Dr. Oommen will discuss an incident of stalking arising after provision of therapy in a group setting as well as an individual psychiatric assessment. She will describe the clinical features of the patient including interpersonal interactions with co-group members that may have acted as early warning signs of future stalking behavior. She will provide a summary of the patient's behaviors over time and her response. She also hopes to engage in an interactive discussion with the audience regarding systematic factors that may render less likely effective reactions to risky or threatening patient behavior in an outpatient psychiatric setting.
Her presentation will be followed by a forensic specialist's expert opinion on stalking.
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