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

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October 28-29, 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 October 28

Evaluation of Children in Personal Injury Cases

Presented by Jemour A. Maddux, Psy.D., ABPP

This workshop focuses on the evaluation of children in personal injury cases. First discussed is relevant case law and empirical literature, followed by step-by-step guidance for practitioners undertaking these evaluations. Next, the types of interviews and psychological tests that are utilized in these evaluations is discussed, including matters regarding group and individual differences. Finally, participants will be introduced to a model and demonstratives for collecting, analyzing, and communicating evaluation data.

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

Friday October 29

Evaluation of Juvenile Competency to Proceed

Presented by Julie Gallagher, PsyD, ABPP

Juveniles present special challenges to forensic evaluators, necessitating not only consideration of their knowledge of the legal system, but also the moving target that is their developmental status and the context in which that development is occurring. Developmentally and culturally sensitive competency evaluations of juveniles also require familiarity with a host of factors, including the nature of the juvenile justice system, cultural issues specific to the community and the defendant, the differing presentations of adolescent psychopathology, and the intersection of cognitive and emotional development on competency-related capacities. Commonly used methods to evaluate these factors in the context of juvenile competency are reviewed and discussed with a special focus on factors that commonly impact juvenile competency.

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


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.



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.



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.