Forensic Psychiatry

CHAIR: Norbert Konrad (Germany)
Address: Institut für Forensische Psychiatrie Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Oranienburger Str., 285, Haus 10
13437 Berlin,  Germany   
Phone: +49 30 901441400
Fax: +49 30 84451440

CO-CHAIR: Nicoleta Tataru Nicoleta Tataru (Romania)
Address: 36, CuzaVoda Street 410101 Oradea
Phone: +40 745 598866
Fax: +40 259 237885
SECRETARY: Birgit Völlm

Address: Institute of Mental Health University of Nottingham Innovation Park
Triumph Rd
Nottingham NG7 2TU
United Kingdom    
Phone: +44 115 8231266


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>> The Consensus Paper Prison Psychiatry

>> The Rivised Consensus Guidelines for Independent Medical Examinations

>> Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry for Medical Students in a Long

>> A Comprehensive Version

>> Please click here to see the WPA Section Activities from September Sept 2014 onwards list.

>> Please click here to see the WPA Section Activities from September Sept 2011 onwards list.

Activities 2006-2008

(selected bibliography)

  • Abdalla-Filho E, Bertolote JM (2006) Forensic Psychiatric systems in the world. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 28 (Supl II): S56-S61
  • Abdalla-Filho E, Taborda JGV (2006) The Rebirth of Forensic Psychiatry (Editorial). Rev
  • Bras Psiquiatr. 2006; 28 (Supl II): S54-S55
  • Arboleda-Flórez J (2006) Forensic psychiatry: contemporary scope, challenges and controversies. World Psychiatry 5:87-91
  • Calcedo-Barba A (2006) The ethical implications of forensic psychiatry practice. World Psychiatry 5:93-94
  • Jager AD (2006) Forensic psychiatry: a developing subspeciality. World Psychiatry 5:92
  • Konrad N (2006) Forensic psychiatry in dubious ascent. World Psychiatry 5:93
  • Lohner J, Konrad N (2006) Deliberate self-harm and suicide attempt in custody: Distinguishing features in male inmates' self-injurious behavior. Int J Law Psychiatry 29:370-385
  • Matthews D (2006) Psychiatry and torture. World Psychiatry 5:94-95
  • Morana H, Portela Câmara F, Arboleda-Flórez J (2006) Cluster analysis of a forensic population with antisocial personality disorder regarding PCL-R scores: differentiation of two patterns of criminal profiles. FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 164:98-101
  • Morana H, Portela Câmara F (2006) International guidelines for the management of personality disorders. Curr Opin Psychiatry 19:539-543
  • Morana HCP, Stone MH, Abdalla-Filho E (2006) Personality Disorders, Psychopathy and Serial Killers. Rev Bras Psiquiatr 28 (Supl II): S74-S79
  • Njenga FG (2006) Forensic psychiatry: the African experience. World Psychiatry 5:97
  • Sestoft D (2006) Crime and mental illness: it is time to take action. World Psychiatry 5:95
  • Sharma S, Sharma G (2006) Exploring evolving concepts and challenges in forensic psychiatry. World Psychiatry 5:97-98
  • Stuart H. (2006) Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination (Invited) Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19: 522-526
  • Taborda JGV (2006) Forensic psychiatry today: a Latin American View. World Psychiatry 5:96
  • Taborda JGV, Arboleda-Flórez J. (2006) Forensic psychiatry ethics: expert and clinical practices and research on prisoners. Rev Bras Psiquiatr 28 (Supl II): S86-S92
  • Velinov VT, Marinov PM (2006) Forensic psychiatric practice: worldwide similarities and differences. World Psychiatry 5:98-99

Conference presentations

  • Prof. Stuart:
    • The Epidemiology of Substance Abuse in Canada. Sociedad de Neurologia Psiquiatría y Neurocirugia, y Sociedad y Psiquiatría Forense, Jornadas Internacioal de Psiquiatria Forense y Ley, Santiago, Chile, 16-17 de Noviembre, 2006
  • Prof. Taborda:
    • Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry. XIII JORNADA DE PSIQUIATRIA DO CENTRO OESTE [XIII Center-West Meeting of Psychiatry] August 25th, 2006. Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
    • Course: Psychiatric Expertise in a higher level of difficulty; Symposium: Conflicts of Interest in Psychiatry; Symposium: Insanity: a Comparative Law Perspective. XXIV CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE PSIQUIATRIA [XXIV Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry] October 25-28, 2006. Curitiba, PR, Brazil
    • Symposium: Mental Health Legislation and Forensic Psychiatry. JORNADA INTERNACIONAL DE PSIQUIATRÍA FORENSE [International Meeting of Forensic Psychiatry] November 16-18, 2006. Santiago, Chile

Educational activities

  • Prof. Arboleda-Florez:
    Seminars and courses during Las Jornadas Forenses (every year) in Santiago Chile, Lectures during the Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry and the Brazilian Forensic Days at Porto Alegre. Lectures during the APSA COngress in Argentina, Lectures during the Forensic Sciences Congress in Bogota Colombia (Sep.2006)
  • Prof. Konrad:
    Forensic psychiatric training seminars (in German language at the Psychiatrische Akademie Königslutter, Germany, "Psychiatrisch-psychologische Begutachtung im Strafverfahren") twice the year
  • Prof. Folino:
    National University of La Plata, Argentina, School of Medicine: Master in Forensic Psychiatry Courses: Research in Mental Health, Level: basic, intermediate, advanced

Special activities

  • Development of a "Consensus Paper Prison Psychiatry" (to be published in the International Journal of Prisoner Health 2007)
  • Development of "Consensus Guidelines for Independent Medical Examinations" (Draft is circulating)

Important congresses

  • XIX. World Association for Social Psychiatry Congress, Prague, Czech Republic October 21-25, 2007: Symposium organized by Prof. Ruben Hernandez: Child Prostitution, Pornography and Sexual Abuse: What to do now?
  • XIV. World Congress of Psychiatry, Prague, Czech Republic, September 19-25, 2008
  • Treatments in Psychiatry: A New Update, Florence, Italy, April 1-4, 2009




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