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Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology in Europe

A Cross-Border Study Guide

  • Kris Goethals
  • Increases the reader’s awareness of differences and commonalities in forensic psychiatry and psychology across Europe

  • Explains differences in legal frameworks and teaching and training

  • Provides an excellent basis for improvement of specific skills


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Legal Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vicenç Tort-Herrando, Nicoleta Tataru, Fernando-Luis Barrios-Flores
      Pages 19-30
    3. Anton van Kalmthout, Paul Mevis
      Pages 71-87
  3. Service Provision and Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Bradley Hillier, Christopher Lambourne, Pamela Taylor
      Pages 91-112
    3. Ellen van Lier, Vicenç Tort-Herrando
      Pages 113-128
  4. Specific Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Esperanza Gómez-Durán, Roland Jones
      Pages 131-142
    3. Lindsay Thomson, Kris Goethals, Joachim Nitschke, Norbert Nedopil
      Pages 143-153
    4. Frans Koenraadt, Gill McGauley, Jochem Willemsen
      Pages 165-180
  5. Teaching and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Sheila Howitt, Lindsay Thomson
      Pages 183-197
    3. Norbert Nedopil, Pamela Taylor
      Pages 199-209
    4. Harry Kennedy, Luca Castelletti, Owen O’Sullivan
      Pages 211-237
    5. Norbert Schalast, Conni Lebbing, Birgit Völlm
      Pages 239-248

About this book


This study guide aims to make European trainees in forensic psychiatry and psychology and young forensic psychiatrists and psychologists aware of the differences and commonalities in forensic psychiatry and psychology in different countries within Europe and to enable them to learn from the approaches adopted in each country. The guide is divided into five main sections that address legal frameworks, service provision and frameworks, mandatory skills, teaching and training in forensic psychiatry and psychology, and capita selecta. In addition, recommendations are made with respect to the practice of teaching and training across European countries. It is anticipated that the guide will provide an excellent means of improving specific skills and that, by learning about the offender/patient pathways in the different jurisdictions of Europe, the reader will gain a deeper understanding of the principles that govern methods and practices in their own work with mentally disordered offenders.


Clinical Criminology Forensic Medicine Forensic Mental Health Care Forensic Psychiatrists Offender-patient pathways Psychiatry and the Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Kris Goethals
    • 1
  1. 1.Antwerp University Hospital, University Forensic Centre (UFC) & University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesCollaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute (CAPRI)Edegem/WilrijkBelgium

About the editors

Prof. Kris Goethals is a forensic psychiatrist/psychotherapist and director of the University Forensic Centre (UFC) at Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium. He is also a Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Antwerp’s Collaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute (CAPRI). Also active in private practice, he has extensive clinical experience in forensic psychiatry and psychology in Belgium and the Netherlands.



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology in Europe
  • Book Subtitle A Cross-Border Study Guide
  • Editors Kris Goethals
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-74662-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09048-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-74664-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Psychology, general
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