4 hours | 4 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Forensic Evaluations in the Age of Social Media is presented by Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
The focus of this training program is the use and misuse of data derived from social networking sites (SNS) in forensic evaluations. SNS data are increasingly being introduced as evidence in a variety of legal proceedings including criminal responsibility, competence to proceed, personal injury, and child custody cases. evaluations. Discussed in this training program are legal and professional sources of authority that shape the use of SNS data, research regarding how SNS data are now being used in forensic evaluations, and, using de-identified case examples, how SNS can be of value in forensic evaluations.
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 recent scholarship focusing on social media’s use in forensic evaluations
Describe court cases where social media has been used to address forensic questions
Describe how social media may be used as collateral information in forensic examinations
Describe ethical ramifications of using social media as collateral information in forensic examinations
Describe research and data related to cultural consideration of using social media as a collateral source in forensic examinations
Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP
Michael Vitacco, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist who is currently a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University in Georgia. He earned his psychology doctorate at the University of North Texas, completed an internship at a program s...
2. Relevant Legal Cases
3. Recent Research
4. Clinical and Forensic Implications
5. Criminal Responsibility Evaluations
6. Competency to Stand Trial
7. General and Sexual VRA
8. Civil-Legal Issues and Employment
9. Ethical Use
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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.