Preparing and Cross-Examining Forensic Psychologists Testifying on Competency

This morning, I am pleased to be addressing a group of esteemed criminal lawyers, judges, and mental health professionals from across the country at the National Criminal Defense Forum on Forensic Mental Health and the Law in Denver, CO. This 2-day program is being presented by Reilly Pozner, a litigation and trial practice based in Denver, in conjunction with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Foundation for Criminal Justice. To make my presentation a little more convenient for those in attendance (and a lot more accessible to those who are not), I have included links to my slides below, as well as links to the materials that I reference throughout my talk.

Thank you for the opportunity to be with you for this excellent program!

NACDLClick above to Download a PDF of the Presentation Slides


Miscellaneous Resources

Attorney CST Questionnaire

Competence-Related Domains and Relevant Areas of Inquiry

Sources of Collateral Information

Interdisciplinary Fitness Interview – Revised Training Manual

Download Manual as a PDF

National Judicial College’s Mental Competency Best Practices Model Website and Resources

Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology 2013 PDF

APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct


Reference Materials

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Download as a PDF

Download a PDF of Chapter 2 Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial in Adults

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