Educating the Forensic Psychiatrist

    Volume 24, Issue 4 (October 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1979

    Page Count: 5


    Dietz, PE
    Assistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Mass.

    (Received 7 March 1979; accepted 2 April 1979)

    Abstract

    Historically, the forensic psychiatrist has been a physician with a special interest in medicolegal aspects of psychiatry, sometimes but not necessarily supplemented by individual study, specialized training, and appropriate experience. Even today, any physician is free to declare himself a forensic psychiatrist and to deliver forensic psychiatric services with no specialized training or supervision, though few non-psychiatrists would do so, and most psychiatrists would at least read a few books on what they believe to be the subject.


    Paper ID: JFS10918J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10918J

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