Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
    • 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM



Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Instructor: Jennifer Piel, MD, JD


This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of forensic mental health services and introduce 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 will be discussed in this presentation with particular emphasis on training and education in forensic mental health.

Learning Objectives


Jennifer 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.

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