This intensive three-day course in forensic
psychiatry will provide an in depth review of
selected topics and relevant landmark cases.
Basic concepts will be reviewed along with the
latest case law. At the conclusion of the
course, participants will: (1) have a good
understanding of the major topics in forensic
psychiatry; (2) understand the landmark mental
health law cases; (3) be able to write more
effective forensic reports; (4) be able to
assess competency and sanity in defendants; and
(5) be able to detect malingered mental illness.
Teaching methods will include lectures,
report writing exercises, discussion of
videotaped vignettes and informal interaction
with faculty. A comprehensive 1,000-page
syllabus with lecture outlines, 100 case
summaries, report samples, reading lists, and
over 700 self-assessment questions will be
provided to all participants at no extra cost.
The American Academy of Psychiatry and the
Law designates this live activity for a maximum
of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians
should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the
This program is designed for psychiatrists,
psychologists, social workers, and attorneys
interested in mental health law. The Course will
be useful for those desiring a comprehensive
overview and update in forensic psychiatry, as
well as those preparing for forensic
See the brochure for more details.
For cancellations received in writing up to
one week before the course begins, a $60
processing fee will be charged. Thereafter,
there will be no refund.
See the brochure for more information. Also note that
this three-day course immediately precedes
the four-day Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Psychiatry and the Law at the same