AAFP: Forensic Evaluations in the Age of Social Media

Presented By Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP
Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP

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.

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.

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 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

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Presented By

Michael Vitacco, PhD, ABPP

Michael Vitacco, PhD, 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 spon...

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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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