Directory of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, 2004

for fellowships beginning July 1, 2005

Last revised April 20, 2005

Published by the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships
A Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Fellowship Programs in the U.S. and Canada

++ Programs accredited by the ACGME (see Notice About Accreditation)

* Indicates person is certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry
+ Indicates person is certified by the ABPN with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York ++
Case Western Reserve University, Ohio ++
Center for Forensic Psychiatry, Michigan ++
Columbia/Cornell, New York ++
Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire ++
Emory University, Georgia ++
Federal Bureau of Prisons, North Carolina ++
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts ++
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center ++   Position available  
Medical College of Virginia
Medical College of Wisconsin ++
The National Capital Consortium Military Forensic Psychiatry Program, DC ++
New York University Medical Center ++
Oregon Health and Science University ++   Position available  
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Illinois ++
Saint Vincents Hospital/ N.Y. Medical College ++
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine ++   Position available  
SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York ++
Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana ++
University of Alabama ++
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ++
University of California, Davis ++
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ++
University of California, San Francisco ++
University of Cincinnati ++
University of Colorado ++
University of Florida ++
University of Hawaii ++
University of Maryland School of Medicine ++
University of Massachusetts ++
University of Missouri-Columbia ++
University of North Carolina ++
University of Rochester, New York ++
University of South Carolina ++
USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law & Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles ++
University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatric Medicine ++
University of Washington ++   Position available  
West Virginia University ++
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania ++
Yale University, Connecticut ++

CANADIAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

Alberta Hospital, Edmonton
Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission and Correctional Services Canada, BC   Position available  
McMaster University, Ontario
Royal Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa
Queen's University, Ontario
University of Toronto

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Notice About Accreditation

Forensic psychiatry training programs in the United States may be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Accredited programs have demonstrated that they met the standards for forensic psychiatry training programs established by the ACGME.

The ACGME first certified training programs in forensic psychiatry in 1997. Persons who graduate from forensic psychiatry training programs certified by the ACGME may apply for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) at any time.

Persons who are not graduates of an accredited forensic psychiatry training programs may no longer apply for the inital Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the ABPN. However, those who already possess Added Qualifications may take the recertification examinations.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Director: Merrill Rotter, M.D.+
Address: Bronx Psychiatric Center
500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
Telephone: (718) 862-4745
Fax: (718) 862-4856
E-mail: mrotter@omh.state.ny.us
Level: PGY-5+ Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $70,500

Program description:

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year training program in Law and Psychiatry offered by the AECOM Division of Law and Psychiatry. The program combines a comprehensive didactic curriculum with an extensive and varied array of forensic experiences.

The didactic work includes a year-long lecture series which covers all aspects of forensic psychiatry. In addition, fellows will participate in seminars on legal philosophy, landmark cases, psychiatric and forensic ethics, and case reviews. A weekly civil forensic preceptorship is also provided by senior faculty.

The experiential component of the fellowship includes supervised site placements at Bronx Psychiatric Center, Bronx Criminal Court Clinic and Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Westchester Jewish Community Services and the Bronx TASC Mental Health Court Diversion where the fellow gains experience in the following areas: 1) court-ordered forensic evaluations of adult and child cases; 2) examination and treatment of criminal offenders (including insanity acquitees and sex offenders); 3) dangerousness assessments; 4) civil assessments for involuntary hospitalization, treatment over objection, outpatient commitment and guardianship; 5) child custody; and 6) mental health court-based diversion. All of the above provide ample opportunity for consultation with attorneys and courts, as well as courtroom testimony.

Affiliations with the Pace University School of Law and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health Correctional Health Services (Riker's Island) provide additional access to criminal, civil and family court consultations, as well as other teaching and research collaborations.

Fellows are active participants in the division's medical student and resident teaching program. Research activity expected, either through participation in ongoing division work or through the development of an independent project, with anticipated goal of a year-end presentation.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located in a quiet, residential section of Bronx, just minutes from both Manhattan and Westchester County. Fellows can, therefore, choose between an exciting big city or a more gentle suburban setting for living and recreating. All fellowship sites are easily accessible by public transportation, though a car is helpful.

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Case Western Reserve University

University Hospitals of Cleveland

Director: Phillip J. Resnick, M.D.*+
Associate Director: Stephen Noffsinger, MD*+
Address: 11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44l06
Telephone: (216) 844-3415
Fax: (216) 844-1703
E-mail: pxr5@cwru.edu
Web: mediswww.meds.cwru.edu/dept/psychiatry/forensic.htm
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $ 60,000

Program description:

The fellowship is designed to train psychiatrists in law and psychiatry who will devote their careers to practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry. Although the program presents a firm theoretical background, its major strength lies in teaching the pragmatic skills of performing evaluations, detecting malingering, writing forensic reports, and giving effective court testimony. Fellows also receive instruction in teaching methods. Videotapes of mock testimony of fellows are used in teaching courtroom skills.

Since the service requirement is less than three days per week, fellows have the opportunity to participate in research and a wide array of civil cases, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, guardianship, workers compensation, and psychiatric malpractice. Our library contains 160 educational forensic videotapes. Extensive supervision by Dr. Resnick is a major strength of the program.

The faculty includes six fellowship-trained forensic psychiatrists; five have Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. Fellows take courses at CWRU Law School and participate in a seminar on Landmark Mental Health Law Cases. Clinical experience in a criminal court psychiatric clinic, juvenile court psychiatric clinic, mentally disordered offenders program, and inpatient forensic unit are individually tailored to the interests of each fellow.

Fringe benefits include fully paid trips to the annual meeting of AAPL, the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course, and midwest AAPL; and a $300 book allowance.

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Center for Forensic Psychiatry/University of Michigan

Director: Craig Lemmen, M.D.+
Address: P.O. Box 2060
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2060
Telephone: (734) 429-2531 ext. 301
Fax: (734) 429-0485
E-mail: lemmenc@michigan.gov
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2-3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $75,000 to $84,000

Program description:

The Center for Forensic Psychiatry (CFP) was established by the State of Michigan in 1967. The Center, with the sponsorship of the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Psychiatry offers a one year forensic residency fully accredited by ACGME and ACFFP. The curriculum offers advanced training in a broad array of forensic civil and criminal issues. CFP on site faculty includes 11 certified forensic psychiatrists, 6 child forensic psychiatrists, 20 Ph.D. level psychologists, and is augmented by certified forensic psychiatrists at correctional placements and in the community.

The program is based at CFP, a 220 bed inpatient forensic facility. CFP also maintains a separate evaluation service conducting 3000 forensic evaluations annually. Additional sites include the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of Michigan Law School, and correctional facilities staffed by the Bureau of Forensic Mental Health Services.

Residents are closely supervised in all aspects of training. Residents participate in forensic evaluations, inpatient management of special forensic populations, and delivery of correctional mental health services. In addition, residents participate in civil forensic cases in the community and audit courses at the Law School. The didactic curriculum offers seminars on landmark cases, civil and criminal forensic topics, and features frequent outside speakers. Opportunities for court testimony are encouraged and closely supervised with special emphasis on report preparation and the role of the forensic expert. Residents will participate in activities related to public policy and regulation of psychiatry. A scholarly project is expected from all residents.

Benefits include support for professional meetings, use of extensive library facilities at CFP and the University of Michigan Medical School, and life in a diverse and cosmopolitan community.

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Columbia/Cornell Residency in Psychiatry and the Law

Director: Elizabeth Tillinghast, J.D., M.D.+
Address: New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
Unit # 115
New York, New York 10032
Telephone: (212) 543-5012
Fax:
E-mail: PsycLaw@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $67,985

Program description:

The Columbia-Cornell Residency in Psychiatry and the Law is a joint academic program which draws on the strengths of both universities. The program is based on an apprenticeship/tutorial model.

Our residents get training in criminal forensic psychiatry by doing forensic evaluations and providing treatment (medications and psychotherapy) to patients in a state forensic psychiatry center and a maximum security women's prison. All activities are closely supervised by experienced forensic faculty.

The residents get clinical experience in civil forensic psychiatry by working on current litigation with law students at Columbia Law School. They work as well with a number of psychiatrists on private forensic cases involving both children and adults. Residents are taught courtroom skills and have opportunities to testify.

Residents are strongly encouraged to do forensic research.

Clinical training is coupled with a strong didactic program. We draw on forensic psychiatrists, lawyers, psychoanalysts, and psychiatric researchers at Columbia and Cornell to provide a weekly seminar series on major topics in psychiatry and the law, with an emphasis on ethical issues and mental health policy.

Residents must have a New York medical license.

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Dartmouth Medical School

Director: James L. Knoll IV, M.D. +
Co-Director: Michael K. Champion, M.D. +
Address: Division of Forensic Services
P.O. Box 2828
Concord, NH 03302-2828
Telephone: (603) 271-1843
Fax: (603) 271-1836
E-mail: jknoll@nhdoc.state.nh.us;
michael.champion@dartmouth.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $49,750

Program description:

The Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School offers a one-year PGY-5 fellowship in forensic psychiatry leading to Board eligibility. Fellows receive intense didactic and practical instruction from a faculty that includes five Board certified forensic psychiatrists, forensic psychologists, and attorneys. The program is based primarily out of Concord, NH and consists of three major components: New Hampshire Hospital, a modern state facility clinically operated by the Department of Psychiatry; New Hampshire Department of Corrections, including a 60-bed Secure Psychiatric Unit; and Community Forensic Psychiatry services. In addition to regularly scheduled seminars and conferences, fellows will also take courses at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and participate in a research project. The fellowship year involves extensive experience in both civil and criminal areas of forensic psychiatry, including (but not limited to): involuntary commitment, administrative law, dangerousness assessment, adolescent legal issues, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility and insanity, correctional psychiatry, sexual offenders, guardianship, personal injury and disability, employment law, and malpractice. There is ample opportunity to provide forensic psychiatry evaluations and court testimony under the supervision of the faculty.

