AAFP: Approaches to Forensic Evaluation in Disability Matters

Presented By Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP
Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Approaches to Forensic Evaluation in Disability Matters is presented by Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program provides a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability statuses such as ADA, disability insurance, worker’s compensation, and Social Security cases. The program begins with an overview of various types of disability matters and the associated legal standards. Next, the basis for the evaluation of disability is explored, focusing on the significance of functional assessment. Finally, this program describes practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating findings. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, and assessing response style.

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 specific definition of disability that is in use to structure their assessments

Describe, and assess functional capacities and draw connections between them and diagnoses

Describe Assessmentstrategies that take into account issues of culture in the disability evaluation context

Describe effective strategies for assessing examinees’ response style in disability evaluations


Presented By

Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP

Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified forensic psychologist, has been in practice for more than 25 years. Specializing in civil forensic matters, Dr. Piechowski has a particular interest in employment-related cases, including disability, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, ADA, fitness ...


1. Introduction

2. Q & A Session 1

3. Conceptualizing Disability

4. Q & A Session 2

5. Assessing Disability

6. Q & A Session 3

7. Assessment - Part 2

8. Concluding Thoughts

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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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