20 hours | 20 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation for Workplace Disability is presented by Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP.
This program provides a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability statuses such as ADA, disability insurance, and social security. The program begins with an overview of various types of disability cases with an emphasis on the underlying legal context, including recent changes to social security regulations. Next, the basis for the evaluation of a disability is explored, focusing on functional assessment. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, assessing dissimulation, and identifying examiner-related threats to validity.
This is followed by a discussion of practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating the findings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills through in-depth case studies, including background information, test data, and collateral information.
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 psycho-legal question to address in disability evaluations
Describe the importance of correctly identifying the definition of disability
Describe examples of potential ethical issues that may arise in disability evaluations
Describe why functional capacity is more important than a diagnosis in disability evaluations
Describe how condition, functional limitations, and work demands interact in the determination of disability
Describe how recent changes in Social Security law affect disability evaluations
Describe appropriate methods for data collection in disability evaluations
Describe how issues of cultural diversity can impact the examinee’s presentation in a disability evaluation
Describe strategies for the Assessmentof malingering in disability evaluations
Describe evaluation data presented in two case studies
Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP
Lisa Drago Piechowski, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified forensic psychologist, has been in practice for more than 25 years. Specializing in civil forensic matters, Dr. Piechowski has a particular interest in employment-related cases, including disability, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, ADA, ...
1. Workplace Disability Introduction
2. Ethical Issues
3. Ms. Khalid Discussion
4. Legal Framework
5. Risk of Relapse
6. Evaluating Disability
8. Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury
9. Job Demands
10. Ms. Khalid Discussion - Job Demands Discussion
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