Fringe benefits include travel to the annual AAPL meeting and enrollment in the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course.

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Emory University

Director: Peter Ash, M.D.*+
Address: Psychiatry -- Room 325
Faculty Office Building
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr., S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 778-1482
Fax: (404) 727-3155
E-mail: peter.ash@emory.edu
Web: userwww.service.emory.edu/~pash01/fellow.html
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $53,000

Program description:

The fellowship program includes a wide variety of clinical experiences. The program is based at a large, public hospital where fellows perform civil forensic work, especially malpractice work and disability evaluations, and consult on forensic issues in the general hospital and the psychiatric inpatient unit. At local institutions, fellows conduct inpatient and outpatient evaluations of criminal defendants, treatment of jail inmates, and treatment of outpatient sex offenders. For fellows who have completed child psychiatry training, participation in a wide range of child forensic activities is available.

There are ongoing didactic seminars at the various sites, and fellows audit courses at the Emory Law School. The program has a strong academic orientation, and fellows participate in research projects and in the teaching of other professionals. In addition to the training of fellows, the program's mission includes the development of public policy, research, and continuing forensic education of mental health professionals in the state. The program has important affiliations with several departments of state government, and experiences in the development of public policy in forensic psychiatry are available.

Fringe benefits include travel support to the annual AAPL meeting and forensic review course.

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Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Medical Center

Director: Sally C. Johnson, M.D.+
Training Director: Bruce R. Berger, M.D.+
Address: Health Services Division
Federal Medical Center
P. O. Box 1500
Butner, NC 27509-1500
Telephone: (919) 575-3900 ext 6069 / 6070
Fax: (919) 575-4830
E-mail: sx4johnson@bop.gov
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $ 75,249

Program description:

FMC Butner provides a one-year Fellowship Program in Forensic Psychiatry. Varied experiences are available throughout the fellowship year. The primary clinical site is FMC Butner. It is one of the five national referral centers used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As such, it provides a full range of evaluation and treatment services. Duke University is within a 20-minute drive and fellows have the opportunity to attend courses at Duke Law School, as well as seeing child/adolescent, and civil forensic cases through adjunct staff at Duke.

During the year, fellows will evaluate a wide variety of individuals involved in the legal system and have opportunities to testify in court. The fellows will have an opportunity to teach Duke residents who regularly rotate through our program.

During the fellowship, the fellow is expected to complete a scholarly project or participate in ongoing research. Didactic experiences are provided on a weekly basis. Topics covered include ethics, criminal and civil forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent issues, regulation and licensing of psychiatry, landmark legal cases, correctional psychiatry, and special issues.

The on-site staff includes six full time psychiatrists with board certifications that include forensic, child and general psychiatry. Five Ph.D. level psychologists work in a$60,000Team" format with psychiatrists and lend their expertise to the program. Three attorneys are also on site.

The Program allows interaction with a wide range of other Federal agencies. Attendance at national meetings and field trips around forensic issues are integrated into the experience.

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Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Hospital, Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center and Cambridge Court Clinic

Director: Julia Reade, MD+
Address: Massachusetts General Hospital
60 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: (617) 726-1040
Fax: (617) 724-2808
E-mail: jreade@partners.org
Web: www.massgeneral.org/allpsych/
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $45,000

Program description:

The fellowship is sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Consolidated Department of Psychiatry, under the auspices of the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center and the Cambridge Court Clinic. The fellowship is designed to take advantage of a wide range of resources within the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry and the Boston Metropolitan Area. The fellow will rotate at the Court Evaluation Service at the Erich Lindemann Medical Health Center, the Cambridge Court Clinic, and a County Jail. The fellow will perform outpatient forensic evaluations through the Law & Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and will have exposure to a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including issues related to forensic psychiatry in the workplace. The fellow will also consult to the inpatient and ambulatory psychiatry services at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Hospital. The fellowship provides an extensive didactic program with adult and child forensic mental health lectures at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Law School Courses are available at Harvard Law School as well as Boston University School of Law.

The fellowship pays $45,000 over the course of the year and begins in July. Malpractice insurance, health insurance, AAPL membership, and travel and lodging to the AAPL annual meeting are provided.

The faculty includes a number of clinicians with both clinical and law degrees. Program faculty have extensive expertise in child and adolescent as well as adult forensic work.

Eligibility for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as completion of an approved residency program in general psychiatry through the PGY IV year are required.

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Division of Law and Psychiatry

Director: Donna Mancuso, M.D.+
Address: 1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 236
New Orleans, LA 70112-2822
Telephone: (504) 568-6339
Fax: (504) 568-6465
E-mail: dmancu@lsuhsc.edu
Web: www.lsuhsc.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $41,815

Program description:

The Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program of the LSUHSC Division of Law and Psychiatry offers a wide range of didactic and clinical forensic experiences over a 12-month period. A part-time fellowship over a 2-year period is available. Fellows receive training in the following locations:

LSUHSC in New Orleans, Division of Law and Psychiatry; Medical Center of Louisiana - Charity Hospital in New Orleans; The State Office of Mental Health in Baton Rouge; Loyola Law School in New Orleans; Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Drug Court; The Juvenile Corrections Program at LSUHSC, New Orleans; Child Custody Clinics at LSU and Tulane; Electives at state or parish detention facilities.

Fellows will have the following experiences:

Assessment of competency to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, pre-sentencing and post-sentencing evaluations, and other essential evaluations, forensic reports, and courtroom testimony through the Division Clinic; Collaboration and consultation with Law Clinic Faculty and students at the Loyola Law School Clinic, attending some Law School classes and learning to use the Law Library; Training in Juvenile Forensic Psychiatry in juvenile detention centers and via telemedicine through the Juvenile Corrections Program; Performing independent medical evaluations such as those for posttraumatic stress disorder, sexual harassment, intentional/ negligent infliction of emotional distress, fitness for duty evaluations, disability, interdiction and others; Private litigation as well as evaluations in both civil and criminal settings; Giving testimony in Court, depositions, and/or mock trial experiences; Training in child custody evaluations; Training in the practice of administrative and clinical forensic psychiatry through the Office of Mental Health, at both state and local levels; Correctional experience including treatment of patients in Drug Court Clinic; Education in experimental design and statistical principles as applied to social science research; Fellows are required to write a paper and present a Forensic topic at the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds; Forensic consultation to the LSU General Psychiatry Consultation team at Medical Center of Louisiana, and consultation to state and local mental health facilities; Didactics in practical and theoretical Forensic topics; Landmark case conference taught by an attorney.

The Division has an enthusiastic and diverse group of supervisors and faculty. Clinical and full-time faculty include Child, Adult, and Geriatric psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, Forensic psychologists, judges, attorneys, and government officials. The Division funds the fellows' participation in the Forensic Board Review Course and the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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Medical College of Virginia

Director: Deborah Giorgi-Guarnieri, J.D., M.D.+
Address: 307 College Street
P.O. Box 980253
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0253
Telephone: (804) 828-9452
Fax: (804) 828-5058
E-mail: giorgiguarnieri@vcu.org
Web: views.vcu.edu/psych/
Level: 5 Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: $42,000

Program description:

The MCV fellowship is a newly created position in a growing academic Forensic Psychiatry program. The program has applied to ACGME for accreditation and is awaiting the application review. Training sites for the forensic resident include the Medical College of Virginia, the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary and Eastern State Hospital.

Clinical experiences at MCV include a variety of outpatient criminal and civil forensic psychiatry clinics as well as an active consult liaison service. Forensic faculty includes board certified forensic psychiatrists and forensic psychologists. Interested forensic residents will have the option of working with Marcella Fierro, the forensic pathologist characterized as Kay Scarpetta of the Patricia Cornwell fiction series. The core inpatient forensic experience will occur at Eastern State Hospital in their Forensic Division. The law school offers unique opportunities to learn and work directly with the law student and law firm structure.

The didactic curriculum allows the forensic resident to study with forensic psychology interns, law students, child psychiatry residents, forensic pathology residents and general psychiatry residents. The various classes and seminars encourage the forensic resident to both learn from and teach their colleagues. A separate seminar is constructed to emphasize scholarly activity.

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Medical College of Wisconsin

Director: Joseph B. Layde, M.D, J.D.+
Address: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Telephone: (414) 456-8992
Fax: (414) 456-6299
E-mail: jlayde@mcw.edu
Web: http://www.mcw.edu/display/roster.asp?docid=3318
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $47,000

Program description:

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers a one year full-time fellowship in forensic psychiatry co-sponsored by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, an easy 70 mile ride from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Each fellow works predominantly in the Milwaukee site for six months, based in a court clinic, and for six months at the Mendota Mental Health Institute, a largely forensic state facility, in Madison. The six month part of the program centered in Milwaukee includes experience in outpatient competency to stand trial evaluations, evaluations of individuals who have pled not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, and psychiatric and psychological evaluations ordered by a judge.

