Barbara A. Kahn, J.D.
Barbara A. Kahn, J.D. is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. Ms. Kahn was a member of the research team that developed the Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, which is an inter-disciplinary court-based forensic clinic serving the juvenile justice and child protection divisions of Cook County’s Juvenile Court. Ms. Kahn served as Associate Director of the Court Clinic from 2003 until 2008 and Director from 2008 to 2016.
Ms. Kahn developed and now oversees the didactic curriculum for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. Weekly didactics include presentations by guest speakers and fellowship faculty on clinical and legal issues relating to criminal and civil forensic psychiatry at national and local levels. Ms. Kahn has presented locally and nationally, as well as published articles, on multiple aspects of the intersection between the legal and mental health professions.