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

January 28 - 29, 2021

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to offer a range of focused, 4-hour workshops in our Special Topics in Forensic Psychology workshop series. Topics include: forensic evaluations in the age of social media & psychological evaluation of causation and damages in personal injury cases. We hope you can join us!

Thursday Jan 28

Forensic Evaluations in the Age of Social Media

Presented by Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP

The focus of this program is use and misuse of data derived from social networking sites (SNS) in forensic evaluations. Discussed in this workshop are legal and professional sources of authority that shape use of SNS data, research regarding how SNS data are now being used in forensic evaluations and, using de-identified case examples, how SNS can be of value in forensic evaluations. 

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

Friday Jan 29

Psychological Evaluation of Causation and Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Presented by William Foote, PhD, ABPP

This workshop will focus on how forensic psychologists can approach evaluations in personal injury cases. Beginning with an introduction to tort law, the presenter will introduce the Five Stage Model for assessment through a case study. The role of PTSD in many tort cases will be explored, as will issues related to assessment. 

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.

February 25 - 26, 2021

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to offer a range of focused, 4-hour workshops in our Special Topics in Forensic Psychology workshop series. Topics include: malingering in forensic evaluation and report writing. We hope you can join us!

Thursday Feb 25

Malingering in Forensic Evaluations

Presented by Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP

This course offers guidance on legal and practical implications of evaluating response styles in forensic evaluations. During this seminar, several key aspects of evaluating for malingering in forensic evaluations will be reviewed. Specific issues include a critical review of diagnostic criteria for malingering from DSM-5, discuss how courts have dealt with malingering, and review several commonly used instruments designed to detect feigning. When reviewing instruments pros and cons of each instrument will be discussed with an overview of their psychometric properties. Ethical and cultural considerations will be integrated throughout the seminar with relevance to civil and criminal forensic work.  

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

Friday Feb 26

Get Off of My Lawn - I Don’t Want to Learn a New Way to Write Forensic Reports

Presented by Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

This half-day workshop focuses on a bold new way of approaching forensic report writing. Ever wonder why we structure our forensic reports as we do, or why we include some things that just don’t seem pertinent in forensic reports? Do you dread typing or dictating lengthy histories? Do you struggle to make decisions about what data points are relevant in forensic reports? Have longer reports left you wondering if anyone will actually read more than the conclusion? If so, this workshop can help. We will identify specific strategies for decision-making about what data to include, and practical approaches for implementing these strategies in report writing. We will begin by focusing on core principles upon which efforts to reformulate the structure of forensic reports should be based. We will anchor these principles to primary sources of authority related to forensic evaluation and report writing. This will lead to a step-by-step review of how to effectively map clinical data to functional legal capacities. We will then tie this all together and introduce a novel report-writing strategy that emphasizes efficiency, clarity, and relevancy.

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