Duke Forensic Psychiatry Associates

Duke Forensic Psychiatry Associates

Box 3313, Duke University Medical Center
Durham , NC 27710
Office: 919-599-3753
Fax: 919-403-0565

Introduction

*Evidence-based forensic consultation by senior members of Duke Faculty. See below.
*Wide range of experience and expertise. *Call about your needs and you will be referred by Dr. Looney to the correct expert to meet those needs.

Dr. Looney is the Senior Consultant of the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Looney is President of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and he is President of the Southern Psychiatric Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Examples of Expert Witness expertise offered by Duke faculty and facilitated by Dr. Looney are:
-Addiction Medicine
-Competency to Stand Trial
-Hospital and Residential Treatment
-Personal Injury
-Psychological Testing
-ADHD
-Adolescent Mood
-Custody
-Delirium/Dementia
-IME
-Insanity Defense for Court
-Psychopharmacology Disorders
-Adolescent Substance
-Development Issues of College Students
-Late Life Depression
-Malpractice
-Psychosomatic Medicine
-Schizophrenia
-Abuse
-Brain Injury
-Disability
-Drug Metabolism
-Mood Disorders
-Neuropsychology
-Sex Abuse
-Sleep Disorders
-Brain Stimulation: ECT, TMS, VNS, DBS
-Drugs, Alcohol and Behavior Assessment
-Organ Transplant
-Suicide
-Trauma and PTSD
-Child and Adolescent Development
-Fitness for Duty
-Genetics and Behavior
-Pain Intervention Assessment
-Weight Loss Surgery Assessment
-Civil Commitment
-Civil Competencies
-Geriatrics
-Pain Management
-Women’s Disorders


