The Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
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- To develop an understanding of criminal and civil law, legal systems and
logic. To be able to use a law library, and be able to read court decisions,
ferreting out the essential aspects of those decisions.
- To develop an appreciation for the overlay of legal issues into psychiatric
cases, whether civil or criminal.
- To gain understanding of specific topics unique to forensic psychiatry such
as malpractice, psychic damages, insanity defense, competency, informed consent,
and civil commitment.
- To develop expertise in forensic evaluation and interviewing, and participation
in legal proceedings.
- To have experience in the field of correctional psychiatry and sentencing
- To understand the legislative process and its relevance to the practice
- To develop forensic report writing skills.
- To pursue a scholarly or research project related to forensic topics.
- To develop expertise in lecturing, teaching and consulting.
August 20, 2008.
For more information, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).