LIVE: The Brain, Behavior, and the Legal System: Fundamental Neuropsychology for Forensic Evaluators

December 7, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Chriscelyn Tussey, PsyD, ABPP
Chriscelyn Tussey, PsyD, ABPP

December 7, 2023
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

4 Hours | 4 CEs

Live Virtual Training via Zoom

Chriscelyn Tussey, PhD presents a live virtual professional training program on The Brain, Behavior, and the Legal System: Fundamental Neuropsychology for Forensic Evaluators in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

Forensic psychologists frequently conduct evaluations in which cognitive deficits are present. These deficits may stem from medical, neurological, and/or serious mental illness and can be relevant for addressing the psycholegal question.

This program will provide an overview of some common cognitive deficits and diagnoses found in forensic evaluations and a road map for how to address these issues as they arise. Relevant case law, as well as ethical standards and guidelines, will be examined, and this will include a discussion regarding competence to perform cognitive testing and when referral to a neuropsychologist is indicated. Pragmatic considerations when conducting forensic evaluations with a neuropsychology element, including intersectionality, test selection, and report writing, will be explored. Case examples and opportunities for practical application of this content will be integrated throughout the program.

This is ideal for forensic psychologists at any stage of their career (though this may be most applicable to those in their early-mid career, given those more senior may have already gained this fundamental knowledge through experience). Psychologists conducting forensic evaluations in any environment (e.g., private, correctional) would be appropriate for this program.

Please note that the purpose of this program is not to teach neuropsychological assessment or provide in-depth instruction on specific tests.

Program Outline:

  • Fundamental definitions
  • History of Forensic Neuropsychology
  • Common cognitive deficits/diagnoses found in forensic evaluations
  • Break-out rooms to discuss case examples
  • Applicable case laws relevant to forensic neuropsychology
  • Applicable ethical standards and specialty guidelines
  • Overview of a decision-making model
  • Break-out rooms to discuss/practice the application of the decision-making model
  • Pragmatic issues- Intersectionality, Test Selection, Report Writing
  • Conclusions
*Polling will likely be used throughout the presentation*

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Chriscelyn Tussey, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Tussey is the President and Founder of Metropolitan Forensic & Neuropsychological Consultation. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychologist and a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She conducts clinical as well as civil and criminal forensic and forensic neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Tusse...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe at least 4 common cognitive deficits and/or diagnoses found in forensic populations

Describe and apply a decision-making model to address neuropsychological issues in forensic evaluations

Describe select and applicable case law, ethical standards, and guidelines

Describe at least 3 pragmatic factors that warrant consideration when conducting forensic evaluations wherein cognitive deficits are relevant to answering the psycholegal question


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American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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