4 Hours | 4 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on is presented by Mark Cunningham, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)
Threat assessment professionals and forensic mental health experts face a challenging differential in determining whether a potential violent actor or post-violence defendant suffers from a delusional disorder or is simply radicalized in his extreme religious or political beliefs. An SPJ tool termed “Model of Analysis for Differentiating Delusional Disorder from the Radicalization of Extreme Beliefs–17 Factor" (MADDD-or-Rad-17) is available to aid in systematically distinguishing these cases and in promoting transparency in associated reports and testimony.
In this model of analysis (SPJ), 7 primary arenas of analysis were distilled from scholarship regarding features of delusions and delusional disorder. Seventeen factors are specified for operationally defining and qualitatively describing the 7 primary arenas of analysis. Within each factor, features may be specified that further disaggregate the analysis. This program serves as an orientation to the MADDD-or-Rad-17.
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 the diagnostic criteria for delusional disorder
Describe five factors that render the differential between delusional disorders and extreme political beliefs more challenging
Describe seven primary arenas of analysis for making the differential
Describe 17 factors illuminating the seven primary arenas of analysis for making the differential
Mark Cunningham, PhD, ABPP
Mark D. Cunningham, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Seattle-based, board-certified clinical and forensic psychologist, researcher, and prolific scholar. His forensic practice is national in scope, and he is licensed in 14 states. He has testified extensively in high-stakes cases, including insanity defenses invol...
2. Orientation and Overview: MADDD-or-Rad-17
3. Need for a SPJ Tool
4. Case Illustration - Christopher Monfort
5. History of Delusional Disorders as Diagnostic Classification
6. Factors Contributing to Diagnostic Divergence
7. Extreme Over-Valued Beliefs (EOB)
8. Social Influences and Diagnostic Constructs
9. MADDD-or-Rad-17 - Applications in Monfort
10. Practice Case - Brian Nichols
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American Academy of Forensic Psychology
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.