CE-538 Hidden Forensic Evaluations
Hidden forensic evaluations involve referrals that appear to be solely for treatment, but are later revealed to be required for legal matters involving the client (e.g., fitness for trial or legal culpability). These evaluations pose complex ethical and clinical problems for unprepared psychologists. This presentation provides methods for the identification of hidden forensic referrals and information that is critical when deciding if and how to proceed with the evaluation. Foundational forensic concepts will be discussed to aid the psychologist in conducting the forensic aspects of the evaluation such as responding to subpoenas, differences between testifying as an expert or fact witness, the use of collateral information, and the nuances amongst different types of forensic opinions will be discussed.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Credit/No Credit Only
Note: 1 CE
1. Attendees will be able to apply methods for the identification of hidden forensic evaluations
2. Attendees will be able to evaluate critical information in order to decide if and how to proceed with a hidden forensic evaluation.
3. Attendees will be able to summarize fundamental forensic psychology concepts to assist with hidden forensic evaluations.
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