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Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning is presented by Michele Galietta, PhD. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards various certificates. Enroll to earn credit and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues. This program counts as a foundational program in the certificates:

  1. Criminal Forensic Assessment Certificate
  2. Child Custody Evaluation Certificate
  3. Civil Forensic Assessment Certificate
  4. Juvenile Forensic Assessment Certificate
  5. Violence Risk Assessment Certificate

This program focuses on teaching participants to utilize risk assessment data in formulations to inform the management and treatment of forensic clients.

The program includes theoretical information about the process of case formulation and its utility. Current practices and the empirical basis for their use are highlighted, along with controversies about the relevance of particular types of data in formulations.

The program describes both nomothetic and idiographic aspects of formulations. Although there are multiple variations in theoretical approaches to formulations and treatment plans, this program focuses specifically on using SPJ risk data and a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral framework to inform forensic case formulations in order to develop evidence-based treatment plans targeting the most salient treatment targets.

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 rationale for Forensic Case Formulation

Describe the rationale for Treatment Planning

Describe essential features of forensic case formulations in order to manage and decrease risk in forensic treatment cases

Describe the prevailing research on the reliability and validity of formulations in forensic practice

Describe the best practices for formulation and treatment planning

Describe the relationship between SPJ concerning violence risk

Describe the use of forensic case formulations, including treatment plans

Demonstrate formulation and treatment planning using case vignette material


Presented By

Michele Galietta, PhD

Dr. Michele Galietta is an Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York, where she served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the training, a...


1. Background

2. Behavior Chain Analysis

3. Forensic Formulation

4. Improving Quality

5. Q & A

6. Formulation Treatment

7. Maria - Case Synthesis

8. Gerard - Group Formulation

9. Gerard - Case Discussion

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