Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—June 2018

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Source: R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD, Section Secretary

Several members of our section have made the following recent contributions to our field, plus other news worth sharing.

Richard Rosner and Charles Scott shared the 2018 Manfred Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for their book, Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry: Third Edition. They delivered their Guttmacher Award lectures on “Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry: Forensic Fundamentals and the Forensic Frontier” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Emily Gottfried is the lead author with co-authors T. Harrop, J. Anestis, N. Venables, and M. Sellbom of “An Examination of Triarchic Psychopathy Constructs in Female Offenders” in press with the Journal of Personality Assessment.

Rosemary Malone, whose husband, Rick Malone, is also a member of our section, is leaving command of the United States Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, and will next be the Deputy Chief of Operations of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Falls Church, VA.

Sebastien Prat has been named the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Risk and Recovery published by McMasters University in Canada. The International Journal of Risk and Recovery aims to publish research and practice-based articles for academics and clinicians. The scope of the Journal is to deal with medicolegal issues and risk and innovation in rehabilitation in mental health.

Dean De Crisce, our Section Chair, has been named an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Forensic Sciences. He is also a co-author with D. Reeves and R. Cevasco of “The Pathway from Prison to Civil Commitment to Release in New Jersey” for the book Sexually Violent Predators: A Clinical Science Handbook edited by W. O’Donohue and D. Bromberg in press with Springer Publications, New York, NY.

Cinzia Gimelli authored Chapter 5, “Gender-Based Violence: Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Violence Against Women,” in Cyberbullying and Gender Violence. Aggressive Behavior between Reality and Virtuality by Carmen Belacchi and Massimo G. Eusebio, Ed. Franco Angeli, Milano, Italy.

Also, as a reminder for the 2019 AAFS annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, the deadline for abstract submissions is August 1! Please take a few minutes to submit a proposal to present. It is a great opportunity to share findings from your clinical practice, research, and teaching endeavors as well as network with others involved in similar work for future collaborations. Please also invite your colleagues to attend and don’t forget about inviting your fellows in training too.

Thank you all for your submissions. When you have noteworthy accomplishments, articles, presentations, and research endeavors relevant to our section, please send them to: As always, please consider an application to upgrade your status to Member or Fellow, as applicable. Please invite your colleagues to join us and participate in AAFS.