Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom

  1. Part of "Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom"
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 19, 2015 | Pierce Hall, McLean Hospital

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  2. Part of "Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom"
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 19, 2015 | Pierce Hall, McLean Hospital
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    Joseph B. Stoklosa, MD, is the Assistant Program Director for the residency at the McLean site. Dr. Stoklosa is the medical director and an attending psychiatrist on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Unit at McLean and an Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. He received a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh SOM and completed his psychiatry residency training here at MGH/McLean. Dr. Stoklosa has earned several teaching awards from the medical students at HMS, as well as from the residents in the MGH/McLean training program. He is actively involved in educational research and is participating in a Master Educator Training program. He also has developed the clinical care on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Unit to help improve the group program and improve the use of evidence-based treatment.

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  3. Part of "Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom"
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 19, 2015 | Pierce Hall, McLean Hospital
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    Larry J. Seidman, PhD, a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is Vice Chair (Research at MMHC), Public Psychiatry Division of the BIDMC, Director of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacological Research, and Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at MMHC. He has been a faculty member of the Clinical and Research Program of the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit since 1991. An active researcher, teacher, and clinician, particularly with respect to neurodevelopmental disorders in psychiatry, currently Dr. Seidman in Prinicipal Investigator at Harvard Medical School on several National Institute of Health grants designed to clarify the etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia and is the PI of the Prodrome Treatment and Education grant funded by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, which funds a clinical program oriented to early intervention and prevention of psychotic illnesses. He also has been heavily involved in ADHD research over the past two decades.

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    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 19, 2015 | Pierce Hall, McLean Hospital
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    The Honorable Roanne Sragow is First Justice for the Cambridge District Court.
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  5. Part of "Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom"
    An event sponsored by the MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
    February 19, 2015 | Pierce Hall, McLean Hospital
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    Dr. Judith Edersheim is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Dr. Edersheim graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and attended law school at Harvard, where she graduated cum laude. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and practiced law at the firm of Hill and Barlow before returning to Harvard Medical School. She was an intern at the Mount Auburn Hospital and received her clinical psychiatry training at the Cambridge Hospital adult psychiatry residency program. Dr. Edersheim completed a fellowship in the Law and Psychiatry service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.

    Dr. Edersheim has performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations in both civil and criminal settings, including evaluations of competencies to stand trial, testamentary capacity, the capacity to make medical decisions, fitness for duty, the assessment of emotional damages, diminished capacity and criminal responsibility. She is a principal lecturer in the forensic psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches forensic psychiatry to adult psychiatry residents at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. Dr. Edersheim teaches extensively in the legal arena, including lectures sponsored by the Boston Bar Association, the Judicial Institute, and the Mental Health Legal Advisor’s Committee. She had been a member of several non-profit boards, including the Mental Health Legal Advisor’s Committee and the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University.

    Dr. Edersheim’s research interest is in the translation of psychiatric and neurologic behavior into legal settings. She has published articles regarding the intersection of legal and medical concepts in peer reviewed medical journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Law and Psychiatry and The Clinical Companion to the Journal of Primary Care and in legal journals such as the Massachusetts Family Law Journal. She has been a featured speaker locally, regionally and nationally regarding issues pertaining to neuroscience, psychiatry and the law.

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Psychosis vs. Psychopathy: Navigating the Risk of Violence in the Clinic and Courtroom

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, for the McLean Hospital Grand Rounds, CLBB convened clinical and legal experts to discuss the diagnoses and characterize their risk of violence.

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