Welcome to the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Western University website. Forensic psychiatry is a unique and fascinating specialty area of psychiatry that is devoted to caring for people who also have legal issues and providing mental health expertise to help answer legal questions.
Our work is exceptionally broad in scope and, consequently, offers the opportunity to tailor your training or career to meet your individual goals. Examples of some of our colleagues include: legal counsel, mental health courts, correctional centres, The Ontario Review Board, The Consent and Capacity Board, Faculty of Law, Western University, and other academic and health care institutions.
We have a tripartite mandate that is devoted to: