Aims & Objectives
The mission of the Section Forensic Psychiatry is to promote high quality care for mentally disordered offenders through improved standards of assessment, the development of effective interventions and an increase in research activity in the field of forensic psychiatry.
- To raise awareness of forensic psychiatry amongst members of the EPA, other professionals and the general public
- To increase and disseminate knowledge in the field of forensic psychiatry
- To promote collaboration amongst member of the EPA, between forensic psychiatry and other subspecialties and between the Section and other organisations with similar interests
- To promote and support research relevant to the field of forensic psychiatry
- To enhance our understanding of mechanisms underlying offending and violent behaviour in individuals with mental disorders, including biological, psychological and social factors
- To increase our understanding of effective interventions to improve outcomes, including mental health and offending outcomes and quality of life in mentally disordered offenders
- To raise standards of assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in psychiatric and criminal justice settings, e. g. through the development of guidelines and position statements
- To compare legal frameworks, policies, models of service delivery and training within Europe
- To support teaching initiatives on forensic psychiatry within Europe
- To raise awareness of ethical issues in the practice forensic psychiatry
- To represent the needs of forensic psychiatrists who are members of the EPA
Forensic Psychiatry Activities
Ghent group meeting, Vienna, Austria
21-23 September 2017
Several EPA forensic section members did attend this meeting.
The Ghent group, www.ghentgroup.eu
21-23 September 2017
Joint symposium with the Neuroimaging Section of the EPAThe use and abuse of neuroimaging in forensic psychiatry: what can we learn from neuroimaging colleagues?
~~Joint symposium with the Neuroimaging Section
The use and abuse of neuroimaging in forensic psychiatry: what can we learn from neuroimaging colleagues?
EPA Nice, Monday 5 March 2018
Chairs: Prof. Goethals Kris, Belgium and Prof. Brambilla Paola, Italy
Symposium Speaker Assistant Prof. Serafini Gianluca, Italy
The role of neuroimaging studies in our understanding of suicidal behavior
Symposium Speaker Prof. Meyer-Lindenberg Andreas, Germany
The use of neuroimaging in forensic psychiatry
Symposium Speaker Dr. Kyriakopoulos Marinos, United Kingdom
The use of neuroimaging in court: science, ethics and practice
Symposium Speaker Prof. Schiltz Koljan, Germany
Neurobiological underpinnings of delinquent behaviour: violence and sex offences
forensic section meeting during the EPA Congress
forensic section meeting
summer seminar on forensic psychiatry
Several EPA forensic section members did attend this seminar.Partners :
6-10 August 2018
Ghent group meeting
Several forensic section members did attend this meetingPartners :
Forensic psychiatry and psychology in Europe: a cross-border study guide
Kris Goethals (Editor)Several forensic section members did write a chapter in this study guide.
Calendar of Future Activities
Conference Forensic psychiatry: oral communications
Unfortunatelly, none of our proposals were accepted for the EPA conference 2019. We did submit 2 CME course proposals and one joint sympoium with the e-health mental health section.
Our symposium proposal was changed into a oral communication session.