(7 hrs of CE for each workshop)
Ethical Issues in Forensic Practice
Wednesday March 25 (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Alan Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP
This workshop explores how to apply APA ethical principles and guidelines to conflicts that psychologists encounter when working as forensic practitioners. Topics include: competence to practice; confidentiality; roles of the expert; identifying who the client is; forensic assessment issues; responding to subpoenas and other requests for data; and, ultimate opinion testimony. An emphasis is placed on reducing the likelihood of ethics complaints and malpractice actions.
Assessing Violence Risk in Youth
Thursday, March 26 (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Randy Borum, Psy.D., ABPP
This workshop outlines a conceptual model for understanding and assessing violence risk in adolescents. It describes trends in youth violence, developmental issues as they affect violence, violence risk factors, clinical assessment and decision making. Instruments for assessing risk in youth-including the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY), are also presented.
Practical Legal Research Techniques for Forensic Psychologists
Thursday, March 26 (8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.)
Alexander Greer, J.D.
This workshop teaches psychologists how to conduct legal research so they can find the law that impacts and shapes their forensic practice. Participants learn how to locate case and statutory law, comprehend court decisions, identify and understand regulatory materials and use the Westlaw legal research system. This workshop addresses United States legal research only.
Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice:
Ethically, Expeditiously and Profitably
Friday, March 27 (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Eric Mart, Ph.D., ABFP
This workshop is designed for experienced psychologists who want to develop a forensic practice or expand the one they already have. Emphasis is placed on concrete, nuts and bolts aspects of forensic practice, from how to develop, refine and highlight skills that are integral to forensic work, to generating and managing referrals in an ethical, competent and defensible manner.
Dr. Mart, a licensed psychologist and board certified forensic psychologist-American Board of Professional Psychology, is in private practice in new Hampshire. He is the author of Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice, Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Reconsidered and The Issue-Focused Forensic Child Custody Assessment.
The MMPI-2-RF (Restructures Form): An Introduction for Forensic Psychologists
Friday, March 27 (8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.)
Yossef Ben-Porath, Ph.D.
This workshop introduces the new, 338-item version of the MMPI-2 (the MMPI-2-RF). Topics include the rationale for, and methods used to develop the instrument, the various materials available to score and interpret the test, psychometric functioning of the MMPI-2-RF scales and interpretive recommendations. Special considerations when using the test in forensic evaluations are discussed and case examples are reviewed.
Dr. Ben-Porath, a faculty member at Kent State University, is a co-developer of the MMPI-2-RF and co-author of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A manuals and the monograph that introduced the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales. Dr. Ben-Porath is editor of the journal Assessment and maintains an active forensic assessment practice.
Stalking: The State of the Science
Saturday, March 28 (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Reid Meloy, Ph.D., ABPP
This workshop considers what is known about stalking - an old behavior, but a new crime. Demographics, clinical findings, motivational and pursuit patterns, violence, threatening communications and other characteristics are explored in both public figures and private domain contexts. Violence risk assessment and management are illustrated using case studies.
Evaluating Parents in child Protection Cases
Saturday, March 28 (8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.)
Karen S. Budd, Ph.D.
This introductory workshop will discuss how to conduct evaluations of parents in child protection cases. Topics include an orientation to tenets of forensic assessment pertinent to assessing parents, a functional model of assessing parenting capacity in a child protection context, useful ways to applying the model to clinical cases, methods of interviewing and examining parents and writing reports and formulating recommendations based on evaluation findings.
Psychological Independent Medical Examinations in Disability Matters
Sunday, March 29 (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)
Lisa Piechowski, Ph.D., ABPP
This workshop prepares participants to perform psychological IMEs for insurance companies and attorneys in disability insurance matters. Topics include ethical considerations, components of the examination, source of data, assessing effort and validity, use and selection of psychological tests, report writing, legal contours of disability and relations with referral sources.
Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Psycholpathy Checklist: Youth Version
Sunday, March 29 (8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.)
Adelle Forth, Ph.D.
This workshop reviews research examining psychopathic processes in youth, and development and use of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL: YV). Topics include: conceptual issues related to psychopathy and its assessement, psychopathy as a risk factor for offending and recidivism, the structural properties of the PCL :YV, and use of the PCL :YV in clinical and forensic contexts.