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Forensic Psychiatry

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Dr. Galatzer-Levy is a training, supervising, and child and adolescent supervising analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He has served as an expert witness or consultant in custody evaluation, termination of parental rights, juvenile and adult criminal, malpractice and personal injury litigation. He has also performed independent medical evaluation, and provided expert testimony before professional licensing and staff privilege committees.

His editorial board experience includes the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Annual of Psychoanalysis, and Neuro Psychoanalysis, among others. He is the co-author of five books, including The Research Monograph: Does Psychoanalysis Work? and more than 120 publications in journals and book chapters.

His psychoanalytic research includes empirical studies in psychoanalysis, conceptual research, studies of ethical and legal issues, and the application of nonlinear dynamics to psychoanalytic questions.

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