Capacity FOR JUSTICE

Events/Education

    • 13 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • MO Ranch, 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, Texas, 78024

    May 13, 2019

    Program Purpose: to provide specialized training to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and attorneys, who are specifically named in state statutes, so that they may work collaboratively while serving as expert witnesses in criminal and juvenile forensic cases involving competency to stand trial, the insanity defense, fitness to proceed or lack of responsibility for conduct, and to assist those other professionals who are or may also be involved in these processes to improve their skills and knowledge.

    Conference Program:

    Competency to Stand Trial/Competency Restoration Learning CollaborativeJessica Hissam and Jim LaRue, LCSW

    Competency and Insanity: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective on Working with ExpertsKrista Chacona,  J.D.

    Helping Justice to be Done: An Expert’s Role in the NarrativeMichael Flynn, J.D., Ph.D.

    Violent Risk AssessmentMatthew Faubion, M.D.

    Cults, Special Groups, and CaveatsMary Alice Conroy, Ph.D., ABPP



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    Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines is provided for this event.

    Continuing Medical Education:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and Capacity FOR JUSTICE. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 8.00 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    Social Workers:

    The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service expires annually on December 31. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8.00 contact hours of Continuing Social Work Education. This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services for 8.00 contact hours of education in professional ethics and social work values.

    Licensed Psychologists:

    The Texas Department of State Health Services is authorized by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a (c)(2)(A) provider of professional development hours for licensed psychologists. Per the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Act and Rules, at least half (10) of the required 20 hours of professional development must be obtained by a provider listed in section (c)(2)(A). The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8.00 contact hours for Licensed Psychologists and 8.00 contact hours in professional ethics for Licensed Psychologists.

    Attorneys:

    Continuing Legal Education- This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for MCLE and State Bar College for (7) Accredited CLE Hours.  Course #174046020

    • 31 Dec 2019
    • 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. 

    Forensic Evaluation 2015
    on-demand webinaR

    8 hours of professional development for psychologists


    Chapter One
    Overview from Arrest to Courtroom (1.25 hours)
    Phillip Lyons, JD, PhD

    Chapter Two
    Incompetency to Stand Trial Under Texas Law (1.25 hours)
    Phillip Lyons, JD, PhD 

    Chapter Three
    Legal, Clinical & Ethical Aspects of CST Evals (1.5 hours)
    Billy James, PhD and Matthew Faubion, MD 

    Chapter Four
    Insanity & Criminal Responsibility Under Texas Law (1.25 hours) Phillip Lyons, JD, PhD

    Chapter Five
    Legal, Clinical & Ethical Aspects of Insanity Evals(1.25 hours) Matthew Faubion, MD and Gianina Gomez, MD

    Chapter Six
    Texas Forensic Mental Health System (1.5 hours)
    Matthew Faubion, MD, Gianina Gomez, MD, and Billy James, PhD

    Pricing

    Full - $200

    HHSC employees: If you are a HHSC employee, you are eligible to receive a discounted rate. Please email Sarah Bann at admin@texaspsyc.org  from your official HHSC email address to receive more information, including the discount code. 

    Brief workshop description:

    Overview from Arrest to Courtroom

    Psychologist and attorney Phillip M. Lyons, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., provides an overview of the process from arrest to courtroom. He will define legal, clinical and ethical responsibilities and events at each stage of the criminal process to include a timeline of the criminal process, the stages in prosecution of criminal charges, and an overview of the state court system.

    Incompetency to Stand Trial Under Texas

    Psychologist and attorney Phillip M. Lyons, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., provides an overview of the history behind competency (and incompetency) to stand trial under Texas law. Participants will be able to recognize and apply Texas law as it relates to competency to stand trial in a Texas criminal proceeding. Additionally, Texas law and Code of Criminal Procedure (46B) as applied to legal, clinical and ethical issues, along with implications for this issue will be discussed.

    Legal, Clinical, & Ethical Aspects of Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations
    Psychologist Billy James, Ph.D., and psychiatrist Matthew Faubion, M.D., describe the legal, clinical, and ethical aspects in conducting competency to stand trial evaluations. Drs. James and Faubion will provide historical perspective in reviewing case studies such as Dusky v. United States. There will be a highlight of the Code of Criminal Procedure (4B) procedures and practices and an overview of what conducting this 46B evaluation entails. Special issues and case examples will be discussed.  

    Insanity & Criminal Responsibility Under Texas Law Psychologist and attorney Phillip M. Lyons, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., dives into the Code of Criminal Procedure (46C) Insanity Defense standards and procedures, as well as those of other mental incapacities. Dr. Lyons will provide a brief overview of the topic history, Texas case law related to insanity, related Texas Statutes and procedures including, but not limited to, TCCP 46C, and conclusions.

    Clinical & Ethical Aspects of Insanity Evaluations Psychiatrists Matthew Faubion, M.D., and Gianina Gomez, M.D., will identify Code of Criminal Procedure (46C) processes and practices, and they will discuss key legal, clinical, and ethical issues in insanity evaluations. During this presentation, Drs. Faubion and Gomez will provide legal standards, a review of relevant records, examination of defendants, collateral interviews and formulating opinions based off of this information.

    Texas Forensic Mental Health System
    Psychiatrists Matthew Faubion, M.D., Gianina Gomez, M.D., and psychologist Billy James, Ph.D., describe three current issues impacting the delivery of forensic mental health services in Texas. “Manifest dangerousness” is defined and unpacked in how it applies to individual patients and their movement to various settings along continuum of forensic care in Texas. This presentation includes an overview of service availability, fiscal constraints, standards of professional service, legal definitions, Dangerousness Review Board, transitional settings and services available, as well as case studies. 

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    • 31 Dec 2019
    • 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
    on-demand webinaR

    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

    HHSC employees: If you are a HHSC employee, you are eligible to receive a discounted rate. Please email Sarah Bann at admin@texaspsyc.org from your official HHSC 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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