Clinical Services

Juvenile Court Consultation Program Staff

Staff

Christine Darsney, Ph.D., CJCC I & II, Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic, (781) 329-1500 ext. 244
Christine Darsney, Ph.D. is the Program Manager for the Juvenile Court Consultation Program, as well as the Clinical Director of the Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic. Dr. Darsney holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has clinical expertise and interest in evaluating parenting capacity, termination of parental rights, high conflict divorce custody cases, attachment, psychological testing, children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders, and child sexual abuse.


Barbara Amidon, Ph.D., CJCC I & II, Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic, (781) 329-1500 ext. 244
Barbara Stone Amidon, Ph.D. is a forensic psychologist at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is credentialed as a forensic psychologist at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital and Taunton State Hospital. Her areas of expertise include competency and criminal responsibility, sex offender evaluations, fire setting evaluations, risk assessment, emergency assessment, and placement issues.


AudetDanielle C. Audet, Psy.D., CJCC I & II candidate, Boston & Norfolk Juvenile Court Clinics, (617) 788-6469
Danielle C. Audet, Psy.D. is a forensic psychologist at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her training and professional experience include individual therapy with children, adolescents and college-age students and adults with major mental illness, psychological testing in schools and forensic settings, forensic evaluation of children and families and group treatment, including CBT and DBT groups.


CaseyKelly Casey, Ph.D.,CJCC I & II , Boston Juvenile Court Clinic (BJCC), (617) 788-6499
Kelly Casey, Ph.D. is the Director of Training and a forensic psychologist at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include Psychological Testing, Competence to Stand Trial Evaluations, Criminal Responsibility Evaluations, Juvenile Forensic Evaluations, Adult Forensic Evaluations, Trauma Evaluations, Sex Offender Evaluations, Risk Assessments, Care and Protection Evaluations, Termination of Parental Rights Evaluations, and Divorce/Parenting/Custody Evaluations.


KhialaniPooja Khialani, Psy.D., CJCC I & II candidate, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic (BJCC), (617) 788-6472
Pooja Khialani, Psy.D. is an advanced Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds academic appointments at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include the impact of trauma on child development, particularly in younger children, psychological testing, care and protection evaluations, juvenile delinquency, and violence risk assessments.


KleinElana B. Klein, LICSW, CJCC I, Dorchester Juvenile Court Clinic (DJCC), (617) 288-9500 ext. 402
Elana Klein is the Site Coordinator of the Dorchester Juvenile Court Clinic and a forensic social worker at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include substance abuse and addiction, juvenile delinquency, and the role of social systems and institutions in addressing social problems.


Jennifer A. Murphy, Ph.D., CJCC I & II, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic (BJCC), (617) 788-6467
Jennifer A. Murphy, Ph.D. is a forensic psychologist at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her forensic expertise includes parenting capacity, competency to stand trial, juvenile delinquency, the impact of trauma on child development and parenting, psychological and neuropsychological testing, and the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children.


Emilie Picard, LMHC, CJCC I candidate, Dorchester Juvenile Court Clinic (DJCC), (617) 288-9500 ext. 407
Emilie Picard, LMHC is a forensic clinician at the Dorchester Juvenile Court Clinic and the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, as part of the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. She has experience and interest in sex offender evaluations and treatment, risk assessments, risk factors for violence and recidivism, and emergency psychiatric evaluations.


Margaret Witecki, Ph.D., CJCC I & II, Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic, (508) 740-5033
Margaret Witecki, Ph.D. is a senior forensic psychologist at the Juvenile Court Consultation Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her forensic expertise includes evaluation of competency to stand trial, parenting capacities, and dispositional, treatment/placement planning evaluations for adolescents, particularly those that involve the interaction of learning disabilities, neuropsychological deficits and delinquent behavior.


Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC I & II)s are clinicians who have completed a state-certified training and mentorship program, have passed an exam, and have been appointed by the Assistant Commissioner of Forensic Health Services to conduct CRA, C&P and delinquency disposition evaluations (CJCC I & II) and CST and CR evaluations (CJCC II only) for the juvenile court.