This subspecialty training program/fellowship is specifically designed to train exceptional academic forensic psychiatrists.
Our training program teaches the pragmatic skills of performing evaluations in all of the major areas of criminal and civil forensic psychiatry. Specific focus will be given to topics such as: detecting malingering; developing high level skills in psycho-legal report writing and expert testimony aimed at providing comprehensive evidence-based information to courts and other agencies; performing complex risk assessments in a variety of cases and settings; learning how to administer forensic risk assessments and diagnostic instruments typically performed by forensic psychologists; developing the foundations necessary to build a rewarding and successful forensic practice and academic career; and developing critical thinking skills and complex reasoning in arriving at opinions.
Since the service requirement is less than four days each week, subspecialty residents will have the opportunity and time to: participate in research, teach, supervise trainees, and engage in independent study. A particular strength of the program is the individualized academic mentorship provided that will ensure trainees develop the skills required to maximize their effectiveness at teaching and evidence-based practice.