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Forensic

Director: Marc A. Colon, M.D.

Address: 1501 Kings Highway , Room 3-427
Shreveport, LA 71103
Telephone: (318) 675-6045
Fax: (318) 675-6054
Email: mcolon@lsuhsc.edu
Web: www.lsuhsc.edu

The Forensic Psychiatry Program of the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry in Shreveport has received ACGME Accreditation.  The program offers a wide range of didactic and clinical forensic experience for up to two forensic residents over a 12-month period.  The annual stipend is $50,720.05 per resident.  Forensic residents will experience the following at the assigned locations:

Assessment of competency to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, pre-sentencing and post-sentencing, and other essential forensic psychiatric evaluations and courtroom testimony through the First Judicial District Court in Shreveport and surrounding district courts.

Training in Juvenile Forensic Psychiatry is also available.

Assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder, intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress, fitness for duty, disability, interdiction and other areas of private litigation at the LSUHSC Hospital and Clinics in Shreveport.

Correctional experience through the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport

Training in developmental disability and state and federal standard of care requirements at the Pinecrest Supports and Services Center in Pineville

Additional topics and activities covered include:  testimony in depositions and/or mock trials; child custody evaluations; sex offender evaluations; sexual harassment; training in the practice of administrative and clinical forensic psychiatry at both state and local levels; education in experimental design and statistical principles as applied to social science research; participation in a paper and presentation of a Forensic topic at the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds; didactics in practical and theoretical Forensic topics; and landmark case conference taught by attorney faculty.

The Forensic Program has four board-certified forensic psychiatrists, two of whom also have board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Gratis faculty includes a forensic toxicologist, judges, and attorneys. The Department of Psychiatry funds the residents’ participation in the Forensic Board Review Course and the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Colon at their earliest convenience.  Louisiana licensure will be required.

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