Dr. Farrell is a board certified Forensic Psychiatrist.  She consults as an expert for both civil and criminal matters where mental health overlaps with the law.  Dr. Farrell is also highly sought after by the media for expert commentary on breaking news stories where psychiatry interfaces with the law.   

Dr. Farrell is a member of the following professional organizations:  American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.   As a 2015 Delegate to the American Medical Association's annual meeting, Dr. Farrell serves within the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) on the committees for Young Physicians, and the committee for Violence Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

Dr. Farrell has published widely within academic journals, has spoken at national and international forensic conferences, and has also presented to members of the American Bar Association on topics ranging from ethics to addiction to the science of memory.  Her first book, Forensic Psychiatry: Essential Board Review summarizes important concepts within mental health law.  Dr. Farrell has authored the following book chapters: Civil Competencies published in the APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, in Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications (Oxford University Press).  With a wealth of experience assessing violence and suicide risk, Dr. Farrell also wrote the book chapter, Suicide Risk Assessment published in 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult (Wolters Kluwer Health). 

Dr. Farrell’s expertise in forensics has been recognized by the journals, Psychiatry and Law, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Current Psychiatry, on which she respectively serves as Psychiatry Editor, reviewer, and board member.



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