Working With Psychiatric Expert Witnesses

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Working With Psychiatric Expert Witnesses
Working With Psychiatric Expert Witnesses

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Course Description

Psychiatric experts can play a pivotal role in both criminal and civil cases. They not only educate the court on a range of psychiatric issues that are key to understanding the issues in a case, but they also obtain and present evidence that can directly affect the outcome of a case. In this program, forensic psychiatrist Anna Cervantes will cover the key issues attorneys need to understand when working with a psychiatric expert. She will cover the key questions to ask of experts, issues with retainers, materials, evaluations, trial issues, and more.

Length: 55min

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This was the best MCLE course I'd taken in 30 years of practice (child abuse law).
- Kevin T.
Good overview; practical and well-organized
- Barbara Enloe H.
Great presentation, this is really the information attorneys need to know about working with expert psychiatrists and other medical experts.
- Marc H.
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Meet the Lecturer(s)

Ana Natasha Cervantes, M.D.

Dr. Cervantes is a physician, specializing in forensic psychiatry. She was born in Mexico, growing up speaking both English and Spanish as native languages. She obtained her bachelor‘s degree in Psychology from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1997. She completed her medical degree at Case School of Medicine, in Cleveland Ohio. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and her residency in General Adult Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore Maryland. Following her residency training, she completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, and shortly thereafter became Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry. Fellowship, Psychiatry, University of Maryland (2006) Residency, General Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital (2005) Internship, Internal Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (2002) MD, Case Western Reserve University (2001) BA, Psychology, Loyola University, magna cum laude (1997) Employment: Forensic Evaluator for Erie County Mental Health System, University Psychiatric Practice (2009-2014) Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (2009-2014) Forensic Evaluations, University Psychiatric Practice, Inc. (2006-present) Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Maryland (2008–2010) Clinical Preceptor, Physician Assistant Program, Anne Arundel Community College (2007–2009) Physician Clinical Specialist, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (2006–2009)

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