The purpose of this lecture is to discuss concepts of PTSD and how it may be applied in a criminal/legal setting. The attendees will be educated about how the condition is diagnosed, factors that are often applicable to criminal court situations, areas of agreement and disagreement between experts, how to approach a case in order to be able to provide supporting documentations for experts’ testimony.
Dr. Ryan C. W. Hall graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors with a double major in biology and psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and did an internal medicine internship at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his psychiatric residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
Dr. Hall is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Florida Psychiatric Society, Southern Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the American Medical Association, The American College of Psychiatrists, the Seminole County Medical Society, and the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He has served on the Public Relations, Legislative, Disaster, and Resident and Fellows Committees of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and on the Psychopharmacology and Research Committees of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, as well as serving on the Committee on Graduate Education for the APA. He has served on the CME, Forensic Psychiatry, and Academic Affairs Committees for Florida Psychiatric Society. Dr. Hall currently serves as secretary/treasurer for Southern Psychiatric Association, as well as chairman for their Early Career Psychiatry Committee and New Member Task Force.
In 2005, he received the Dorfman Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for the best review article of the year. In 2006, he was named a Rappeport Fellow from the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. In 2009, he was selected by peers to be included in Best Doctors in America. Dr. Hall was selected to serve as the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s Young Physician Delegate to the American Medical Association in 2010.
In 2010, Dr. Hall’s article (cowritten with Terri R. Day), Déjà vu: From Comic Books to Video Games: Legislative Reliance on “Soft Science” to Protect Against Uncertain Societal Harm Linked to Violence v. the First Amendment, was selected as one of the best law review articles published in the field of entertainment, publishing, and the arts by Thomson Reuters (West).
Dr. Hall serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor for the University of South Florida’s Department of Psychiatry in Tampa, Florida, as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for the Department of Medical Education at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Hall also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Hall has published more than 50 scientific articles and has made more than 70 major clinical presentations. He serves as a reviewer for 14 major medical journals.
Dr. Hall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Hall is a Certified Forensic Physician with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.