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Overview

Mission

The mission of fpamed is to provide the legal profession with the highest quality evidence-based forensic psychiatric and psychological opinion and testimony.  To accomplish this, we have built as a small specialty practice of highly trained forensic psychiatrists and psychologists who combine a keen intelligence  and superb clinical and forensic education, with broad experience.

Interdisciplinary – Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology

Our group includes five forensic psychiatrists and two forensic neuropsychologists. We work on cases collaboratively often employing the “case conference” approach used throughout medical education.

Communication Skills

Each one of our experts has excellent communication skills. We are experienced teachers media experts who are adept at explaining complex and sometimes abstract concepts in simple and clearly understandable language, often illustrating our narratives with concrete and visual examples when possible. Teaching and interview experience has strengthened our testimonial skills.

Specialty Expertise

Included among the specialty skills of our group of five forensic psychiatrists and two forensic  neuropsychologists is expertise in:

  • the assessment of trauma (both man made and natural) and emotional injury including but not limited to posttraumatic stress disorder;
  • the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse;
  • psychopharmacology;
  • forensic child and adolescent psychiatry, including the evaluation and treatment of  sexually and physically abused children as well as custody evaluations and other types of traumatic injury;
  • mental capacity evaluations for civil and criminal matters including conservatorships, testamentary capacity and “undue influence” and various capacities of criminal defendants;
  • psychological testing and assessment
  • the acute treatment (including inpatient) of major mental disorders as well as psychiatric emergencies;
  • professional ethics and boundary violations;
  • assessing the emotional consequences of employment based sexual, gender, ethnic and age discrimination as well as wrongful termination;
  • toxic torts – assessing the emotional consequences of exposure to potentially toxic  substances including  both natural and man made environmental hazards such as water contamination, pollution and mold infestation;
  • fear of cancer;
  • the intentional infliction of emotional distress;
  • emotional stress secondary to product liability claims;
  • closed head and traumatic brain injuries;
  • adult and child neurocognitive assessments;
  • mass torts – assessing psychological injury claims within populations of individuals exposed to the same stressful events or circumstances.

Mass Torts Assessment

We have particular interest in and experience with mass tort complaints by groups of individuals impacted upon by the same event or circumstances. The assessment of mass tort claims demand an integrated team approach in order to complete  initial screenings and multiple individual forensic evaluations in a careful, timely and cost effective  manner. We have experience with managing group claims of emotional damages and have developed a methodology for assessing populations of individual litigants.

Forensic Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology

Our forensic neuropsychologists are highly trained, skilled and broadly experienced in the administration and interpretation of the most widely accepted child, adolescent and adult neurocognitive and personality assessment instruments. They are experienced with assessing forensic as well as clinical populations. Virtually every forensic examination performed by an fpamed expert (with the obvious exception of testimentary capacity consultatons in will contests) includes a full psychological testing assessment employing a battert of carefully chosen personality and/or neurocognitive instruments, followed by a detailed analysis of all psychological test data generated experts from both sides as well as tby he treating psychologist.

Individual Bios & CVs

To review a detailed description of each fpamed expert’s education, training and areas of special interest and expertise, click on the names on the left side of this page to view the Bio and Curriculum Vitae links. Then please contact us with your question – no question is too basic or unimportant. We all enjoy teaching and will be happy to chat with you about your case.

Ethics

We welcome inquiries from both sides of the civil and criminal bar. We pride ourselves in reaching independent conclusions. Our approach is to carefully assess all available data in order to develop  evidence based opinions about diagnosis, progrnosis and causation. We strive to to recognize and manage our own biases when and if they occur, in order to minimize their effect upon our objectivity. We offer opinions that reflect what we honestly believe the scientifc evidence demonstrates, regardless of whether it supports a particular case theory. We believe that in the end all sides are best served by honest and truthful expert opinion. Thus, our goal is to practice forensic psychiatry and psychology with maximum integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards of our two professions.



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