Training School DK

Risk Factors for Coercion in Mental Health Services

Course Information

The Training School will be held in Middelfart Denmark (or online if necessary due to COVID-19) on the 21st-23rd of September 2021 and will focus on risk factors for coercion in mental health services. This training school is part of the EU COST Action FOSTREN (Fostering and Strengthening Approaches to Reducing Coercion in European Mental Health Services). It aims to improve understanding of risk factors at both the individual / clinical and social / contextual levels leading to the use of the various forms of coercion.

The Training School is specifically tailored for PhD and post-graduate students and early-career investigators (within 8 years of a Ph.D. award) working in Mental health and Mental Health related areas. The program will combine lectures from experts in the field with interactive sessions to encourage exchange of views and to facilitate networking among participants. Participants will be required to present a poster describing their own studies, interests or work area related to the topic of the Training School. This can include planned and ongoing research projects.

3.500 DKK (incl. taxes)

Full catering is incl.
NB!! Hotel Room is not incl. in the price

Venue: Milling Park Hotel
Adress: Viaduktvej 28, 5500 Middelfart, Denmark

Speaker and Preliminary Program:

The Use of Coercion in Mental Health Institutions in Norway during the Asylum Era, 1850-1990 
by Professor Øyvind Thomassen

Risk assessment and risk management in in-patient settings: pitfalls in clinical practice and research 
by Prof. Dr. med. Tilman Steinert

Compulsory admissions in Europe
by Ph.D Trond Hatling

Fostering and Strengthening Approaches to Reducing Coercion in European Mental Health Services: where are we now and where might we be soon? 
By Professor Richard Whittington

Patient complaints and legislation issues Patient and staff perspective on restrictive practices and what can be learned MR-CRAS 
by Assoc prof, LLM PhD Søren Birkeland

Risk assessment – multiple purposes 
by Dr. Roger Almvik

Influence of mental health policy, legislation and services organization on the use of compulsory treatment and other coercive measures in mental health services
by Professor José Miguel Caldas de Almeida

How the bio-psycho-social model could help in understanding aggression 
by MD, PhD Adriana Mihai

Coercive processes in community mental health care: legal compulsion, informal treatment pressures, effectiveness and experiences 
by Professor Jorun Rugkåsa

What can and does the use of Risk Assessment add to patient care and work in mental health care?
by Dr. Jacob Hvidhjelm

Risk factors for coercion
Dr. Andres Fontalba Navas

And Much More!
Full Program available HERE!

Who can participate?
PhD students, Master students or early-career investigators who are active in fields related to violence, restrictive practices, and mental health.

15 places are available, and applicants will be selected by the scientific committee. Participants will also be required to deliver a brief oral presentation as part of the program. The official language of the training school is English.

How to apply:
To apply please submit the following documents to no later than the 30th of April 2021

1) A motivation letter incl. name, formal qualifications, motivation for applying, and contact details.
2) A project poster abstract (max 250 words) describing in detail the purpose of your project incl. introduction, design and method and expected outcomes, using the template provided: HERE

The scientific committee will assess and approve successful applications. Participants will be notified of the decision around 7th of May 2021.

Selection of participants will be based on the following criteria:

* Relevance of study
* Clarity and relevance of the motivation letter
* Scientific quality of the poster project abstract


If selected for participation by the scientific committee you will receive information on payment process and deadline via email.

NB! Enrollment only applies if payment is documented before deadline stated in Enrollment email.