatient Clinic. Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York.

1982 – 1985 New York University Medical Center, New York, Clinical Instructor-Psychiatry. Full-Time; Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Leader – Inpatient Service. Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York.

1984 – 1985 Brooklyn Center for Families in Crisis, Supervisor Psychiatrist. Brooklyn, New York.

1983 – 1987 Health Insurance Plan, Brooklyn, Supervisor Psychiatrist New York;

1980 – 1982 State University of New York – Kings County Hospital Center, Clinical Instructor –Department of Psychiatry, Full-time Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Leader – Inpatient Service. Brooklyn, New York.

1981 – 1982 Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home, Supervising Psychiatrist. Brooklyn, New York.

1980-1981 Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, Consultant and Supervising Psychiatrist, Part-time. Brooklyn, New York

1980 State University of the New York-Downstate Medical Center, Medical Center; Delegate: Curriculum Committee – Training Program; Department of Psychiatry. Brooklyn, New York.

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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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