Areas of Expertise

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Brain Injury
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Custody
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Child Psychology
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Criminology
  • Disability
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Malingering
  • Military Mental Health
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Pharmacology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Sanity/Trial Competency
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Vocational Evaluation & Rehabilitation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: EDUCATION
HIGH SCHOOL St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Austin, Texas
COLLEGE Cornell University, B.A. Zoology
Ithaca, New York
MEDICAL SCHOOL Dartmouth Medical School, B.M.S.
Hanover, New Hampshire
Southwestern Medical School, M.D
Dallas, Texas, 1969
GRADUATE Edwin L. Cox School of Business
BUSINESS SCHOOL Southern Methodist University, M.B.A.
Dallas, Texas, 1986
INTERNSHIP Dartmouth Medical School/Mary Hitchcock
Memorial Hospital - Straight Medicine, 1969-1970
GENERAL PSYCHIATRY Timberlawn Psychiatric Center,
RESIDENCY 1970-1972
CHILD & ADOLESCENT University of Michigan, 1972-1974
PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIP
RESEARCH TRAINING Naval Health Research Center, 1974-1976
ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY Duke University, 1989-1991
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY Duke University, 1990-1998
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1969, No. D7770.
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1970, No. 98385.
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (PSYCHIATRY), April 1976, No. 14882.
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY) March, 1977, No. 986.
Diplomate, Certification in ADMINISTRATIVE PSYCHIATRY, American Psychiatric Association, 1983, No. 829.
Diplomate, American Board of ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 1992, No. 10.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY) March, 1993, No. 250. Recertified 2003.
Diplomate, American Association of Suicidology (Forensic Suicidologist), November, 2010.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY), April, 1998, No. 568. Recertified 2008.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Life Fellow)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Life Fellow)
American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (Past President)
Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Emeritus)
American Family Therapy Association (Charter Member, now Emeritus)
Southern Psychiatric Association (President: 2016-2018)
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (President: 2017-2019)
American College of Psychiatrists (Fellow)
American College of Mental Health Administration (Emeritus)
American Association of Psychiatric Administrators (Emeritus)
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists (Charter Member)
American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
Benjamin Rush Society (Vice President: 2016-2018)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: PRESENTATIONS
Looney, J. G. "A Psychiatrist's View of Abortion." Presented at meeting of Council of Episcopal Churches of Dallas County, June
Miller, D.H. and Looney, J.G. “Prediction of Homicide by Adolescents.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1973.
Looney, J. G. Discussion of paper, "Self Determination of Psychiatric Residents," by Joseph Youngerman, M.D. and Edward Volkman, M.D. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1973.
Looney, J.G. "Psychiatric Residency -- The Chief Residents, View.” Participant in a panel discussion presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, 1974.
Gunderson, E.K.E. and Looney, J.G. "Prognosis for the Major Categories of Psychiatric Disorders in the Naval Service." Presented at the Annual Meeting of Navy Psychiatrists, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1975.
Looney, J.G. and Miller, D.H. "The Management of Pathological Peer Relationships in Hospitalized Borderline Adolescents." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, November 1975.
Harding, R.K. and Looney, J.G. "Problems of Asian Children in a Refugee Camp. " Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1976.
Looney, J.G., Gunderson, E.K.E., and Goffman, J.M. "A Longitudinal Study of Neurosis in Young Men.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1977.
Looney, J.G., Lipp, M.R., and Spitzer, R.L. "New Classification of Psychophysiologic Disorders”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1977.
Looney, J. G. "Passage to Psychiatric Careers: Coping and Adaptation." Co-Chairman of panel discussion presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1977.
Looney, J.G. "The Woman as Hospital Psychiatrist." Co-Chairman of panel discussion presented at the Annual Meeting of Psychiatric Association, May 1977.
Looney, J.G. and Gunderson, E.K.E "Large Sample Longitudinal Studies: One Diagnostic Category as an Example." Presented at the Central States Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, September 1977.
Looney, J.G., Oldham, D., and Blotchky, M.J. “Teaching the Assessment of the Meaning of Symptoms in Adolescents.” Presenter at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, October 1977.
Looney, J.G. “Androgeny,” Panel discussion for Channel 13 Report, Dallas, Texas, July 1977.
Looney, J.G. “Evaluating the Psychological Needs of Teenagers.” Seventh First Annual Scientific Assembly, Southern Medical Association, November 1977.
Looney, J.G. “Adolescents as Refugees.’ Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, May 1978.
Blotcky, M.J. and Looney, J.G. “Psychotherapy with Silent Children.” Present at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, October 1978.
Looney, J.G. “The Evaluation of Adolescents in Distress.” Presented at the Adolescent Current Concepts Symposium co-sponsored by the American College of Psychiatrists and Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, January 1979.
Blotcky, M.J. and Looney, J. G. “Normal Adolescent Development.” Presented at and Adolescence Current Concepts Symposium co-sponsored by the American College of Psychiatrists and Timberlawn Hospital, January 1979.
Carson, D.I. and Looney, J. G. “Hospital Treatment of Adolescents.” Presented at Adolescent Current Concepts Symposium co-sponsored by the American College of Psychiatrics and Timberlawn Hospital, January 1979.
Looney, J.G. “Competent Families.” Presented to the Junior League of Dallas, Texas.
Looney, J.G. “The Plight of Vietnamese Adolescent Refugees.” Presented to the North Texas Chapter of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, March 1979.
Looney, J.G. "The Child at Risk: Impact of Separation”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1979.
Looney, J.G., Harding, R.K., Blotcky, M.J. and Barnhart, F.D. "Psychiatrists Transition from Training to Career: Stress and Mastery." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 1979.
Looney, J.G. and Blotcky, M.J. "A Family Systems Model of Inpatient Treatment. " Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, May 1979.
Looney, J.G. "Research Priorities in Adolescent Psychiatry: What to Do and How to Do It. "Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, May 1979.
Looney, J.G. "Establishing a Research Alliance." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, May 1979.
Grace, K.D., Blotcky, M.J. and Looney, J.G. "Idealization in Disturbed Adolescents: Family Treatment after Divorce." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, November 1979.
Wright, J.G. and Looney, J.G. "Pharmacotherapy Psychotherapy Interaction in Depression: A General System Analysis." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, October 1979.
Looney, J.G. "Assessing Families in Crisis." Presented at the Annual Thelma Franklin McCann Institute, sponsored by Baylor University Medical Center and the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, June 1980.
Looney, J.G., Nash, P. and Grace, K.D. "The Development and Maintenance of a Hospital-Based Treatment Program for Children and Adolescents." Presented to the Houston Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, June 1980.
