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(1956). Notes. Psychoanal Q., 25:465-466.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:465-466


Dr. Philip Q. Roche, Philadelphia psychiatrist, has received the ISAAC RAY LECTURESHIP AWARD of the American Psychiatric Association, it was announced at the APA's Annual Meeting. The award is given annually to a lawyer or psychiatrist for contributing importantly to better understanding between the two professions. As winner of the thousand dollar award, Dr. Roche will deliver a series of lectures on psychiatry and the law at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the joint sponsorship of the law and medical schools. These will later be published in book form.

Just prior to World War II, Dr. Roche, as Chairman of a Joint Commission of the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association, was largely responsible for the widely praised Pennsylvania Plan for Intramural Training in Penal Psychiatry. Supported by the Commonwealth Fund, the plan provided fellowships for training physicians in penal psychiatry at Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. It operated for two years but was discontinued when war broke out. Dr. Roche was Chairman of the Committee on Forensic Psychiatry of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry from 1948-1952, and has been a member of the APA Committee on Legal Aspects of Psychiatry since 1942. He has served on the Philadelphia Advisory Commission on Commitment, Detention and Release of Prisoners, and was a founding member of the Philadelphia Medical Legal Institute.

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