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Mar
13

Adversarial Allegiance Appears Evident in Static-99R Score Reporting and Interpretation

Adversarial Allegiance Appears Evident in Static-99R Score Reporting and Interpretation Static-99R score reporting and interpretation styles appear to provide evidence of adversarial allegiance on the part of forensic evaluators. 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 […]

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Mar
06

Join us for Summer Training Institute

Join us for Summer Training Institute at John Jay College, June 1st -5th. You will engage in in-person workshops with internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters.  Below are highlights of two workshops that will be offered during Summer Training Institute. The 5 day Foundations of Violence Risk Assessment workshop goes from June 1st […]

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Feb
27

More Research Needed on Stigmas Faced by Forensic Psychiatric Patients

Forensic psychiatric patients face three stigmas—mental illness, race, and criminal history—and there is a dearth of research focusing on these areas. 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 […]

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Feb
25

3 days until our Spring Training Sessions begin! Enroll now!

Our March 1st Our Spring Training deadline is approaching. The sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field; Drs Kevin Hart, Stephen Douglas and Patricia Zapf. Each session comes with 10 hours (1 hour/week) of consultation. About the Training Spring Training Sessions are […]

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Feb
20

Register Now for AP-LS Within-Conference CEs

Registration is now open for within-conference Continuing Education Credits at the AP-LS annual meeting in San Diego. CONCEPT is pleased to offer Continuing Education credits for some of the sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). We do this as a service to our profession as many of our colleagues appreciate […]

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Feb
18

Receive Training & Consultation on Best Practices in Competence to Stand Trial from Dr. Patricia Zapf: Register Now!

Best Practices in the Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial Dr. Patricia Zapf March 1 – May 9, 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 […]

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Feb
13

Rapid Growth of PCL-R Use in U.S. Courts Accounted for by Prosecution of Sexually Violent Predators and Parole Hearings

The rapid growth of the PCL-R in courts is largely accounted for by prosecution cases against sexually violent predators or in parole hearings. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this […]

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Feb
11

Do You Know What the Half-life of Knowledge in Forensic Psychology Is?

The half-life of knowledge is an interesting and important concept. Half-life of knowledge refers to the number of years that it would take for half of the information or knowledge available in a field of study to become defunct or superseded by new information. This number, of course, varies by field or specialized area of […]

By Amber Watkins | Professional Training
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Feb
06

Receive Training & Consultation on Best Practices in Competence to Stand Trial from Dr. Patricia Zapf

Best Practices in the Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial Dr. Patricia Zapf March 1 – May 9, 2015 | 10 weeks | 30 hours   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 evaluations of competency to […]

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Feb
04

AP-LS Pre-Conference Workshops 2015

On Wednesday March 18th the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS; Division 41, American Psychological Association) will be holding a day of pre-conference CE workshops at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego and we would love for you to join us. A total of 4 full-day and 2 half-day workshops will be presented by experts in the […]

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Feb
04

Are you missing TODAY’S Webinar?

  Today kicked off our Wednesday Webinar Series. Are you missing today’s HCR-20-V3 live Webinar with Dr. Kevin Douglas? Great news, there is more to come! Check out a list of our upcoming LIVE webinars!   Webinar Sessions Session 1: 9:00 am – Noon (PST, USA) / Noon – 3:00 pm (EST, USA) / 5:00 […]

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Jan
30

The General Public Holds a More Positive Perception of the Police than Do People with Mental Illness

The general public holds a more positive perception of the police than do people with mental illness. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 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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