A one-day symposium for mental health professionals and lawyers.
Presented by the RANZCP Faculties of Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, in collaboration with ANZAPPL (Vic).
Recent high-profile cases throughout Australia and New Zealand have highlighted the impact of methamphetamine (‘ice’) use on mental health and violent offending.
In this one-day symposium, expert legal and psychiatric speakers will explore the relevant issues in depth, including:
- The complexity of diagnosis in the context of methamphetamine use.
- Current evidence-based treatment approaches for methamphetamine use.
- The possible role of the ‘mental impairment’ (“insanity”) defence.
- Ethical, policy and legal issues around mitigation of criminal responsibility when methamphetamine use is involved in alleged offending.