15 Hours | 15 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation of Mental State at the Time of the Offense (Insanity/Criminal Responsibility is presented by Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Criminal Forensic Assessment Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.
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.
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 best practices and the empirical basis for mental state at the time of the offense evaluations
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 for criminal responsibility
Describe how to formulate an opinion regarding a defendant’s mental state at the time of the offense and their criminal responsibility
Describe best practices in interviewing a defendant regarding mental state at the time of the offense
Describe relevant testing that can be used in the evaluation of mental state at the time of the offense
Describe how to integrate data in formulating an opinion regarding mental state at the time of the offense and criminal responsibility
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...
1. Mental Defect
2. Legal Bases
3. Cognitive and Volitional Prongs
4. Substance Misuse
5. Interview Process
6. Account of Alleged Offense
7. Collateral Sources & Testing
8. Report Writing
9. Diminished Capacity
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