Adjunct Professor

Hy Bloom, LL.B., M.D., F.R.C.P(C) is a forensic psychiatrist (and lawyer by training) who assesses individuals whose psychological and emotional state, motivation, or behaviour are of potential relevance in a criminal, civil, professional regulatory, or employment matter. He is Director/C.E.O. of workplace.calm inc., consultants in Workplace Conflict and Violence Prevention and Management, and Founder of the PSILEX Group, Consultants in Behavioural Sciences and the Law. Dr. Bloom is an Alternate Chairperson, legal member and psychiatric member of both the Ontario and Nunavut Review Boards.  He served as a member of the Law and Mental Health Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (2009-2012). 

Dr. Bloom is also a part-time staff member in the Complex Mental Illness/Forensic Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University, and adjunct faculty at University of Toronto’s Law School.

He has published extensively on a number of topics in psychiatry and the law. His books on point include Mental Disorder and the Law: A Primer for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (with Schneider, Toronto: Irwin Law 2006), Mental Health Courts: Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill (with Schneider and Heerema, Toronto: Irwin Law 2007), and Essential Writings in Violence Risk Assessment and Management (with Webster, Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2007). He and Justice Richard Schneider published Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach, in May 2013 (Irwin Law, www.irwinlaw.ca).  Contact: hy.bloom@workplace.calm.to