2022 2022: Psychology professor appointed to prestigious APA panel and subcommittee
Psychology professor appointed to prestigious APA panel and subcommittee

Assistant Professor Raina Lamade lauded for expertise in psycho-legal areas

Assistant Professor of Psychology Raina Lamade, PhD, photographed in The Grove.

Assistant Professor Raina Lamade (Clinical and Research Psychology) has recently been appointed as one of eight psychologists to serve on the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Amicus Curiae Expert Panel (ACEP) to help maximize the impact of the amicus brief program. Amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) briefs are written by groups or individuals who are not directly involved in a legal case, but have expertise to offer a court.

Dr. Lamade was also recently accepted to serve on the American Psychology Law Society (AP-LS, APA Division 41) substantive work subcommittee to enhance organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion through enhancing participation and representation within AP-LS. Being named to both groups are prestigious honors and acknowledge Dr. Lamade’s wide-ranging expertise.

Dr. Lamade conducts forensic assessments in the court clinics of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has been designated as a Qualified Examiner and appointed to the Community Access Board by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Department of Correction of the Commonwealth.

Dr. Lamade is licensed in Massachusetts and New York and maintains a private assessment and consulting practice, providing forensic mental health assessments for a range of psycho-legal questions. Dr. Lamade also provides clinical services to veterans, including disability compensation and pension exams, often involving PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and MST (Military Sexual Trauma) and psychological evaluations of military applicants.