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At an AP-LS Conference

Thank you to all who have contacted us wishing to be a student volunteer. We have filled all volunteer spots for this year's conference.

Kathy Gaskey
Administrative Officer
American Psychology-Law Society
PO Box 1148 Southport, NC 28461
910-933-4018

Preconference Continuing Education Workshops
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Full-Day Workshops

(Choose Workshop A, Workshop B, Workshop C or Workshop D)

Workshop A Quality Considerations in conducting Juvenile Forensic Evaluations

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

This workshop draws upon the strongest and best-accepted evidence and practices in the area of juvenile forensic assessment. For example, it incorporates the second edition of the “MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change” curriculum on the developmental aspects adolescence. It includes applicable principles of forensic mental health assessment, which themselves integrate sources of authority that include legal, scientific, ethical and professional. It integrates work from the “Oxford Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment” series applicable to forensic juvenile evaluations. One of the major goals of the workshop is to use material that is strongly evidence-based. It is designed to recommend the broad and specific approaches that are both relevant and reliable/valid. The workshop incorporates relevant law, ethics and professional standards.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify general resources on empirically supported and best practice.
  2. Identify similarities and differences when evaluating different forensic referral questions.
  3. Address the importance of multicultural and diversity considerations in conducting juvenile forensic evaluations.
  4. Translate quality considerations into report-writing and testimony.
  5. Identify components of good practice in juvenile forensic evaluations in the following domains.
  • Forensic
  • Developmental
  • Juvenile
  • Clinical

This workshop is at the intermediate/advanced level.

Time/Credits: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m./
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ 7 CE Credits
Before Jan. 15, 2014 On or after Jan. 16, 2014
Member $170 $195
Nonmember $225 $250
Student member $80 $90
Student nonmember $105 $115

It's Interesting

  • The American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) is an academic society for legal and forensic psychologists, as well as general psychologists who are interested in the application of psychology to the law. AP-LS serves as Division 41 of the American Psychological Association and publishes the academic journal Law and Human Behavior.
  • The American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) is an academic society for legal and forensic psychologists, as well as general psychologists who are interested in the application of psychology to the law. AP-LS serves as Division 41 of the American Psychological Association and publishes the academic journal Law and Human Behavior.

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