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Ice, Psychosis and Criminal Responsibility

October 13, 2018

Join us on Saturday 13 October for a one-day symposium for mental health professionals and lawyers exploring the topic Ice, Psychosis and Criminal Responsibility.

Presented by the RANZCP Faculties of Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, in collaboration with ANZAPPL (Vic), the program will feature prominent speakers discussing recent high-profile cases throughout Australia and New Zealand that have highlighted the impact of methamphetamine (‘ice’) use on mental health and violent offending.


Dr Jon Adams
Saul Holt QC
Professor Dan Lubman
Dr Jamie Walvisch

The four 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”) defense
  • Ethical, policy and legal issues around mitigation of criminal responsibility when methamphetamine use is involved in alleged offending.

Registration closes October 5.

Click here for more information and to register.


Intercontinental Hotel
495 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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