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Sep
18

START Reveals Gender Difference in Prediction of Inpatient Aggression and Self-harm

The START is a better predictor of aggression and self-harm in women than it is for men. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article […]

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Sep
11

Michael Perlin’s Keynote Address on International Disability Law

Professor Michael Perlin presents the keynote address on International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law at the 2014 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. This content is provided in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS). Click these links for more information on IAFMHS or to become a member. IAFMHS Keynote […]

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Sep
08

Call for Proposals | Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)

Posted below is the call for papers from the American Psychology-Law Society (APLS; Division 41, APA), to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from March 10th-12th, 2016. Call for Proposals Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) March 10-12, 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia The 2016 AP-LS Annual Meeting will be held from March 10-12 at […]

By Amber Watkins | Conferences . Professional Training
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Sep
04

SSPI Bolsters Validity for STABLE-2007’s Deviant Sexual Interest Items

The SSPI significantly added to the predictive accuracy of the STABLE-2007 in terms of deviant sexual interest in children while it did not bolster the Static-99R or Static-2002R. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as […]

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Sep
03

Call for Abstracts | 16th Annual IAFMHS Conference

Posted below is the Call for Abstracts for the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, to be held in NYC from June 21st-23rd, 2016. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Keeping Abreast of Changing Times: Education, Training, & Practice to Enhance Forensic Mental Health   16th Annual IAFMHS Conference June 21st-23rd, 2016 John Jay College of […]

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Aug
28

APA’s Response (thus far) to the Hoffman Report

As promised, this post reports on the fallout from the Hoffman Report that occurred at the APA Annual Convention in Toronto earlier this month. The following summary of events was presented by Susan McDaniel (APA President-Elect) and Nadine Kaslow (APA Past President) in an email to Division officers. I am replicating the most substantive parts […]

By Patricia Zapf | Uncategorized
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Aug
21

Factors that Predict Severe and Repeated Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Inpatients

Discriminant model correctly predicts 74.2% of severe repetitive aggressors in forensic psychiatric hospital based on presence of personality disorder, previous suicide attempts, and psychiatric hospitalization as a juvenile. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as […]

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Aug
14

CONCEPT Offers Fall Training course on Competence to Stand Trial

Best Practices in the Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial Dr. Patricia Zapf October 4 – December 12, 2015 30 hours over 10 weeks (includes 10 hours of consultation)   One of the primary foundations of criminal law is that all defendants have a right to a fair trial. Towards this end, upwards of 60,000 […]

By Amber Watkins | Competency . Professional Training
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Aug
07

Sequential Lineup Procedure Shows Advantage over Simultaneous

Overall, eyewitness identification performance is poor; however, the sequential procedure used in the field reduces the identification of known-innocents, but the differences are relatively small. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]

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Jul
31

CONCEPT Offers New Course by Michael Perlin and Heather Cucolo

CONCEPT is pleased to be launching a new course by Michael Perlin and Heather Cucolo of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates. Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo will be join CONCEPT in offering a Fall Training course on Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law. This course explores in depth the relationship between mental […]

By Amber Watkins | Professional Training
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Jul
24

Non-Violent, Repeat Offenders Impact the Accuracy of Risk Assessments

Specification of outcome can significantly improve the predictive accuracy of both actuarial and clinical assessments for violence amongst discharged prisoners but with limits. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]

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Jul
17

Join us for a FREE webinar on the LSI-R:SV

Tuesday | August 25th, 2015 | 1:00pm (Eastern) 1 Hour (1 CE) | FREE Learn how to quickly prioritize high-risk offenders with the 8 highest prediction questions from one of the most widely used and best validated risk/needs assessment, the LSI-R.  Offender management is a critical task necessary to protect the general public from crime and harm, […]

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