The Specialty Clinics include the Sexual Behaviours Clinic, the Psycho-legal Clinic and the Kurt Freund Phallometric Lab.
Each of the clinics provides outpatient assessments and treatment.
Each clinic has its own intake procedure and referral criteria. Assessments for individuals who have outstanding legal charges
are not covered by OHIP and need to be privately funded. Clinics should be contacted directly regarding referral processes:
Forensic Psycholegal Clinic
This is a new full-spectrum forensic psychiatry third-party referral clinic offered at CAMH. It is a multidisciplinary clinic, drawing on the expertise of forensic psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.
The types of forensic psychiatry assessments that will be carried out include:
- Violence Risk Assessments
- Psychopathy Assessments
- Malingering Assessments
- Criminal Responsibility Assessments
- Pre-sentence/Disposition Assessments
- Dangerous Offender and Long-term Offender Assessments
- Capacity Assessments (Professional Misconduct, Carry Firearm, etc.)
- Civil Assessments (Fitness for Duty, Disability Evaluations, etc.)
The Psycholegal Clinic is only able to accept third party psycholegal assessment requests. Third parties include the Court, legal counsel (defense and crown), professional bodies (CPSO, CMPA, Law Society of Upper Canada), law enforcement (RCMP, OPP), and employment assistance programs. Please note that these assessments are not funded by the Ministry of Health.
The clinic cannot accept self-referrals, referrals from family members or from physicians (internally or externally). Third parties, such as lawyers, must contact the clinic directly to initiate the referral. For physician-requested referrals regarding sexual offending or paraphilias, the Sexual Behaviour Clinic should be contacted directly (at 416.535.8501 ext. 4886).
This Psycholegal Clinic has a mandate to provide the highest professional standard in forensic practice, and cases may be peer reviewed and case-conferenced. Consistent with the goals of professional development, this clinic will involve training residents and fellows in forensic psychiatry.
Referrals can be made by leaving a voicemail (at 514.535.8501 ext. 2335) or sending a Consultation Request fax to (416.583.4319). Faxed documentation is to be addressed to the Forensic Psycholegal Clinic.
Sexual Behaviours Clinic
The Sexual Behaviours Clinic of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment
services for individuals with sexual behaviours or urges that may have resulted in personal or legal difficulties. The initial
assessment consists of a mental health interview and may include phallometric assessment and/or psychological testing. Decisions
related to treatment options will be made by the assessment and treatment team.
Our program uses a multi-disciplinary approach. Our team includes professionals from psychiatry, psychology, sexology, social
work, and other disciplines. The sexual behaviors clinic treatment model uses an eclectic, evidence-based approach that includes
aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Individuals referred by physicians and by parole/probation offices will be assessed only at the conclusion of any outstanding
For more information, please contact the Intake Co-ordinator, Sandra Theriault at (416) 535-8501 Ext. 4886
Contact: Program Manager – Staci Weingust (416) 535-8501 Ext. 4998
Contact: Clinic Head – Dr. Scott Woodside (416) 535-8501 Ext.4708
Contact: Research Head – Dr. James Cantor (416) 535-8501 Ext. 4078
Location: 6th floor, College Street site – 250 College St.