Forensic Psychiatry Clinical Rotations

Rotation schedule overview

The fellowship year is divided into two 6-month blocks. One block is spent at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) and one block is spent at multiple sites. In addition, didactics are held every Friday afternoon at OHSU.

The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is located in Salem, Oregon. On this block, fellows spend four days per week doing a variety of forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility and Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) evaluations. OSH was recently awarded the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital, Behavioral Health Care and Laboratory Services, and recently became the first inpatient program to earn national certification for its Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program from the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.

The Multi-Site Block is composed of various sites in Portland, Hillsboro, and Salem. Currently, this includes time at:

  • Washington County Jail
  • Multnomah County Detention Center
  • Mental Health Treatment Court
  • Federal Public Defender
  • Private Practice
  • Willamette University Clinical Law Program
  • Telepsychiatry
    • Fellows provide care for prisoners in Ontario, Oregon.

Here is how a monthly schedule looks for the Multi-Site Block:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 Mental Health Treatment Court Washington County Jail Private Practice Multnomah County Detention Center Telepsychiatry (AM) & Seminars (PM)
Week 2 Federal Public Defender Willamette University Clinical Law Program Washington County Jail Multnomah County Detention Center Telepsychiatry (AM) & Seminars (PM)
Week 3 Mental Health Treatment Court Washington County Jail Private Practice Multnomah County Detention Center Telepsychiatry (AM) & Seminars (PM)
Week 4 Federal Public Defender Willamette University Clinical Law Program Washington County Jail Multnomah County Detention Center Telepsychiatry (AM) & Seminars (PM)