Outpatient Sites

Adult Court clinic services (District and Superior Courts) are provided by specially designated forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. Professionals in these settings provide forensic mental health screening evaluations (e.g., competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, aid in sentencing, civil commitment, commitment of substance abusers) to the courts, consultation and mental health liaison to judges and other court personnel, and liaison to community mental health agencies. Supervision of fellows in the court clinics will be provided by highly experienced forensic psychologists or psychiatrists. We have arrangements with several court clinics in different parts of the Commonwealth to provide placements for our fellows. The decision about court clinic placements is a flexible one, taking into account the needs of the courts as well as the geographic preferences of the fellows.

Juvenile Court clinic services are provided by certified forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, and masters level clinicians (LICSWS and LMHCs). Statutory evaluations (e.g., competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, civil commitment) are provided only by psychologists or psychiatrists. Other evaluations include aid in sentencing, as well as civil evaluations such as Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and care and protection evaluations. Professionals in juvenile courts also provide consultation and mental health liaison to judges and other court personnel, and liaison to community mental health agencies. Supervision of fellows in the court clinics will be provided by highly experienced forensic psychologists or psychiatrists