Forensic Psychiatry Vs. Forensic Psychology
What Forensic Psychiatrist Do?
- Fitness of the defendant to plead and fitness for trial
- Advice for psychiatric protections open to the courts
- Families can be tested to see if they are fit and able to have their child's physical or legal custody in a divorce.
- Adequacy and circumstances needed for the admission of a person to the hospital for evaluation
- Adequacy of the treatment of mental health at the time of sentencing
- Identify the nature of a specific mental illness and the association with potential risks
- "Appropriate diagnosis" prognosis and availability
- Risk of harm to others, including the use of formal risk evaluation / professional resources
- Expertise in approaches to pharmacological and psychological treatment of aggressive mental disorder behaviors
- Psychodynamic case formulation, psychotherapeutic strategy included
- Community forensic work provides opportunities in facilities run by Prison and Probation Service and/or third sector agencies to identify and collaborate with mentally disordered prisoners.