Forensics in Mental Health

This course prepares healthcare professionals to support patients/clients navigating the complex terrain of forensic mental health by covering critical components of the Canadian legal system that directly impact a patient/client's situation.

By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the Ontario Review Board's role and how to convey the relevance of specific processes within forensics towards a patient/client’s situation in a manner that supports health education and recovery.


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Recommended for all healthcare professionals working in mental healthcare settings.
  • Distinguish between forensic, fitness, and criminal responsibility assessment
  • Educate a patient/client on the purpose of the treatment order
  • Understand and convey the role of the Ontario Review Board (ORB) and the types of dispositions to a patient/client
Learners will have access to a skills coach for support during this course.
Forensics in Mental Health