The following is a list of didactic core curriculum materials provided to meet the objectives of the first goal of Fellowship Training.
The Fellows will have approximately 20 to 25 hours per week of clinical/forensic experience. The bulk of this experience is provided in five settings.
The Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Forensic Division (ELMHS) in Jackson, Louisiana
New Orleans Forensic Aftercare Clinic
Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
Child Custody and Mediation Clinic
On site supervision of the above clinical experience is provided by
John W. Thompson, Jr., M.D., Herman Soong, M.D., and Jose Artecona, M.D., (ELMHS)
Harminder Mallik, M.D. and Sarah DeLand, M.D., (Orleans Criminal District Court)
Sarah DeLand, M.D. (Orleans Forensic Aftercare)
Karen Van Beyer, Ph.D. (Child Custody and Mediation Clinic)
The Fellows are supervised in writing psychiatric reports and in testifying in court. These supervised experiences occur at numerous criminal courts within the state of Louisiana, as patients are referred throughout the state to various courts from the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System after restoration of competency and for release hearings.
The Fellows work with faculty members on private cases in both civil and criminal law. This participation includes involvement in consultation with attorneys, examination of individuals referred for forensic evaluation, review of all relevant written materials, writing of forensic reports, preparation of testimony, and observation of psychiatric testimony. Supervision is provided by all faculty members listed.