Agenda

The Risk and Recovery Forensic Conference features three days of experts discussing the latest in risk assessment, risk management and recovery, including four keynote speakers and concurrent sessions. It’s an opportunity for professionals in mental health, probation and parole, corrections, legal services, and police to expand their knowledge of forensic psychiatry and contribute to the pursuit of excellence in mental health care. This is a hybrid event: participants can join in person or online. Those participating online will have a pre-selected seminar for the live stream, after which participants will be able to watch the recordings of any other seminars they may have missed online.

*Please note all times are listed in eastern daylight savings time (EDT, Toronto, ON)

Elizabeth Gray-Smith

Understanding and
Speaking to the Media

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Dr. Sébastien Prat

Resilient Leadership Training:
Navigating Challenges for Personal & Professional Success

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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote
Dr. James Bonta

The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model: Implications for Forensic Populations
*live streamed

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10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Seminars (pick one)

* Dr. Mark Kaggwa: Mapping the Landscape of Forensic Psychiatry Research: A Bibliometric Journey (available on demand after conference)


* Dr. Najat Khalifa: Supported Employment for Justice-Involved Individuals with Mental Disorder: Pitfalls and Challenges
*live streamed

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Keynote
Prof. Kent Roach

What We Can Learn from Canadian and other Registries of Wrongful Convictions
*live streamed

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2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Seminars (pick one)

* Dr. James Bonta: Effective Interpersonal Interventions
*live streamed
* Dr. John Bradford: Detained by the State: A Blip in the History of [Forensic] Psychiatry (available on demand after conference)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

Portrait of Birgit Vollm

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote
Prof. Birgit Völlm

Substance Use and Offending: Understanding the Relationship and Treatment Approaches
*live streamed

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10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Seminars (pick one)

* Prof. Kent Roach: Wrongful Convictions and Systemic Discrimination Including Against Those with Mental Health Issues
*live streamed

* Olivia Mancini, Priyanka Jani, Mary Vaccaro, Stephanie Millikin: Safety First: Exploring Safer Use Spaces and Trauma Informed Overdose Response (available on demand after conference)

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch

Dr. Stephanie Penny's photo

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Keynote
Dr. Stephanie Penney

The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on the Forensic Mental Health Patient Population in Ontario, Canada
*live streamed

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2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

*live streamed