The Risk and Recovery Forensic Conference features three days of experts discussing the latest in risk assessment, risk management and recovery, including five 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, indicating 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)

Thursday, April 20

8:30 to 9 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Seminars (pick one)

* Dr. Carla Dassinger: Interviewing Trauma Survivors
* Dr. Yedish Naidoo – A Review of the Legal Defense of Automatism in Canada
* Ms. Dianna Cochrane and Dr. Sebastien Prat: Financial Considerations for Forensic Mental Health

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Seminars (pick one)

* Drs. Gary Chaimowitz and Joseph Ferencz: When eccentric beliefs turn violent
* Dr. Albina Veltman: From pathology to possibility: Understanding patients’ perspectives through rainbow-coloured glasses
* Dr. Bruno Losier: The Art of Deception and the Science of Detection: Assessment of Symptoms and Performance Validity in Forensic Psychology

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Concurrent Seminars (pick one)

* Drs. Jon Taylor and Kerensa Hocken – Working with self-conscious emotions in forensic practice: Shame, humiliation, pride and guilt
* Dr. Iris Balodis: Who cares about gambling?
* Dr. Graham Glancy: Detained by the State: A Blip in the History of Forensic Psychiatry in Canada