EDUCATION

  • B.A., Columbia College (1955)
  • LL.B., Columbia Law School (1958)
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School (1959)
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine (1965)
  • Internship, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center (1965-66)
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1966-69)
  • Fellowship, Psychiatry and the Law, New York University Medical Center (1969-71)
  • Psychoanalytic training, New York Psychoanalytic Institute (1968-77)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York State Bar (1958)
  • United States Supreme Court Bar (1959)
  • New York State Medical License (1966)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1977); added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry (1996, 2006)
  • American Board of Forensic Psychiatry (1982)

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Psychiatric Association (National): Task Force on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prison, Chair; Committee on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, Chair; Caucus of Correctional Psychiatrists, President; Nominating Committee; Committee on Confidentiality; Assembly, Representative, New York State Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychiatric Association (New York State Psychiatric Association): State Budget Review Committee, Chair; Council; Bulletin, Associate Editor; Committee on Psychiatry and Law
  • American Psychiatric Association (New York County District Branch): President; Treasurer; Newsletter, Founding Editor; Ethics Committee, Chair; Committee on Psychiatry and Law; Representative
  • American Psychoanalytic Association: Committee on Confidentiality; Legal Issues Task Force; New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society; Board of Directors; Ethics Committee; Legal Utilization Committee
  • American Board of Forensic Psychiatry: Board of Directors
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (National): Executive Council; Ethics Committee, Chair; Chapters Committee; Budget Committee; Long Range Planning Committee
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (Tri-State Chapter): President; Vice-President
  • American Bar Association: Commission on the Mentally Disabled, Commissioner; Task Force on Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards; Corrections and Sentencing Committee, Subcommittee on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, Chair
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care: Board of Directors, Chair (Representing the American Psychiatric Association); Policy Committee, Chair

AWARDS

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law - "Outstanding Service Award" – 1990
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care – "Chairman of the Board of Directors" – 1995
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – "Exemplary Psychiatrist Award" – 2005.
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law – "Seymour Pollack Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education in Forensic Psychiatry" – 2009

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

  • "The Right to Refuse Treatment", Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 5, No.4, 1977
  • "The Impact of the Law on the Practice of Psychotherapy" with Epstein, G., Steingarten, J. and Nashel, H., Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1977
  • "Psychiatry on Trial: Clinical and Ethical Problems in the Assessment of Competency to Stand Trial" Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 347, p. 12, 1980
  • "Legal Activism: Its Impact on the Practice of Psychiatry" in Critical Issues in American Forensic Psychiatry, Rosner, R., (Ed.) Charles C. Thomas, 1982
  • "Mental Health and the Law" Library Trends, Spring, 1982
  • "Ethical Issues in the Practice of Forensic Psychiatry" Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1982
  • "Our Juvenile Offenders: A Time for Questions" Bulletin, (NYSPA) Feb., 1983
  • "How Should Forensic Psychiatry Police Itself? Guidelines and Grievances: The AAPL Committee on Ethics" Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1984
  • "Crime and the Anthropologist – An Appreciation" in Advances in Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, Rieber,R. (Ed.) Ablex, 1984
  • "Atypical Impulse Control Disorder: The Case of the Violent Plumber" in A DSM III Casebook of Differential Therapeutics, Perry, S., Frances, A., Clarkin, J. (Eds.) Brunner Mazel, 1985
  • "The Right to Refuse Treatment: My View from the Trenches" in The Right to Refuse Antipsychotic Medication, American Bar Association, 1986
  • "Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Forensic Psychiatry" AAPL Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1987
  • "Competency to Stand Trial: A Conceptual Model for Its Proper Assessment" with Drob, S., Berger, R., Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1987
  • Position Statement on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, Task Force on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, American Psychiatric Association, 1988 (Reprinted, Amer J Psy, Vol. 146, No. 9, Sept 1989, p. 1244)
  • Report of the Task Force on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, American Psychiatric Association, 1989
  • "Professional Ethics: The Action Shifts to Enforcement" American Psychiatric Association, New York County District Branch Newsletter, Vol. XII, No. 2, Spring, 1989
  • "Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons: Who Cares?" (Editorial) Amer J Psy, Vol. 146, No. 9, Sept 1989, p. 1094
  • "The Impartial Expert: Myth or Reality" in Critical Issues in American Forensic Psychiatry (Ethics) Rosner, R., Weinstock, R.,(Eds.) Plenum, 1990
  • "Perspectives on Dual Loyalties in the Practice of Psychiatry" in American Psychiatric Press Review of Clinical Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 3, Simon, R.,(Ed.) American Psychiatric Press, 1991
  • "Quality Assurance in Jails and Prisons" with Eisler, RI, in American Psychiatric Association, Manual of Psychiatric Quality Assurance, American Psychiatric Association, 1992
  • Standards for Health Services in Jails, Prisons, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, 1992
  • Standards for Health Services in Jails, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, 1996
  • APA Guidelines on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, The Report of the Task Force to Revise the APA Guidelines on Psychiatric Services in Jails and Prisons, American Psychiatric Press, 2000
  • Correctional Mental Health Care, Standards & Guidelines for Delivering Services, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, 2003
  • Correctional Psychiatry, Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Sadock BJ, Sadock B, Ruiz P (eds) Wolters Kluwer (2009)
  • Incarcerated Populations, Disparities in Psychiatric Care, Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Ruiz P, Primm A (eds.) Wolters Kluwer (2010)

Mediators + More, Vivian Berger

Henry C. Weinstein, M.D.; LL.B.; LL.M

Member, Mediators + More

HENRY WEINSTEIN, in addition to managing an extensive private psychiatric practice, serves as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the New York University Program in Psychiatry and the Law. This combined focus on law and psychiatry followed naturally from his having been a practicing lawyer and then Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law for a number of years after his graduation from Columbia Law School and prior to his medical and psychiatric training.

Dr. Weinstein’s background has made him a highly valued addition to the group of lawyers in Mediators + More who are dedicated to bringing to mediation specialized areas of expertise applicable to the settlement of the particular dispute before them. His training assures that parties to mediations he conducts, even in those very rare ones that may not settle, will leave with more insight into what the dispute meant to them and why they were involved in it.

Dr. Weinstein’s “specialty” would technically be most often described as “Transformative Mediation,” a widely recognized and popular technique employed to mediate all Postal Authority and many other types of disputes. But his unique dual legal/psychiatric qualifications make him a natural choice for parties wanting to come out of the mediation with a far greater understanding than when they entered it.