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Robert L. Weisman, D.O.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-7384

Office: (585) 273-3208

Fax: (585) 461-9504

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Biography

Dr. Robert Weisman is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is Senior Medical Director of Adult Ambulatory Services and Director of Clinical Care at Strong Ties for the New York State ACT/FACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community. Dr. Weisman is also Co-Director of the Charles E. Steinberg Memorial Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law, at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Weisman is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry. He has presented internationally and written on community and pharmacologic management of the mentally ill offender and on assessment of violence risk within this population, and conducts training seminars on topics relative to prevention of workplace violence for a variety of audiences including medical, psychiatric, corporate, and legal professionals. He regularly conducts fitness-for-duty assessments and consults to law-enforcement agencies in Upstate, NY region. Through grant funding from the University of Rochester, he has developed training interventions for front-line correctional professionals working with mentally disordered individuals. Dr. Weisman also provides forensic consultation nationally specific to individual risk assessment and violence mitigation to medical centers, criminal justice agencies and commercial industry. Dr. Weisman has developed the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) training curriculum through funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Research

Dr. Robert Weisman is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is Medical Director of Strong Ties Community Support Program and Director of Clinical Care for Project Link and the New York State ACT/FACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community. For their work with Project Link, Dr. Weisman and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association's Gold Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Weisman is also Co-Director of the Charles E. Steinberg Memorial Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law, at the University of Rochester. He has presented internationally and written on community and pharmacologic management of the mentally ill offender and on assessment of violence risk within this population. He regularly conducts training seminars on topics relative to prevention of workplace violence for a variety of audiences including medical, psychiatric, corporate, and law-enforcement professionals. Through grant funding from the University of Rochester, he has developed training interventions for front-line correctional professionals working with mentally disordered individuals. Dr. Weisman also provides forensic consultation nationally specific to individual risk assessment and violence mitigation to medical centers, criminal justice agencies and commercial industry. Dr. Weisman has developed the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) training curriculum through funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Forensic Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1985
BS | Michigan State Univ
Physiology

1989
DO | Coll of Osteopathic Med/Surg
Osteopathy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

09/01/1990 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center

09/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Awards

2015
David J. Barry, M.D. Forensic Psychiatry Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

2008
Fellow
Sponsor: American College of Psychiatrist

2007
Excellence in Clinical Care Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

2006
Distinguished Fellow
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/1/2017
Lamberti JS, Weisman RL, Cerulli C, Williams GC, Jacobowitz DB, Mueser KT, Marks PD, Strawderman RL, Harrington D, Lamberti TA, Caine ED. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Model." Psychiatric services : a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.. 2017 Oct 1; 68(10):1016-1024. Epub 2017 Jun 01.

2015
Rusu, I; Weisman, RL. "Legal Digest: The Impact of Individualized Education Programs on Free Appropriate Public Education". J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015; 43(2): 19-21.

2014
Libman, MS; Weisman, RL. "Legal Digest: Prisoner Rights". J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2014; 42: 258-260.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Origins, Current Practice and Future Directions
Book Title: Release Planning for Inmates
Author List: Lamberti JS, Weisman RL
Edited By: Dlucacz H
Published By: NYU Press2012 in New York

2011
Chapter Title: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings
Book Title: Staff Safety and Workplace Violence Education
Author List: Weisman, RL
Edited By: Privitera, M
Published By: Ed. Jones and Bartlett, LLC2011

2010
Chapter Title: Embitterment in Suicide and Homicide-Suicide
Book Title: Embitterment – Societal, Psychological, and Clinical Perspectives
Author List: Conner, KR; Weisman, RL
Edited By: Linden, M; Maercker, A
Published By: Eds. Springer2010 in Wien; Austria

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