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AAFP: A New Way to Write Forensic Reports

Presented By Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP
Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on A New Way to Write Forensic Reports is presented by Terry Kukor, PhD., ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program focuses on a bold new way of approaching forensic report writing. Ever wonder why we structure our forensic reports as we do or why we include some things that don’t seem pertinent in forensic reports? Do you dread typing or dictating lengthy histories? Do you struggle to make decisions about what data points are relevant in forensic reports? Have longer reports left you wondering if anyone will read more than the conclusion? If so, this program can help. It identifies specific strategies for decision-making about what data to include and practical approaches for implementing these strategies in report writing. 

It begins by focusing on core principles upon which efforts to reformulate the structure of forensic reports should be based. We anchor these principles to primary sources of authority related to forensic evaluations and report writing. This leads to a step-by-step review of how to map clinical data to functional legal capacities effectively. Finally, this program ties this all together and introduces a novel report-writing strategy that emphasizes efficiency, clarity, and relevancy.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the rationale for restructuring reports summarizing forensic evaluations

Describe principles to guide the restructuring process

Describe models for restructured reports that meet professional standards and legal needs

Describe specific methods for maximizing relevancy in forensic reports


Presented By

Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

Terry Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP, is board-certified in forensic psychology, and is a Senior Forensic Psychologist at the Netcare Forensic Center. Dr. Kukor has specialized in criminal forensic evaluation for more than 30 years, during which time he has also done violence risk and threat assessment. He teac...


1. Introduction

2. Sources of Authority

3. Relevancy in Forensic Evaluations

4. Guiding Principles

5. Relevancy Focused

6. Separating Evidence from Interference

7. Sample RF Reports

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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