Assessment of Malingering

Assessment of Malingering

$500.00

20 Hours | 20 CEs (CEUs)

Program Description

This self-paced training program on Assessment of Malingering is presented by Dr. Barry Rosenfeld.

It reviews the tests and techniques currently available for assessing malingering of cognitive impairment and psychiatric disturbance. Among the tests reviewed in this workshop are the measures such as the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Validity Indicator Profile (VIP), MMPI-2, Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS) and the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST). In addition to discussing the use and interpretation of the individual test, this workshop addresses the integration of multiple instruments into an assessment battery and decision-making in equivocal cases or when test data appear contradictory. Finally, the use and misuse of malingering tests with linguistic and culturally diverse evaluatees are discussed.

The fee for this training program is $500 and includes all materials.

Intended Audience

This training program is relevant for professionals who want to obtain or strengthen skills in forensic evaluation, including those involved in civil and criminal forensic mental health assessment, forensic inpatient and community settings, and those who work at the intersection of clinical psychology and law. This training program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

 

  • Describe the differences between feigning, malingering, and insufficient effort in the context of psychological assessment
  • Describe the types of instruments used to detect feigning
  • Describe the strengths and limitations for commonly used instruments used to detect feigning
  • Describe the different indices of classification accuracy
  • Describe implications for the interpretation of test scores
  • Describe the tests and techniques available to assess malingeringDescribe the importance of base rate information

  • Describe standard errors on the interpretation of psychological test results 

  • Describe alternative decision-making strategies for selecting and integrating multiple tests into an assessment battery
  • Describe the impact of different types of diversity on the interpretation of test data 

  • Describe the culture, language, and intelligence on the interpretation of test data
  • Describe ethical standards to their assessment practice when administering, interpreting and communicating test results 

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    About Dr. Barry Rosenfeld

     
    Dr. Barry Rosenfeld is a clinical forensic psychologist, whose clinical work primarily involves psychological evaluations of criminal defendants and civil litigants. These evaluations encompass a wide range of psycho-legal issues including criminal law issues (competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, malingering, risk of future violence, criminal behavior, or sexual offending) and civil law issues (psychological repercussions of injury, sexual harassment, or torture, and vocational disability due to psychological conditions). Over the past several years he has conducted thousands of such evaluations, both in his private practice as well as in his previous capacity with Bellevue Hospital’s Forensic Psychiatry Clinic of the New York City Criminal and Supreme Courts. Dr. Rosenfeld is licensed to practice psychology in New York State and has been awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Forensic Psychology and Fellow Status by the American Psychology-Law Society/American Psychological Association.

    Dr. Rosenfeld is also active in the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association), the European Association of Psychology and Law, and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
     

    This course is excellent for mental health professionals who want to obtain or strengthen skills in forensic evaluation.
     

    Measures

    Participants will learn about the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Validity Indicator Profile (VIP), MMPI-2, Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS) and the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST).
     

    Interpretation

    Participants will learn about the integration of multiple instruments into an assessment battery and decision-making in equivocal cases or when test data appear contradictory.
     

    Case Study

    Participants will learn about the use and interpretation of individual tests through case study examples
     

    “I enjoyed this program very much! Dr. Rosenfeld is very knowledgeable and provides a broad scope of information to consider in one’s evaluations. Thank you.”

    “The examples and the accompanying readings are very helpful and the presenter was very knowledgeable about this subject. This is a great course.”

    “It was very easy to take this course over the internet and I appreciate the opportunity to learn from top exerts who never make their way to rural Texas.”

    Continuing Education Credit

    This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CEs you are required to complete all course materials, quizzes, and the evaluation. No partial credit is available. A score of 70% is required to proceed; you will be able to re-take any quiz on which you score less than 70%. Participants will earn 20 CE hours upon completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to download and print the CE certificate upon completion of the final evaluation.

    Board Approvals: APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

    Your satisfaction with our programs, products and services is important to us; however, because these are immediately made available to you upon registration and payment, we do not issue refunds. Should you find that a particular program, product or service is not the right fit for you, we will assist you in crediting your registration towards another one of our offerings that might better suit you.

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