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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.

 

Executive Committee

 

ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE

 

Member Year of joining Position
Dr Dan Beales 2016 (E) Chair
Dr Brian Darnley 2016 (E) Secretary
2016 (C)
Dr Guy Hillman 2010 (C) Finance Officer
Dr Lisa Gardiner 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Shari Mysorekar 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Paul McAllister 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Caroline Jacob 2016 (C) Independent Sector rep
Dr Andrew Williams 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Katy Mason 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Abigail Manjunath 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Mohammed Qadri 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Alistair Forrest 2016 (C) Scottish rep
Dr Reena Manghnani 2016 (C) Regional rep
Dr Hannah Williams 2017 (C) Regional rep

 

PAST ELECTED OFFICERS

 

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.

 

Events

 

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.
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