2019 Funded Postgraduate Papers - Youth Forensic Psychiatry - Enrol Now

Thursday, 31 January 2019

UPDATE 31/01/19: Youth Forensic Psychiatry papers
20 additional funded positions - APPLY NOW

Workforce for Youth Forensic Service Expansion 2019-2023 (Ministry of Health)

"The University of Auckland offers a flexible post-graduate youth forensic programme, including distance learning options.  This is the only such programme currently available in New Zealand.  Candidates can complete the youth forensic papers as part of a post-graduate certificate or diploma by selecting other papers or undertake the forensic papers alone.  

The Ministry will fully fund course fees for all 20 positions available in 2019 and provide flexible funding to support services to meet costs associated with travel and accommodation, supervision and, where practicable, back-filling positions to allow existing staff to train.

Details are still being finalised but potential candidates should contact the University of Auckland to discuss enrolment options as soon as possible."

"Please ensure that this information is made available to clinical staff in your mental health and addiction services so that people interested in the youth forensic sub-specialty can enrol in time for the 2019 academic year.  

The Ministry will work with the University of Auckland to finalise details. Danilo Coeho de Almeida is the Ministry’s key contact person for this work. He can be contacted at danilo_almeida@moh.govt.nz or by phone 04 816 2986."


23 Kohi tātea (January) 2019


Those who have completed have reported that this course has given them the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with youth who have mental health difficulties and forensic involvement.


PSYCHIAT 773, 773 A&B - Youth Forensic Psychiatry

Students develop an in-depth understanding of offending, particularly for youth offenders, and the relationship to mental illness. Addresses key roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and members of the multidisciplinary team in the justice and youth justice systems.

  • Psychiat 773A - Youth Forensic Psychiatry, Semester 1 (15 points)
    Two 2‐day teaching blocks (25 & 26 March, and 8 & 9 April 2019).
  • Psychiat 773B - Youth Forensic Psychiatry, Semester 2 (15 points)
    Two 2‐day teaching blocks (17 & 18 June, and 8 & 9 August 2019).

Note that there are separate application processes for a funded place and for enrolment.

Apply now:

Contact Sherie Crosby with any questions:  sherie.crosby@auckland.ac.nz

More info

Click here:  PG Courses in Child & Adolescent Mental Health