The Forensic Psychiatry Institute is where you will find information on the long-running Risk and Recovery Conference, Forensic Psychiatry Retreat, Radical Collaborations Research Day, Aggressive Incidents Scale (AIS) and Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (HARM), International Journal of Risk and Recovery and Hitting the Hammer Podcast.
Introducing the International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series
With COVID-19 cancelling many events in 2020, the Forensic Psychiatry Institute made a pandemic pivot and launched the International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series.
Hosted by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, this weekly educational webinar series provides engaging and innovative topics on forensic psychiatry. Talks will be no longer than one hour and include a question and answer period. Attendees will have the flexibility to register for any topics that pique their interest.
General Learning Outcomes include:
- A more sophisticated understanding of key forensic topics to eventually improve practice (rotating weekly themes include: introductory, advanced, controversies and innovations, and global perspectives)
- Enhanced international multi-disciplinary collaboration
All learners, faculty, researchers and individuals working in mental health and the law are welcome to attend, learn and collaborate!
August 2021 (HOLIDAY)
Sep 2: Dr. Hy Bloom – Perspectives on Bias: The Challenges of Being a Psychiatric Expert in the Days of Increasingly Knowledgeable and Suspicious Lawyers, and more Effective Judicial Gatekeepers (Intro)
Sep 9: Dr. Emily Gottfried – Sexually Violent Predator Acts and the Use of PPG in Sexual Behaviour Evaluations (Advanced)
Sep 16: Dr. Lindsay Thomson – The Right to be Fat in Forensic Mental Health Services – morbidity and mortality in forensic patients (Controversies and Innovations)
Sep 23: Dr. Caroline Logan – The role of formulation in gender-based risk assessment and management (Global)
Sep 30 (WPA Hosted): Dr. Birgit Völlm – Forensic Psychiatry in Europe: Concepts and Service Provision
Oct 7: Dr. Heather Moulden and Dr. Luiza Gea – How can biomarkers contribute to forensic psychiatry? (Intro)
Oct 14: Dr. Shan Jumper – Working With Transgender Individuals Who Sexually Harm (Advanced)
Oct 21: Justice Richard Schneider – Mental Health Courts and Diversion (Controversies and Innovations)
Oct 28: Dr. Giovanni de Girolamo and Marco Picchioni – The EU-VIORMED project: a multinational study of forensic psychiatry in five European countries. An overview of study results (Global)
Nov 4: Dr. Philip Candilis – The Evolution of Forensic Mental Health Ethics (Intro)
Nov 11: Dr. Franca Cortoni – Female Sexual Offenders: A Reality That Can No Longer Be Ignored (Advanced)
Nov 18: TBD (Controversies and Innovations)
Nov 25: Dr. Dylan Gatner – Violence Risk Assessment and Psychopathic Personality (Global)
Dec 2: Dr. Michael Perlin – International Human Rights and Therapeutic Jurisprudence (Intro)
Dec 9: Dr. Paul Fedoroff – The Trouble With Sex (Advanced)
Dec 16: Dr. Bruno Losier – The Role of Neuropsychology in Forensic Psychiatry Assessments (Controversies and Innovations)
You can access past webinars on the Recordings page.