Program Objectives - Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
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.