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AAFP: Supervision of Forensic Psychological Evaluations

Presented By A.J McConnell, PsyD | Amanda Conn, PsyD
A.J McConnell, PsyD Amanda Conn, PsyD

4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on the Supervision of Forensic Psychological Evaluations is presented by Amanda Conn, PsyD, and A.J McConnell, PsyD, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

Supervision is an essential task for psychologists to ensure that professional standards of practice are maintained in forensic settings. Most forensic psychologists have not received formal training in supervision and instead rely on personal experience to help guide them as supervisors. This creates a risk for both a supervisor and supervisee striving to complete forensic psychological evaluations in an ethical, safe, and effective manner.

This program highlights the need for a conceptual foundation on evidence-based models of supervision along with practical guidance to help supervisors build competency in this important area of practice. Special attention is given to meeting the ethical and legal requirements of supervision.

This program is ideal for forensic psychologists at all career levels responsible for supervising practicum students, predoctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and others. Supervisees may benefit from this program as it may help them navigate their training experiences and prepare them for a future role as a supervisor.

The program outline includes:

  1. What is supervision?
  2. Administrative/legal requirements
  3. Competencies to be a forensic supervisor
  4. Supervision models
  5. Benefits of good supervision (e.g., improvements in reports)
  6. Choosing the right supervisee (i.e., interviewing tips)
  7. What makes supervision successful?
  8. Types of supervision/supervision methods
  9. Ethical concerns/issues (including vignettes)
  10. Barriers to effective supervision and how to resolve / specific barriers in forensic supervision (e.g., lack of time)
  11. Supervision from a trainee’s perspective

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 effectiveness of supervision models that will help enhance the training and provision of services by supervisees

Identify administrative and legal requirements for providing supervision in a forensic setting

Describe the types of supervision methods used to help supervisees conduct forensic evaluations and write comprehensive reports

Describe common ethical dilemmas and strategies to resolve barriers to effective supervision


Presented By

A.J McConnell, PsyD

A.J. McConnell, PsyD, is a psychologist at Forum Ohio, LLC In Columbus. Dr. McConnell has worked at a county board of developmental disabilities, a forensic psychiatric hospital, and a large children’s hospital, and he is on the faculty at Ohio State University. Dr. McConnell has written and present...

Presented By

Amanda Conn, PsyD

Amanda Conn, Psy.D., is a psychologist at Forum Ohio, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Conn’s expertise is in various forensic services, including competency evaluations, sanity evaluations, disability evaluations, risk assessments, and competency attainment/restoration. She is also responsible for train...


1. Introduction

2. Top 5 Activities at Work

3. Poll Question

4. Poll Question Results

5. Supervision Overview

6. Ethics

7. Activity Introduction

8. Activity Session

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Program Partner

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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