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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Forensic Psychotherapy Special Interest Group


WHAT IS FORENSIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?

 

Forensic Psychotherapy is the application of psychological knowledge to the treatment of mentally disordered or mentally ill patients who commit violent or destructive acts against others or themselves. Commonly applied diagnoses would include personality disorder and psychosis. The term forensic psychotherapy is usually associated with Psychodynamic psychotherapy including group psychotherapy and the therapeutic community approach. Cognitive behavioral therapy is more commonly associated with the field of psychology, particularly Forensic Psychology.

Forensic Psychotherapy Special Interest Group

About us

 

Executive Committee

 

Events

 

Resources

 

How to join

 

 

About us

 

AIMS OF FORENSIC PSYCHOTHERAPY SIG (FPSIG)

 

  • To promote and encourage the practice of forensic psychotherapy as an approach in the treatment and management of mentally disordered patients who carry out violent or destructive acts against others or themselves.
  • Share knowledge and work in the field to help develop the specialty.
  • Bring together psychiatrists from allied specialties with an interest in the field.
  • Contribute towards the training and CPD for psychiatrists.
  • Support the discipline during changes in training junior psychiatrists and ensure that the field remains visible and supports interest in wider college membership.
  • Help support educational and training initiatives for psychiatrists working with particular patient groups, for example, offender patients suffering from personality disorders.
  • Act in an advisory role or as a resource, if appropriate, for other College faculties or SIGs.
  • Stimulate research in the field.

 

 

CONTACT US

 

 

 

Executive Committee

 

ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE

 

The Forensic Psychotherapy Special Interest Group was formed in 2007.

 

  • Dr Carine Minne was elected as chair,
  • Dr David Reiss as secretary
  • Dr Brian Darnley (later replaced by Dr Guy Hillman) as Finance Officer. 
  • Dr Gabriel Kirtchuk was co-opted in his capacity as Lead Clinician for the National Strategy for the Training and Development in Forensic Psychotherapy
  • Dr Ravi Lingam to represent the interests of regional members.

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

 

Events

 

INTERNAL

 

 

EXTERNAL

 

Resources

 

 

How to join

 

The FPSIG is open to all members of or associates of the College. Non-College membership from other disciplines will also be considered.

 

  • Members of the College can join FPSIG via Members or by contacting the College’s Membership Office on 020 7235 2351 Ext. 6280 or 6281.

 

  • Non-College members wishing to join VIPSIG should email Carine Minne.

 

 

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Events

The Brutalisation of Children; Comprehending the Incomprehensible’ presented by Dr Richard Church, Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry, chaired by Dr Robert Fleming, Consultant Child Psychotherapist

 

Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21, Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

 

Date: Thursday 30 October

 

Time: 6pm to 8pm

 

Drinks and nibbles will be served 

 

To confirm attendance please email Ms Jo Denton: jo.denton@wlmht.nhs.uk