Evaluation of Mental State at the Time of the Offense (Insanity/Criminal Responsibility)

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

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 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 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

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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...

Curriculum

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

10. Testimony

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