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Can any psychiatrist serve as a forensic psychiatrist? Or do they have to have a special certification?

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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry
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In brief: Forensic Psychiatry

There is a psychiatric specialty called forensic psychiatry, and there are postgraduate training and board certification, and also a grandfathering association which grants board certification based on the work and credentials of the psychiatrist applying to it.
The most important is the experience of the professional in the field of forensics.

In brief: Forensic Psychiatry

There is a psychiatric specialty called forensic psychiatry, and there are postgraduate training and board certification, and also a grandfathering association which grants board certification based on the work and credentials of the psychiatrist applying to it.
The most important is the experience of the professional in the field of forensics.
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Although Forensic

Psychiatry is a board certification (with some grandfathered in) - many psychiatrists testify in court as expert witnesses that are not formally trained in a forensic fellowship.

In brief: Although Forensic

Psychiatry is a board certification (with some grandfathered in) - many psychiatrists testify in court as expert witnesses that are not formally trained in a forensic fellowship.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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