Student Resources

Make sure to follow this section of the student page for regular updates on interesting conferences in the field of forensic mental health & free student resources. If you are logged in as a (student) member, you will have access to these resources by clicking each bolded header. 

Graduate School: In this section, we listed a number of online and paper resources to help you prepare for graduate school applications and interviews.

Differences in PhD Programs: This article features 11 striking differences between PhD programs across the world. Differences in, for example, teaching duties or program duration, are discussed for three large regions: North-America, Commonwealth Nations and continental Europe.

Writing and Publishing: While the spotlight is on our very own journal, the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, we also provide students with a list of common journals in forensic mental health (e.g., criminology, psychiatry, psychology) and their impact factors. 

Peer Reviewing: Becoming a (student) peer reviewer offers multiple benefits to your own writing and research development. Learn more about the ins and outs of the peer reviewing process and find many resources on how to ethically and respectfully contribute to the scientific community via peer reviewing.

Tools for Students: Here you will find time trackers, productivity tools, online collaboration applications etc. The emphasis is again on free or cost-efficient student resources. 

Webinars and Workshops: This is a hub that lines up a few companies and organisations providing students with free (and paid) opportunities to deepen your knowledge in various areas of forensic mental health (e.g., risk training). These resources are also interesting for students to add to their CVs or their official academic curricula.

Conferences: The #IAFMHS2023 conference and the many student-led activities are highlighted in this section. We have additionally listed a few other international conferences that may be relevant to you. Although we would love to meet many of you at our annual conference, we would also love to see pictures of groups of IAFMHS students at other conferences!

Have a posting? Do you have funding, training, research or job opportunities for recent graduates in forensic mental health? Is there an upcoming conference, (free) workshop or (free) webinar that may be of particular interest for our students? Let us know at

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