This book-based CE program is based on this book from the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment Series, published by Oxford. If you do not have access to a copy of this book, please click here to purchase.
One of the books in the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment series published by Oxford University Press, Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial provides an evidence-based best practices approach to the assessment of adult criminal competency. Zapf and Roesch, both leading scholars in the field of competency assessment, distill the relevant empirical research, scholarly debate, legal commentary, and ethical and professional standards in making recommendations for best practices in this area. Divided into two main sections describing the foundations of competency to stand trial as well as the application of those foundations to the evaluation of competence, this book provides a step-by-step description of the entire process involved in the assessment of competence to stand trial, from preparing for the evaluation to data collection, to interpretation, to report writing and testimony. 2009.
Book: 211 pages Exam: 35 items
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:
– Describe the legal context for competence to stand trial in the United States;
– Explain the functional and contextual nature of competency evaluations;
– Describe the forensic assessment instruments developed for use in competency evaluations;
– Explain the steps to take in preparing to conduct a competency evaluation;
– Describe the various types of data to be collected as part of a competency evaluation; and
– Describe the types of information that should be included in a competency evaluation report.
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Recorded Webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 5.5 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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