european psychiatric association

Forensic Psychiatry

Section committee

GOETHALS Kris , Chair

VÖLLM Birgit, Co-Chair

TORT HERRANDO Vicente, Councillor

SILFEN Peter, First Other Councillor


Aims & Objectives

Section mission

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.

Section objectives

  1. To raise awareness of forensic psychiatry amongst members of the EPA, other professionals and the general public
  2. To increase and disseminate knowledge in the field of forensic psychiatry
  3. To promote collaboration amongst member of the EPA, between forensic psychiatry and other subspecialties and between the Section and other organisations with similar interests
  4. To promote and support research relevant to the field of forensic psychiatry
  5. To enhance our understanding of mechanisms underlying offending and violent behaviour in individuals with mental disorders, including biological, psychological and social factors
  6. To increase our understanding of effective interventions to improve outcomes, including mental health and offending outcomes and quality of life in mentally disordered offenders
  7. 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
  8. To compare legal frameworks, policies, models of service delivery and training within Europe
  9. To support teaching initiatives on forensic psychiatry within Europe
  10. To raise awareness of ethical issues in the practice forensic psychiatry
  11. To represent the needs of forensic psychiatrists who are members of the EPA

Activities

Meetings/events

Forensic Psychiatry Activities

Forensic Psychiatry Activities
Description :

Ghent group meeting, Vienna, Austria
21-23 September 2017

Several EPA forensic section members did attend this meeting.

 

 

Partners :

The Ghent group, www.ghentgroup.eu

Venue :
Vienna, Austria
Date :
21-23 September 2017
Attendance :
30

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 of the EPAThe use and abuse of neuroimaging in forensic psychiatry: what can we learn from neuroimaging colleagues?
Description :

~~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

Venue :
Nice, France
Date :
05/03/2018
Attendance :
70 persons

forensic section meeting during the EPA Congress

forensic section meeting during the EPA Congress
Venue :
Nice, France
Date :
04/03/2018
Attendance :
20 people

forensic section meeting

forensic section meeting
Venue :
Warsaw, Poland
Date :
07/04/2019

summer seminar on forensic psychiatry

summer seminar on forensic psychiatry
Description :

Several EPA forensic section members did attend this seminar.

Partners :

Ghent group

Venue :
Seeon, Germany
Date :
6-10 August 2018
Attendance :
20 people

Ghent group meeting

Ghent group meeting
Description :

Several forensic section members did attend this meeting

Partners :

Ghent group

Venue :
Vaasa, Finland
Date :
20-22/09/2018
Attendance :
30 people

Publications

Forensic psychiatry and psychology in Europe: a cross-border study guide

Forensic psychiatry and psychology in Europe: a cross-border study guide
Journal :
n.a.
Journal :
Kris Goethals (Editor)Several forensic section members did write a chapter in this study guide.
Acknowledged as official Section publication ? Yes

Calendar of Future Activities

Conference Forensic psychiatry: oral communications

Conference Forensic psychiatry: oral communications
Desciption :

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.

forensic section business meeting7 April 2019

forensic section business meeting7 April 2019