Department of Psychiatry

Scholarly Projects

Fellows prepare a Scholarly Project on a topic in forensic psychiatry during their year in Rochester. At a minimum, fellows are expected to prepare a scholarly work suitable for presentation to the faculty at a Journal Club. Many fellows choose to present their scholarly projects at state or national meetings. The fellowship provides logistical and clerical support for those fellows who wish to publish their scholarly projects, as well.

Scholarly Projects 2002-Present

International Presentations:

Ciccone JR, Scharf MA, Beal TL, Raub JM, Martin PS

Improving Training in Forensic Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Joint Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 2011.

National Presentations:

Jonathan Raub, M.D.

Predictors of Custody and Visitation Recommendations, presented at the Annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Meeting, Boston, MA, October 2011.

Joshua CW Jones, M.D.

Forensic Applications of Videogames and Internet Addiction, presented at the Annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, October 2007.

Ryan P. Peirson, M.D.

Mental Health Court: A Small Town Solution to a Big Town Problem, presented at the Annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, October 2007.

Kevin E. Robinson, M.D.

Juvenile Sex Offenders and Comprehensive Multimodal Therapy, presented at the Annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2005.

Roberto A. Sebastian, Jr., M.D.

Cyberstalking Laws in the US: A Descriptive Analysis, presented at the Annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2005.

Srinivas C. Yerneni, M.D.

Health Care Serial Killers, presented at the Annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Scottsdale, AZ, October 2004.

Ciccone JR, Eisenberg T, Garvey SP, Montgomery JH.

“Expert Testimony in Capital Sentencing: What Do Jurors Think?” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, San Antonio, TX, October 2003.

Ciccone JR, Forehand LB.

Adolescents and Informed Consent to Treatment. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, New York City, March 2003.

Ciccone JR, Kashtan I, Leard LM, Swallow MA.

“A 15 Year Followup to Rivers v. Katz” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Newport Beach, CA, October 2002.

Papers Published:

Sonkiss J, Jones JCW: Duties to protect and control. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 39(2):268-270, 2011.

Cunningham EA, Ciccone JR: Illinois Supreme Court finds no duty to warn. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 39(2):266-268, 2011.

Adkins JA, Ciccone JR: Expert witness testimony in conservatorship proceedings. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 38(2):273-275, 2010.

Beal T, Jones JCW: Disclosure of mental health records. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 38(2):275-277, 2010.

Deem A, Ciccone JR: Adkins progeny and double jeopardy. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 37(2): 258-260, 2009.

Lundgren J, Ciccone JR: No duty to warn but common law duty of care. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 37(2): 258-260, 2009.

Houchin T, Jones JCW: Miranda Waiver in a Juvenile. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 36(2): 248-250, 2008.

Houchin T, Ciccone JR: Consent in Incompetent Patients. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 36:(2): 246-248, 2008.

Rolon Y, Jones JCW: Right to Refuse Treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 36(2): 252-255, 2008.

Rolon Y, Ciccone JR: Mental Retardation and the Death Penalty. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 36(2): 250-252, 2008.

Jones JCW, Ciccone JR: Right to Refuse Treatment: Prisoner’s claim that conditioning eligibility for parole on taking potentially medically inappropriate medication violated his due process rights is not frivolous. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 35(2):260-262, 2007.

Jones JCW, Ciccone JR. Civil Commitment: Based on the clinical picture, social workers had at least arguable probable cause to involuntarily recommit plaintiff, and therefore are granted qualified immunity from suit. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 35(2):262-264, 2007.

Peirson RP, Ciccone JR: U.S. District Court Exceeds Its Statutory Authority by Scheduling a Dangerousness Hearing: Defendant Ordered Released; Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 35(2): 264-266, 2007.

Vuotto, AM, Ciccone, JR: Mental Illness and Miranda Rights; Mental Illness and the Death Penalty. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 34(2): 253-258, 2006.

Tinwalla, AY, Ciccone, JR: Health Insurance and Mental Illness; ADA and Medical Examinations. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: 34(2): 252-257, 2006.

Montgomery JH, Ciccone JR, Garvey SP, Eisenberg T: Expert Testimony in Capital Sentencing: Juror Responses*. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law, 33(4):509-518, 2005.

*2003 AAPL Young Investigator Prize given to Dr. Montgomery for paper entitled: Expert Testimony in Capital Sentencing: Juror Responses: What do Jurors Think?

Yerneni S, Ciccone JR: Competence to Stand Trial; Death Penalty: Competency to Waive the Right to Testify; Right to Appointment of a Forensic Psychiatrist. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law, 32(4):451-452,461-464, 2004.

Deakin, CM, Ciccone, JR: Court-ordered Commitment for Purpose of Mental Examination; Sexual Offenders. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law, 32(4):457-461, 2004.

Forehand L, Jr Ciccone JR.: The Competence of Adolescents to Consent to Treatment. In Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 28, edited by L.T. Flaherty, Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, chapter 1, 5-27, 2004.

2004 Montgomery JH: Use of a Television Crime-Drama Series to Promote Legal Understanding in Mentally Ill, Incompetent Defendants, was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Richard Rosner Award for the Best Paper by a Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry or Forensic Psychology.

Swallow MA, Ciccone, JR: Sexual Offenders; Multiple Personality Disorder; Workers’ Compensation; Involuntary Civil Commitment; Effective Assistance of Counsel. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law,30(3):447-456, 2002.

Leard Hansson LM, Ciccone JR: Disability Benefits; Medical Licensure; Competence to Stand Trial; Malpractice; Liability. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law, 30(3):438-446, 2002.

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