The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.

CLBB Director of NeuroLaw Library

Stephanie Tabashneck, PsyD, JD, is the Project Director of the NeuroLaw Library Project of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior. She is also a Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center. Stephanie is a forensic psychology and attorney in Boston. Her practice areas include substance use disorders, forensic psychological assessment, child custody, and criminal forensic evaluations. Stephanie presents regionally and nationally on psychology and law topics, including at events organized by the American Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Center, the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Massachusetts Trial Courts, and the New York Office of Attorneys for Children.

Stephanie’s recent publications include the book Substance Use and Parenting: Best Practices for Family Court Practitioners (2021), an article on the opioid crisis and family drug courts in the scholarly journal Family Law Quarterly (2019), and a chapter in the American Bar Association book, Representing People with Mental Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Criminal Defense Lawyers (2019)

Stephanie serves on the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee. Stephanie is a board member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

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