AAFP: Criminal Competency and Responsibility in Individuals With ASD

Presented By A.J McConnell, PsyD | Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP
A.J McConnell, PsyD Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Criminal Competency and Responsibility in Individuals with ASD is presented by Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP, and A.J McConnell, PsyD, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

There are over 3 million individuals in the United States diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and prevalence estimates rates have doubled since 2000. Criminal competency evaluations and criminal responsibility evaluations are two of the most common criminal forensic evaluations completed. This program provides information and practical guidance for assessing criminal competency and criminal responsibility in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with an emphasis on how characteristics of the disorder uniquely affect relevant psycholegal abilities.

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 common characteristics of criminal offenders diagnosed with ASD

Describe how attributes of ASD are most likely to impact psycholegal capacities related to criminal competency and criminal responsibility

Describe key tools for use in assessing persons with ASD

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Presented By

A.J McConnell, PsyD

A.J. McConnell, PsyD is a psychologist at Forum Ohio, LLC In Columbus. Dr. McConnell has worked at a county board of developmental disabilities, a forensic psychiatric hospital, and a large children’s hospital and he is on the faculty at Ohio State University. Dr. McConnell has written and presented...

Presented By

Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP

Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a Fellow of the A...

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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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