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Forensic Psychiatry

  • Kris Goethals
Living reference work entry
Part of the Mental Health and Illness Worldwide book series (MHIW)

Abstract

In this chapter, the literature on teaching, training, and research in forensic psychiatry in Europe and the United States will be reviewed. In general, there is a small body of literature available about this topic. Next, key themes in education and training in forensic psychiatry will be discussed, namely, the interface between forensic psychiatry and the law and mental health legislation; risk assessment and risk management, professional attitude, and ethics; and clinical expert/witness training. Due to the interface between teaching, training, and research, some issues about research will be mentioned. Consequently, the Ghent group will be discussed with special attention to topics that this group considers. Also the summer seminar in forensic psychiatry and psychology in Europe will be introduced. And finally, there will be special attention to future prospects and to the new special professional qualification in forensic psychiatry in Belgium.

Keywords

Education Training Forensic psychiatry Ghent group meeting Summer seminar Belgian professional qualification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Collaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute (CAPRI)University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.University Forensic Centre (UFC)Antwerp University HospitalEdegemBelgium

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