Forensic Psychiatry Review Course

October 20-22, 2014
Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Phillip J. Resnick, M.D., Course Director


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.
Format Format
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.
Accommodations 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.
Information This three-day course immediately precedes the four-day Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law at the same hotel.



Phillip J. Resnick, MD, Course Director
           Professor of Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director of Forensic Psychiatry
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Debra A. Pinals, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and Training
Co-Director, Law and Psychiatry Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thomas G. Gutheil, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
and Co-Founder,
Program in Psychiatry and the Law
Department of Psychiatry
Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Charles L. Scott, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry Training Director
Chief, Division of Psychiatry and the Law
University of California, Davis


For more information please call or write:
AAPL Executive Office
One Regency Drive, P.O. Box 30
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
Ph: 1-800-331-1389

Fax: 1-860-286-0787

Or Dr. Phillip J. Resnick

Drs. Resnick, Gutheil, Pinals and Scott have no financial relationships pertaining to the content of their presentations.

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