4 hours | 4 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on the Introduction to Forensic Assessment Death Penalty Cases: Practical and Ethical Considerations is presented by Maureen Reardon, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
This program offers guidance on the practical and ethical considerations most relevant to forensic work in death penalty cases. An overview of key legal concepts is provided to orient participants to the most common referral questions at each stage of the capital litigation process — from pre-trial evaluations of competence through post-sentencing waivers and competence for execution. Issues of racial bias, “environmental coercion,” professional competence/advocacy, and involuntary treatment are discussed as ethical dilemmas to be considered in this specialized area of forensic practice.
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 three stages of the capital litigation process for which forensic expert consultation may be relevant
Describe mitigating factors that involve exclusively psychological phenomena
Describe cultural diversity issues that may influence capital prosecution and sentencing
Describe ethical considerations unique to forensic evaluations in death penalty cases
Maureen Reardon, PhD, ABPP
Maureen L. Reardon has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). During her tenure with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, she completed numerous forensic evaluations of competency, sanity, and violence risk and ...
2. Practical and Ethical Considerations - Part 1
3. Practical and Ethical Considerations - Part 2
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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.