In this month’s episode, we continue exploring psychiatry fellowships by talking about forensic psychiatry. Forensics is a large field so today’s episode tries to focus in on the criminal aspect of the subspecialty. Dr. Anacker discusses what got her interested in forensics and then we talk about forensic evaluations, the insanity defense, violence risk assessment, and guns. Even if you are not interested in forensic psychiatry, it is a great discussion. Hope you enjoy!
Actuarial Risk Assessment Instruments mentioned today:
PCLR – psychopathy checklist revised
V-RAG – violence risk appraisal guide
COVR – classification of violence risk
HCR-20 – historical clinical risk management tool