Joseph Poitier, MD, Forensic Psychiatrist with New Horizons Community Mental Health

Get to know Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Poitier who serves the population of Maimi, Florida.

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Poitier currently practices with New Horizons Community Mental Health, their mission is to provide comprehensive behavioral health services to residents of Miami-Dade County regardless of race, creed, sex, age, gender orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status. 

The Center has been successful in providing services to specialized populations.  The latter includes persons experiencing homelessness and mental illness, co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse), children and families at risk of abuse and neglect, adolescents at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, adult patients involved with state and local criminal justice systems, single mothers transitioning from public assistance to work and self-sufficiency, and residential care for patients unable to sustain independent living due to mental illness.

Additionally, he is affiliated with Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital Center, Jackson North Medical Center, and the North Shore Medical Center. He holds expertise in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. 

In regards to his education, Dr. Poitier graduated from the University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine in 1980 and has been in practice for nearly four decades. He completed a residency at the University of Miami Health System and the Medical College Of Georgia Hospital. In 2018 he was awarded both the Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients’ Choice Award. 

His patients have excellent experiences with him, one stating, “Dr. Poitier is up on the best treatments for those with major depressive disorder, aka, depressions. He will work with you if you have financial obstacles to treatment or are uninsured. He is well-mannered and always respectful. He is dedicated more toward helping people than to the almighty dollar. His staff is great, sweet, helpful and courteous. They work with you to get appointments that meet your time needs.”

Forensic psychology, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is the application of clinical specialties to the legal arena. This definition emphasizes the application of clinical psychology to the forensic setting. The broad definition of forensic psychology emphasizes the application of research and experimentation in other areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive psychology, social psychology) to the legal arena.

Learn More about Dr. Joseph Poitier: 

Through his findatopdoc profile, Through New Horizons Community Mental Health 


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