Professional development and training

Welcome to Forensicare’s Professional Development and Training Program. Forensicare’s Training Unit, in collaboration with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, provides a professional development program for services, teams, individuals and organisations looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of forensic behavior and mental health issues. Workshops are provided throughout the year and are also available on request.

Workshops & training

Our training program aims to promote knowledge and skills utilising evidence based expertise developed on a foundation of advancing consumer-informed best practice.

As a specialist service, Forensicare trainers include some of the most highly regarded and experienced clinicians and researchers in the field of forensic mental health. Our current program will be of interest to a wide cross section of individuals and organisations including Area Mental Health Services, Non-government organisations, the legal, medical and allied health professions, and universities.  Take a look at our upcoming courses below or download our 2018 Winter Summer program flyer.

Training Calendar

Mon, 10 December 2018

9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: The Paul Mullen Centre, 505 Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill

Cost: $165 incl. GST

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Advanced mental health risk assessment in clinical and criminal justice settings

Presenters:  Dr Meera Aurora and Chris Drake

This workshop will offer participants an overview of contemporary approaches to risk assessment and management in clinical and criminal justice settings. Risk assessment frameworks will be introduced and known risk factors described. Attention will be paid to risk reduction treatment models, relational security, protective factors and the influence of bias. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on risk errors and on issues relevant to the communication of risk judgments. Some prior knowledge of risk assessment would be an advantage.

Dr Meera Aurora is a Principal Psychologist at Forensicare.

Chris Drake is a Principal Psychologist at Forensicare and Assistant Manager in the Problem Behaviour Program.


Customised training

We also provide customized training and related services based on your needs and specific requests. This includes a range of organisational related services including individual and team supervision, facilitation of team processes, and organisational advisory services drawing on specialist clinical, management and service delivery experience.

More information

If you would like more information contact the Forensicare’s Professional Development and Training team training@forensicare.vic.gov.au.