As a university centre, the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal has established a strong tradition over the years in clinical and research training. Considered a leader in forensic psychiatry education, the Institut is devoted to two main objectives: student training and on-the-job training in various disciplines, such as nursing, special education, psychoeducation, psychology, criminology, medicine and psychiatry.



International influence


Although it has been mainly affiliated with the Université de Montréal for the last 30 years, the Institut also accepts students from CEGEP as well as other Quebec, Canadian and European universities. The Institut's scope of expertise and influence are internationally recognized.

At the centre of forensic psychiatry

The Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal provides a stimulating environment for students who want to learn more about justice and mental health. Staff members require extensive training to acquire expertise in assessing and treating psychiatric patients who present medical-legal or dangerousness problems. By following the well-structured teaching programs offered at the Institut, trainees have the opportunity to learn from and work with dynamic multidisciplinary teams.