Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Principles-Based Model
Length: 6 hours
Exam Items: N/A
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.