CONCEPT Professional Training Announces New 10 hr Professional Online Training Program

Cognitive Bias training for CSI, forensic examiners, QA and managers across forensic science domains.
TAMPA, Fla.Oct. 6, 2016 – CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health, announced today that it has launched a new professional online training program called Minimizing bias in Forensic Decision Making. This training program was developed by Dr. Itiel Dror. Dr. Itiel Dror is a cognitive neuroscientist who received his Ph.D. at Harvard (1994) in the area of cognitive factors in human expert performance. Since his Ph.D. over twenty years ago, Dr. Dror has been researching this area, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles specifically looking at cognitive factors that mediate human expert performance. Dr. Dror has been working in the forensic domain for over a decade. In fact, he is the person who introduced the human and cognitive factors to the forensic community and has made this issue central in forensic science

The Minimizing Bias in Forensic Decision Making training program is is aimed at CSI, forensic examiners, QA and managers across forensic science domains. “This program is directly relevant to the document recently adopted by the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS). The practical implementation of this document (“Ensuring That Forensic Analysis Is Based Upon Task-Relevant Information”) is presented and discussed, as are the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences report on forensic science.,” explains Dr. Dror.

This professional online training program will specifically cover:

•      Describe background information regarding the human mind and cognitive system
•      Describe how information and knowledge is acquired, processed, represented, encoded, stored, utilized, retrieved, compared, and evaluated
•      Describe how decisions are made
•      Demonstrate the connection between information and a variety of forensic decision making processes that forensic examiners typically use
•      Describe how cognitive factors can be utilized to make forensic experts’ work more efficient
•      Describe the pitfalls and errors that can occur in forensic decision making

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Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert online professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, corrections, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. Our goal is to provide premium professional training in an accessible online format. We believe in the value of world-class professional training, enhanced by continuing education and lifelong learning, in an online format accessible to all.

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