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More Than a Label: Post-Release Re-Offending Predicted by Co-Morbid Diagnoses in an Australian Cohort of Forensic Patients

In sample of over 450 Australian men and women found Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Illness, the only independent predictor of re-offending in the first 12 months after release was a diagnosis of co-morbid personality disorder (e.g., along with a primary diagnosis of a psychotic disorder). This is the bottom line of a recently […]

Factors to address to effectively decrease the rate of restoration readmissions

Immigrant status, absence of suspected feigning according to psychological testing and evaluator opinion, and being prescribed no medications or oral medications at the time of discharge from the initial hospitalization were significant predictors of readmissions. By identifying and addressing these factors during initial hospitalizations, evaluators and treatment teams may effectively decrease the rate of readmissions. […]

Under the Armor: the Vulnerability that Underlies Aggression

In a sample of adolescent boys in a Dutch secure residential treatment center, the effects of perceived injustice on aggression appeared to be mediated by angry feelings. In addition, this relationship was mediated by Abandonment and Entitlement schemas. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The International Journal of Forensic Mental […]

A Typology of Defendants Found Incompetent

Forensic evaluators and judges should recognize the decreased probability of restoration among older adults with neurocognitive disorders to ensure that alternative dispositions are considered when appropriate. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation […]

Applying a procedural justice framework to predict openness to change and likelihood of future use of evidence-based interview techniques to law enforcement.

Procedural fairness within law enforcement organizations is important to consider when implementing programs of change, especially evidence-based training. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | […]

The Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) Overseas: Validation in a Singaporean Sample

The Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) outperformed various performance validity tests except for the Nonverbal Medical Symptom Validity Test (NV-MSVT) in distinguishing between honest and feigning responders in a clinical and community sample in Singapore. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is […]

SAVRY Predictive Validity in Asian Youth

Youth probation officers are able to adequately predict violent and nonviolent reoffending using the SAVRY with East, Southeast, and South Asian Canadian youth. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research […]

Integrating Sex-Positivity into Your Clinical Practice: A Conversation with Dean Khambatta

Listen Here Episode Presenter Citation Thanks Episode About this Episode: In today’s episode, Dean Khambatta sheds light on the benefits of therapeutic sex-positivity and discusses practical strategies for counselors to utilize a sex-positive framework in their work with diverse clients. Presenter About Dean: Dean Khambatta, MA, AMFT is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist living in […]

Recommendations for Optimal eMental Healthcare with Forensic Populations

Although eHealth technologies have the potential to be efficacious interventions for forensic populations, attention should be paid to the characteristics of professionals, patients, technology, and the organization throughout the development, implementation, and evaluation of such technologies. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in The Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice. […]

Distinguishing Psychopathy in Adolescents – Promising Avenues

Psychopathy presents a challenging construct to measure, particularly in youth. The MMPI-A-RF shows promising evidence to tap into the Triarchic model of Psychology in adolescents. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research […]

California POST Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

The following courses have been approved for credit (as designated) by California POST Course Approved Credits Incorporating the MMPI-2-RF in Public Safety Pre-Employment Evaluations 1.0 Cultural Diversity and Competence in Police and Public Safety Psychology 3.5 Foundational & Functional Competencies in Police & Public Safety Psychology 4.0 ABPPSP: Ethical Dilemmas and Complex Relationships in Police […]

Another Tool in the Tool Box? The Utility of the MMPI-2-RF in Sexual Violence Risk Assessment

In a sample of German inmates in an inpatient psychological treatment setting, MMPI-2-RF externalizing scales had the strongest associations with measures of violence and sexual violence risk assessment. Furthermore, the externalizing scales on the MMPI-2-RF may be useful in examining more dynamic factors in conjunction with other static and dynamic risk assessment tools in evaluating […]