Overview of Practice

Brian Crowley, M.D.
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis

Psychiatry | Forensic Psychiatry | Psychoanalysis | Washington DCDr. Crowley, a Yale Medical School alumnus and graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, has been practicing psychiatry-- clinical, forensic, and administrative-- for over fifty years.  His office is on upper Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC, where he sees adults, adolescents, and couples for consultation and treatment.

In his forensic practice, which is both extensive and varied, he has served as psychiatric consultant, examiner, and expert witness in many types of civil and criminal cases, in the courts of several states (CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA, WI, WV, WY) as well as in federal courts and military courts martial. He has worked on matters of all kinds where state of mind is at issue. His recent cases have involved issues of: fitness for duty; malpractice; capacity to contract; testamentary capacity and undue influence; security clearance; PTSD; trauma and stress; sexual misconduct by professionals; sexual harassment; stalking; hospital standards; dangerousness assessments in the workplace; criminal responsibility; competence for trial; presentencing recommendations to Court; eligibility for release from incarceration.

Dr. Crowley teaches at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, where he is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry. He was honored by receiving the Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the American Psychiatric Association. He is actively involved in the USUHS clinical research team which leads in the study of PTSD and other stress disorders. Dr. Crowley is a member of the Center For the Study of Traumatic Stress.

He also served from 1995 to 2014 as psychiatrist to the Department of Defense's Deployment Health Clinical Center at Walter Reed, for which he was awarded the Army Certificate of Achievement by the Commanding General, North American Regional Medical Command, in 2001. And on 19 March 2010, he received the Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, presented by Loree K. Sutton, M.D., Brigadier General, Medical Corps, USA, Director DCoE.

Active in leadership roles in psychiatric organizations, Dr. Crowley served on the Board of Trustees of The American Psychiatric Association from 2010 to 2016.

He is a Past President of the Washington Psychiatric Society and Immediate Past Chair of its Ethics Committee; Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Member of the American College of Psychiatrists; and Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. In the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Dr. Crowley served on the Executive Council from 2007 to 2010, and earlier on the Committee on Peer Review of Psychiatric Testimony. For three terms he was Chair, Guttmacher Award Board-- the joint committee of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law which annually judges and awards the prize for the best contribution to the literature of forensic psychiatry. From 2004-2010 he served on the Isaac Ray Award Committee, which annually selects a person who has made outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry or to the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence.

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