IAFMHS 2017 Conference | Call for Submissions

IAFMHS 2017 Conference

Call for Submissions

 

IAFMHS is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2017 Conference, taking place June 13-15, 2017 at the beautiful Le Méridien Lav in Split, Croatia. The theme of this year’s conference is Forensic Mental Health Across Borders:  Challenges in a Changing World.

The submission portal is scheduled to open on October 15, 2016 and will have a FIRM deadline of November 30, 2016. For details and instructions about the submission process, please visit our website or click HERE.

For inquiries related to the submission process and conference program, please email us at 2017conference@iafmhs.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to Split, Croatia in 2017!

The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

Last Call for Early Registration for Spring Training. Register now!

Our Spring Training Sessions begin next month. These sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field. These courses are intended for clinicians or mental health professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation, testimony, public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff and more. Register now to secure your spot! Space is limited.

Spring Training Sessions are guided online training programs that run for 10 weeks and are 30 hours long (20 hours online training + 10 hours of consultation). New content is released each week and participants are guided through the course with email notifications explaining what is to be accomplished each week. Participants should expect to devote approximately 3 hours each week to the training program, including a one-hour consultation session with the instructor for small group discussions of cases and clinical implementation issues.

This Spring we are pleased to offer 2 Sessions:

Session 1: Assessment of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20 Version 3

Instructor: Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

Dates: March 21, 2015 – May 23, 2016 (10 weeks)

20 hours of online training + 10 hours of consultation (1 hour/week)

Early Registrations ends TOMORROW March 1st!

 

 

Session 2: Mental Illness, Dangerousness, the Police Power, and Risk Assessment

Instructor: Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis-Cucolo

Dates: March 21, 2016 – May 23, 2016 (10 weeks)

Weekly 1.5 hours live webinar and 1.5 hours of self study case work

Early Registrations ends TOMORROW March 1st!

Register for Training & Consultation on the HCR-20-V3 from Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

Our Spring Training Session on the Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20-V3 presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Stephen Hart will soon be under way! We limit the number of participants in each Spring Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction with Drs. Douglas and Hart and to discuss your current clinical cases in a small-group format. This 30-hour training session includes 20 hours of online training and 10 hours of consultation time with the instructors over the course of 10 weeks, beginning March 21, 2016.

Session 1: Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20-V3 Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

The HCR-20 (Version 2; Webster, Douglas, Eaves, & Hart, 1997), according to a recent survey, is the most commonly used violence risk assessment measure across 44 different countries. It helps professionals in correctional, mental health, and forensic settings make decisions about who poses higher versus lower risk for violence, either within institutions or in the community, and to devise and monitor violence risk management plans. The HCR-20 (Version 2) has been evaluated in more than 100 studies and implemented or evaluated in at least 32 countries.

Recently, Version 3 of the HCR-20 (Douglas, Hart, Webster, & Belfrage, 2013) was completed and released. Version 3 maintains the basic features of Version 2, but has additional features that will help decision makers to determine which risk factors are most relevant at the individual level, how to produce a meaningful case formulation, how to develop helpful risk management plans, and how to make decisions about level of violence risk. Some of its items have been changed as well.

This training program focuses on the revised HCR-20 (now called HCR:V3) in the U.S. and describes why and how the HCR-20 was revised; how Version 3 differs from its predecessors; and initial research validation of Version 3. The trainee is taken through the foundation for structured professional judgment, how to rate the presence and relevance of each of the HCR-20 Version 3 items, how to formulate risk scenarios, how to consider case management issues for the evaluee, and how to conceptualize and provide summary judgments regarding the evaluee’s overall risk. Participants will also complete the HCR:V3 on a practice case. In addition, participants will engage in small-group discussion each week with the instructor about current clinical cases or other clinical implementation issues.

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AP-LS Conference 2016

 American Psychology-Law Society Conference 2016

The American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting will be March 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

The meeting provides an invigorating glimpse of new developments in research, law and policy across a broad array of topics such as: forensic assessment, children and the law, jury decision-making, victims and trauma. Students and young professionals can network with those who have made distinguished contributions; practitioners can keep abreast of the latest clinical and legal advances; and all can enjoy a conference and social program they can tailor to their interests.

For the pre-conference workshop brochure, click here.

For more information, visit the AP-LS Annual Conference page.

Within-Conference CEs

Registration is still open for within-conference CE credit. There is a $35 administrative fee for this service, which entitles you to earn up to 21.25 hours of CE credit. The process is easy, all it requires is for you to register your contact information on the CONCEPT site. Then during the conference (or after the conference is over), complete an evaluation form for each session you attend and print your certificate(s).

For detailed information on within-conference CE’s, please visit the CONCEPT AP-LS page.

If you would like to register for within-conference CE’s, click here.

Join us for Spring Training this March

Our Spring Training Sessions begin soon. These sessions provide the opportunity to be trained by and receive consultation from some of the leading experts in the field. These courses are intended for mental health or criminal justice professionals interested or focused on expert evaluation or testimony, including public defenders, mental health staff, victim support staff and more.

