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!
Interdisciplinary Fitness Interview – Revised Training Manual
National Judicial College’s Mental Competency Best Practices Model Website and Resources
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- Melton, G. B., Petrila, J. Poythress, N. G., & Slobogin, C. (2007). Psychological evaluations for the courts: A handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford.
- Mossman, D., Noffsinger, S. G., Ash, P., Frierson, R. L., Gerbasi, J., Hackett, M., et al. (2007). AAPL practice guideline for the forensic psychiatric evaluation of competence to stand trial. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 35, S3-S72.
- Philipsborn, J. T. (2004). Searching for uniforminty in adjudications of the accused’s competence to assist and consult in capital cases. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10, 417-442.
- Pirelli, G., Gottdiener, W. H., & Zapf, P. A. (2011). A meta-analytic review of competency to stand trial research. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 17, 1-53.
- Roesch, R., & Zapf, P. A. (2013). Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers. New York: Oxford.
- Zapf, P. A., & Roesch, R. (2000). Mental competency evaluations: Guidelines for judges and attorneys. Court Review, 37, 28-35.