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Mark J. Blotcky, M.D.

Dr. Blotcky has been in the private practice of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and has taken care of children and their families in Dallas, Texas since 1977. Dr. Blotcky has maintained a outpatient private practice for children, adolescents and adults since 1977.

Dr. Blotcky was a member of the medical staff of Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital from 1977 to 1996. Dr. Blotcky is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The University of
Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas.

Introduction

In addition to his outpatient private practice, Dr. Blotcky has nineteen years of psychiatric inpatient experience at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, a nationally recognized treatment center, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief of the Child and Adolescent Service, Director of the Child and General Psychiatry Residency Training Programs, and Clinical Director of the Hospital, as well as others. He supervised a staff of over thirty psychiatrists in this 230 bed facility and managed the clinical programs while serving on the Board of Directors. Dr. Blotcky has presented to a wide variety of professional organizations during his 30 years of experience including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training as well as other mental health organizations. He has also presented to attorneys, upon invitation by the Texas Bar Association, the University of Texas School of Law and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has published over 40 articles, chapters and books in the professional literature and continues teaching at the post-graduate level as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He has been active in professional organizations at the national level and was Chair of the Committee for Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been an invited member of the two honorary psychiatric organizations – The American College of Psychiatry and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Dr. Blotcky also maintains a Forensics Psychiatry Practice dealing primarily with family and civil litigation.

 

Dr. Blotcky was born in Dallas Texas in 1946 and has resided and practiced there his entire career. He was in the United States Navy at Camp Lejune, North Carolina from 1975-1977. He is married and has four children.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Blotcky's Clinical Practice consists of approximately third children, third adolescents, and a third adults. Over his 30 years of experience he has seen thousands of patients with a wide variety of disorders. He provides comprehensive, outpatient, psychiatric evaluations, and multimodal treatments including individual psychotherapy, psychopharmalogical treatments, parental guidance and family therapy.

Forensic Practice

Dr. Blotcky, in addition to his clinical practice provides forensic consultation. He is regularly appointed by the Courts in Dallas and the surrounding areas to provide his expertise in the Court's decision-making process in determining what is in the best interest of the child in highly contentious and complicated divorce proceedings as well as motions for modification of previous divorce decrees. He also provides forensic consultation and the expertise of psychiatry to the Court in a wide variety of civil matters, and in carefully screened criminal matters. He follows in his work the guidelines regarding both professional and ethical practice, and reviews all pertinent documents, conducts Independent Medical Evaluations (forensic psychiatric evaluations), contacts collateral sources, provides a comprehensive written report when requested and is available to provide testimony to the Court when necessary.

Child Advocacy

Since 1996 Dr. Blotcky has expanded this advocacy for children to include consultation with the family courts including court room testimony in family matter disputes. Dr. Blotcky has been an advocate for children and child psychiatry, in the clinical care of children and the teaching of other professionals. He is also actively working to modify and improve the Texas Family Code to ensure the best outcome for children in family custody and possession matters.

 

Dr. Blotcky has spent his entire career evaluating and treating children, training other mental health professionals and the evaluation and treatment of children as well as advocating for children in the broader social, political, legal arenas throughout his career.

 

Dr. Blotcky at the request of the U.S. Congress has consulted regarding the allocation of government financial resources for the mental health of children as presented to the US Congress in 1986 and has addressed similar problems in the private sector.