Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Principles-Based Model

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CE Credit: 6

Length: 6 hours

Part of the ABPP 4th Annual Summer Workshop Series.

The annual ABPP Workshop Series provides top quality professional development opportunities to psychologists, as well as opportunities for networking and collegial interaction. All workshops are instructed by psychologists who are ABPP board certified specialists in their area of presentation, with the occasional exception being a highly respected individual of another profession, such as law. 

Recordings were selected from highlighted, day long programs at the 2013 Series.

This workshop will focus on the current iteration of broad, foundational principles of forensic mental health assessment. By focusing on each principle in the presentation and discussion, and providing participants with relevant scientific and professional literature, the workshop provides an opportunity to consider, debate, and draw conclusions about good forensic practice across a variety of clinical-legal topics.

Presenter: Kirk S. Heilbrun, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Heilbrun is currently professor, Department of Psychology, Drexel University. His research and practice interests involve forensic mental health assessment, violence risk assessment and risk management, and community alternatives to prosecution of individuals with severe mental illness. He runs a forensic clinic in the Department of Psychology that provides forensic evaluations to courts and attorneys in criminal, juvenile, and occasionally civil areas. He is a past president of the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

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"This is an excellent course by a true expert in the field who does an outstanding job covering forensic mental health assessments from A-Z. Dr. Heilbrun is engaging, very knowledgable, and incisive. He covers a lot of ground in six hours in a way that is understandable and easy to follow. He does a nice job of balancing the pragmatic, theoretical, and ethics of what one needs to do to conduct a thorough forensic mental health assessment. He talked about cases from his vast experience in the field, allowed time for participants to ask questions and discuss their cases, and even had the presence of mind to talk about standard feed for doing forensic work. I loved the course and it really helped m get up to speed in a sub-specialty area I plan to re-enter in the near future. Joseph Wright, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist "
— Joseph W.