This self-paced online training program reviews the tests and techniques currently available for assessing malingering of cognitive impairment and psychiatric disturbance. Among the tests reviewed in this workshop are the measures such as the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Validity Indicator Profile (VIP), MMPI-2, Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS) and the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST). In addition to discussing the use and interpretation of individual test this workshop will address the integration of multiple instruments into an assessment battery and decision-making in equivocal cases or when test data appear contradictory. Finally, the use and misuse of malingering tests with linguistic and culturally diverse evaluatees will be discussed.
The fee for this training program is $500 and includes all materials and worksheets. In addition, case studies and other case-relevant materials are provided for training purposes. Throughout the training program there will be quizzes that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This training program is relevant for professionals who want to obtain or strengthen skills in forensic evaluation, including those involved in civil and criminal forensic mental health assessment, forensic inpatient and community settings, and those who work at the intersection of clinical psychology and law. This training program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.