The six months of training centered at the Mendota site in Madison are spent predominantly on an inpatient basis performing evaluations of competency to stand trial, treating individuals to help them regain competency to stand trial, treating insanity acquitees, gaining experience in administrative forensic psychiatry, as well as participating in the evaluations of individuals being considered for treatment under Wisconsin's Sexually Violent Persons act. Both sites have correctional psychiatry opportunities and experiences in child and adolescent forensic psychiatry available. Throughout the year, fellows participate in civil forensic cases with the faculty in Milwaukee and Madison. Research opportunities at each of the clinical sites are available. The didactic curriculum, which the two fellows study together weekly, covers the full gamut of relevant legal and psychiatric issues. The faculty includes four forensic psychiatrists with ABPN subspecialty certification in Forensic Psychiatry, two forensic psychologists, one of them board certified, and other clinician educators. A clinician-attorney is available at each of the two training sites.

Fellows are given leave time and funding to attend the annual AAPL meeting as well as the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course. Additional continuing medical education time is available, along with three weeks of vacation.

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The National Capital Consortium Military Forensic Psychiatry Program

at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Director: Ricky D. Malone, MD, COL
Address: Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
Telephone: (202) 782-8037
Fax: (202) 782-8379
E-mail: ricky.malone@na.amedd.army.mil
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: Military salary

Program description:

This fellowship is designed specifically to train military psychiatrists to proficiently manage military forensic issues. The program is tri-service and invites applicants from the US Army, Navy and Air Force. The program, although military-unique, also prepares the fellow(s) for subspecialty certification in Forensic Psychiatry.

The fellowship draws on the considerable civilian, military and federal resources available in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. The fellows gain experience through rotation at (1) Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, MD; (2) The Behavioral Sciences Unit of the FBI in Quantico, VA; (3) The Maryland Correctional Institution for Women; (4) Georgetown Law School; (5) The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; (6) The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC; and (7) through interactions with local military and civilian clinicians and attorneys.

Significant time in the curriculum is devoted to didactics, both general forensic psychiatry and military legal issues. Psychiatrists and military attorneys/judges teach the seminars. Research is required and the results are presented at departmental Grand Rounds.

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New York University Medical Center

Director: Richard Rosner, M.D.*+
Co-Directors: Howard Owens, M.D.*+
Henry C. Weinstein, M.D.*+
Eric Goldsmith, MD+
Address: Forensic Psychiatry Clinic
100 Centre Street-Room 500
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: (212) 374-2290
Fax: (212) 374-3050
E-mail: forensicpsych@psynet.net
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 5
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $56,307

Program description:

The New York University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, offers a one year, full-time fellowship training program in Psychiatry and the Law.

This program has major clinical rotations at the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic for the New York Criminal and Supreme Courts, the Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital's Prison Ward, the Bellevue Assisted Outpatient Treatment program and the New York State Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center. This provides the fellow with hands-on experience in criminal and civil forensic psychiatry.

The didactic core curriculum includes the following foundation courses and seminars: 1. A comprehensive introduction to Forensic Psychiatry, presented in conjunction with the Tri-State Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2. A two semester seminar on Landmark Cases in Mental Health Law 3. A seminar on law and the legal process 4. A seminar on ethical and philosophical issues in the practice of forensic psychiatry 5. A seminar on Adolescent Psychiatry: Forensic Considerations and Clinical Practice 6. A seminar on philosophy of law and moral philosophy 7. A two semester seminar on research techniques in forensic psychiatry 8. A seminar on forensic issues in administrative psychiatry During the Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to complete a research project, the results of which are suitable for submission to a refereed professional journal. The fellow will receive direct research supervision from senior forensic psychiatrists. This project must demonstrate the Fellow's understanding of a major issue in the field and his/her ability to make a contribution to the collection of scientific data that will shed light upon that issue.

Those psychiatrists interested in the Fellowship should submit a cover letter and their Curriculum Vitae to Richard Rosner, MD, at the above address. Qualified candidates will be asked to meet with the Co-Directors for an interview.

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Oregon Health and Science University

Director Landy F. Sparr, M.D., M.A.+
Address: Department of Psychiatry (OP02)
Oregon Health and Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97201
Telephone: 503-494-4044
Fax:
E-mail: sparrl@ohsu.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $55,626

Program description:

The fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Oregon Health & Science (OHSU) University School of Medicine. The program features clinical rotations at Oregon State Hospital, Oregon State Department of Corrections, Multnomah County Corrections Health Division, the OHSU Intercultural Outpatient Program, Willamette University College of Law Legal Clinic, the Sexual Abuse Outpatient Clinic, and the Portland VAMC Disability Evaluation Program. Fellows will have opportunities for research at the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Multnomah County Jail, and the Oregon State Hospital Forensic Inpatient/Outpatient setting.

The primary faculty includes 10 board certified psychiatrists who also hold ABPN certification in Forensic Psychiatry, three lawyers who have extensive experience with mental health law, and two psychologists who have been trained in Forensic Psychology. The fellows didactic seminar series will include training in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry as well as seminars devoted to introductory law, landmark cases in mental health law, and special issues in forensic psychiatry. For didactic purposes, collaboration with graduate psychology programs at George Fox University in McMinnville, Oregon and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in Forest Grove, Oregon is planned. The seminar series will also be open to Willamette University and Lewis & Clark College Law School students.

Fellows will be participants in the Department's resident teaching program. Research opportunities are available and encouraged either through participation in ongoing Department work or development of an independent project with faculty supervision.

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Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Isaac Ray Center

Director: Rogers Wilson, M.D.+
Assoc. Director: David Carington, M.D.
Address: 1725 W. Harrison, Suite 110
Chicago, IL 60612
Telephone: (312) 829-8021
Fax: (312) 829-1476
E-mail: cmoore@rush.edu
Web: www.rush.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1-2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $50,000

Program description:

The Issac Ray Center fellowship provides clinical and didactic training in criminal and civil forensic psychiatry as well as opportunities to participate in research. The fellows are taught and receive supervision from an interdisciplinary faculty of board-certified forensic psychiatrists, forensic psychologists and attorneys.

Clinical rotations include experience in correctional psychiatry at the Cook County Jail. Fellows perform court-ordered evaluations for fitness and sanity and provide testimony through the Forensic Clinical Services of the Circuit Court of Cook County. At the Isaac Ray Center, fellows are trained in the evaluation and treatment of mentally disordered offenders and sexual behavior disorders, and have opportunities to perform evaluations for guardianship, fitness for duty, and dangerousness. Substantial experience in civil forensic psychiatry is provided in the area of civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases.

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Saint Vincents Hospital/ New York Medical College

Director: Brian J. Ladds, MD+
Co-Director: Spencer Eth, MD+
Address: 144 West 12th Street, #175
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: (212) 604-8795
Fax: (212) 604-8197
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1-2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $49,687

Program description:

This is a Forensic Psychiatry Residency ("Fellowship") located in beautiful Greenwich Village section in downtown Manhattan that was founded in July 1997. There is a broad based faculty with a wide array of expertise. Because the resident will be expected to testify in various court settings, the residents are required to possess a New York State license.

With three full-time board certified child psychiatrists with forensic expertise, this residency offers experience in the full range of child and adolescent forensic psychiatry: abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, PINS, custody, and mental health law. The residents are integrated fully into the greater, general department of psychiatry, providing teaching and consultation throughout the department and the hospital. Specifically, they evaluate all forensic related cases for assessment and adjudication, including giving expert testimony. All activities are fully supervised by experienced forensic faculty.

The residents will do adult criminal forensic evaluations in the Supreme Court Clinic of the State of New York, and they will treat adult criminal offenders in a community program. Both locations are a short distance from the hospital, and are fully supervised by experienced faculty. A comprehensive law school course is offered by Prof. Michael Perlin at the N.Y. Law School. The residents will be able to work with law school interns assigned to field work at Saint Vincents Hospital. The residency offers a full didactic curriculum throughout the academic year.

Additional clinical experiences are available through mentoring by the clinical faculty on their private cases, which is a particular strength of our program. A research paper is required.

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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Director: Alan R. Felthous, M.D.*+
Address: Chester Mental Health Center
P.O. Box 31
1315 Lehmen Drive
Chester, IL 62233-0031
Telephone: (618) 826-4571, ext.
Fax: (618) 826-5823
E-mail: DHSC6624@dhs.state.il.us
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $50,000

Program description:

The SIU fellowship in forensic psychiatry is designed to provide the fellow with rich and diverse experience and training in both the practical and theoretical dimensions of forensic psychiatry. The main training site is the maximum security hospital for the State of Illinois, Chester Mental Health Center. Off-site training at Alton Forensic Center, Menard Correctional Center, Southern Illinois Behavioral Services, and the SIU School of Law, further ensures a well rounded training experience. Didactic programs include a comprehensive year long seminar in clinical forensic psychiatry, a seminar on landmark cases in mental health law, and a program in mental health law at the SIU School of Law specifically tailored to the educational needs of a forensic fellow. The fellow will serve as assistant director of the forensic psychiatry seminar for general residents and will be encouraged to participate in teaching both residents and students.

The fellow is closely supervised and yet has ample, direct forensic training experiences. Faculty consists of seven forensic psychiatrists, two forensic psychologists, two law professors, and a number of subject matter experts of diverse disciplines.

