AAFP: Uncommon Topics in Sanity Evaluations

Presented By Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP
Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on AAFP: Uncommon Topics in Sanity Evaluations is presented by Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP in partnership with The American Board of Forensic Psychology.

This program considers topics that arise less commonly, but nonetheless introduces complications in the Assessmentof sanity. Specific topics include: assessing religious beliefs in sanity evaluations; amnesia and insanity; sanity and seizures; sanity and sleep disorders; and managing discrepant data in sanity evaluations. Relevant case law and literature are reviewed. General and specific conceptual considerations in performing sanity evaluations that involve the topic areas are discussed.

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 strategies for assessing functional legal capacities in sanity evaluations when issues of religious beliefs, amnesia, seizures, or sleep disorders arise

Describe the known symptomatic phenomenology of genuine seizure disorders, amnesia, and sleep disorder as they relate to functional legal capacities in sanity evaluations

Describe key differences between delusions and overvalued ideas

Describe strategies for coping with data that are not consistent with one’s opinion in sanity evaluations


Presented By

Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

Terry Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP, is board-certified in forensic psychology. He is a Senior Forensic Psychologist at Netcare Access in Columbus, Ohio. He holds adjunct positions at Drexel University, Miami University, and The Ohio State University. Dr. Kukor has specialized in criminal forensic evaluation f...


1. Introduction

2. Religious vs Delusions

3. Sanity & Amnesia

4. Sanity & Seizures

5. Sanity & Sleep

6. Contradictory Data

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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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