AAFP: Psychological Evaluation of Causation and Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Presented By William Foote, PhD, ABPP
William Foote, PhD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Psychological Evaluation of Causation and Damages in Personal Injury Cases is presented by William E. Foote, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program focuses on how forensic psychologists can approach evaluations in personal injury cases. The presenter introduces the Five Stage Model for Assessment through a case study, beginning with an introduction to tort law. The role of PTSD in many tort cases is explored, as are issues related to assessment.

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 elements of a Tort

Describe the Five Stage Evaluation Model

Describe the conditions which could serve as vulnerabilities to psychological injuries

Describe how PTSD symptom structure can inform determination of causation

Describe at least two methods for determining malingering in personal injury cases


Presented By

William Foote, PhD, ABPP

Dr. William E. Foote received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1978. He has been in private practice as a forensic psychologist since 1979 and has conducted over 3000 forensic evaluations. Dr. Foote has been a consultant to the Indian Health Service concerning forensic issues. He has c...


1. Tort Law and the Five Stage Model (stage 1 and 2)

2. Stages 3, 4, and 5 of the Five-Stage Model

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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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