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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Melvin J. Guyer, Ph.D, J.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (734)-764-3169
Fax: (734)-936-8907
Email: guyer@umich.edu

Primary Programs/Services:
Neuropsychology

Education:

  • J.D. University of Michigan Law School 1976
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan 1967
  • MA University of Michigan 1974
  • BA Wayne State University 1961

Clinical Interest:

  • PSTD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • The Unreliability of Clinical Assessment

Research Interest:

  • Game theory
  • Reliability of Clinical Decision Making
  • Assessments of Child Abuse Allegations
  • Law and Psychiatry

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Guyer, M.J. The expert in child custody evaluations. Michigan Family Law Journal, Special Edition ¬≥Expert Witnesses¬≤,47-51, Jan., 2000.
  • Guyer, M.J. & Levy, R. Introduction to legal system. in: Comprehensive Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (eds. Schetky, D. & Benedek, E.) Am Psychiatric Assoc. Press, Inc. (In press, 2000).
  • PSchetky, S. & Guyer, M.J. Psychic Trauma and Civil Litigation. in: Comprehensive Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (eds. Schetky, D. & Benedek, E.) Am Psychiatric Assoc. Press, Inc. (In press, 2000).
  • Guyer, M.J. (and Others). Legal and Mental Health Perspectives on Custody Law: A Desk Book for Judges. The West Group, Rochester, N.Y. 1998, 379 pps.