The mental health law program consists of several different formats capitalizing on the law school's courses already established and incorporating reading seminars with individual faculty members. The resident will access and utilize legal databases on the internationally operated SIU School of Law web site. Occasionally, teleconferencing will be utilized as well. The fellow will serve as an expert witness during law school classes on advocacy and trial preparation.

A research or scholar project is required.

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SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

New York State Office of Mental Health
Bureau of Forensic Services

Director: Lawrence Farago, M.D.+
Address: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Psychiatry
750 E. Adams St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Telephone: (315) 464-3104
Fax: (315) 464-3141
E-mail: faragol@upstate.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $ 65,918 - $ 70,364

Program description:

The program brings together the Department of Psychiatry, the Syracuse University College of Law, and the Office of Mental Health Bureau of Forensic Services to provide didactic and clinical training in psychiatry and the law. Topics to be covered during the fellowship year include civil forensic psychiatry, criminal forensic psychiatry, legal regulation of psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, basic issues in law, landmark cases and special issues in forensic psychiatry. This is a one year program.

The clinical responsibilities will include correctional consultations, competency evaluations, evaluations for insanity defense, pre-sentence evaluations, pre-release evaluations, involuntary commitments, parental competency evaluations, and evaluations of children in cases of child abuse and child custody cases. The fellows will have an extensive exposure to the Law College including training and the use of the law library, course topics in law and psychiatry, and involvement in mock trials with the Law School. Dedicated support for research is available.

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Tulane University School of Medicine

Director: John W. Thompson, Jr., M.D.+
Co-Director:
Address: Tulane Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Neurology TB-53 1440 Canal
Street New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: (504) 588-2201
Fax: (504) 587-7457
E-mail: jgraybi@tulane.edu
Web: www.psychneuro.tulane.edu/forensic.html
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $45,000, 1yr 90,000 2yr position 1/2 time

Program description:

Didactic seminars focus on topics outlined by ACGME with added seminars in neuropsychiatry and psychology. The Landmark Case Seminar provides fellows with exposure to landmark cases and other aspects of the legal system. An Expert Witness Seminar provides fellows with exposure to landmark cases and other aspects of the legal system. An Expert Witness Seminar focuses on report writing and testifying skills. Tulane is developing a growing multimedia library of forensic cases. Fellows participate as teachers in seminars for psychiatry residents.

Fellows spend two days a week at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Forensic Division. In addition to providing inpatient treatment at ELMHS, fellows will become competent in competency to stand trial evaluations, criminal responsibility evaluations, and dangerousness risk assessments. Fellows will receive training in the use of telemedicine with forensic patients. Fellows will have opportunities to work with sex offenders and other special populations at ELMHS.

Fellows treat forensic outpatients at the New Orleans Forensic Aftercare Clinic. Fellows will participate in court evaluations in local jails and courthouses.

Fellows are exposed to a full range of private civil cases and will receive training and competence in report writing, testifying for court and depositions, and interacting with the legal system.

Fellows are required to produce at least one publishable scholarly paper during the year. Fellows will have opportunities to participate in ongoing research.

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University of Alabama

Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility

Director: James F. Hooper, M.D.+
Address: Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility
1301 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Telephone: (205) 556-7060
Fax: (205) 556-1148
E-mail: jhooper@bama.ua.edu
Web: bama.ua.edu/~jhooper
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $45,000/no on-call

Program description:

We believe in hands-on teaching, and expect our Fellows to do as much work as their supervisors. Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility is a 114 bed Forensic Hospital that provides pre-trial and NGRI services for the entire state of Alabama. We have been operating mock trials for over 5 years at the University of Alabama School of Law, and Fellows will have the opportunity to try every role, including presentation of a case against an experienced trial lawyer. Didactic seminars complement on the job training, and focus on topics outlined by ACGME. The Landmark Case Seminar provides fellows with exposure to landmark cases and other aspects of the legal system. Fellows teach psychiatry residents. Fellows will learn competency to stand trial evaluations, criminal responsibility evaluations, and dangerousness risk assessments. Fellows will participate in court evaluations in our state-wide examination program, testifying in court and depositions, and interacting with the legal system. Focus is on clarity of report writing. Our faculty includes 5 psychiatrists certified by the ABPN in Forensic Psychiatry, forensic psychologists, attorneys on the Law School faculty, and several Judges. Fellows are exposed to a full range of private civil cases. Fellows are required to produce at least one publishable scholarly paper during the year. Fellows will have opportunities to participate in ongoing research, and to attend regional/national forensic seminars.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Director: Ben Guise, M.D., +
Co-Director: Albert Kittrell, M.D.+
Address: UAMS, Dept. of Psychiatry
4301 W. Markham #589
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone: (501) 686-6196
Fax: (501) 686-7424
E-mail: benguise@uams.edu
Web: www.uams.edu/psych
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $40,250

Program description:

The forensic fellowship program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was established and accredited in 2003. The program is housed in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas within blocks of the state's forensic hospital. The forensic inpatient service at the Arkansas State Hospital is an 80-bed, four-unit complex.. It houses the entire inpatient forensic population of the state and serves as the primary base for the program. Fellows will also rotate at the Arkansas Department of Corrections and the UAMS Department of Psychiatry Adult Outpatient Clinic.

The program faculty include two Board certified forensic psychiatrists and one child and adolescent psychiatrist, as well as additional adult psychiatrists that are available to provide instruction and supervision when appropriate. An attorney with expertise in mental health law and several psychologists and licensed social workers are also members of the teaching staff.

Fellows conduct forensic evaluations of both inpatients and outpatients concerning a wide variety of civil and criminal legal issues, including competency, criminal responsibility, suitability for conditional release, civil commitments, risk assessment, psychiatric disability, compensability under the state worker's compensation laws, guardianship, and parental fitness. Fellows also work on the adolescent unit under the supervision of a child and adolescent psychiatrist where they perform above mentioned evaluations and gain experience with a state of the art sexual offenders unit. Fellows will also spend up to four hours per week responding to consults requested by general practitioners related to the legal regulation of psychiatric practice.

Didactics and seminars are provided to ensure that fellows are familiar with all aspects of forensic psychiatry and are prepared for the practice of forensic psychiatry. Fellows will also be required to complete a scholarly project under the supervision of a forensic faculty member.

Fringe benefits include travel support to the annual AAPL meeting and forensic review course.

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University of California at Davis (UCD)

Director: Charles L. Scott, M.D.+
Division Chief:
Address: Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Davis Medical Center
2230 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
Telephone: (916) 734-7471
Fax: (916) 451-9946
E-mail: charles.scott@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Web: neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/psychiatry
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $65,000

Program description:

The UC Davis forensic psychiatry fellowship provides extensive training in both civil and criminal forensic psychiatry. The teaching staff consists of ten psychiatrists with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, three forensic psychologists, and four attorneys.

The didactic courses include a Landmark Case Seminar, Expert Witness/Case Seminar, Forensic Topics Didactic Seminar, Basic Law for the Psychiatrist Seminar, and a Forensic Research Seminar. Extensive supervision is provided in forensic report writing and testifying in legal settings.

The forensic residents receive their clinical training in a wide variety of forensic settings. These rotations include training on forensic units at Napa State Hospital, Sacramento County Jail, and the UC Davis Consultation Liaison Service. A specialized track with an emphasis in child forensic psychiatry is also available.

The forensic resident is assisted with developing a forensic research project or paper and is encouraged to participate in ongoing faculty research projects. A 40 bed research/clinical demonstration unit provides specific training on forensic assessment instruments.

Fringe benefits include provision of educational materials and a stipend for funding to the annual AAPL meeting and board review course. An extensive forensic library with accompanying videotapes is available. The forensic psychiatry resident is given a substantial reference library, consisting of over 300 forensic landmark articles.

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UCLA/San Fernando Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

University of California, Los Angeles

Directors: Neena Sachinvala, M.D.*+
Robert Weinstock, M.D.*+
Coordinator: Albert-Jan Kettenis, M.D.
Address: UCLA/San Fernando Fornesic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Dept of Psychiatry; 6D129
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
14445 Olive View Drive
Sylmar, CA 91342-1495
Telephone: (818) 364-4448
Fax: (818) 364-3554
E-mail: rweinsto@sps.saonet.ucla.edu
Web: www.legalpsych.ucla.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 4
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $56,000

Program description:

The UCLA Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a fully accredited program sponsored by the UCLA/San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Training Program. It combines the resources of UCLA/Olive View Medical Center/VA Medical Centers, Jail, Family Court, Juvenile Hall, and Metropolitan State Hospital. The year is divided into two six-month rotations divided between Olive View - UCLA Medical Center and Twin Towers Correctional Facility, and six months at Metropolitan State Hospital.

The UCLA program has a large faculty with interests and accomplishments in forensic psychiatry. Fellows receive individual supervision and have a mentoring experience with several nationally renouned private forensic psychiatrists. Fellows are expected to complete a scholarly project that can be undertaken in any civil, ethical, or criminal area under the supervision of faculty. There are opportunities for testifying in court and observing the testimony of forensic psychiatrists. In addition, the fellows will develop skills in criminal cases evaluating issues such as competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, assessment of dangerousness, and correctional psychiatry. Faculty will also provide supervision of civil cases including psychiatric injuries, testamentary capacity, competency to contract, employment litigation for psychic trauma, disability, sexual harassment, discrimination, malpractice and other civil-legal issues where psychiatric opinions are sought.

