Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility / Insanity

Presented By Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP
Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility/Insanity is presented by Ira K. Packer, PhD, ABPP.

This program provides a comprehensive overview of evaluations of criminal responsibility (insanity; mental state at the time of the offense). Best practices are described and the empirical basis for evaluation in this area are highlighted. Participants are given an overview of the legal standards and context for criminal responsibility evaluations are presented. The empirical research on criminal responsibility and insanity acquittees are presented and best practices in preparing for these evaluations are emphasized. Finally, data collection and the importance of third-party and corroborating data are discussed. Additionally, the evaluation process, including the interview and relevant testing, are discussed with a focus on case formulation. Case conceptualization, data integration, formulation, report writing, expert testimony regarding insanity and criminal responsibility 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 the best practices and the empirical basis for evaluation in this area

Describe the legal standards for criminal responsibility

Describe the context for criminal responsibility

Describe the empirical research on criminal responsibility and insanity

Describe the evaluation process and case formulation

Describe interviews and relevant testing

Describe case conceptualization, data integration, and formulation

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Presented By

Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Ira K. Packer, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, directs the highly respected UMMS Postdoctoral Residency Program in Forensic Psychology, and directs the Forensic Evaluation Service at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. He also is the Direct...

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