What is the training school about?
The next upcoming training school for the IS1302 COST Action will primarily focus on patient and carer participation and involvement in long term forensic psychiatric care and how this can be realized without compromising risk factors.
In almost every country, long term forensic care is a necessary pathway. It is well understood that rehabilitating forensic patients is a process that takes time. The danger on the other hand is that forensic patients can get stuck in the system. Several causes of this ‘side effect’ can be determined: patient characteristics, quality of treatment or even the quality and availability of facilities with a lower level of security and/or aftercare, lack of patient involvement, etc. This is wat COST Action IS1302 focuses on.
Establishing the Risk Needs Responsivity principles is a must in forensic psychiatry. In Long Term Forensic Care, where the Risk and Needs can be countered in part by context, responsivity becomes fundamentally important. With a focus on Quality of Life, patient and carer participation and involvement should take into account responsivity factors. The focus of this training school will be patient participation, involvement of patients in long term care and how this can be realized without compromising risk factors.