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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Charles L. Scott, M.D.

Dr. Scott

Chief, Division of Psychiatry and the Law
Training Director, Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2248 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office phone:  (916) 734-0870

Dr. Scott is the chief of the division of psychiatry and the law, professor of clinical psychiatry, and training director of the forensic psychiatry residency training program at the UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Scott is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry. He completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship training at Case Western Reserve with Dr. Phillip Resnick. Dr. Scott is a past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and a past president of the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships. He serves as a National Board Review course instructor for AAPL’s Annual Forensic Psychiatry Board Review Course. Dr. Scott has published articles and book chapters on adult and juvenile dangerousness, mental health law, correctional psychiatry, psychiatric malpractice, and the assessment of malingering. He has also served as editor or co-editor on seven national textbooks. He has served as a consultant to the National Football League and as a forensic psychiatric expert in several national high-profile criminal and civil cases.


M.D., Emory University School of Medicine