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Carolina A. Klein, M.D.

Carolina A. Klein, M.D.

2100 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, California 94558

Phone(202) 596-9585

Website maiainstitute.org

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Carolina A. Klein, MD is a Board Certified psychiatrist (general psychiatry, addictions, forensics) currently practicing in the San Francisco Bay area. She offers consultations on clinical care to adults suffering from a broad range of mental health conditions. Expertise includes psychopharmacological management as well as psychotherapeutic and other interventional treatment modalities. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Klein is a fellowship-trained and board certified forensic psychiatrist. She is available for psychiatric consultation and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Examples of evaluations include: criminal responsibility, mitigating factors evaluation, competency, psychological injury, disability and fitness for duty, sexual harassment, civil commitment, psychiatric malpractice, and more.

Services

Dr. Klein is available for psychiatric consultation and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Her special areas of interest include psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, malpractice, detection of malingering, criminal responsibility evaluations, management standards, psychiatric and forensic neuropsychiatric autopsies, testamentary capacity, diminished capacity, international forensics, and death penalty matters. Other areas of special clinical and forensic interest include the forensic neuropsychiatric evaluation of medical complications of psychiatric illness and medication as well as psychiatric complications of medical illness.

Dr. Klein is fluent in spoken and written Spanish, and can conduct evaluations for Spanish-speaking populations.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Sexual Harassment, Dangerousness.

Profile

Dr. Carolina A. Klein is ABPN Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry, as well as ABAM Certified in Addiction Psychiatry. She offers clinical care to adults suffering from a broad range of mental health conditions. Treatment provided includes psychopharmacological management as well as psychotherapy for eligible patients. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Klein is available for forensic psychiatric consultations and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Dr. Klein is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in General Psychiatry as well as in Forensic Psychiatry, and she is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) in Addiction Psychiatry.

Dr. Klein obtained her medical degree in Chile in 2002. She then completed her psychiatry residency training in a large urban university hospital at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. She then completed her forensic fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital. Concurrently, she pursued advanced academic and clinical training in the fields of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy from the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. She is actively involved in academic development, and served as the Associate Program Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Klein is also an active member of the American American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis (BWCP). Dr. Klein is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital.

Areas Served

All States

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Licenses

Virginia and California license, former licenses in New York and Washington DC
Eligible to conduct forensic evaluations in all states, regardless of licensure


Legal Experience & Services

Qualified as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, assessment of dangerousness, determination of mental capacities, and more.
Testimony experience in depositions, district courts, and federal courts.
Attorney counsel in matters of mental health, rebuttal, expert witness testimony training and analysis.


Affiliations

American American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis (BWCP)


Qualifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Certified in Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Certified in Forensic Psychiatry

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Addiction Psychiatry

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
Certified in Addiction Medicine


Awards & Honors

Fellowship Award for ‘The Future Leaders in Psychiatry' Symposium
Emory University, West Palm Beach, FL; September 2008
First Place Winner Brooklyn Psychiatric Society Psychiatry Residents Scientific Presentations
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; April 2009
Fulbright Specialist Scholar Award for International Grant Development; August 2013
American Psychiatric Association Fellow, December 2014


Publications

Digital and Divergent: Sexual Behaviors on the Internet
The Masks of Identities: Who's Who? Delusional Misidentification Syndromes
Live deaths online: internet suicide and lethality.
Intentional ingestion and insertion of foreign objects: a forensic perspective.
Cloudy Confidentiality: Clinical and Legal Implications of Cloud Computing in Health Care
www.mydrugdealer.com: Ethics and Legal Implications of Internet-Based Access to Substances of Abuse
Psychotropics without borders: ethics and legal implications of internet-based access to psychiatric medications.


Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Training

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Residency, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Universidad de los Andes
Medical School




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