Presentation on theme: "Forensic psychiatry in Norway Maria Sigurjonsdottir Norwegian Psychiatric Association, Section for Forensic Psychiatry."— Presentation transcript:
Forensic psychiatry in Norway Maria Sigurjonsdottir Norwegian Psychiatric Association, Section for Forensic Psychiatry
Forensic psychiatry in Norway The Norwegian Psychiatric Association – Section of Forensic Psychiatry The Norwegian Psychological Assosiation Group of professionals interested in forensic psychiatry. Psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, judges
Forensic psychiatry in Norway Curative part Psychiatric evaluations Training / courses
Curative part of Forensic Psychiatry Forensic patients are treated in psychiatric clinics. Same psychiatric clinics as other psychiatric patients are treated in.
Cuartive part of forensic psychiatry Depending on risk for violent and other criminal acts – Treatment in psychiatric wards In High Security wards In medium security wards In general psychiatric wards – Treatment in outpatient clinics In general psychiatry In outpatient clinics in prisons
Curative part of Forensic Psychiatry Patients who have been sentenced to psychiatric treatment (3 years but can be prolonged). Other forensic patients (in custody, psychosis or depression while in prison serving time...).
Psychiatric evaluations for judicial purposes Psychiatric evaluations for the courts Engage specialists in psychiatry and psychology to evaluate the person Not a part of the health care system Privately engaged and paid by the court
Psychiatric evaluation for judicial purposes Pshychiatrists and psychologists evaluate the person by usual methods, only seldom involving admittanve to psychiatric wards In difficult cases, court order deciding to admit the person to a psychiatric ward for psychiatric evaluation, is possible. (§167 stprl - penal code procedural law) Seldom used.
Psychiatric evaluations for judicial purposes The Norwegian Board of Forensic Medisine – Psychiatric evaluations must be sent to NBFM. – Quality control – Acceptance. – Mandatory before use in the judicial system.
Training in forensic psychiatry Lectures on Friday, 26th August. Courses provided by The regional competance centers, The Norwegian Courts Administration, The Norwegian Psychiatric Association and The Norwegian Psychological Association