Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that includes research and clinical practice in the many areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. Forensic psychiatrists work within the myriad areas in which the mental health and legal system overlap. Forensic psychiatric evaluation and consultation is provided through the Forensic Clinic.

Examples of areas of recent evaluation and consultation include:


Questions regarding forensic psychiatry consultation should be directed to Dr. Eileen P. Ryan (ER3H@Virginia.edu); Dr. Ryan is board-certified in general, child and adolescent and forensic psychiatry.