Clinical Services

The Law & Psychiatry Service (LPS) is a forensic mental health consulting, training, and research practice within the MGH Department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School.

Law and Psychiatry Service (LPS)

Our expertise includes criminal matters like competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility and civil matters such as emotional distress damages, disability, malpractice, workplace violence, sexual harassment, and testamentary capacity. We also provide consultation on workplace mental health issues, including assessments of fitness for duty, reasonable accommodations, and suitability for job functions.

Established in 1989, the LPS is dedicated to the memory of Thomas P. Hackett, M.D., the late Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry, who inspired its formation.

Contact us

Law and Psychiatry Service
One Bowdoin Square
10th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-8658

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What we do
The Law & Psychiatry Service provides comprehensive consultation and litigation support services to a variety of private and public organizations.

Meet our staff
Our experienced clinicians are available for consultation, litigation support, and expert testimony in a variety of areas.

The Law and Psychiatry program hosts the Harvard Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. For more information about the fellowship and application, please click here.


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