The Fellowship is designed to provide fellows with expertise in evaluating psychiatric legal issues, legal regulation of the practice of psychiatry, treatment of the incarcerated, resolving ethical dilemmas, and research. This special educational training program will direct itself to improving psychiatrists' abilities to provide professional assistance to the American justice system.

The fellowship is a one year program and its completion is ordinarily in one calendar year. The primary rotations in Los Angeles are based at Olive View Medical Center, Sepulveda VAMC, West Los Angeles VAMC, Metropolitan State Hospital, LA County Jail, Juvenile Court, Family Superior Courts and Department 95 Mental Health Court as well as mentoring by forensic psychiatrists in private practice.

Didactic lectures and supervision are provided during all rotations. Didactic sessions will cover civil, criminal and ethical issues, as well as subjects related to the legal regulation of psychiatry . Opportunities are also made available for attending law school courses at Loyola and teaching medical students and residents in the adult psychiatry training program.

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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Director: Renee L. Binder, M.D.+
Additional Core Faculty: Emily A. Keram, M.D.+
John Sikorski, M.D.
Address: Psychiatry and the Law Program, UCSF
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
Telephone: (415) 476-7304
Fax: (415) 502-2206
E-mail: renee@lppi.ucsf.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $48,300

Program description:

The UCSF fellowship program in Psychiatry and the Law offers rigorous training in civil, criminal, clinical, and consultative forensic psychiatry. The core faculty includes two board certified forensic psychiatrists and a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist. Affiliated faculty members include a Board Certified (ABPP) neuropsychologist, another board certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in the evaluation of sex offenders, psychiatrists with special expertise in correctional psychiatry and occupational psychiatry, and faculty of the UC Hastings School of Law. The Psychiatry and the Law Program is accredited by the ACGME.

Seminars include a Landmark Case Review and extensive didactics, case conferences, and a Forensic Research Seminar. Additionally, fellows attend courses relevant to forensic psychiatry at the UC Hastings School of Law.

Fellows participate in a wide variety of civil and criminal forensic evaluations with intensive faculty supervision. These include worker's compensation, psychic injury, medical malpractice, psychological autopsy, family court issues, and juvenile and adult criminal court referrals. Fellows participate in clinical rotations at San Quentin Prison, an occupational psychiatry clinic, and an outpatient sexual offender treatment practice. Consultative experiences to health professionals, employers, law enforcement agencies, professional organizations and legislative bodies exist as well. There are elective opportunities, depending on the interests of the fellows.

During the fellowship year, fellows are expected to make a scholarly contribution by participating in a forensic research project or by undertaking a review of the legal and/or psychiatric literature. Fellows will receive direct

research supervision from faculty members. Research interests of faculty include violence risk assessment, consultation to law enforcement, civil commitment, and criminalization of the mentally ill.

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University of Cincinnati Institute for Psychiatry and Law

Director: John C. Kennedy, M.D., M.H.A +
Address: 231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0559
Telephone: (513) 558-0558
Fax: (513) 558-4805
E-mail: John.Kennedy@uc.edu
Web: www.psychiatry.uc.edu/forensic/
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $70,000

Program description:

The University of Cincinnati Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum, drawing upon the assets of one of the strongest Departments of Psychiatry in the Midwest as well as the firmly established forensic institutions of the city of Cincinnati. Dr. Kennedy received the AAPL Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Fellowship in 2002. Fellows gain experience with different forensic populations and preceptors at a number of sites: 1. Summit Behavioral Healthcare - the largest freestanding ODMH psychiatric hospital in Ohio where the fellow serves as a supervised attending on a medium security forensic unit, evaluating and treating patients found not guilty by reason of insanity or incompetent to stand trial. The fellow also writes reports to the court and testifies on these patients. 2. Court Clinic of Hamilton County - a court clinic associated with the University that performs over 2,000 evaluations annually for municipal and county courts. The fellow evaluates examinees for competence, NGRI, and other court ordered reports. In addition, the fellow testifies on selected cases and teaches UC medical students and psychiatry residents rotating through the clinic. 3. Hamilton County Justice Center - the 25th largest jail in the nation, housing approximately 2,000 inmates. Constructed in 1985 at a cost of $54 million, this state of the art facility houses two mental health treatment units where the fellow completes a 6-month rotation. 4. UC Sex Offender Program - this program is staffed by UC forensic faculty at Summit with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders. This is a 6-month rotation, with advanced training available as an elective. 5. University Institute for Psychiatry and Law - a clearinghouse for civil and criminal forensic work. The fellow assists UC faculty on consultations and litigation of interest. Fellows also perform their own private cases through the Institute.

The fellowship faculty includes seven board certified forensic psychiatrists, two fellowship trained, Forensic board eligible psychiatrists, seven attorneys, four forensic psychologists and other adjunct faculty.

Legal principles and landmark cases are taught in tutorial sessions with faculty attorneys. The fellows also may audit law and psychiatry classes taught in the UC College of Law. Weekly didactics with faculty, supervision sessions, grand rounds, conferences, and journal club are an integral part of the fellow's educational experience. A scholarly project is required.

The fellowship provides full funding for the fellow to attend the annual AAPL meeting and review course, as well as the annual ODMH Forensic Services Conference. In addition, the fellow is provided with a Dell laptop computer, a cell phone, and a $1,000 discretionary spending fund.

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University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Director: Robert D. Miller, MD, PhD*+
Associate Director: Jeffery L. Metzner, MD*+
Address: Box C249-27
4200 East Ninth Avenue
Denver, CO 80262
Telephone: (303) 315-7613
Fax: (303) 841-3539
E-mail: no email
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $57,000 plus benefits

Program description:

The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver offers a one-year, full-time fellowship training program in psychiatry and the law. Fellowship faculty include full and clinical faculty at the Department of Psychiatry, as well as clinicians in the state Division of Mental Health and Department of Corrections.

The program is designed to familiarize fellows with all the aspects of forensic psychiatry, and to prepare them for forensic practice, teaching, research and system consultation. Topics covered through didactic seminars and supervised practical experience include procedures for forensic evaluations, relevant research and phenomenological literature, landmark mental health cases, treatment of patients in correctional and forensic settings, system consultation around forensic issues, collaboration with other professionals (law enforcement, correctional, etc.), the evaluation of foreign victims of torture, and ethical issues involved in forensic practice.

Fellows are provided the opportunity to observe experienced forensic professionals performing evaluations, preparing reports, and testifying in civil and criminal cases. They then have direct, supervised experience in performing forensic evaluations in those areas, preparing reports, and testifying in court. In conjunction with program faculty, they also have direct experience participating in system consultation concerning forensic issues including participating in legislative planning meetings, management meetings for the Department of Corrections, and serving on teams involved in class action litigation regarding mental health services for prisoners. Fellows have access to medical and law libraries. They are encouraged to conduct research in forensic areas under the supervision of faculty experienced in research, and to prepare a research report suitable for publication in the professional literature.

Fringe benefits include a fully paid trip to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (including enrollment in the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course) as well as to other professional meetings of forensic interest.

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University of Florida Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director: Wade Myers, M.D.+
Address: Box 100256, Health Science Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610-0256
Telephone: (352) 265-3284
Fax: (352) 265-3285
E-mail: wmyers@psychiatry.ufl.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $42,000

Program description:

The University of Florida Division of Forensic Psychiatry, established in 1988, offers a one-year, full-time fellowship training program designed to train psychiatrists in psychiatry and the law. This balanced academic and clinical program provides clinical, research, and teaching opportunities. The faculty includes six forensic fellowship-trained, board-certified psychiatrists, a professor of law, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a forensic psychologist, and various clinical faculty who attend and co-supervise didactic seminars covering their areas of expertise.

Fellows perform forensic evaluations including but not limited to competency, criminal responsibility, dangerousness, civil commitment, guardianship, disability, personal injury, and child issues. Forensic faculty closely supervise fellows on their evaluations. Child cases are staffed with a forensic child psychiatrist boarded in both areas. Fellows have the opportunity to work with incompetent patients and NGRI acquitees at a local forensic psychiatric institution (North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center). They also rotate through a consultation-liaison service, detention center clinic, reception center, the prison system, and a mental health court.

Weekly seminars include ACGME-recommended and other pertinent forensic psychiatry topics, case presentations, and landmark case review. Multiple forensic faculty are present. Fellows also study landmark cases with a UF Professor of Law and attend a Psychiatry and the Law or related course at the UF Law School. There are opportunities for teaching forensic psychiatry to medical and law students and psychiatry residents. Support staff and faculty are available to promote and help carry out research interests. Fellows are expected to produce a scholarly product suitable for submission for publication by the end of their fellowship year.

