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Research and Scholarship

Practice Guidelines and Public Policy

Since its inception, the Division of Law and Psychiatry has been a contributor to policy development where psychiatry interacts with the law. Faculty members participate through the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Psychiatry and the Law and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Their contributions generate peer reviewed publications, reports and practice guidelines and assist the development of organizational policy.


Zonana H, Abel G, Bradford J, Hoge S, Metzner J, Becker J, Bonnie R, Fitch L. Dangerous Sex Offenders: a Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1999.

Mossman D, Noffsinger S, Ash P, Frierson R, Gerbasi J, Hackett M, Lewis C, Pinals D, Scott C, Sieg K, Wall B, Zonana H. AAPL Practice Guideline for the forensic psychiatric evaluation of competence to stand trial. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law (2007) 35, Supplement 4, pp. s3 – s72.

Zonana H, Schwartz V, Fauman B, Crowley B, Kay J, Oldham R, Bonnie R. College Mental Health and Confidentiality. American Psychiatric Association Resource Document (2009). Available at