AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
March 26-29, 2020
San Diego, California
The Westgate Hotel -- Special Group
STUDENT POSTER SESSION
Students are encouraged to submit proposals for poster presentations. Poster presentations can describe the student's research or can address a specific aspect of any of the topics in this call for presentations. An undergraduate or graduate student must be the first author and presenter of the poster, although a faculty member may be a co-author.
Posters offer the opportunity to present data and have substantive discussions with interested colleagues. The audience circulates among the posters, stopping to discuss papers of particular interest to them. Authors present their papers using a visual medium with key excerpts from the papers displayed on a free-standing poster board. Poster presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text, and materials should be clearly readable from a distance of three feet (primary text font should be 20 points or larger, and headings font at least 30 points). No audio visual equipment can be used.
Poster presentations should represent completed work. Please do not submit a proposal if the data are still pending. Posters that discuss new scientific findings are especially encouraged. Students are encouraged to seek feedback from professors or other mentors who are able to provide guidance regarding their presentation.
The research and analyses presented in the poster submission must be completed (i.e., submissions containing such language as "Data will be collected..." will not be considered). Please be sure to provide enough relevant detail in the summary so that reviewers can adequately judge the originality of the study, the soundness of the theoretical rationale and design, the quality of the analyses, and the appropriateness of the conclusions. [Poster session definition and instructions adapted from the Association for Psychological Science.]
SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDENT POSTER TOPICS
Expert testimony in cross-examination
Consulting with attorneys
Ethics and the law as applied to the practice of psychology: update and overview
Current laws relevant to forensic psychology
Civil litigation: personal injury, disability assessments/evaluations
Methodology in forensic assessments
Malingering and deception in personal injury or disability cases
Assessment instruments for malingering and response bias
Fitness for duty evaluations
The use of brain scans in diagnosis and treatment
Demonstrating reliability of testing; limitations, updates on the latest instruments
Capacity and competence
Special education issues in forensic practice
Summary of research on a specific topic in forensic psychology
Substance abuse issues
Criminal responsibility cases
Risk assessment; risk management
Working with clients with disabilities: ADA, cultural considerations, testing,
alternatives for non-literate populations
Evidence-based decisions in the forensic field
The power of social media to slander the psychologist
Cultural competency related to specific forensic issues/assessment
Forensic assessment in immigration cases
Issues related to transgendered clients in forensic contexts
Child custody, child sexual abuse assessments
Juvenile fitness to proceed
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Deadline for Submission: August 30,
Poster Presentation Title
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Write a description of your poster, including the major points
that your poster will cover. If you go beyond
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information will still be submitted to us. You are not limited by the
Please provide up to 5 relevant
references to peer-reviewed research.
Co-author(s) and/or faculty supervisor--
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IMPORTANT: A $50.00 honorarium is given
to students whose posters have been accepted and is to
be deducted from the 4-day student meeting registration fee (approximately
$325). Registration and payment of the meeting fees are due by February 17, 2020.
If my poster is accepted, I promise to appear and present 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.