Gainesville offers a great climate with numerous cultural and sporting events and nearby Atlantic Ocean beaches. All fellows are provided travel support to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. We strive to ensure our program offers a comprehensive, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

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University of Hawaii

Director: Daryl Matthews, M.D., Ph.D.*+
Address: 1356 Lusitana Street
4th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: 808-586-2900
Fax: 808-586-2940
E-mail: matthewsd@dop.hawaii.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $46,000

Program description:

The University of Hawaii forensic psychiatry residency program's major goal is to train psychiatrists to become expert in conducting psychiatric evaluations for the legal system. Faculty includes four ABPN forensic-certified psychiatrists. It is a year-long program offering residents the opportunity of supervised experiences in a full range of facilities including Hawaii State Hospital, Oahu Community Correctional Center, Kalihi-Palama Mental Health Center, the Hawaii Family Court Mental Health Liaison Branch, and the UH Forensic Psychiatry Clinic, which provides forensic evaluation and testimony for the civil bar. There are opportunities for teaching and system consultation statewide, as well as elective coursework at UH Law School. There are special opportunities for integrating forensic and cultural psychiatry; the population served by the UH Department of Psychiatry is one of enormous ethnic diversity. Residents become certified as forensic examiners in the Hawaii court system, and, under supervision, conduct evaluations and provide testimony in a full range of felony and misdemeanor cases. Funding is provided to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and the AAPL Review Course.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director: Christiane Tellefsen, M.D.*+
Co-Director: Jeffrey S. Janofsky, M.D.*+
Address: Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center
8450 Dorsey Run Road
P.O. Box 1000
Jessup, MD 20794-1000
Telephone: (410) 724-3148
Fax: (410) 724-3115
E-mail: ctellefsen@aol.com
Web: members.aol.com/cvole36425
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $42,591

Program description:

The University of Maryland program is one of the oldest and most well- established forensic training programs in the country. It is fully accredited by both the ACGME and the ACFFP. Our graduates include many successful and highly regarded forensic clinicians. The program is rigorous and well-received by trainees.

Fellows divide their time between the forensic hospital, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, a court clinic, the Medical Office of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and two correctional sites, the Maryland Reception and Diagnostic Center and the Baltimore County Detention Center. The fellows perform evaluations under supervision, participate in some treatment settings and provide forensic reports and testimony.

Fellows also engage in civil forensic cases through the Manfred Guttmacher Clinic and by assisting the private forensic faculty in their cases.

There are several formal didactic series throughout the year including the Forensic Seminar, forensic Case Rounds, Writing Seminar and others. Fellows attend classes at the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law. There is also training in research design, and the fellows are responsible for a research project during the year long program. Psychiatric residents and other students rotate through the various training sites and fellows are responsible for supervision and teaching.

The faculty is outstanding, Jonas Rappeport, M.D., professor emeritus, is a highly regarded mentor. Supervision is always available at all sites, and often there are lively debates amongst faculty and trainees.

Applicants are encouraged to apply in the spring to early summer. Interviews are generally conducted from July through early October.

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University of Massachusetts Medical School

Director: Debra A. Pinals, M.D.*+
Address: Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue, North
Worcester, MA 01655
Telephone: (508) 856-3079
Fax: (508) 856-5000
E-mail: Debra.Pinals@DMH.state.ma.us
Web: www.umassmed.edu/forensicpsychiatry/
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $48,745 plus educational stipend

Program description:

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Fellowship in Law and Psychiatry offers an exciting one year program designed to provide comprehensive training in forensic psychiatry. The program capitalizes on a multi-disciplinary faculty with extensive forensic and academic experience. Our faculty include forensic psychiatrists and psychologists who have received national recognition for their contributions to law and psychiatry. The program offers a wide range of opportunities to perform criminal and civil evaluations. Rotation sites include the Court Evaluation Unit of Worcester State Hospital and Bridgewater State Hospital, a maximum-security forensic hospital. At each site, fellows conduct inpatient criminal forensic evaluations such as competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, aid in sentencing, and need for treatment of inmates. Participation in clinical treatment of persons involved with the criminal justice system varies across sites. Part-time rotations include placement at juvenile and adult court clinic sites, as well as the opportunity to work with senior faculty in conducting private, civil evaluations related to areas such as community risk assessments, guardianship, disability, and malpractice. The program offers other elective rotations (e.g. committee participation with the University of Massachusetts Ethics Office or child custody evaluations) to meet the interests of the fellow. During the training year, fellows gain experience with legal, correctional, and mental health systems and the political forces that can directly impact forensic psychiatric practice.

Educational components of the program include intensive supervision of all cases, report preparation and court testimony. In addition, fellows attend a comprehensive weekly seminar series covering areas related to civil and criminal forensic assessment methods, research issues, mental health law and landmark legal cases. Fellows also attend multiple statewide forensic mental health training conferences sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and they receive an educational stipend to support attendance at the AAPL meeting and for other educational purposes.

During the training year, fellows work on an empirical research project or on a review of a topic relevant to law and psychiatry. Opportunities exist for both involvement in faculty research projects and for faculty supervision of academic projects selected by the fellow.

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University of Missouri-Columbia

Fulton State Hospital and Missouri Department of Mental Health

Director: Bruce Harry, M.D.*+
Address: Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, N119
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Columbia, MO
Telephone: (573) 592-2700
Fax: (573) 592-2863
E-mail: HarryB@health.missouri.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $50,000

Program description:

The purpose of the Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry is to educate the fellow in the history, development, practical experience, and research in forensic psychiatry within the public sector. It has evolved from the combined interests and for the joint benefit of the Fulton State Hospital, Missouri Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Psychiatry Neurology, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine. By completing this intesive one year experience, the fellow will have acquired first-hand knowledge of the major issues and experiences in forensic psychiatry. The fellow will also be expected to complete an individual project relevant to his or her career in forensic psychiatry.

Must have license to practice medicine in the state of Missouri.

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University of North Carolina

Director: Peter N. Barboriak, MD, PhD+
Associate Directors: Karla de Beck, M.D.+
Charles R. Vance, M.D., Ph.D.+
Address: Dorothea Dix Hospital
Forensic Psychiatry Division
3601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3601
Telephone: (919) 733-9187
Fax: (919) 733-9065
E-mail: peter.barboriak@ncmail.net
Level: PGY-5+ Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $43,100

Program description:

The University of North Carolina Forensic Psychiatry Residency Training Program is a 12-month educational program with the aim of preparing psychiatrists for a career in forensic psychiatry through a combination of supervised clinical experiences and didactic programs. The program has an emphasis on producing forensic psychiatrists for the public sector. The program provides educational opportunities in a wide range of criminal and civil settings. Residents will receive extensive opportunities to engage in supervised evaluations of individuals involved with the criminal justice system in both pre-trial and post-conviction settings. In addition residents will obtain experience in courtroom testimony, family law, child forensic issues, and civil litigation. Forensic residents will rotate on the inpatient pre-trial evaluation unit for the State of North Carolina, mental health clinics in nearby prisons, the child forensic team at the University of North Carolina, provide consultation and liaison to hospitals, and work one-on-one learning civil forensic psychiatry. Residents will also be expected to engage in research and teaching. The forensic board-certified faculty members and invited speakers provide the didactic portion of the training.

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University of Rochester School of Medicine

Directors of
Program:
J. Richard Ciccone, M.D.*+
David J. Barry, M.D.*+
Director of Education: R. P. Singh, M.D.+
Address: Department of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
Telephone: (585) 275-4986
Fax: (585) 244-4734
E-mail: jrichard_ciccone@urmc.rochester.edu
Web: www.urmc.rochester.edu\smd\psych\Education\Forensic\index.html
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $72,000

Program description:

The fellowship is organized to provide a balance of forensic psychiatric clinical experience, seminars and supervision. The three settings for clinical experiences are: the Regional Forensic Unit, a 55 bed unit, where mentally ill, unsentenced prisoners and individuals found NGRI are confined; the Sociological Center which provides consultations to the Courts, the Department of Probationl, and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The training experience includes supervised clinical forensic psychiatric evaluations and treatment; having a preceptor (Dr. Ciccone*+), supervisors (Dr. Barry*+ and R.P. Singh, M.D.+), and seminars, including a legal seminar (Hon. John Connell, Joyce Parker, J.D., Professor Michael Perlin, Charles Steinman, J.D., and Richard Tubiolo, J.D.), a Landmark Cases seminar, and a Clinical Case seminar. The fellow will evaluate individuals involved in civil and criminal litigation and have the opportunity to testify in court. The fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat individuals in a sex offender treatment program and participate in a clinic that follows post-insanity aquittees who have been released to live in the community. The fellow will also have the opportunity to teach medical students and will be involved in teaching psychiatry and the law to PGY 3 and PGY 4 residents in psychiatry. During the fellowship, the fellow is expected to complete a scholarly project. There are numerous elective opportunities. Some of these electives include participation in faculty members' ongoing research projects and faculty members' private forensic criminal and civil cases, work with the District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, and Family Court.

Each fellow is appointed to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Rochester School of

Medicine. The program has flexibility and may be tailored to the specific needs and interests of the fellow.

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University of South Carolina

Director: Richard L. Frierson, M.D.+
Address: William S. Hall Psychiatirc Institute
Univ. of South Carolina School of Medicine
P.O. Box 119
Columbia, SC 29202
Telephone: (803) 898-1404/(803) 898-1728
Fax: (803) 898-1357
E-mail: rlf51@dmh.state.sc.us
Web: www.palmettohealth.org/residency/index.html
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $50,091

Program description:

One of the first accredited fellowships in the country, this fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The faculty consists of eight board certified forensic psychiatrists and uses resources of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine as well as the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, the U.S. Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center, and the National College of District Attorneys. The program is based in the Forensic Divisions of William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, the teaching and research hospital of the South Carolina Department Of Mental Health and the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the School of Medicine.

