4 hours | 4 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Conceptualizing and Applying Developmental Immaturity in Juvenile Competence Evaluations is presented by Ivan Kruh, PhD., in partnership with The National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners (NYSAP).
State statutes increasingly recognize developmental immaturity as a basis for youth in juvenile court to be found incompetent. Participants learn key developmental concepts for clarity about relevant developmental issues, focusing on cognitive and psychosocial immaturity. The program addresses how developmental immaturity impacts the interview process with practice interviewing in ways that accommodate various developmental profiles.
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 key elements of cognitive and psychosocial development that have been found to be relevant to competence to stand trial
Describe ways to assess elements of psychosocial development in forensic practice
Develop clarity about linguistic practices that detract from and enhance communication with school-age children and adolescents
Ivan Kruh, PhD
Dr. Ivan Kruh received his Ph.D. 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 ...
2. Developmental Issues
3. Developmentally Appropriate Interviewing
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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.