Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

Child and adolescent forensic psychiatrists are also trained in adult psychiatry and may handle the full range of topics covered by forensic psychiatrists. In addition, they have specialized expertise regarding:

  • Mental disorders in children and adolescents
  • Interviewing children and adolescents
  • Children as witnesses
  • Effects of child abuse
  • Effects of child sexual abuse
  • False allegations by children
  • Child custody, divorce, adoption, and foster care
  • School, college, and university bullying, threats, and violence
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Juvenile adjudicative competence
  • Competence to confess
  • Criminal responsibility
  • Conduct disorder
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Juvenile waivers to adult court
  • Juvenile justice
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Adoption
  • Foster care