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Forensic Psychiatry

The UT Southwestern Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one-year, full-time ACGME-accredited program that provides comprehensive academic and practical experiences in civil, criminal, correctional and consultative Forensic Psychiatry that develop the skills necessary to ethically and effectively interface with the legal system.

About the Program

Fellows gain experience in court-ordered forensic evaluations; examination and treatment of criminal offenders in jail and outpatient settings; dangerousness assessments; civil assessments for involuntary mental health treatment and treatment over objection; and mental health diversion court clinics. This program provides extensive opportunity for consultation with attorneys and courts, courtroom testimony, and interaction with private practitioners in the community.

The rotations of the fellowship include an inpatient corrections unit, a court clinic, a forensic state hospital, an outpatient forensic psychiatric clinic, psychiatric consultation services in a general hospital, and forensic private practice rotations.