AAFP: Introduction to Forensic Assessment in Death Penalty Cases

Presented By Maureen Reardon, PhD, ABPP
Maureen Reardon, PhD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on the Introduction to Forensic Assessmentin Death Penalty Cases: Practical and Ethical Considerations is presented by Maureen Reardon, PhD, ABPP in partnership with he American Board of Forensic Psychology

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.

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 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


Presented By

Maureen Reardon, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Reardon obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Florida State University in 2004. She completed a clinical internship with a forensic emphasis at the University of North Carolina, Department of Psychiatry, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Dorothea Dix Hos...


1. Introduction

2. Practical and Ethical Considerations - Part 1

3. Practical and Ethical Considerations - Part 2

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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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