Dr. Robert Kinscherff
Forensic Psychology: Fundamental Practices and Emerging Areas in Forensic Psychology, Competence to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility in Juvenile and Adult Criminal Cases, Evaluation of Parenting Capacity in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, Violence Risk Assessment and Management, Risk Assessment and Management in Adult Sexual Offenders, Assessment of Juvenile Amenability to Rehabilitation, Juvenile Homicide, Evaluation and Intervention with Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Custody Evaluations in High-Conflict Divorce Child Custody Cases
Expert Forensic Mental Health Testimony, Law and Practice
Clinical Practice: Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescence, Impact of Domestic Violence Upon Children, Bipolar Disorder in Adolescence and Adulthood, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Evaluation and Intervention in Conduct Disorder, Assessment and Intervention with Patterns of Domestic Violence.
Other: Fundamental Issues and Emerging Areas in Ethics for Mental Health Professionals, Boundaries in Treatment: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Issues, Legal and Ethical Risk Management Strategies for Mental Health Professionals.
Dr. Kinscherff has been a member of the MSPP faculty since 1999 and is currently the Director of the Forensic Specialization Track where he teaches Forensic Psychology I and II. A forensic psychologist and attorney, he currently serves as the Director of Juvenile Court Clinic Services for the Juvenile Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court. He also holds teaching faculty positions through the Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Law. He is recent past Chair of the Ethics Committee and a current member of the Committee on Legal Issues of the American Psychological Association. He currently serves on the joint task force of the American Psychological Association and the American Bar Association examining psychology- law issues and professional interactions. In recent months he has consulted to FBI projects on domestic and international terrorism. His research and professional practice areas include juvenile forensic mental health, juvenile and adult sexual offenders, serious delinquency and juvenile homicide, violence risk assessment and management, and severe and unusual forms of child maltreatment.