Updates from the Designated Forensic Professional Training and Certification Committee (DFP Committee) are administered and chaired by the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Law and Psychiatry Program on behalf of the Forensic Division of Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The Committee members for the academic year September, 2014 to August, 2015 are:

  •      Ira Packer, Ph.D. , ABPP (Forensic) - Chair
  •     Prudence Baxter, M.D.
  •     Charles Carroll, Ph.D.
  •     Naomi Leavitt, Ph.D.     
  •     Denise Mumley, Ph.D.
  •     J. Nicholas Petrou, Ph.D.

DFP Committee Procedural Issues

DFP Practice Issues

            Recommendations for treatment in jail of 15(b) defendants being discharged after the evaluation period (or after restoration in competency) 

       Care and Treatment recommendations for patients found Incompetent to Stand Trial 

       Guidelines when defendants version cannot be obtained in a CR evaluation 

       Ultimate Issue Opinions