Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

$250.00

10 Hours | 10 CEs (CEUs)

Program Description

This self-paced training program on Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning is presented by Dr. Michele Galietta.

In recent years, the practice of formulation has garnered increased attention, particularly for the management and treatment of offender populations. Newer versions of structured professional judgments (SPJ) instruments facilitate the development of contextual formulations and potential scenarios in order to assess and manage risk in offender populations. However, linking risk assessment information with appropriate evidence-based interventions requires additional skills.

This course focuses on teaching participants to utilize risk assessment data in formulations to inform the management and treatment of forensic clients. The course also includes theoretical information about the process of case formulation and its utility. Current practices and the empirical basis for their use are highlighted along with controversies about the relevance of particular types of data in formulations. The course includes both nomothetic and idiographic aspects of formulations. Although there are multiple variations in theoretical approaches to formulations and treatment plans, this course focuses specifically on using SPJ risk data and a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral framework to inform forensic case formulations in order to develop evidence-based treatment plans targeting the most salient treatment targets.

Participants learn the process of behavioral chain analysis to examine past violent behavior as part of relevant data gathering and hypothesis generating. Participants practice on case vignette materials in order to create a forensic case formulation and treatment plan that incorporates specific evidence-based approaches or techniques. Participants also practice the process of ongoing evaluation and modification of formulations and treatment plans as treatment progresses.

The fee for this training program is $250 and includes all materials and worksheets. 

Intended Audience

This course is relevant for psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, social workers, nurses, marriage & family therapists, alcohol & drug abuse counselors and other mental health professionals who work with individuals for whom comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatments are relevant. This course is for intermediate level clinicians.

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

 

  • Describe the rationale for Forensic Case Formulation
  • Describe the rationale for Treatment Planning
  • Describe essential features of forensic case formulations in order to manage and decrease risk in forensic treatment cases
  • Describe the prevailing research on the reliability and validity of formulations in forensic practice
  • Describe the best practices for formulation and treatment planning
  • Describe the relationship between SPJ concerning violence risk
  • Describe the use of forensic case formulations, including treatment plans
  • Demonstrate formulation and treatment planning using case vignette material
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    About Dr. Michele Galietta

     

    Dr. Michele Galietta is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York where she served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the application, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments. Her areas of clinical expertise include the assessment and treatment of violence, self-harm, and suicide across the lifespan. For the last decade she has been studying the assessment and treatment of stalking and interpersonal violence. For the last 15 years, she has developed specialized behavioral treatment programs in a variety of settings.

    She has created specialized units and/or consulted to numerous civil, forensic and correctional setting, as well as trained and consulted internationally on the adaptation and application of dialectical behavior therapy, risk assessment, and risk management. She has conducted training for New York City Police Officers on communicating with mentally ill individuals, as well as hostage negotiations. Dr. Galietta has appeared on CNN and Court TV, and has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other media outlets.
     

    This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning, specifically the Behavior Chain Analysis.

    Theoretical Information

    Participants will learn theoretical information about the process of case formulation, and its utility. Current practices and the empirical basis for their use will be highlighted along with controversies about the relevance of particular types of data in formulations.
     

    Nomothetic and Idiographic

    This course will focus specifically on using SPJ risk data and a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral framework to inform forensic case formulations in order to develop evidence-based treatment plans targeting the most salient treatment targets.
     

    Behavior Chain Analysis

    This course will focus on teaching participants to utilize risk assessment data in formulations to inform the management and treatment of forensic clients. Participants will learn the process of behavioral chain analysis to examine past violent behavior as part of relevant data gathering and hypothesis generating.
     

    Evaluation and Modifications

    Participants will practice on case vignette materials in order to create a forensic case formulation and treatment plan that incorporates specific evidence-based approaches or techniques. Participants will also practice the process of ongoing evaluation and modification of formulations and treatment plans as treatment progresses.
     

    Here are what others are saying about this course:

    “This was an excellent training program! Dr. Galietta is a captivating and knowledgeable presenter. I will recommend this course to my colleagues.”

    “This was an informative and thorough training program. Having the ability to download the materials and work on the go was great”

    “Dr. Galietta is an excellent instructor and provides detailed training on forensic case formulation. Her examples are incredibly helpful and useful for anyone in the forensic mental health field.”

    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 10 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.

    We specialize in training groups — from a handful to hundreds — and are happy to contact you to discuss your group training needs.



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