Robert Kinscherff, Ph. D., Esq.



Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., Esq. is a forensic psychologist and attorney who

currently serves as the Assistant Commissioner for Forensic Mental Health at

the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  His duties include joint

administration and training for a statewide system of juvenile court clinics

in partnership with the Juvenile Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial

Court.  He has recently been reappointed to the Massachusetts Governor's

Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. Previously, he served as the Director

of Juvenile Court Clinic Services for the Juvenile Court Department,

establishing this statewide system of juvenile court clinics, and as

Director of Forensic Training at the Law and Psychiatry Program of the

Massachusetts General Hospital.


He currently holds teaching faculty appointments through the Department of

Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of

Law.  He is currently Co-Director of the Forensic Concentration in the

doctoral psychology program at the Massachusetts School of Professional

Psychology.  He is a past two-term Chair of the Ethics Committee of the

American Psychological Association, and a past Chair of its Committee on

Legal Issues where he assisted in the development of Association amicus

briefs, including the brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Roper v. Simmons.


His published research and professional practice areas include forensic

mental health assessments of children and adolescents, ethical and

professional practice issues in forensic mental health assessment, adult and

juvenile sexual offenders, violence risk assessment and management, chronic

and serious juvenile delinquency, and unusual forms of child maltreatment.

He presents and consults nationally and internationally to judicial, legal

and mental health professionals.




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