Richard Frierson, MD – ‘88/Forensic Psychiatry
Richard Frierson, M.D., recently was elected president elect of the American Academy
of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), the largest forensic psychiatry organization in
the United States. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Directors
of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships. He has received three national awards from AAPL:
the Most Outstanding Teacher in a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Award in 2006, the
Red Apple Award for service to the organization in 2014 and the Seymour Pollack Award
in 2016 for distinguished lifetime contributions to the teaching and educational functions
of forensic psychiatry.
Frierson also received another national teaching award, the Steven Von Reisling Lecturer of Merit Award, from the National College of District Attorneys. He has served on committees for Recertification in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association where he serves on the Council on Psychiatry and Law.