Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Feb
07

Risk assessment tools: Harmful or Helpful?

Use of a risk assessment tool for pre or post-trial decisions may help reduce rates of incarceration while still protecting public safety. However, there is a strong need for more rigorous research before clear conclusions can be drawn. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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Nov
15

Fairness among clinicians: Presence of bias in forensic evaluations

Additional, preferably early training in recognizing and mitigating potential bias is needed for forensic clinicians. 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 | Psychology, Public [...]
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Jun
22

Cognitive bias: A cause for concern

Most evaluators express concern over cognitive bias but hold an incorrect view that mere willpower can reduce bias. 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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Dec
23

Evaluators Do Not Always Uphold Culturally Competent Practice Guidelines

Self-reported culturally competent practices among evaluators suggest that evaluators do not always uphold practice guidelines. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the 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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Feb
29

Last Call for Early Registration for Spring Training. Register now!

Our Spring Training Sessions begin next month. These sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field. These courses are intended for clinicians or mental health professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation, testimony, public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff and more. […]

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Feb
25

Join Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis-Cucolo for LIVE Professional Training on Mental Illness and Risk Assessment

Please join our Spring Training Session on Mental Illness, Dangerousness, the Police Power, and Risk Assessment presented by Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo. We limit the number of participants in each Spring Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction and discussion with the instructors. This 30-hour training […]

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Feb
18

Register for Training & Consultation on the HCR-20-V3 from Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

Our Spring Training Session on the Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20-V3 presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Stephen Hart will soon be under way! We limit the number of participants in each Spring Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction with Drs. Douglas and […]

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AP-LS Conference 2016

 American Psychology-Law Society Conference 2016 The American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting will be March 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. 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 […]

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Feb
12

Join us for Spring Training this March

Our Spring Training Sessions begin soon. These sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field. These courses are intended for mental health or criminal justice professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation or testimony, including public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff […]

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Sep
30

Free Access to Behavioral Science Top 75 Article Collection

To celebrate the Behavioral Science journals with the highest Impact Factors, Routledge proudly presents a collection of 75 most cited articles from 2013-2015. You can now view and download each of these articles for FREE for a limited time.     The Ape That Thought It Was a Peacock: Does Evolutionary Psychology Exaggerate Human Sex […]

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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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Jul
03

Upcoming Psychology-Law Conference Dates

International Conference on Psychology & Law | Nuremberg, Germany August 4– 7, 2015 Sponsored by the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) in coorperation with the Psychology & Law Division of the German Psychological Society. The […]

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