Advanced Seminar: Ethics in Forensic Practice
May 3 2013
This workshop - Ethics in Forensic Practice, with nationally recognized presenter Alan Goldstein PhD, ABPP - will explore common ethical conflicts involved with forensic practice. Topics include: competence to practice; confidentiality; roles of the expert; issues in assessment; responding to subpoenas; release of raw test data; report writing; and ultimate opinion testimony. An emphasis throughout the program will be toward reducing the likelihood of potentially damaging cross-examination, ethics complaints and malpractice actions. Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards: $50. Others: $135. Group discounts to other agencies may be available: please contact email@example.com.
Dr Goldstein invites registrants to send examples of ethics issues, descriptions of ethical dilemmas, or questions regarding ethical forensic practice that they may have encountered, or that they would like to discuss. The issue, description, or question must be succinct (e.g. a paragraph), and ideally would have the submitter’s name and telephone contact number (for Dr Goldstein to seek clarifications if needed), but you may submit anonymously. To be considered, submissions must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday April 25. ILPPP will compile responses to provide in a summary to Dr Goldstein, who will use examples as he determines most useful for the flow of the program. Not all submissions can be addressed during the workshop. IF you missed this deadline, please consider bringing a prepared question regarding an ethics issue or dilemma that might be introduced in a Q&A period.
Alan Goldstein, PhD, ABPP, a board certified forensic psychologist, is Professor Emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY. He is Past President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and served on the ABPP Board of Trustees. He was Chair of the ABPP Ethics Committee and the APA Continuing Education. An author or co-author of four books and co-editor of Oxford University Press’ 20-book series, Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment, he has been honored for his contributions to the field by APA, ABPP, AAFP, and a number of state psychological associations.
Location, Time and Proposed Program Agenda
You may expect this program to begin from 8:30AM registration and refreshments and to conclude by 5:00PM, with lunch hour on your own.
The program venue is on the Historic-Central Grounds of the University. The program room will be the South Meeting Room on the third floor of Newcomb Hall, on the south end of the main hallway. There may construction around Newcomb Hall: please be observant of construction-related signs. Also, the University is in its Spring examination period; if 'quiet' sign are posted outside study rooms, please be observant. Thank you.
You may bring a box lunch to enjoy, or have lunch nearby on the commercial interface with the Historic-Central Grounds - 'The Corner' - a short walk ( 3-5 minutes ) from Newcomb Hall. There will also be opportunities for lunch in Newcomb Hall (which is the University's primary student activities building; there is a food court on the Ground floor, as well as a dining room with a fixed price lunch).
Mapping for Historic-Central Gounds are UVA website page found at http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/ACentralGrounds.html :
Newcomb Hall #30, closest parking #9 - Central Grounds Parking Garage.
Information about Central Grounds Garage is found at: http://www.virginia.edu/parking/facilities/central.html
Simple directions to the Central Grounds Garage: Utilize exit 118B off Interstate 64 and travel toward Charlottesville on the 29/250 Bypass. Take the second exit onto Route 250 Business East. Turn right at the top of the exit. Turn right onto Emmet Street (Route 29) at fourth traffic signal, travel 2 blocks, and then turn left into the Central Grounds Garage.
A full page of driving directions at UVA website page found at http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/drivingDirections.html
Participants are welcome to use other parking that may be suitable for their needs. But, please note that the Central Grounds Garage is closest. Alternatives - for good walkers - may include parking at Barracks Road Shopping Center on Emmet Street and walking to the venue; or, parking in downtown Charlottesville area, and walking to the venue, or using the City's free trolley that rolls between downtown and the University Grounds, as well as other neighborhoods ( link to the trolley system found at http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2548 ; you may ask the driver or other riders to alert you to stops 'near Newcomb Hall' (or watch for the stop at the University Chapel, and then inquire of students on the street to find 'Newcomb Hall').
For participants who may need accessibility info, please visit an accessibility map for the Central Grounds area, found at http://gis.virginia.edu/Documents/ADA_Regions_CentralGrounds.pdf And more complete info on accessibility at the University may be found at http://www.virginia.edu/accessibility/
Applying for Registration
When you submit your online application for registration, you will receive an email confirming ILPPP has received your application. After ILPPP accepts you into the program, you will receive another email which confirms your registration, and includes your invoice information and online payment instructions. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Edward Strickler at (434) 924-5126 or ELS2E@virginia.edu.
Please apply for registration well in advance of the program date; but acceptance into the program is not 'first come-first enrolled' since enrollment may depend on available space at the venue and public mental health system needs in Virginia.
Continuing Education Certification
Continuing Education (CE) credit hours of interest to a variety of professionals will be available.
Up to 5 credit hours of CE are expected for this program. For this program: Hours of CE education regarding the ethics of professional practice ( that may be required for professional licensure) are available.
Different CE accreditations assign credit, and allow or disallow partial attendance, according to their different standards. Different professional licensing boards accept different CE credit hours. Participants are responsible for understanding the CE regulations, rules, and requirements within their workplace, within their professional licensure or certification, or for other purposes.
IMPORTANT: Please submit the completed CE request form and payment within one-two weeks of the program for which you seek CE. Some accreditation standards enforce strict timelines for submitting CE paperwork.
For this program, up to 5 CE credit hours approved through the American Psychological Association Continuing Education Sponsor Approval System are expected. The fee is $6 per hour/credit. These credit hours may also be of interest to non-psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. ILPPP-UVA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Accreditation standards of the CE Sponsor Approval System require 100% participation in the program for which you request certification; partial participation may not be awarded.
For physicians, up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM) (sometimes called CME credits) are available at $12 per credit. Up to 5 hours of participation are also available at $12 per participation hour. These activities are jointly sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Please see additional accreditation statements below.
For attorneys, the program has been approved for 5.0 credit hours including (5.0) credit hours for Ethics by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, of the Virginia State Bar.
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Partial In-Service Credit (PIC)-Career Development/Elective hours for sworn criminal justice officers under the purview of VA DCJS are not planned routinely for all ILPPP programs. If you would like the opportunity to acquire VA DCJS PIC for this program please contact email@example.com at least two months before the program.
Any professional interested in a specialty accreditation for CE (e.g. NASW accreditation for social workers, NBCC accreditation for counselors, accreditation for nurses, etc) must advise that interest no less than two months before the program in order for application for speciality accreditation to be considered. Please make interest known to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.
Any Continuing Education must be requested and paid for at the conclusion of the ILPPP program or within one week and not later than two weeks, of the program. ILPPP accepts CE payment by check only ( payable to 'ILPPP-UVA'). Credit Card or EDI transfer payments are not accepted for CE payment. We prefer not to receive cash payment.
For questions regarding CE, please contact Edward Strickler at (434) 924-5126 or email@example.com . Thank you.
Addtional Accreditation Statements This activity has been planned in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designated this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 5 hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity.