Forensic Behavioral Associates

James H. Andrews, MSW, BCD, Forensic Social Worker

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Risk Management Consulting


· Manager of Quality Assurance & Risk Management for large Community MH/MR agency in western Pennsylvania.

· Certified Investigator with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

· Ethics trainer for NASW-PA Chapter.

· Expert witness on ethics, standard of care and malpractice in mental health and substance abuse treatment.

· Clinical Supervisor for advanced clinical licensure.

· Experienced psychotherapist and clinical social worker.

· Experienced administrator in mental health and substance abuse treatment fields.

· Adjunct faculty member in graduate school of social work at three universities.

· Degrees in psychology, business and social work.




Today’s behavioral health and managed care environment make the pursuit of best practice standards in one’s practice more difficult than ever. By merging knowledge, training and experience in the fields of mental health, substance abuse,  community mental health, agency management, private practice management and ethical practice, Forensic Behavioral Associates (FBA) can offer you a highly effective partner in evaluating your practice.


With first hand experience in the management of HIPAA and confidentiality requirements,  professional ethics and duty to warn issues, FBA can work with you to identify risk areas and formulate  proactive responses and strategies. Mr. Andrews has conducted hundreds of hours of investigations of clinical practice and work performance issues related to such areas as alleged fraud, alleged abuse and the alleged breach of client confidentiality. He has drafted agency policies in such areas as HIPAA and confidentiality compliance, peer review processes, internal investigations, clinical documentation and regulatory compliance.