Katherine Michaelsen, MD, MASc

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Katherine Michaelsen, MD, MASc is a forensically-trained psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Michaelsen is an assistant professor in the department and works clinically at the the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Seattle. Dr. Michaelsen’s interests include professional and trainee education, women’s and transgender mental health, and conditional release practices. Recent projects at the UW include work as core faculty for the Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education’s (CLIME) clinical teacher certificate workshop series and, nationally, work with collaborators to develop online forensic training modules for psychiatry residents.

Featured Projects

Forensic training for general psychiatry residents

Funder: AAPL Institute for Education and Research

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Kopelovich, S., Olson, J., Michaelsen, K., & Wasser, T. (2023). Effects of online distance learning on clinicians’ violence risk knowledge and competencies. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Wasser, T., Chandra, S., Chaffkin, J., & Michaelsen, K. (2022). A multi-site survey of general psychiatry residents’ forensic training. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 50(2), 231–239.

Kopelovich, S., Piel, J., Michaelsen, K., Reynolds, S., & Cowley, D. (2020). Forensic psychology postdoctoral training in the United States: How do programs meet national guidelines and standards? Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 14(3), 185–192.

Michaelsen, K., Piel, J., Kopelovich, S., Reynolds, S., & Cowley, D. (2020). A review of forensic fellowship training: Similar challenges, diverse Approaches. Academic Psychiatry, 44(2), 149–154.

Wasser, T., Hu, J., Danzig, A., Yarnell-MacGrory, S., Rodriguez Guzman, J., & Michaelsen, K. (2020). Teaching Forensic Concepts to Residents Using Interactive Online Modules. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 48(1), 77–83.

Piel J.L., Kopelovich S.L., Michaelsen, K., Reynolds, S.E., & Cowley, D.S. (2019). Creating a State-Academic Partnership to Advance a Forensic Teaching Service: Benefits and BarriersJournal of Forensic Sciences64(6), 1743–1749.

Cerny-Suelzer, C.A., Ferranti, J., Wasser, T., Janofsky, J.S., Michaelsen, K, Alonso-Katzowitz, J.S., Cardasis, W., Noffsinger, S., Martinez, R., & Spanggaard, M. (2019). Practice Resource for Forensic Training in General Psychiatry Residency Programs. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 47(1 Supplement), S1–S14.