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Research and Scholarship

Report Writing

The teaching of report writing is a key component of the Division’s Fellowship Program, and the scholarly development of psychiatric report writing has been a key part of the Division’s academic output. Areas of recent interest have included the use of narrative in report writing and issues surrounding confidentiality. The Psychiatric Report: Principles and Practice of Forensic Writing was edited within the Division and faculty of the Division contributed to 14 of its 20 chapters. The book was published in 2011.


Griffith E, Stankovic A, Baranoski M. Conceptualizing the forensic report as performative narrative. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law (2010) 38, 32-42.

Buchanan A, Norko M, eds.. The Psychiatric Report (2011) Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.