Training is a primary goal for our division; our distinguished faculty oversees comprehensive forensic training for psychiatry residents, medical students, fellows and psychology externs and interns.
As a resident embarking on our forensic psychiatry rotation, you can expect to work in adult and juvenile correctional facilities.
With the support and supervision of our faculty, you’ll gain experience conducting evaluations and making recommendations to members of the legal system within local town courts, Erie County Court and Erie County Supreme Court.
Our rotation enables you to complete at least two full evaluations of an individual’s competency to stand trial. You also will have opportunities to observe our faculty members testifying in court.
Our faculty will familiarize you with landmark cases that have established current standards for important issues such as criminal responsibility and fitness to stand trial. Additionally, we'll help you become well-versed in the differences between clinical and legal writing.
Our forensic psychiatry fellowship enables you to train with supportive, knowledgeable faculty who have in-depth experience working in the interface between mental health care and the legal system.
You’ll observe court-ordered mental health evaluations, and our faculty will guide you as you complete one full evaluation.
Students work under our faculty’s supervision in local forensic settings, including:
Students receive training in forensic psychological evaluations and assessment, and have opportunities to provide ongoing clinical treatment and other mental health services.
A limited number of internships for undergraduate students are available. As an undergraduate intern, you'll receive an introduction to forensic mental health services through placement in forensic settings, where you’ll work under our faculty’s supervision.
For more information about the psychology training programs, contact: