Live, Online Workshops presented by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology

April 29-30, 2021

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to offer a range of short, focused workshops in our Special Topics in Forensic Psychology workshop series. We hope you can join us!

Thursday April 29

Case Law: Criminal Responsibility

Presented by Robert Cochrane, PhD, ABPP

This workshop covers case law pertaining to criminal responsibility matters. Participants are provided case background, the legal issue, the court’s ruling, and the mental health implications for 13 landmark cases. This workshop is useful for practicing clinicians and those preparing for board certification.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

Friday April 30

Not So "Uncommon" Topics in Sanity Evaluations

Presented by Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

This workshop considers topics that arise less commonly, but nonetheless introduce complications in the assessment of sanity.  Specific topics include: assessing religious beliefs in sanity evaluations; amnesia and insanity; sanity and seizures; sanity and sleep disorders; and managing discrepant data in sanity evaluations. Relevant case law and literature are reviewed. General and specific conceptual considerations in performing sanity evaluations that involve the topic areas are discussed.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

Fees

Workshops are $200 (4-hr). The registration fee includes 4 hours of live online instruction, continuing education credits, and e-copies of all meeting materials.  These are live workshops only and take place on the specific date at the specified time. Non-attendee’s will not have access to recordings or on-demand versions of the program.

 

Discounts

A discount of 30% is available for graduate students with proof of status. To receive a student discount, please scan and email verification of your student status and current enrollment, including a valid photo ID, to forensicacademy@gmail.com to receive a discount code to use during registration.

 

Registration

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email with preliminary workshop information. We will send emails (1) week, (1) day and the day of each workshop with the zoom login information and workshop materials. We want to be able to send you communications and we promise to keep your email private but if you work for a government agency or know of firewall issues with your network, please use a personal email address to ensure communication. If you are registering for some one else, please use their name & email address at checkout.  Be sure to caps@paloaltou.edu to your safe list of emails.

 

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits are granted independently, for each workshop. Attendees are responsible for attending each workshop for which they wish to receive continuing education credit in entirety. At the end of each workshop, a program evaluation form will be emailed to attendees. Continuing education certificates will be emailed to participants upon submission of a completed program evaluation form.

 

Accessibility Accommodation

If you require a live ASL interpreter, please contact Randy Otto at rotto@usf.edu to make this request.

June 24-25, 2021

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to offer a range of short, focused workshops in our Special Topics in Forensic Psychology workshop series. We hope you can join us!

Thursday June 24

Using Psychological and Forensic Assessment Instruments with Diverse Populations

Presented by Krissie Fernandez Smith, PhD, ABPP

In this workshop, participants will learn what factors to consider when determining the appropriate use of psychological tools during forensic assessments with diverse populations. We will build on the Standards for Education and Psychological Testing and relevant literature to identify a decision-making process that will ensure the appropriate selection of tests so the results will inform sound forensic opinions. We will use case vignettes to discuss ethical dilemmas that can arise from psychological test use within diverse populations.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

Friday June 25

Assessment of Competence to Stand Trial

Presented by Lori L. Hauser, PhD, ABPP

This workshop focuses primarily on the evaluation of competence to stand trial in adults. After a brief review of the case law and conceptual underpinnings of the construct, a model and specific methods of assessment will be presented. Common forensic assessment instruments will be covered, as well as other more informal means of assessment. Particular attention will be given to report writing, as well as to the ethical conflicts that may arise in conducting such evaluations. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to write up brief synopses of competence assessments and receive feedback on their work.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

July 29-30, 2021

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to offer a range of short, focused workshops in our Special Topics in Forensic Psychology workshop series. We hope you can join us!

Thursday July 29

Parenting Capacity Assessments in Child Protection

Presented by Krissie Fernandez Smith, PhD, ABPP

Parenting capacity assessments completed in the context of child protection proceedings incorporate risk management techniques that take into consideration the best interest of the child. This workshop will review relevant case law and help you incorporate best practice methodology into your evaluation procedures and communication with relevant court parties. Specifically, we will discuss essential elements of a parenting capacity assessment, including parent interviews, child interviews, observations of parent-child interactions, collateral sources, the use of psychological testing, and risk and protective factors for child maltreatment. These concepts will be discussed in light of gender/cultural issues and bias in forensic assessment.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

Friday July 30

Approaches to Forensic Evaluation in Disability Matters

Presented by Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP

This workshop provides a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability status such as ADA, disability insurance, worker’s compensation, and Social Security cases. The workshop begins with an overview of various types of disability matters and the associated legal standards. Next, the basis for the evaluation of disability is explored, with a focus on the significance of functional assessment. This is followed by a discussion of practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating one’s findings. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, and assessing response style.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: