March 30 - April 2, 2023
At the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California
Participants can earn up to 23 CE credits

Call for Proposals

We invite proposal submissions for the 2023 Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology. We encourage proposals that are empirically based and involve topics relevant to the practices of forensic psychologists and attorneys. Proposals that address diversity or ethics are also encouraged.

Proposals are due on or before 11:59 PM PST on Monday, November 7, 2022. Proposals will be evaluated through a peer review process that considers intellectual merit, innovation, and applications for practice. Decisions will be made and communicated to proposal submitters before December.

Papers: Proposals may be submitted for presentation of a paper. Paper presentations will typically be scheduled for 30-to-45-minute time slots. Proposals for paper presentations should include a summary (up to 500 words) and 3 learning objectives.

Panel: Proposals may be submitted for a panel discussion or a similar format. Panel presentations may be scheduled for longer time periods than paper presentations. Proposals for panel presentations should include a summary (up to 500 words) and 3 learning objectives.

Data Blitz: Proposals may be submitted for a brief (5 to 10 minute) presentation of one or two original research studies with results that are applicable to forensic psychology. Proposals for data blitz presentations should include a summary (up to 500 words) and 3 learning objectives.

Posters: Undergraduate and graduate students may submit proposals to present 1 or 2 posters during the symposium. Posters will be presented verbally and visually during the poster session. Proposals for poster presentations should include a summary (up to 500 words) that ends with recommendations explaining how forensic psychologists and/or attorneys can apply the research. Poster presentations must have a student first author/presenter and a faculty advisor who serves as a co-author; other co-authors are optional.

Submit on the ACFP web site ( or send to

Suggestions for Topics
Consulting with attorneys
Handling cross-examination as an expert witness
Ethics and the law as applied to the practice of psychology
Current laws relevant to forensic psychology
Eyewitness memory
Trial consulting
Personal injury assessments
Disability assessments/evaluations
Malingering and deception detection in personal injury or disability cases
Assessment instruments for malingering and response bias
Methodology in forensic assessments
Fitness for duty evaluations
The use of brain scans in forensic assessments
Forensic geropsychology
Demonstrating reliability of testing
Updates on the latest forensic instruments
Capacity and competence
The power of social media to slander psychologists and/or attorneys
Special education issues in forensic practice
Summary of research on a specific topic in forensic psychology
Psychological autopsy
Differential diagnosis in forensic cases
Substance abuse issues in forensic cases
Criminal responsibility cases
Risk and threat assessment; risk management
Working with clients with disabilities, such as ADA, cultural considerations, testing, alternatives for non-literate populations
Evidence-based decisions in the forensic field
Cultural competency related to specific forensic issues/assessment
Forensic assessment in immigration cases
Issues related to transgender clients in forensic contexts
Child custody, child sexual abuse assessments
Juvenile fitness to proceed
Other relevant topics

College Membership

American Journal of Forensic Psychology --
Recent Issues and Manuscript Submission Information

American Journal of Forensic Psychology Subscription Form

Please Note our New Director and New Address:

American College of Forensic Psychology
Kristine M. Jacquin, Ph.D., Director
PO Box 1046
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Telephone 805-613-7090