The flexible clinical experience allows fellows to spend 50 percent of their time conducting pretrial criminal evaluations on a specialized forensic service. An additional 30 percent is spent in civil work in the private office of an experienced forensic psychiatrist and a forensic clinic at the School of Medicine. The remaining clinical experience is divided between treatment of juvenile offenders, consultation to an insanity acquittee program, and providing forensic consultation to general and child psychiatrists. Fellows receive extensive supervised courtroom experience, providing testimony about their evaluations. Fellows provide direct supervision of general psychiatry residents and medical students. Research is strongly supported and encouraged. Fellows receive a travel stipend to attend the annual meeting of AAPL, as well as the AAPL Forensic Review Course.

The didactic curriculum includes five seminars: Landmark Cases, The Psychiatrist in Court, General Topics in Forensic Psychiatry, Overview of Legal Systems, and Special Topics in Forensic Psychiatry. Fellows are experts in mock trials at the National Advocacy Center for the U.S. Department of Justice and the National College of District Attorneys. The educational experience is also complemented with an active Forensic Psychiatry Journal Club and monthly Forensic Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

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USC - Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science

CoDirectors: Tim Botello, M.D., M.P.H. *+
Bruce Gross, MBA, JD, PhD
Assistant Medical Director: Kaushal K. Sharma, M.D.*+
Address: P.O. Box 86125
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0125
Telephone: (323) 226-4942
Fax: (323) 226-2777
E-mail: botello@usc.edu
Level: PGY-5/6 Positions: 3-5
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $50,205/$53,607

Program description:

The USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science has been in existence since 1963, and one of the first accredited programs in the United States. It offers a full-time, one-year fellowship and an option for a second year. All fellows serve, under supervision, as consultants and as expert witnesses for the State and Federal Criminal Court, Family Law Court, Mental Health Court, Juvenile Court, County and Federal Probation Departments, Los Angeles County Coroner's Department, as well as insurance companies. Each fellow is assigned two cases per week involving psychiatric-legal issues for the courts and various administrative hearings. In addition, each fellow testifies weekly in the country's largest Mental Health Court. The fellows have at least five USC faculty supervisors at any given time.

Courses specifically designed for the fellows include: criminal law, civil law, juvenile law, family law, federal criminal law, mental health law, videotape seminar, landmark mental health law cases and legal regulation of psychiatry. Courses and seminars are approximately 12 hours per week. The fellows also conduct treatment of mentally disordered offenders.

Each fellow is granted a faculty appointment in the USC Department of Psychiatry. Each fellow teaches and supervises USC psychiatric residents and medical students in the area of psychiatry and the law. The fellowship is tailored to meet the educational, training, and experience requirements by ACGME which are necessary for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The fellow will be expected to make a scholarly contribution by participation in a forensic research project or by undertaking a comprehensive review of a forensic psychiatric topic suitable for publication. Fringe benefits include health/dental insurance, malpractice insurance, 24 days of vacation, 8 paid sick days, (3 of which can be used as personal leave).

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University of Virginia

Department of Psychiatric Medicine

Director: Bruce Cohen, M.D.+
Address: University of Virginia Health System
Box 800623
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: (434) 924-2241
Fax: (434) 924-8496
E-mail: bjc8k@virginia.edu
Web: www.med.virginia.edu/medicine/clinical/psychiatric
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $42,500

Program description:

The program offers clinical experience, a variety of interdisciplinary training seminars, and research experience in the areas of criminal, civil, administrative, and correctional psychiatry. Clinical training takes place at 4 primary sites: The University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy (ILPPP) Outpatient Forensic Clinic; The Western State Hospital inpatient forensic unit; and The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Forensic consultation service; and the Albemarle County Jail. Residents learn about legal regulation of psychiatric practice at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, which provides specialized training programs and consultation to the state in the area of Mental health law. Extensive supervision is provided in report preparation and expert testimony.

Residents attend a week-long course on how to perform basic criminal forensic assessments and also more advanced one to three day training programs on risk assessment for violence, capital sentencing evaluations, sexual offender evaluations, and forensic assessment of juveniles. Residents also audit courses at the University of Virginia School of Law, including Criminal Law and Psychiatry, Mental Health Law, Torts and Criminal Law. Finally, residents engage in a supervised, empirical research project and participate in the ILPPP research colloquium.

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University of Washington

Western State Hospital and The Washington Institute

Director: Bruce C. Gage, M.D.+
Address: The Washington Institute
9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W.
Tacoma, WA 98498-7213
Telephone: (253) 756-3921
Fax: (253) 756-3987
E-mail: gagebc@dshs.wa.gov
Level: PGY-4+ Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $40,000 (varies with PGY level)

Program description:

The fellowship was established at Western State Hospital (WSH) under the auspices of the University of Washington and the Washington Institute. Training includes supervised clinical rotations, weekly formal didactics, and research.

The primary site of training is the 225 bed forensic unit at WSH, where residents conduct a wide array of adult criminal forensic evaluations in inpatient and outpatient settings. Fellows participate in the treatment of incompetent defendants, insanity acquittees, and conditionally released insanity acquittees and provide consultation to professionals treating geriatric and civil psychiatric patients.

Fellows also receive training at the Child Study and Treatment Center where they conduct juvenile criminal forensic evaluations. Exposure to civil forensics occurs under the supervision of faculty working in the private sector. Residents may also become involved in the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders. During a rotation in the Pierce County Jail, residents focus on the treatment of the incarcerated mentally ill offender and systems issues.

The program is run in parallel with a forensic psychology fellowship.

Faculty includes four psychiatrists with added qualifications in forensic psychiatry, nine forensic psychologists, lawyers (practicing and law school faculty), and other professionals with special interests and expertise in branches of forensic mental health.

Fringe benefits include: health insurance, malpractice insurance, three weeks of vacation, and educational leave.

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West Virginia University

Director: Ryan Finkenbine, MD+
Address: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
930 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-2854
Telephone: (304) 293-3331
Fax: (304) 293-8724
E-mail: rfinkenbine@hsc.wvu.edu
Web: www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/bmed/training-programs
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $56,000

Program description:

The Division of Forensic Psychiatry at West Virginia University offers a full-time one-year fellowship designed to provide a comprehensive and practical training experience. Fellows benefit from a balanced clinical and didactic curriculum resulting in an exceptional training experience in all aspects of forensic psychiatry. The breadth of forensic training prepares fellows for National Boards.

The primary training site, Chestnut Ridge Hospital, is the psychiatric center for West Virginia University Hospitals. The hospital is a regional referral center providing fellows with the quantity and diversity of patient experience necessary for training. Other training sites include a state hospital with designated inpatient forensic units, correctional facilities, a general medical hospital, and affiliated state-wide patient care facilities. In addition, fellows audit relevant courses at the WVU College of Law.

The multi-disciplinary faculty includes adult and child psychiatrists, forensic psychologists, social workers and attorneys. Fellows are supervised by Board Certified forensic psychiatrists. The didactic curriculum integrates a comprehensive review of forensic issues with in-depth concentration on the essential elements of forensic practice. Individual supervision includes both theoretical and pragmatic education.

Fellows are active participants in the educational activities of the department with supervised teaching responsibilities for residents, medical students and other trainees. There are opportunities for evaluations of civil and criminal cases, inpatient evaluations, research, public policy development, and educational presentations in the community.

Benefits include provision of professional meeting allowance, educational materials, malpractice and health insurance. An additional benefit is living in a university town ranked as the best small city in America, according to a new study by Demographics Daily.

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Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Director: Christine A. Martone, M.D.+
Associate Director: Loren Roth, M.D.
Address: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593
Telephone: (412) 246-6040
Fax: (412) 246-5880
E-mail: martoneca@msx.upmc.edu
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 3
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $42,612

Program description:

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh offers a one year long fellowship designed to prepare trainees for a career in forensic psychiatry.

The didactic material is provided in the yearlong seminar covering a core curriculum designed to include all the relevant topics, both criminal and civil, in forensic psychiatry, including discussions of the landmark cases. The University of Pittsburgh Law School provides a course in mental health law for the fellows.

The major strength of the program is the depth and range of the clinical experience. Rotations include Mayview State Hospital Forensic Unit and the Allegheny County Behavior Clinic, which is an agency of the criminal court of Allegheny County and the second oldest diagnostic court clinic in the United States. The inclusion of the Allegheny County Behavior Clinic and Mayview State Hospital Forensic Unit in the rotation assures the fellows of the opportunity to assess the defendants in every major criminal case involving psychiatry in Allegheny County. Additionally, opportunities are provided for rotations through a sexual offenders program, an intensive outpatient forensic program as well as juvenile court assessments and other site placements. Civil cases are referred from various sources, which yields a wide range of experience. Clinicians who have practical experience and are recognized authorities in their fields including Robert Wettstein, M.D., and Loren Roth, M.D provide supervision. Fellows are expected to participate in teaching programs for the residents and medical students. Research with opportunities for original projects or participation in ongoing studies, particularly in risk assessment for violence, is sponsored by an active and nationally renowned staff.

WPIC is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, a beautifully restored city, located in scenic western Pennsylvania. The city affords all the amenities of city living including a lively cultural district and the friendliness and convenience of a small town with manageable traveling distances.

Fringe benefits include fees for the annual meeting at AAPL and enrollment in the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course.

