Author - Melanie Starr

New Apsley Unit welcomes its first patients

This week Thomas Embling Hospital officially welcomed its first patients into the new Apsley Unit. The 8-bed secure intensive psychiatric care unit will provide short-term treatment for severely unwell prisoners. The unit will be integral in reducing wait times for male prisoners requiring compulsory treatment under the Mental Health Act 2014. Apsley’s design Apsley is a state-of-the-art short-term unit that will provide a calming space to assist patients in their mental health recovery journey. The unit features contemporary designs, providing patients with [...]

Professor James Ogloff AM receives prestigious award for his contribution to psychology and law

Congratulations to Forensicare’s Professor James Ogloff AM, recipient of the AP-LS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law Last week, Forensicare’s Professor James Ogloff AM was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and Law at the American Psychology-Law Society (ASP-LS) annual congress in Memphis, Tennessee. This award honours a person who has made distinguished theoretical, empirical, and/or applied contributions to the field of psychology and law. The award is rarely given as it is reserved for [...]

Annual Research Report 2016-2017

Take a look at our latest Annual Research Report 2016-2017 The latest Forensicare and Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) Annual Research report covering 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017 is now available. The report provides details of the research program at Forensicare, ongoing projects, and research outcomes.  The report is produced by the CFBS which operates under the auspices Swinburne University of Technology in partnership with Forensicare. Take a look at the Annual Research Report 2016-2017. More information If you’d like to [...]

Autumn Winter professional training calendar now available

Book your place in one of our training workshops and strengthen your forensic mental health skills and knowledge. Our Autumn Winter professional development and training calendar is now available.  As a specialist forensic mental health service, our trainers are some of the most highly regarded and experienced clinicians and researchers in the field of forensic mental health. Our current program will suit individuals and organisations working in the fields of Area Mental Health Services, non-government organisations, legal, medical and allied health [...]