Adult Forensic Programs

Scheduled Programs (registration applications now being accepted)

Assessing Risk for Violence in Clinical Practice

November 29 2018, Charlottesville VA: Topics of this one-day program include overview of risk assessment (history, process, ethical considerations), empirically supported risk factors, structured risk assessment instruments, risk communications and report writing. The HCR:20 instrument is presented including an exercise using a case example. Faculty will also discuss proceeding from risk assessment to risk management. This program meets one of the training requirements for clinicians who conduct VA DBHDS Commissioner evaluations for NGRI acquittees. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $80.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Future Programs (programs planned but not finalized; applications not yet being accepted)

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Previously Held Programs

Evaluating Legal Sanity: Beyond the Basics with Ira Packer

Motivational Interviewing with David Prescott

Violence Risk Assessment wth Laura Guy

Assessing Trial Competence with Patricia Zapf

Cultural Competence in Forensic Mental Health Assessment and Treatment with Barry Rosenfeld

Ethics in Forensic Practice with Alan Goldstein

Risk, Needs, and Responsivity Principles with Offenders with Robert Morgan

Expert Testimony and Trial Preparation with Randy Otto

State-of-the-Art Framework for Assessing, Documenting, and Responding to Suicide Risk: Commmitment to Living (CTL), with Anthony Pisani

Violence and Aggression Assessment of Veterans with Eric Elbogen

2015 Hoffman Memorial Lecture: Firearms, Mental Illness, and the Law: Keeping Guns from Risky People while Keeping Faith with the Second Amendment with Jeffrey Swanson

PTSD: Evidence-based Assessment and Treatment with Matthew Yoder

Cognitive and social psychological bases of bias in forensic mental health evaluations

May 2 2017, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program with expert Tess Neal PhD integrates findings from cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and social psychology into the basic science of bias in human judgment as relevant to judgments and decisions by forensic mental health professionals. The program will be interactive, including experiential exercises and discussion activities to demonstrate the topics described. Other expert faculty will explore issues of cognitive bias. We close with a panel discussion with providers from a variety of clinical settings. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $70. Others: $195. Cancellation fee: $25

Assessing Risk for Violence in Clinical Practice

September 11 2017, Charlottesville VA : Topics of this one-day program include overview of risk assessment (history, process, ethical considerations), empirically supported risk factors, structured risk assessment instruments, risk communications and report writing. The HCR:20 instrument is presented including an exercise using a case example. Faculty will also discuss proceeding from risk assessment to risk management. This program meets one of the training requirements for clinicians who conduct VA DBHDS Commissioner evaluations for NGRI acquittees. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Basic Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

October 2-6 2017, Charlottesville VA : This five-day program provides foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation. Content includes clinical, legal, ethical, practical and other aspects of forensic mental health evaluation with adults. The format combines lectures, clinical case material, and practice case examples for evaluation of adults. Day five incorporates a report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $375.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Evaluating Individuals Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

December 8 2017: This one-day program addresses assessment of persons who have been found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) in criminal cases and therefore require forensic evaluation regarding commitment or conditional release. Please note that this program is most relevant for VA DBHDS staff involved in evaluation and supervision of NGRI acquittees. This program meets the training requirements for clinicians who conduct VA DBHDS Commissioner-appointed evaluations of NGRI acquittees. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $75.00 Others: $195.00 Cancellation fee: $25.00

The Biopsychosocial Imprint of Complex Trauma: Implications for Evaluation and Treatment in Forensic and Community Contexts - with Katherine Porterfield PhD

January 11 2018, Charlottesville VA: Katherine Porterfield PhD, is clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, New York University, where she provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults and supervises trainees working with survivors of torture. Dr Porterfield will present foundational information for understanding and treating cases of complex trauma. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Is Addiction a "Brain Disease"? Does it Matter? - Seventeenth P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy and the Schools of Law and Medicine, University of Virginia present The Seventeenth P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry on Monday, March 12 2018, at 4:00 PM, in the Caplin Auditorium, School of Law, University of Virginia. Marc D. Lewis PhD, Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, University of Toronto, will speak on the topic Is Addiction a "Brain Disease"? Does it Matter?. The public is invited.

Conducting Mental Health Evaluations for Capital Sentencing Proceedings

March 19-20 2018: This two-day program prepares experienced forensic mental health professionals to meet the demands of a capital sentencing case, in which the accused faces the possibility of the death penalty. Attorneys and others are welcome. The agenda includes statutory guidelines for conducting these evaluations, the nature of the mitigation inquiry, the increased relevance of intellectual disabilities, the process of consulting with both the defense and the prosecution, and ethics in forensic practice. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $150.00 Others: $375.00 Cancellation fee: $25.00

Integrating Structured Risk Assessment into clinical practice: Moving from violence risk assessment to risk management

May 24 2018, Charlottesville VA: Expert Sarah Desmarais PhD, with North Carolina State University, will present a one-day program describing the rationale for the use of structured risk assessment approaches to violence risk assessment in clinical practice, and conceptualize the roles of various risk factors to inform risk management and treatment planning. Case examples will be discussed. Registration Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

False Confessions, False Guilty Pleas, and Wrongful Convictions: A Multidisciplinary Symposium

June 4-5 2018, Charlottesville VA: This one and one-half day symposium will bring together experts from a range of disciplines to discuss psychological and legal issues regarding the phenomena of false confessions, false guilty pleas, and wrongful convictions. The presenters include clinical and experimental psychologists, retired law enforcement, attorneys, and exonerees. Registration fees: One day June 4 only:$75. Both days June 4-5:$125. Cancellation fee: $25

PAYMENT for one-day - June 4 2018 - CLE program

THIS IS a platform to pay for one day - June 4 2018 - ONLY of the June 4-5 2018 Multidisciplinary symposium: False Confessions, False Guilty Pleas, and Wrongful Convictions

Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

September 24-28 2018: This five-day program provides foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation with adults. Content includes clinical, legal, ethical, practical and other aspects of forensic mental health evaluation with adults. The format combines lectures, clinical case material, and practice case examples for evaluation of adults. Day five incorporates a report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $395.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Pay CME fee for 2018 Forensic Evaluation training

This is a unique site for payment of the CME fee for the 2018 Forensic Evaluation training. This unique site will accept credit card payment in the amount of $450.00 to pay for 25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (tm) or Hours of Participation after attending the September 24-28 2018 Forensic Evaluation training. Please alert Edward Strickler at ILPPP -- els2e@virginia.edu or telephone 434-924-5126 -- BEFORE making any payments. ILPPP must authorize your payment here and afterward send a unique code that you must use to claim the CME award. Thank you.