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What is a Forensic Psychiatrist

The word, forensic, indicates the application of science to the legal system. A forensic psychiatrist is a trained medical doctor specializing in Psychiatry who applies the science and art of Psychiatry to issues in the legal system...

Type of Cases

  • IME's
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations including Violence risk Assessment and return to work ability
  • Litigation Consultation
  • Disability Determination
  • Americans with Disabilities
  • Capacity
  • Employment: Workers Compensation and Title VII
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Post Conviction Relief
  • Personal Injury
  • Selected Criminal Issues

Why Retain a Forensic Psychiatrist as Opposed to the Treating Psychiatrist

This issue involves what has been referred to as “dual agency.” There has been numerous articles published in the professional literature regarding “dual agency”, for example, “On Wearing Two Hats: Role conflict in serving as both psychotherapist and expert witness; (Strasburger et al; American Journal of Psychiatry 154:4, April 1997.) The treating mental health professional had best avoid also filling the role of the forensic expert...

The Forensic Evaluation

Note, not every forensic evaluation will include all of the components listed below. The evaluator must use his or her judgment regarding the omission of any of the components. The forensic evaluation begins with contact by the referring individual or agency. This most commonly begins as a phone call or a letter. It is import to realize that the contact is made by a person who wants a favorable opinion for their side so it is important to not be unduly influenced by the material initially presented...

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MidSouth Forensic Psychiatry

We serve Memphis, the Mid South and beyond.

5050 Poplar Suite #2411
Memphis, TN 38157
Phone: (901) 312-1660