Utrecht, Netherlands

(Forensic) Mental Health

when 8 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 950

During this course, we will look at whether a person who has committed a crime (the offender), is a patient or a criminal. And does the offender need punishment or treatment? The content of this field varies a lot from country to country, and depends on the legislation, the healthcare system, cultural aspects and many more aspects. In this course we like to discover the similarities and differences of forensic mental health in different countries. Students will work on cases, they will attend lectures and take part in workshops with (international) teachers and researchers. We try to include a clinical visit to a forensic mental health institution.

During this course we have lectures and workshops with topics like: neurocriminology, psychopathology, risk-taxation, psychopathy, sexual behaviour ,addiction, suicideprevention, social context of criminality, youth criminality, people with development disorders, rehabilitation and so on.

The course is open to all kinds of health care professionals. Nurses, social work, psychologist and medical students and professionals are welcome to join.

In this course we place forensic mental health in an international context. National, Social, Biological, Cultural and Mental health aspects are different in each setting. By using international literature and lectures, participants learn about the similarities and differences in several contexts.

Course leader

Edwin Hagenbeek

Target group

Bachelor and master students and professionals from different healthcare professions are welcome to this course. We mainly invite nursing, social work, psychology and medical students.

Course aim

The objective of the course is to deepen knowledge of forensic mental health and relate this to personality and contextual aspects.

Fee info

EUR 950: Course fee: €950.00
Student fee: €650.00
Included: Course + course materials
Housing fee: €450
Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School
The course fee includes an excursion and course materials.

The fee for professionals (foreign or Dutch) is € 950.

Students get a €300 discount.

HU students pay €50 (they get a €900 discount)

Please do not make your payment before the discount has been added.