Spring Training Sessions are guided online training programs that run for 10 weeks and are 30 hours long (20 hours online training + 10 hours of consultation). New content is released each week and participants are guided through the course with email notifications explaining what is to be accomplished each week. Participants should expect to devote approximately 3 hours each week to the training program, including a one-hour consultation session with the instructor for small group discussions of cases and clinical implementation issues.

Upon completion of the Spring Training Session, participants will have accrued 30 hours of training on the topic and an in-depth understanding of the relevant evaluation issues. Please click on the title of each program to learn more about the program.

This Spring we are pleased to offer 2 Sessions:

Session 1: Assessment of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20 Version 3

Instructor: Dr. Kevin Douglas & Dr. Stephen Hart

Dates: March 21, 2015 – May 23, 2016 (10 weeks)

20 hours of online training + 10 hours of consultation (1 hour/week)

Early Registrations ends March 1st!

 

Session 2: Mental Illness, Dangerousness, the Police Power, and Risk Assessment

Instructor: Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis-Cucolo

Dates: March 21, 2016 – May 23, 2016 (10 weeks)

Weekly 1.5 hours live webinar and 1.5 hours of self study case work

Early Registrations ends March 1st!

Register Now for AP-LS 2016 Within-Conference CEs

apls-iconRegistration is now open for within-conference CE Credits at the AP-LS annual meeting in Atlanta

CONCEPT is pleased to offer Continuing Education credits for some of the sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). We do this as a service to our profession as many of our colleagues appreciate the ability to receive CE credit for attending this conference.

The 2016 Conference will be held in Atlanta from March 10 – 12, 2016.

There is a $35 administrative fee for this service, which entitles you to earn up to 21.25 hours of CE credit. The process is easy, all it requires is for you to register your contact information on the CONCEPT site. Then during the conference (or after the conference is over), complete the evaluation forms for the sessions you attend and print your CE certificate(s).

For detailed information on within-conference CE’s, please visit the CONCEPT AP-LS page.

If you would like to register for within-conference CE’s, click here.

 

 

 

Early Registration Ends January 31st for 2016 American Psychology-Law Society Conference

2016 American Psychology-Law Society Conference

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree ST. NW

Atlanta, GA

March 10-12, 2016

 

The preliminary 2016 AP-LS conference schedule is now available here:  http://ap-ls.wildapricot.org/AP-LS-Conference-2016

As a reminder, Early Bird Registration ends January, 31, 2016, register now to save on registration fees.  Please register online via the American Psychology-Law Society website.

Hotel registration for the 2016 conference is now open. Please book online via the American Psychology-Law Society website.

Student committee sponsored fun run registration is now open, please submit the form to Kathy Gaskey via email (apls@ec.rr.com), fax: (910) 933-4018 or mail (American Psychology-Law Society, PO Box 11488, Southport, NC 28461) by Feb. 13, 2016.

The AP-LS Continuing Education Committee has put together a program of diverse and innovative full and half day workshops to take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, eligible for up to 7 hours of CE credit.

This is a friendly reminder that the Early Bird Rate for the AP-LS Pre-Conference Workshops is only available until January 16. Space is limited in each workshop, so register now to secure your spot and save on workshop registration fees.

 NOTE: If you would like to register for a workshop only and NOT the annual AP-LS conference, please email Kathy Gaskey at apls@ec.rr.com.

All conference information, registration forms can be found on the American Psychology-Law Society Website.

 http://www.apadivisions.org/division-41/news-events/annual-conference.aspx

Last Call: Proposals for IAFMHS Due Monday November 16th

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

(IAFMHS)

Keeping Abreast of Changing Times: Education, Training, & Practice to Enhance Forensic Mental Health

New York City

June 21st – 23rd, 2016

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops June 20th & 24th

Proposal Submission Deadline: MONDAY November 16th, 2015

Submit at: www.iafmhs.org

 


Featured Keynote Speakers

 

 

Itiel Dror, PhD

Cognitive Errors in Forensic Evaluation

June 21st, 2016

Aisha Gill, PhD

Honor-Based Violence and Forced Marriage

June 22nd, 2016

Thomas Grisso, PhD

Juvenile Sentencing and Reform

June 23rd, 2016

Psychological Assessments for Aboriginal Offenders may be Culturally Biased

The Correctional Service of Canada faces an order to stop using key psychological risk assessments on aboriginal offenders because they may be culturally biased. In a 37-page decision, Federal Court of Canada Judge Michael Phelan said he will hold off for 30 days to give the government time to make submissions on how to establish the reliability of the important tools. For more information on this read the article posted by the Vancouver Sun.

On November 10th, Drs. Steve Hart, Karl Hanson, and Mark Olver will be presenting in a webinar on “Ewert v Canada: Implications for Forensic Practice.” This will be of interest to anyone with interest in risk assessment or cross-cultural risk assessment. A recent Federal Court of Canada case essentially prohibited the use of certain actuarial instruments with Aboriginal offenders within CSC. The two experts involved in this case were Steve Hart and Marnie Rice.

CONCEPT will be offering FREE Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists who attend the webinar. To register for the FREE CE credit, please click here.

(Note: You still need to send an email to Dr. Andrew Haag at ahe.schedule@gmail.com to request the link to join the webinar.)

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