Recorded Webinar: Forensic Mental Health Practice and Training: Expanding Programming in Washington

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This is the first of a three-part webinar series related to forensic mental health. This presentation provides an overview of forensic mental health services and introduces participants to the University of Washington’s Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law. The Center has three primary arms: education and training; research and policy; and service. The three Center arms are discussed in this presentation with particular emphasis on training and education in forensic mental health. Subsequent lectures in the webinar series illustrate work relevant to other arms of the Center.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will become familiar with forensic mental health and unique roles of forensic mental health clinicians

  2. Participants will learn about the University of Washington Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law (CMHPL)

  3. Participants will gain appreciation for the role for increased training in forensic mental health

Find out more about our forensic mental health webinar series here.




Jennifer Piel, MD, JD


Dr. Jennifer Piel headshotJennifer Piel, MD, JD, is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and the Director of the University’s Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law. She received the 2017 American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, in part, for her advocacy for persons with mental illness who have criminal justice involvement. She is the Legal Digest Editor for the Journal of the Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She specializes in psycho-legal assessment, research, and education.





April 14, 2021
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