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Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LLC offers expert witness testimony in the following areas: Stress Disorders, Custody Evaluation, Criminal Responsibility, Detection of Malingering, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Medical Records Review, Domestic Sexual Abuse, Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Independent Medical Examinations, Competency Evaluations, Elder Abuse, Testamentary Capacity / Undue Influence, Guardianship, and participation in Legal Advisory Panels.
Litigation Support Services
Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LLC manager, Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser, provides expert opinions through preparation of narrative reports and testifying in depositions and courts.
Areas of Expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Back Pain
- Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Brain Injury
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Child Abuse
- Child Psychology
- Chronic Pain
- Competency Evaluations
- Correctional Psychiatry
- Criminal Responsibility
- Depressive Disorders
- Diminished Capacity
- Dissociative Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Elder Abuse
- Employment Discrimination
- Employment Termination
- Estates and Trusts
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Fitness for Duty
- Forensic Medicine
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Forensic Psychology
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Records
- Mental Health
- Mood Disorders
- Munchausen's Syndrome
- Pain Management
- Panic Disorder
- Patient Rights
- Pediatric Neurology
- Personal Injury
- Personality Disorders
- Pornography Addiction
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Postpartum Depression
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Professional Malpractice
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Sensory Deprivation
- Sex Offender
- Sexual Addiction
- Sexual Disorders
- Sexual Harassment
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Sleep Disorders
- Social Phobia
- Sports Medicine
- Standard of Care
- Stress Management
- Testamentary Capacity
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrongful Death
Dr. Goldwaser's broad experience in the field of Clinical Psychiatry covers over a 33-year period. Areas of expertise include General Clinical Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychosomatic Medicine. Much of his Forensic practice focuses on IMEs (Plaintiff/Defense), providing testimony on PTSD, Malingering, Medical Malpractice, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Competency (Civil/Criminal) as well as other areas in which Mental Health and Law intertwine.
Born in Argentina (1951), fluent in English and Spanish.
Diplomate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with specialization in Clinical Psychiatry and also in the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry.
Diplomate: American Board of Forensic Examiners (Psychiatry).
Diplomate: American Board of Forensic Medicine.
Chairman of Professional Ethics Committee of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York and also of the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.
Distinguished Fellow: American Psychiatric Association.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry: New York University School of Medicine.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Life Fellow: American College of Forensic Examiners.
Member of the Forensic Psychiatric Committee of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association
Associate Member of the American Bar Association, Health Law, and Family Law Sections.
Member of the International Forensic Psychiatry Committee and of the Cross-Cultural Forensic Psychiatric Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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Chairman: Professional Ethics Committee; The Psychoanalytic Association of New York
Chairman: Professional Ethics Committee; The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society
Past President: New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry: New York University School of Medicine
Faculty: The Psychoanalytic Institute at New York University School of Medicine
Faculty: The Psychotherapy Training Program at New York University School of Medicine
Faculty: Psychiatric Residency Training Program at New York University School of Medicine
Guest Faculty at Psychiatric Residency Training Program at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and Bergen Regional Medical Center
Guest Lecturer, Mental Health Law Program at Seton Hall School of Law
Member of the Forensic Psychiatry Committee of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association
Chairman: Scientific Program Committee at The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society (1996-1998)
Associate Editor of the Bulletin of the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society (1991-1996)
The State Board of Medical Examiners of New Jersey (9/29/1989)
The University of the State of New York - Education Department (6/13/1980)
The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Maryland (2/9/1979)
Legal Experience & Services
Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil and Criminal Psychiatric-Legal Examinations in State, Federal and Military courts across the country and Puerto Rico. He provides consultations to firms engaged in Plaintiff and Defense representation.
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Psychoanalytic Association
International Psychoanalytic Association
New Jersey Psychiatric Association
Hudson County Medical Society
New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society
Psychoanalytic Association of New York
American College of Forensic Examiners
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse
Awards & Honors
- Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association,
- Life Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners,
- Service Achievement Award, New York University School of Medicine
- Physician's Recognition Award, by American Psychiatric Association, and New Jersey Medical Society.
Seminars & Training
Conferences & Lectures:
2003 "The Scientific Alliance between Forensics and Psychiatry", at Barnert Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds Lecture. February 6, Paterson, New Jersey.
2003 "Ethics Workshop", 2003 American Psychoanalytic Association winter Meeting, January 22-26, meeting chairman: Marvin Margolis, MD, PhD; January 24, 2003, New York City.
2002 "Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders following Trauma, and of the Condition that Mimics them: Malingering"; at the Travelers Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Worker's Compensation Unit, Continuing Education Program. June 13, Morris Plains, New Jersey.
-Sexual Harassment: "Cinderella" or the "Little Mermaid", Victim or Tease; The Bergen Barrister, Winter 2005
-A Forensic Psychiatrist’s Viewpoint: POST – TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, The New Jersey Lawyer, August 2004
- A Pig That Builds With Brick; Weeding Out Junk Science in the Courtroom and in Psychiatric-Legal Reports. The Bergen Barrister, Summer 2003
-"The Emperor's New Clothes; A Closer Look At Malingered PTSD"; The Bergen Barrister (2002)
-"Forensic Psychiatry: An Allied Branch"; The Bergen Barrister (1999)
-"Personal Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"; The Bergen Barrister (1996)
Lisa Besson Geraghty, Esq. 973-491-3862
Peter Eliopoulos, Esq. 201-264-9183
Philip Voluck, Esq. 610-9401720
Bennett Wasserman, Esq. 973-491-3973
Charles I. Epstein, Esq. 201-489-7600
William Murray, Esq. 201-488-4811
Randall Moore, Esq. 817-207-9300
Robert Merenich, Esq. 609-927-7200
Gayle Loftis, Esq. 201-646-9141
Gary A. Blaustein, Esq. 908-470-1910
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- B.S.: Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, Lima - Peru; 1968 - 1970
- M.D.: Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, Lima - Peru; 1970 - 1976
- Resident: Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York - Kings County - Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York 1977 - 1980
- Psychoanalysis: The Psychoanalytic Institute at New York University School of Medicine, New York 1977 - 1990