What we talk about when we talk about diversity

Professor Barry Rosenfeld

Professor of Psychology | Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University 


This presentation will highlight the importance of appreciating and understanding diversity in forensic mental health settings; what diversity means, how diversity impacts forensic mental health evaluations and treatment, and how every clinician can integrate this perspective into their work.


Barry Rosenfeld is a Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University, where he is Co-Director of the Forensic Specialization. Dr. Rosenfeld has published widely on a range of topics related to forensic assessment including competence to stand trial, malingering, stalking and violence risk assessment. In addition to his research focus, Dr. Rosenfeld is board certified in forensic psychology and maintains an active practice in forensic consultation. He conducts evaluations in both civil and criminal forensic settings, and has specialized in the evaluation of individuals in diverse cultural settings, both within and outside of the U.S. In addition to “typical” forensic evaluations such as competency to stand trial, civil commitment of sex offenders, and personal injury/emotional damages, Dr. Rosenfeld has been involved in the evaluation of individuals detained in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison and the Guantanamo Bay military prison. He has consulted to the U.N. War Tribunal regarding the prosecution of Serbian individuals accused of war crimes and evaluated Punjabi litigants involved in a class action lawsuit against the government of India.

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