Research and Psychological Publications

Publications and Research

Psychological publicationss

The following is a comprehensive list of publications and research written and/or used by our professional team.

Civil Commitment

Testa, M. & West, S.G. (2010).  Civil commitment in the United States. Psychiatry, 7(10), 30–40.

West, S.G. & Friedman, S.H. Entry on Civil Commitment. In Edwards C (ed). Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science – Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.

Competency to Stand Trial

Tarescavage, A.M., Luna-Jones, L., & Lee, T.T.C. (2017). Bridging the Gap between Conventional and Standardized Competency to Stand Trial (CST) Assessments: An Examination of Defendant Answers to Conventional CST Questions.  Law & Human Behavior, 41, 530-540. 

West, S.G. & Soliman, S. (2008). Competence to stand trial and competence to proceed pro se: a unitary standard? Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 36(4),577-9.

West, S.G. & Noffsinger, S. (2006).  Is this patient competent to stand trial: how to evaluate mentally ill criminal court defendants?  Current Psychiatry, 5(6), 36-42.

Gavel and legal scale
Correctional facility

​​Correctional Psychiatry

Morris, N. & West, S.G. Misconceptions about working in correctional psychiatry. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law [in submission].

​West, S.G. & Noffsinger, S. (2009). Absolute right to privacy for prison inmates. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 37, 563-5.

Developmental Disability

Developmental Disability

Fisher, K. & West, S. (2014). Misdiagnosed learning disability and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 42, 517-519.

Mobbs, K. & West, S. (2013). Burden of proof for mental retardation. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41(4).


West, S. (2014). Why would a mother kill her babies? Available at:

West, S.G. & Feldsher, M. (2010). Why do sons and daughters kill their parents? The role of mental illness in parricide. Current Psychiatry, 9(11), 20-38.

​​West, S.G., Friedman, S.H., & Resnick, P.J. (2009).  Fathers who kill their children: an analysis of the literature.  Journal of Forensic Sciences, 54(2), 463-8.

West, S.G. & Friedman, S.H. (2008). Mothers who kill: perspectives on the act and its prevention. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (published in both Spanish and English).  Available at:

West, S.G. (2007). An overview of filicide. Psychiatry, 4(2),48-57.

West, S.G. & Friedman SH. Filicide: a research update. In Forensic Psychiatry Research Trends. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2007, pp. 29-62.


Resnick, P.J., West, S.G., & Wooley, C. Malingering of PTSD and other traumas. In Rogers R (ed). Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Fourth Edition. New York: The Guilford Press. 2018;188-211.​

Resnick, P.J., West, S.G., & Payne, J.W. Malingering of PTSD and other traumas. In Rogers R (ed). Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Third Edition. New York: Guilford Press, 2008, pp. 109-127.

Malingering - psychological publications


West, S.G. (2008).  Brief entries on Pseudodementia and Delusional Disorder. In Loue S, Sajatovic M (eds). Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Luciano, M.G., Skarupa, D.J., Booth, A.M., Wood, A.S., Brant, C.L., Johnson, M.J. (2000).  Cerebrovascular adaptation in chronic hydrocephalus.  Journal of     Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (2001) 21, 285-294.

Johnson, M.J., Ayzman, I., Wood, A.S., Tkach, J.A., Klauschie, J., Skarupa, D.J., McAllister, J.P., Luciano, M.G., (1999) Canine model of hydrocephalus. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 90, 55-65.

McAllister, J.P., Wood, A.S., Johnson, M.J., Connelly, R.W., Skarupa, D.J., Secic, M., Luciano, M.G., Harris, N.G., Hazel, C. (1999). Decreased c-fos expression in experimental neonatal hydrocephalus: evidence for reduced neuronal activation. Neurosurgical Focus, 7 (4), 1-4.


West, S.G. & Noffsinger, S. (2006). Is this patient not guilty by reason of insanity: How to assess a defendant’s mental state at the time of the offense? Current Psychiatry, 5(8), 54-62



Goodman, M., Vail, L., West, S.G., New, A., & Siever, L. (2006). The pharmacological and psychological treatment of personality disorders – from neurobiology to treatment strategies. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 17(3/4), 53-81.

Clayton, A.H. & West, S.G. (2006).  Combination therapy in fibromyalgia.  Current Pharmaceutical Design, 12(1), 11-6.

West, S.G. (2006).  A review of chemical castration and its use in the U.S. penal system.  American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 27(1), 55-70.

Clayton, A.H., West, S.G., McGarvey, E., Leslie, C., & Keller, A. (2005). Biochemical evidence of the placebo effect during the treatment of menstrual migraines. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 25(4), 400-1.

Clayton, A.H. & West, S.G. (2003). The Effects of Antidepressants on Human Sexuality. Primary Psychiatry, 10(12), 62-70.



Psychologist listening to patient - psychological publication

Sarathy, S. & West, S. (2015). Privileged communication between a patient and psychotherapist. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 43:4, 529-531.

Anderson, A. & West S.G. (2011).  Violence against mental health professionals: When the treater becomes the victim. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(3), 34–39.

West, S.G. & Friedman, S.H. Entry on Therapeutic Jurisprudence. In Edwards C (ed). Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science – Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.

West, S.G. & Friedman, S.H. (2007). To be or not to be: psychiatric clinician and forensic evaluator. Psychiatric Times, 24(6), 50-51.

Biscaro, M. J., Broer, K. A., & Taylor, N. P. (2004).  Self-efficacy, alcohol expectancy, and problem solving appraisal as predictors of alcohol use in college students.  College Student Journal, 38,541-551. 

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse
Doctor writing on clipboard

Psychological Testing

Tarescavage, A.M., Alosco, M. L., Ben-Porath, Y.S., Wood, A., & Luna-Jones, L. (2015). MMPI-2-RF scores generated from the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF test booklets: Comparability in a sample of criminal defendants. Assessment,22(2), 188-197.

Tarescavage, A. M., Luna-Jones, L., & Ben-Porath, Y. S. (2014). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Predictors of Violating Probation after Felonious Crimes. Psychological Assessment, 26(4), 1375.

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