4 hours | 4 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Critical Thinking in Forensic Psychological Evaluation is presented by Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
Although each type of forensic psychological evaluation addresses a different and specific question, this program focuses on the decision-making process that cuts across all types of forensic evaluations. Reviewed is research examining clinical decision-making and judgment under uncertainty. Specific critical thinking skills and potential threats to objectivity are discussed in the reasoning process necessary for the practical interpretation and synthesis of data in forensic practice. Special attention is given to the management of bias in forensic evaluation.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe threats to objectivity in forensic evaluation
Describe sources of potential decision-making bias
Describe strategies to minimize the influence of bias on the objective consideration of diversity
Describe factors (e.g., race, culture, sexual orientation) in forensic evaluation
Describe possible remedies to minimize the influence of bias
Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP
Terry Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP, is board certified in forensic psychology. He is a Senior Forensic Psychologist at Netcare Access in Columbus, Ohio. He holds adjunct positions at Drexel University, Miami University, and The Ohio State University. Dr. Kukor has specialized in criminal forensic evaluation f...
2. Critical Thinking
4. Final Thoughts
5. Additional Resources
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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.