Capacity FOR JUSTICE

On-Demand Webinar: Contemporary Issues in Forensic Evaluations Webinar

  • 31 Jul 2017
  • On-demand Webinar

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: 
This webinar can be taken at any time. The date associated with this event is only for administrative purposes. 

Contemporary Issues in Forensic Evaluations
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8 hours of professional development for Psychologists


Chapter One

Ethical Issues in Juvenile Forensic Evaluations
Stephen A. Thorne, PhD

Chapter Two

Insanity and Beyond
Maureen Burrows, MD, MPH

Chapter Three

Legal Requirements & Practicalities for Expert Testimony – Federal and State
J. Ray Hays, PhD

Chapter Four

Ethical Concerns: Intellectual Disability
Ollie J. Seay, PhD

Pricing

Full - $200

DSHS employees: If you are a DSHS employee, you are eligible to receive a discounted rate. Please email Lauren Witt at tpa_lwitt@att.net from your official DSHS email address to receive more information, including the discount code.

Brief workshop description:

Ethical Issues in Juvenile Forensic Evaluations 
Psychologist Stephen Thorne, Ph.D., provides an overview of issues that should be considered in the forensic evaluation of juveniles.  He identifies resources for ethical guidelines for conducting these evaluations and provides a review of relevant Texas law.  He further describes way in which juvenile forensic evaluations differ from adult forensic evaluations through presentation of research findings.

Insanity and Beyond
Maureen Burrows, M.D., M.P.H., is a psychiatrist who performs sanity evaluations.  She reviews historical origins of the insanity plea, the Texas definition of insanity, and element of the sanity evaluation.  She then discusses diagnoses commonly associated with insanity pleas, report writing, and treatment following an insanity ruling. 

Legal Requirements & Practicalities for Expert Testimony – Federal and State
Psychologist and attorney J. Ray Hays, Ph.D., J.D., provides an overview on how to identify federal rules on expert testimony. This course will include a study of case law (Frye, Daubert, Joiner, Kumho), reviewing Federal Rules, and an overview of the ways expert testimony is judged. Additionally, state requirements and practicalities will be discussed with an explanation of the laws in Texas relating to insanity, competency, and expert testimony. Incompetent vs. Insane, expectations of lawyers, and requirements to testify topics will be discussed.

Ethical Concerns: Intellectual Disability
Ollie J. Seay, Ph.D., is a psychologist who performs forensic evaluations of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In her presentation, she outlines the vulnerabilities of and fact about  individuals with intellectual disabilities within the criminal justice system.  She reviews the elements required for the diagnosis of intellectual disability, and discusses the difficulties encountered by individuals with intellectual disability during various stages from arrest to incarceration. 

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