As the fourth-largest free standing behavioral health facility in the nation, Pine Rest provides an excellent opportunity to train forensic fellows. In addition to generally taught didactics, fellows will have the opportunity to practice in a correctional facility, to participate in FAA evaluations and IME’s in the Pine Rest Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Services unit, to provide capacity consultations at Pine Rest and Spectrum Health hospitals, and to provide services at the state hospital completing both capacity evaluations and NGRI evaluations. Fellows are Michigan State University Faculty, and receive all benefits and opportunities that the university has to offer, in addition to the full support and unique training experience of practicing and learning in a free-standing psychiatric hospital.
Located in Grand Rapids, MI, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is the fourth-largest free-standing behavioral health facility in the nation. The campus hosts a 198-bed inpatient facility, partial hospitalization services, telepsychiatry, and a Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Services unit, in addition to partnerships with local medical hospitals for consultation experiences.