Law and Psychiatry (3 Credits) LAW 0894

Course that provides students with an opportunity to learn about the relationship between the legal and mental health systems. Topics covered include the professional liability of psychotherapists, issues of confidentiality and mandatory reporting, dangerousness, psychiatrists in the criminal justice system (e.g., competency to stand trial, insanity defense, guilty but mentally ill, mental disorder and specific mens rea elements of crime, disposition of persons found NGRI, competence to be executed), civil commitment, psychopharmacology and the law, rights of those involuntarily civilly committed, psychiatrists and expert testimony, and theories of responsibility (psychological, moral, social, biological, and so forth).