Dr. Sergio Santana

Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre 
Forensic Assessment and Outpatient Services
#201 Sunridge Professional Building
2675 – 36 Street N.E.
Calgary, Alberta  T1Y 6H6
Phone:  (403) 944-6815

Biography

Dr. Santana is a forensic psychiatrist and associate clinical professor in psychiatry at the University of Calgary. His main focus of interest is the application of family therapy to mentally disordered offenders in order to facilitate their recovery.

Education

Medical Diploma, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Psychiatry and Psychiatric Rehabilitation, University of London, UK

Diploma in Family Therapy, University of London, UK

Research Interests

Dr. Santana research delves into the difficulties to recover experienced by people with severe mental illness that have committed serous crimes and how systemic approaches that repair the damage that their offences caused to their primary support networks may enable their community reintegration.

Selected Publications

Santana. Vicarious Trauma in Victims of Violent Crime: Implications for the management of Mentally Disordered Offenders. 24th Annual Conference of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Montreal, Canada. April 2019.

Santana. Outcomes of Restorative Justice interventions on Violent Recidivism and Recovery in the Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder, 233d Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Psychiatry and the law, British Columbia, Canada. March 2018.

Santana S. Fostering recovery by applying family interventions to the process of restorative justice: Findings from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre, 22nd Meeting of the Canadian Association of Psychiatry and the law, Quebec, Canada. March 2017

Santana S. Applying systemic interventions to victims of mentally disordered offenders that have committed serious violence to promote secure recovery: Preliminary findings of the Lighthouse rehabilitation program, Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York, USA. June 2016

 Santana S. Learning to work with victims of mentally disordered offenders to decrease risk violence and victimization: Preliminary findings of the Lighthouse rehabilitation program, 20th Meeting of the Canadian Association of Psychiatry and the law, Quebec, Canada. March 2015