SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPICS
Ethics and the law as applied to the practice of psychology:
update and overview
Current laws relevant to forensic psychology
Expert testimony in cross-examination
Consulting with attorneys; how to navigate difficult cases
Role confusion, conflicts as expert witness
Personal injury, disability assessments/evaluations
PTSD outside the military; head trauma
Malingering and deception in personal injury or disability cases
Relevant factors in determining whether defendant is/is not restorable
to competence to proceed with court case
Competency evaluations: to testify, to engage in sex, etc.
Criminal responsibility cases
Risk assessment; risk management
Utility of psychological testing instruments in court
Demonstrating reliability of testing; updates on the latest instruments
Fitness for duty evaluations
Methodology in forensic assessments
Workers’ compensation evaluations
Neuropsychology, neurology, psychological testing
Effective evidence-based practice in forensic psychology
Correctional psychology: care, treatment programs
Cultural competency/diversity issues (e.g., age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation)
Forensic assessment in immigration cases
Child custody, child sexual abuse assessments
Juvenile fitness to proceed and juvenile waivers
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Deadline for Submission: September 7,
SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
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In general, individual presentations will be allotted 40 minutes,
including 10 minutes for discussion.
Panels/workshops will be allowed
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that your talk will cover. If you go beyond
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information will still be submitted to us. You are not limited by the
Clearly describe what
the learner will know or be able to do as a result of having attended
your presentation. Objectives must be observable and measurable. Verbs
to consider using:
list, describe, discuss, summarize, explain,
demonstrate, apply, analyze, plan, assess, compile.
Verbs to avoid: know,
understand, learn, appreciate, become aware of.
Learning Objective 1
Learning Objective 2
Learning Objective 3
Acceptable presentations must adhere to the definition of continuing education in that they improve service to the public and enhance contributions to the profession. The content of your presentation must meet one of the following:
1. Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach;
2. Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research;
3. Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.
Describe in detail how the content of your presentation meets
one of the three statements above. Be sure to indicate which of the
three the talk meets.
Please provide at least 3 current, relevant, supporting, and complete
references as evidence
that the content of your talk meets the Curriculum Content criterion you specified above.
This supportive evidence should directly reflect the narrative and content being delivered,
i.e., references that reflect the full breadth of the learning objectives and narrative.
MCLE for Attorneys
As we do every year, we will be submitting an application to the State Bar of California to offer continuing education
credits for attorneys attending the Symposium. In order to be approved, the activity must relate to legal subjects
directly relevant to members of the State Bar or have significant current professional and practical content.
Would you please briefly describe how the content of your talk is relevant to attorneys?
For introduction at the meeting
and publication in the program.
Please detail and emphasize your expertise in
the area of your submission.>
Important: We also need a copy of your CV (preferably in PDF format).
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Click in the box if you will use PowerPoint in your presentation
Deadline to Email
your PowerPoint presentation to us--March 18, 2019
We will have a page on our website with links to each presentation's handout.
Please email your handout to us by March 11, 2019 to
allow us time to upload them prior to the Symposium.
Include relevant references, learning
objectives and a summary of your talk.
We encourage you to include
copies of your PowerPoint slides as part of your handout.
Include contact information (address, email, phone):
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By completing this form you grant
permission to the College to record and publish (if accepted) your
presentation in the American Journal of Forensic Psychology
and/or in other scholarly publications of ACFP. Proceeds from the
sale of journals and recordings offset costs of publishing, recording and organizing the annual meetings.
IMPORTANT: A $100.00 honorarium is given
to symposium speakers whose presentations have been accepted and is to
be deducted from the 4-day meeting registration fee (approximately
$600). Speakers must register for the entire meeting (not just for the
day of their presentation) and remit payment of the meeting fees by
February 18, 2019. Once presentations have been accepted and the program
organized, it is extremely difficult to change, therefore, if you know
now that you may not be able to meet these requirements, please do not
submit a proposal.
If my presentation is accepted and placed on the ACFP
program, I promise to appear and deliver it. Please check if you agree:
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The American College of Forensic
Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
The American College of
Forensic Psychology maintains responsibility
for this program and its
Goal: The goal of this symposium is to
keep forensic psychologists abreast of important issues which lie within
the interface of psychology and law, recent developments in psychology
that require new knowledge for expert witnesses, and new case law
affecting forensic practice.
Target audience: The
program is intended to benefit practicing forensic psychologists,
psychologists in other subspecialties, and attorneys who litigate civil
and criminal cases involving psychological evaluations and expert
Objectives: Participants should improve
their knowledge and skills in the following areas: (a) evaluation or
treatment of forensic litigants and individuals with other forensic
psychological issues; (b) new and ongoing research and developments in
the field of forensic psychology; (c) relevant concepts useful in
testifying and educating the court on mental health issues, and in
working within the legal system; (d) changes in the law that affect
clinical and forensic practice; (e) legal and psychological aspects
involving the mentally disordered inmate in correctional facilities.