Forensic Mental Health Assessment

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
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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Jan
26

2015 Psychology-Law Conference Dates

As you start planning for the rest of 2015, here are some psychology & law conferences that we thought you might like to attend. Click each date for more details about the events. Hope to see you at these events!   American Psychology-Law Society | San Diego March 19th – 21st | Pre-conference workshops on […]

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Jan
23

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

Spring Training Sessions offer a unique opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the field’s leading experts. This Spring, we are pleased to offer 2 Spring Training Sessions: Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20-V3 with Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Stephen Hart; and Best Practices in the Evaluation of […]

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Jan
21

Live Wednesday Webinar Series 2015

Beginning February 4th we will host a monthly 3-hour Live Webinar on various topics relevant to forensic mental health assessment. Presenters are lead authors or experts in the field and space in each Webinar is limited to ensure that participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter and ask questions. We hope you can […]

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Dec
19

Psychopathic Personality Misunderstood by Potential Jury Members

Jury members misunderstand certain aspects of psychopathic personality, appearing to believe that psychopathy is characterized by psychotic symptoms. 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. Featured Article | […]

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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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Nov
07

Use of Violence Risk Assessments Tools a Growing Global Phenomenon

The use of psychological assessment instruments for evaluations of risk is a growing phenomenon around the world. 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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Oct
31

IAFMHS Deadline Extended until November 10th

The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) 2015 conference is to be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester, United Kingdom from June 16-18th with pre- and post-conference workshops to be held June 15th and June 19th. The theme for the 2015 is Risks-Rights-Responsibilities: Innovations in Forensic Mental Health Services Keynote […]

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Oct
17

Please Join Us for a 3-hr Live Webinar on the HCR-20 Version 3

We are pleased to announce a 3-hour live webinar on the newly revised Version 3 of the HCR-20 to be led by threat assessment expert and lead author of the measure, Dr. Kevin Douglas. The webinar will be held on 3 different dates and offered at 2 different times on each date. We are limiting […]

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