AAFP: Critical Thinking in Forensic Psychological Evaluation

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

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.

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 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


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. Critical Thinking

3. Bias

4. Final Thoughts

5. Additional Resources

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

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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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