5 hours | 5 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Not So Uncommon Topics in Competency Evaluations is presented by Candyce Shields, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
This program examines topics that arise less commonly but that are no less influential in the Assessment of competency to stand trial. Topics include: developing informed opinions about the likelihood/probability of restoration to competence; amnesia for the offense in evaluations of competence to stand trial; imposition of a viable insanity defense over a defendant’s objection; and competence to waive the right to counsel (proceed pro se). Relevant case law and literature are reviewed. General and specific conceptual considerations in performing evaluations that involve the topic areas are discussed.
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 factors relevant to developing informed opinions regarding the likelihood/probability of restoration to competence
Describe relevant case law and factors relevant to developing informed opinions where amnesia for the alleged offense(s) is at issue in evaluations of competence to stand trial
Describe relevant case law and literature regarding the imposition of an insanity defense on defendants
Describe relevant case law and factors relevant to developing informed opinions when evaluating specific competencies to waive counsel
Candyce Shields, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Candyce Shields earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan; a master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology and counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and a master’s and her doctoral ...
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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.