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Gregory Van Rybroek, PhD, JD | UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds

March 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Gregory Van Rybroek, PhD, JD  | UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Forensic Mental Health and the Law (and Mendota Mental Health Institute)

Talk Description:

The presentation will be a basic primer on forensic psychiatry and psychology topics; and on the mission and work carried out at Mendota Mental Health Institute, a secure state psychiatric hospital.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain key legal areas that deal with mental health topics – e.g., insanity, competency to stand trial, civil commitment, juveniles
  2. Summarize the history and current practice of the mental health work at Mendota Mental Health Institute
  3. Present the model of care for treatment of violent juveniles and expansion plans for the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center

About the Speaker:

Gregory J. Van Rybroek, PhD, JD, is the Director of the Mendota Mental Health Institute, a 350 bed state psychiatric hospital for forensic and civil patients, juveniles and also operates a large community support program (PACT). He received his PhD in Psychology and his JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology, Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Lecturer in Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Milwaukee. He regularly teaches courses related to clinical issues and the law in the UW-Madison psychology department and law school, and has conducted many presentations in clinical-legal areas. His publications and presentations primarily are in the area of clinical topics that intersect with legal issues, treatment of violent juveniles, work satisfaction and well-being. He also carries out consultations and forensic assessments for civil and criminal cases. 

Reading List: TBD


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.125 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.25 hours.


March 25, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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