Ethical Forensic Practice 2021

  • 03 Jun 2021
  • 9:00 AM (CDT)
  • 04 Jun 2021
  • 1:15 PM (CDT)




Ethical Forensic Practice 2021 


June 3 - 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Continuing Educational Credit

for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event


Conference will be presented by:

 Mary Alice Conroy, Ph,D, ABPP

Maureen Burrows, M.D., MPH

Brian D. Shannon, J.D.


Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D. ABPP – Practicing forensic psychology for 37 years; Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology; past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology; currently professor in a clinical psychology doctoral program that emphasizes forensic psychology; have presented workshop on forensic psychology—both regionally and nationally—annually, for the past 20 years; authored or co-authored 2 books and 15 other publications related to forensic psychology in her last 15 years. Director of the SHSU Psychological Serves Center, a clinic that specifically trains students to conduct forensic assessments.

Maureen Burrows, M.D., MPH – Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Forensic Psychiatry; over 18 years of professional practice in forensic psychiatry; consultant to Travis and Williamson County courts; co-authored numerous publications related to forensic psychiatry; presented at professional training events for 12 years; and Austin Monthly Magazine Top Doctor 2015 – 2019.

Brian D. Shannon, J.D. - Attorney and Law Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law; author of numerous publications including Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness, 6th ed., 2019; research cited in numerous publications including the Yale Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Emory Law Review; awards include Texas Governor’s Trophy by Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities; Commissioner, Texas Judicial Mental Health Commission; and frequent presenter on forensic issues related to mental disorders. 

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

  • Identify best practices in providing expert testimony in forensic cases; 
  • Describe principal elements to include in competency reports; 
  • Identify ethical methods and considerations in conducting competency examinations; 
  • Identify recently enacted and proposed Texas Legislation relevant to forensic practice; 
  • Describe principal elements of good communication between forensic experts, attorneys, and judges; 
  • Identify delusional beliefs as separate from mistakes and overvalued ideas; 
  • Explain how delusions can be a major factor in findings of insanity
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