AAPL Meetings
Forensic Review Course

Contact Details

AAPL Executive Office
One Regency Drive
P.O. Box 30
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
Phone: 1-800-331-1389
Fax: 1-860-286-0787

2021 Forensic Psychiatry Review Course

February 19, 2021

General Information

Course Objectives

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.

Continuing Education

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 activity.

Target Audience

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 examinations.


See the brochure for more details.

Cancellation Policy

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 hotel.