Looney, J.G. "A Comparison of Family Systems in Small Inpatient Treatment Units.” Presented to the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital, August 1980.
Blotcky, M.F., Looney, J.G., and Grace K.D. "Treatment of the Adopted Adolescent: Involvement of the Biologic Mother." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, October 1980.
Looney, J.G. "The Assessment of Competence in Families “presented at the workshop on the Assessment of Families at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, October 1980.
Blotcky, M.J. and Looney, J.G. "A Systems Model for Residential Treatment of Children." Presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1981.
Looney, J. G. "Families and Competent Children." Presented at Council of Episcopal Churches of Dallas, January, 1982.
Looney, J.G., Chairman: Special Section on Stressors to Adolescent Identity Formation. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, May 1982.
Harding, R.K., Anderson, A.E., Looney, J.G. and Messervey, T.W., "Physicians' Children." Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, May 1982.
Looney, J.G. and Lewis J.M. "Climbing Up: Competent Black, Poor Adolescents Compared with Competent White, Middle-Class Age-Mates." Presented at the 10th International Congress of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dublin, Ireland, July 1982.
Looney, J.G. "Managing Change." Presented to the employees of Sun Oil Company, December 1983.
Looney, J.G. and Howard, B.L. "Homoclites Revisited: The Search for a Model for Identification for Hospitalized Young Adult Patients." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, May 1983.
Looney, J.G. "Vertical Integration of Psychiatric Services for Youth.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals, February 1985.
Looney, J.G. "The Corporate Practice of Medicine in Texas: Emerging Issues and Potential Conflicts." Presented at Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, May 1985.
Looney, J.G. "Adolescent Depression." Life Line, PBS, May 1985.
Looney, J.G. "Adolescent Suicide." Presented at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, May 1985, and presented at Southern Methodist University, June 1985.
Looney, J. G. "Concepts of Marketing for a Private Psychiatric Hospital." Presented at Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, June 1985.
Looney, J.G. and Blotcky, M.J. "Normal Adolescent Psychological Development Revisited." Presented at the International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Paris, France, July 1985.
Looney, J. G. "Organization des Services de Sante Mental.” Presented at the International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Paris, France, July 1985.
Looney, J.G. "Recherches." Presented at the International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Paris, France, July 1985.
Looney, J.G. "Severely Disturbed Children." Presented at the 1987 John W. Umstead Series of Distinguished Lecturers, Raleigh, NC, April 1987.
Looney, J.G. "Adolescent Development Revisited." Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, October 24, 1987.
Looney, J.G. "Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood" Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 24, 1987.
Looney, J.G. "Chronic Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, October 1987.
Looney, J. G "Diagnosing Addictive Disease in Adolescents.” San Diego Psychiatric Society, 1990.
Looney, J.G. "Systems of Treatment for Addicted and Abusing Youth.” San Diego Psychiatric Society, 1990.
Looney, J. G. "Non-Hospital Forms of Treatment for Youth: New Directions." Presented at Langley Porter Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 1991.
Looney, J.G. "Transitional Forms of Treatment for Adolescents.”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, May 1992.
Looney, J.G. "Adolescent Suicide." Presented at Conference Depression in the Life Cycle sponsored by James H. Quillan College of Medicine, East- Tennessee State University, June 1993.
England, M.J and Looney, J.G. "Issues Involving Children Regarding Parity Legislation". Presented at Symposium for Business Leaders by the Committee on Research of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, March 1977.
Looney, J.G. “Alcohol Use By College Students.” Grand Rounds Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1997.
Looney, J.G. “Research of methods of improving college campus safety”. Presented at the Ground Rounds of the James C. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, May 1988.
Looney, J.G. “Alcohol on the Campus”. Grand Rounds at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. March, 1999.
Looney, J. G.; Floban, J. D.; Juhnke, G; Powell, M.E.; Lohr, JA; Governors Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse: Campus Alcohol Initiative. Presented at Annual Meeting of AMERSA, 1999.
Looney, J.G. Management of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems in Boarding Schools. Woodberry Forest School. September, 2000.
Looney, J. G. Current Issues in Student Alcohol Use, Grand Rounds. Silver Hill Hospital, February 2000.
Looney, J.G., Managing Alcohol and other chemical abuse in the Young Adult Population, Grand Rounds at Baylor Medical Center. October 2000.
Looney, J.G., Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents. Presented to AHEC, Fayetteville, NC, May 2001.
Looney, J.G., Illicit Appalachian Crafts: From Mead to Meth. Presented to the Benjamin Rush Society, January 2012 and presented as Grand Rounds, Duke University Medical Center, July 2012 and presented to the Southern Psychiatric Association, September 2013.
Looney, J.G., Overview of Substance Abuse Disorders in Adolescents, Presented to AHEC, Durham, North Carolina, June 2012.
Looney, J.G., Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders in Adolescents, Presented at the Child Behavioral Health Academy for Advanced Practice Professionals, Durham, North Carolina, July 2012.
Looney, J.G., Ethical and Legal Issues in Research with Vulnerable Populations, Presented at Duke University, March 2013.
Looney, J.G., Behavioral Health, Intensive Program, Addiction Disorders in Young People, Presented to Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Durham, North Carolina, February 2013.
Looney, J.G., and Stamps, J.A., Recurrent Clinical, Administrative and Risk Management Problems with Children, Adolescents and their Caretakers in Community Mental Health Clinics. Presented to Volunteer Behavioral Health Center, Tennessee, May 2013.
Looney, J.G., Methamphetamine in Rural America. Presented to Grand Rounds at SUNY Upstate Medical School, Syracuse, New York, June 2013.
Looney, J.G., Preventing Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse by North Carolina Young People, presented to the Board of the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, June 2014.
Looney, J.G., A Professional Journey: Lessons Learned from Young People who have Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Presented to the Advisory Board of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, October 2015.
Looney, J.G., How We Protect Our Future Leaders from Addictive Disease, presented to a joint meeting of the National Preparedness and Response Science Board and the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters, of the Office of the Homeland Security of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., August 2016.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 100
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Varied areas. Dr. Looney can send detailed list upon request
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 52%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 48%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 20
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Nov 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 40
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 20
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 35
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: See above.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $400
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Time away from office at $400/hr


References

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