LIVE: Case Conceptualization in Juvenile Competency Evaluations

June 17, 2022  |  8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented By Christina L. Riggs Romaine, PhD | Ivan Kruh, PhD
Christina L. Riggs Romaine, PhD Ivan Kruh, PhD

June 17, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific

3 hours | 3 CEs

$200 Registration

The live professional training program on Case Conceptualization in Juvenile Competency Evaluations is presented by Ivan Kruh, PhD and Christina R. Riggs Romaine, PhD in partnership with The National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners (NYSAP).

The value of an evaluation model is best appreciated through its applied use. This program will focus on applying Grisso’s (2005) Five-Question Juvenile Competence Evaluation Model to a sample juvenile competence case. Evaluation materials for the case will be distributed in a manner that parallels a typical evaluation process in many settings, progressing from the initial referral, through collateral information gathering, and interviewing of the youth.

Through group and dyadic discussions, participants will be guided in the analysis of the data contained in these materials using the organizational structure of the Five-Question Model, and then progressively work toward formulating the evaluation opinions essential to adequately informing the court. Effective communication of these opinions to the courts will also be discussed.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Christina L. Riggs Romaine, PhD

Dr. Christina L. Riggs Romaine received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology at Drexel University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in collaboration with the Department of Youth S...

Presented By

Ivan Kruh, PhD

Dr. Ivan Kruh received his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentrated study of Forensic Psychology from the University of Alabama. For ten years, he was the Director of Juvenile Forensic Evaluations in Washington State and coordinated a post-doctoral fellowship in Juvenile Forensic Psychology at...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the application of the five-question model in juvenile competence evaluations

Describe the types of data needed to form which opinions in the model, as well as where to access those data

Describe the step-by-step process for written analysis of the five questions

Demonstrate experience and work through some of the challenges common to case conceptualization in juvenile competence cases, such as the differentiation of normal developmental immaturity and mental health concerns

Describe challenges inherent in conceptualizing juvenile competence cases to the courts


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the On Demand version of the program once available. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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Program Partner

The National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners (NYSAP)

The National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners (NYSAP) is a technical assistance and research group, dedicated to helping juvenile justice and related programs nationwide. Since 2000, NYSAP has assisted juvenile justice systems to make decisions about adolescents that are consistent with youths’ health and positive development and with the community’s interests by helping systems use reliable, evidence-based methods for screening and assessment. We provide training, technical assistance, and quality implementation services to agencies and programs in the areas of risk screening and risk-needs assessment, behavioral health screening, and competence to stand trial evaluations. NYSAP professionals have played a key role for 25 years in research on juveniles’ competence to stand trial and in developing juvenile competence standards for forensic clinical practice, law, and policy. In response to the growing demand for juvenile competence evaluations nationally, we provide consultation to assist agencies in developing or refining their juvenile competence service delivery system, as well as creating and conducting quality assurance procedures. We train clinicians and juvenile justice stakeholders (e.g., judges, attorneys, and community partners) in practice standards for conducting high-quality juvenile competence evaluations.

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