FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

Forensic Psychiatry is a subspecialty of Psychiatry that focuses on legal issues wherein mental health is a potential contributing factor.  Dr. Thompson is certified in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has extensive experience consulting and providing opinions on psychiatric issues in legal contexts. As a forensic psychiatric expert, he works in an array of capacities with attorneys, courts, or other parties involved in actual or potential litigation, or in quasi-judicial settings. Some of the issues in which he has expertise include (but is not limited to):

He offers services for forensic psychiatric issues, such as:

    • Serving as an Expert Witness/Testifying
    • Provision of Psychiatric Care in Juvenile Justice Settings
    • Appropriateness of Psychotropic Medication in Youth
    • Evaluation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Claims
    • Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
    • Violence Risk Assessment
    • Competence to Stand Trial
    • Insanity/Criminal Responsibility and Juvenile Culpability
    • Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Criminal Court 
    • Capital Cases (Trial Court and Appellate Court)
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Child Witness Reliability
    • Child Sexual Abuse Claims
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Malingering
    • Clinical Work with Perpetrators and Victims
    • Impact of Mental Health Issues on Probation and Parole
    • Divorce and Custody Evaluations
    • Psychiatric Negligence and Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Workman's Compensation 
    • Workplace Violence

    For more information about my forensic practice fees, and policies, see Contact in the menu bar or click here.

    ETHICS IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

    As a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), I follow the AAPL Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Forensic Psychiatry. Furthermore, my opinions are based upon, in addition to my education, training, knowledge, and experience, the records and information with which I am provided.
    I generally expect to receive any and all records, materials, and information that are relevant to the matter and the formulation of my opinions. If, however, after having formulated opinions,
    I become aware of additional information from any source, I reserve the right to change my opinions based upon said additional information.