Suggestibility among Individuals with Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders: Clinical and Forensic Considerations

Suggestibility among Individuals with Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders: Clinical and Forensic Considerations


1 Hour | 1 CE (CEU)

Program Description

This webinar on Suggestibility among Individuals with Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders: Clinical and Forensic Considerations is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown. Neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders may result from brain diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis and dementia), injury (e.g., traumatic brain injuries), or other genetic and environmental causes. These disorders are often characterized by impairments in executive function, memory, behavioral control, and social and adaptive functioning. As a result of these ranging symptoms, neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders may predispose an individual to suggestibility. This vulnerability is very concerning in forensic and legal settings where the risk of suggestibility is exacerbated by situational features such as repeated and leading questioning. Consequences of such disturbances in legal settings can be as serious as false confessions and wrongful convictions. This webinar is intended to increase familiarity with the potential role of neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders in suggestibility. Topics addressed include defining neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders, exploring the causes of suggestibility in individuals with these disorders, and identifying ways to minimize suggestibility in individuals with neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders.

Webinar Outline:

– Increase familiarity with neurobehavioral disorders
– Increase familiarity with neurocognitive disorders
– Discuss causes of suggestibility with these disorders

Intended Audience

This webinar is relevant for mental health professionals and legal professionals who want to understand suggestibility among individuals with Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive disorders; including those working in forensic, clinical, criminal justice, health care, social service, and educational settings. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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

1. Describe how neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders contribute to suggestibility
2. Describe the consequences of suggestibility among clients with neurobehavioral and neurocognitive in forensic and legal settings
3. Describe screening and assessment options for neurobehavioral and neurocognitive along with suggestibility

About Dr. Jarrod Brown

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is certified as a Youth Firesetter Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, and a Problem Gambling Treatment Provider.

Continuing Education Credit

This is a live webinar. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this live 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 1 CE hour 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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