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Forensic psychiatry fellowship training: developmental stages as an educational framework.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16186194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As an official subspecialty of psychiatry, forensic psychiatry residency training must meet the requirements established by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Attendant to these requirements is the expectation that graduates demonstrate core competencies in general areas common to all medical training programs but delineated for each specialty. In forensic psychiatry, trainees must learn to move from the role of healer to objective evaluator on behalf of third parties, a task that differs from general medical care and treatment. Thus, it is important for educators to maintain awareness of the experience of trainees as they adapt to forensic psychiatry, while understanding core competency requirements. This article outlines stages of development of forensic psychiatry fellows as a model for characterizing learning objectives and for supervising trainees in forensic psychiatry fellowship programs. These stages of development include (1) transformation, (2) growth of confidence and adaptation, and (3) identification and realization. Training directors and trainees can utilize this theoretical framework as a basis on which to establish parameters for core competency attainment and supervisory and assessment methods for forensic psychiatry training.
Debra A Pinals
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1093-6793     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-27     Completed Date:  2005-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708963     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Psychiatry Law     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Education, Medical, Graduate / methods,  standards
Feedback, Psychological
Fellowships and Scholarships / methods*
Forensic Psychiatry / education*
Internship and Residency / methods,  organization & administration*
Learning / classification*
Psychiatry / education,  methods
Teaching / organization & administration
United States
Comment In:
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2005;33(3):328-34   [PMID:  16186196 ]
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2005;33(3):324-7   [PMID:  16186195 ]

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