Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Didactic work includes a yearlong lecture series that covers all aspects of forensic psychiatry. In addition, fellows will participate in seminars on legal philosophy, landmark cases and psychiatric and forensic ethics. They will also partake in journal club, case reviews and the training of general residents.
The lecture series are conducted by faculty from forensic fellowship programs located in both New York City and New Jersey. These include New York University, Rutgers University, Montefiore/AECOM and Columbia University. Fellows will also attend lectures by private forensic psychiatrists, lawyers and judges. Fellows participate in a mock trial, in addition to testifying in the cases that they have evaluated and prepared formal reports.
There are also monthly preceptorships with senior faculty in private and civil forensic expert work.
Training Experience: Clinical
We train our fellows at numerous different sites, where they will become proficient in all areas of Forensic Psychiatry. These include:
Through these rotations, our fellows gain experience in the following areas:
Over the course of their training, fellows will have ample opportunity to give courtroom testimony.
All fellows receive at least 90 minutes of formal supervision from the Program Director and/or Associate Fellowship Program Directors on a weekly basis, in addition to weekly supervision by each individual site director at their assigned rotations. We encourage close collaboration and mentorship and offer after-hours supervision and ongoing, informal guidance, as needed.