Competency

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
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
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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Jan
28

AP-LS Conference 2015

 AP-LS Conference 2015 The American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting will be March 19-21 in San Diego, California at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. The meeting provides an invigorating glimpse of new developments in research, law and policy across a broad array of topics such as: forensic assessment, children and the law, jury decision-making, victims and trauma. […]

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Dec
12

New Release: Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles

The American Psychological Association has recently released a new book by Randy Salekin that examines relevant issues in the forensic evaluation and treatment of juveniles. Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles: Innovation and Best Practice Psychologists have always played a key role in determining how the juvenile justice system assesses and treats young offenders. Recent […]

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Feb
28

Young Offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Demonstrate More Impairment on Psycholegal Abilities

Young offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) demonstrate more impairment of psycholegal abilities than young offenders without prenatal alcohol exposure. 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 this research into practice. […]

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Dec
13

50 Professional Resources Relevant to the Practice of Forensic Psychology

Various professional organizations have developed documents and other resources that are relevant to the practice of forensic psychology. We have collated these below for ease of access, as professionals who practice in the area of forensic psychology should be familiar with the existence of these resources. If you have others you’d like us to add, […]

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Dec
06

Clinical Opinions Regarding Likelihood of Restoration to Competence Depend Upon Records Reviewed

Evaluators who did not consider psychological, medical and/or criminal records as part of a competency evaluation were more likely to opine incompetent defendants as restorable than those who did consider these records. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research […]

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Nov
15

Are You Using Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment?

Oxford University Press has published a book series entitled Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment. This series has made a significant impact on the field of forensic psychology by offering concise, empirically based information regarding best practices for forensic assessment in a variety of areas. The series consists of 20 books, each written by […]

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Sep
20

Preparing and Cross-Examining Forensic Psychologists Testifying on Competency

This morning, I am pleased to be addressing a group of esteemed criminal lawyers, judges, and mental health professionals from across the country at the National Criminal Defense Forum on Forensic Mental Health and the Law in Denver, CO. This 2-day program is being presented by Reilly Pozner, a litigation and trial practice based in […]

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