Soniya Hirachan

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Soniya Hirachan

Contact Info

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry


MD, MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University (2007)

Residency, General Psychiatry, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC (2013)

Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2014)

Summary

Professional Associations

Member of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Psychopathy

Publications

Masks of Identities: The Delusional Misidentification Syndromes

Carolina A. Klein, MD and Soniya Hirachan, MD: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 42:369–78, 2014

Teaching

Teaching Areas

  • Psychiatry residents at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital; Medical Students at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital; Forensic Psychology fellows at Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center, Minnesota Security Hospital
  • Co-Director of Mental Health Curriculum Development at Shared Minds, a non-profit Governmental organization in Nepal: Developed teaching modules for health care providers in Bayalpata hospital in Nepal

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Criminal psychopathology; Psychopathy; Sex offender treatment; Psychodynamic psychotherapy