Forensic psychiatrist

"Your job in psychiatry is incredibly privileged. It involves you being able to talk to an individual about things they never talk to anyone else about"

Forensic psychiatrists work at the interface between the law and psychiatry, managing patients with mental disorders who have been or have the potential to be, violent.

Forensic psychiatry is a fascinating and diverse career. You will mainly be treating offenders who have committed crimes when mentally ill or who become unwell in prison. You could also sub-specialise in areas such as forensic learning disability and forensic psychotherapy.

You will work in a range of settings including prisons, secure hospitals and the community.

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