Clinical decision-making and compulsory treatment

Q416, Level 4, Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry St
Carlton 3053

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Kathleen Patterson

T: +61 3 9035 7444

This workshop aims to provide psychiatrists and trainees with an in-depth appreciation of the challenges inherent in clinical decision-making with clients who are legally required to undergo psychiatric treatment. It will explore the essential components of recovery-oriented risk management in order to enhance knowledge and skills.

In the first part of the workshop, concepts of recovery and human rights will be outlined, with a focus on how they interact with mental health legislation that enables compulsory detention and treatment. The second part will be case-based with interactive audience participation encouraged.

Workshop Facilitators

Andrew Carroll is a consultant forensic psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University.

Bernadette McSherry is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and Faculty of Law, Monash University and the Foundation Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute.


Standard: AUD$350
Registrar: AUD$125

Inclusive: Workshop content, morning tea and lunch