6 hours | 6 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Ethical and Effective Expert Witness is presented by Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
This program addresses the provision of expert psychological testimony in the courtroom. Topics include the use of humor as an expert witness; how to deal with discourteous opposing counsel; how to give good answers to bad questions; the importance of humility; legal rules governing the admissibility of expert testimony; preparing for depositions; the myth of the “objective” expert; learning from opposing counsel; and ultimate issue testimony.
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 pros and cons of recording interviews
Describe at least one difference between an expert witness and a maggot eating at a wound
Describe the importance of humility in serving as an expert witness
Describe the value of transparency and showing one’s work
Describe the most important meaning of Frye and Daubert
Describe how to respond to compound questions
Describe how to approach expert testimony with increased confidence and humility
Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Joel Dvoskin is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in Arizona and certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the former Acting Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of NY, where he oversaw the largest public psychiatric and mental he...
1. Admissibility, Decision-Making, and Tips for Testifying
2. Ethical Guidelines and Examples
3. Relevance, Transparency, Credibility
4. The Zen of Expert Testimony
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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.