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Yale University - Department of Psychiatry

Law and Psychiatry Division

Director: Howard V. Zonana, M.D.*+
Deputy Trg. Dir. Michael A. Norko, M.D.*+
Address: Yale University School of Medicine
Law and Psychiatry Division
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone: (203) 974-7158
Fax: (203) 974-7177
E-mail: howard.zonana@yale.edu
Level: PGY-5+ Positions: 4
Accredited by ACGME: Yes Annual Stipend: $49,000- $51,000

Program description:

The fellowship is a full-time, one-year experience in the legal regulation of psychiatry and in forensic evaluations. The program is based in the Law and Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale with placements at 1) Yale Law School; 2) Attorney's offices (state's attorney, public defender); 3) New Haven Juvenile Court; 4) Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital (maximum and medium security treatment centers); 5) Riverview Children's Hospital; 6) CT Juvenile Training School (secure juvenile criminal justice setting).

The goals of the program are to train fellows so that they: 1. Understand the legal standards and concepts in civil and criminal forensic evaluations. 2. Learn the principles and current trends in the legal regulation of psychiatric practice; e.g. civil commitment, confidentiality, liability, duty to third parties, physician/ patient relationships, ethics, right to refuse treatment and informed consent. 3. Are familiar with the special issues involved with mental health treatment in jail, prisons, maximum security treatment centers and public sector administration. 4. Develop a knowledge base in special areas of psychiatry, such as malingering, hypnosis, neuropsychiatric disorders, epilepsy, sexual disorders, alcohol, etc. 5. Have experience in preparing reports and testifying as an expert witness and consulting to governmental bodies regarding public policy issues. 6. Undertake some research, either empirical or review of the legal and/or psychiatric literature.

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Alberta Hospital Edmonton


Residency Training
Director: William Friend. M.Sc., M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P.(C) +
Address: Box 307
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2J7
Canada
Telephone: (403) 472-5572
Fax: (403) 472-5595
E-mail: dianechorostkowski@cha.ab.ca
Level: PGY-4 Positions: 1-2
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: Funded through the University of Alberta

Program description:

This is a one-year training program designed to allow the candidate to gain experience in all areas of forensic psychiatry, including not only the interrelationship of psychiatry and the law, but also putting emphasis upon the needs of adequate psychiatric services to offenders, jails, and probationers, as well as to young offenders.

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Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission

Directors: Emlene Murphy, M.D.
Address: Director, Clinical Services
Provincial Health Services Authority
Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission
70 Colony Farm Road
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9
Canada
Telephone: (604) 524-7749
Fax: (604) 524-7905
E-mail: emurphy@forensic.bc.ca
Web: www.forensic.bc.ca
Level: Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: $100,000 Canadian

Program description:

Forensic Psychiatric Services offers access to the following: Inpatient Remand (Port Coquitlam, BC); Inpatient Treatment- various levels of security (Port Coquitlam, BC); Outpatient Programs- adult assessment and treatment (Surrey and Vancouver, BC); Sexual Offender Programs; Dangerous Offender Assessments; and Attendance at Criminal Code Review Boards, civil commitment Review Panels, and court hearings.

Exposure to other programs offering other forensic services can be arranged.

Academic affiliations with the two major universities in British Columbia (Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia) offer training in a wide range of medico-legal issues.

Opportunities exist for research, continuing medical education, telepsychiatry and some travel.

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McMaster University

Director: Gary Chaimowitz MB ChB FRCP
Address: Division of Forensic Psychiatry
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3K7, Canada
Telephone: (905) 522-1155 ext. 5424
Fax: (905) 381-5606
E-mail: chaimow@mcmaster.ca
Web: www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/psychiatryneuroscience
Level: PGY-5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: $100,000 Canadian*

Program description:

Two positions in forensic psychiatry are available at this medical school, one of the most innovative in North America. The clinical-academic program, referred to at this Center as a Clinical Scholarship, provides a one year comprehensive experience in all aspects of forensic psychiatry. These include inpatient and outpatient assessments and treatment at a wide variety of settings including forensic maximum, medium and minimum security facilities, detention centers, provincial reformatories and federal penitentiaries. Program staff is active in criminal, civil and juvenile aspects of the subspecialty. There is a formal academic component involving a year-long series of seminars, self-directed reading projects, and the opportunity to be involved in any number of ongoing research projects in the Forensic Program. There is also opportunity for involvement in the department teaching program for interested candidates.

In addition to the two clinical fellowships, there also exists a research fellowship at the Center for Studies of Aggression and Mental Disorder. This has been newly formed under the auspices of the University and Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, where internationally renowned researchers are available to supervise a suitably qualified fellow from any academic discipline.

Possession of or eligibility for licensing with the Medical Council of Canada and Royal College of Physicians of Canada, as well as a student visa are required.

* addendum to stipend: Plus opportunity to bill for services when appropriate.

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Royal Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa

Director: John McD. W. Bradford, M.B.
Address: 1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4
Canada
Telephone: (613) 722-6521 ext. 6364
Fax: (613) 722-1629
E-mail: jbradfor@rohcg.on.ca
Level: PGY-4/5 Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: $85,000 (Canadian)

Program description:

This program provides intensive training in forensic psychiatry in the following areas:

Inpatient - 1 medium secure double-locked pre-trial assessment ward of 12 beds; 1 medium secure single-locked rehabilitation ward of 16 beds. NGRI acquittees in 60 beds, including a 15 bed open rehabilitation ward. There is a 100 bed inpatient facility for seriously mentally ill offenders.

Outpatient - Comprehensive outpatient service to our community including a specialized research clinic for the assessment and treatment of sexual deviation, and a research clinic for dysfunctional anger.

Family Court Clinic - Outpatient service for the assessment of divorce-custody issues, and child welfare cases; also assessment of young offenders (juveniles).

Assessment of the accused in court for fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility and giving evidence on the need for further inpatient or outpatient assessments on these issues is provided on a regular basis.

Psychiatric consultations to the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre and Rideau Treatment Centre (a minimum security provincial prison).

Teaching of undergraduate medical students and residents in psychiatry of Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Law students and Criminology students from University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Research - In-depth research base for sexual deviation, the violent offender, homicide, shoplifting, arson, etc.

Participants will be exposed to a full range of medico-legal problems including Criminal Courts, Civil Court, Family Courts, Supreme Courts, Probation and Parole Services, Fitness to Stand Trial, NCR (Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorders); assessments for dangerous offender classification (indeterminate sentencing), and treatment.

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Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Directors: J. Arboleda-Florez, M.D., FRCPC, Ph.D.
Jim Hillen, M.D., FRCPC
Michael Chan, M.D., FRCPC
David Simourd, PhD
Address: Department of Psychiatry
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6
Telephone: (613) 544-3400 ext 2548
Fax: (613) 547-1501
E-mail: ja9@post.queensu.ca
Level: PGY-5 or above Positions: 1
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: $55,000 Canadian

Program description:

The Forensic Fellowship at Queen's University is organized from the Correctional Service of Canada and draws from a variety of institutions and academic programs aimed at providing the Fellow with a broad base of forensic and correctional issues and theoretical knowledge in Forensic Psychiatry.

The fellow will be based at the Ontario Regional Treatment Centre, a 120-bed psychiatric facility for the treatment of federal penitentiary prisoners. Under supervision, at this facility, the Fellow will learn first hand the interface between correctional and health systems and will be involved in the assessment and treatment of individuals serving from 2 years to life and who suffer from serious mental conditions, comorbidities, or correctional pathologies. Part of the time will be spent at the 30-bed Forensic Unit of the PCCC-MHS, a facility for the assessment of fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility, and treatment of persons found not criminally responsible because of mental disorder. The forensic program at the Hospital has community outreach facilities throughout the area served by the Hospital.

The Fellow will attend a series of forensic seminars at the Department of Psychology and will conduct specialized readings on particular areas of Forensic Psychiatry as directed by the Chairperson of the Division at the Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University. On entrance, the Fellow is required to present a plan for a research project to be

completed by the end of the Fellowship year.

A multidiscipinary Faculty at the Forensic Psychiatry program at Queen's will be in charge of providing the seminars and directed readings for the Fellow. The following is a partial list of topics to be covered throughout the year. Other topics will be added as required. Forensic Psychiatry-Definition of the field and systems interface; Crime and its biological and social determinants; Criminal competence and fitness to stand trial; Criminal responsibility and psychiatric defenses; Sexual pathologies and social defense; Determinants of violence; Mental illness and violence and health/justice response; Risk assessment and risk management; Competence to undertake civil actions; Landmark cases, Correctional Psychiatry.

The Forensic Fellowship program at Queen's University is a registered program within the Forensic Fellowships Programs of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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University of Toronto

Director: Dr. Phil Klassen
Address: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8
Canada
Telephone: (416) 535-8501 ext-9074
Fax: (416) 979-6965
E-mail: Phil_Klassen@camh.net
Level: PGY Positions: 2
Accredited by ACGME: No Annual Stipend: $95,000 maximum, Canadian *

Program description:

The Toronto network is centered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Experience is provided for assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders at all stages of the court process including probation and parole. Consultation experience in local jails, reformatories, penitentiaries and maximum and medium security psychiatric facilities is also provided. A comprehensive seminar programme is an integral part of the fellowship during which the fellow has contact with a variety of faculty staff who have different interests within forensic psychiatry. Three of the part-time faculty are jointly qualified in law and psychiatry. Research training is also provided and fellows enrolled for the M.Sc. degree with the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto are preferred.

To be classified as a fellow, one has to have completed training to be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations and must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examinations. Student visas are required.

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