AAFP: Case Law - Criminal Responsibility

Presented By Robert Cochrane, Psy.D., ABPP
Robert Cochrane, Psy.D., ABPP

3 hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Case Law - Criminal Responsibility is presented by Robert Cochrane, PsyD, ABPP in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program covers case law pertaining to criminal responsibility matters. Participants are provided case background, the legal issue, the court’s ruling, and the mental health implications for 13 landmark cases. This program is useful for practicing clinicians and those preparing for board certification.

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 three bases for cases being heard by the Supreme Court and two judicial philosophies.

Describe rulings in six criminal responsibility cases

Describe three criminal responsibility standards (cognitive, ALI, “product” test)


Presented By

Robert Cochrane, Psy.D., ABPP

As the Internship Director at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina, Dr. Cochrane is actively involved in administrating, teaching, and supervising students who have an interest in forensic and correctional psychology. He has supervised and worked with interns and psychiatry res...


1. Introduction

2. Criminal Responsibility

3. Commitment and Hospitalization

4. Diminished Capacity

5. Imposing/Rejecting the Defense

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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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