The fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Oregon Health & Science (OHSU) University School of Medicine. The program features clinical rotations at Oregon State Hospital, the Washington County jail, the Multnomah County Detention Center, the OHSU Intercultural Outpatient Program, a private practioner's office, Willamette University College of Law Legal Clinic, and telepsychiatry to the Oregon Department of Corrections. These rotations give fellows experience in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry. The emphasis is on fellows performing forensic psychiatric evaluations as opposed to general psychiatric treatment. This includes experience doing competency, guilty except for insanity, asylum, custody, and dangerousness evaluations. Fellows will have opportunities for research at the Oregon State Hospital Forensic Service and with OHSU forensic psychiatry mentors.
The primary faculty includes 10 board certified psychiatrists who also hold ABPN certification in forensic psychiatry, three lawyers who have extensive experience with mental health law, and two psychologists who have been trained in forensic psychology. The fellows didactic seminar series will include training in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry as well as seminars devoted to an introduction to law and the legal process, landmark cases in mental health law, and special issues in forensic psychiatry. The teaching faculty includes 17 psychiatrists, 13 lawyers and 4 psychologists.
Fellows will be participants in the Psychiatry Department's resident teaching program. Research opportunities are available and encouraged either through participation in ongoing Department work or development of an independent project with faculty supervision.