This self-paced online training program Assessment of Malingering is presented by Dr. Barry Rosenfeld. It 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 the individual test, this workshop addresses 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 are discussed.
The fee for this training program is $500 and includes all materials and worksheets. Participants should expect to commit approximately 10 CE hours to complete this training program. In addition, case studies and other case-relevant materials are provided for training purposes. Throughout the training program, there are 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.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
– Describe the differences between feigning, malingering, and insufficient effort in the context of psychological assessment
– Describe the types of instruments used to detect feigning
– Describe the strengths and limitations for commonly used instruments used to detect feigning
– Describe the different indices of classification accuracy
– Describe implications for the interpretation of test scores
– Describe the tests and techniques available to assess malingering
– Describe the importance of base rate information
– Describe standard errors on the interpretation of psychological test results
– Describe alternative decision-making strategies for selecting and integrating multiple tests into an assessment battery
– Describe the impact of different types of diversity on the interpretation of test data
– Describe the culture, language, and intelligence on the interpretation of test data
– Describe ethical standards to their assessment practice when administering, interpreting and communicating test results
About Dr. Barry Rosenfeld
Dr. Barry Rosenfeld is a clinical forensic psychologist, whose clinical work primarily involves psychological evaluations of criminal defendants and civil litigants. These evaluations encompass a wide range of psycho-legal issues including criminal law issues (competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, malingering, risk of future violence, criminal behavior, or sexual offending) and civil law issues (psychological repercussions of injury, sexual harassment, or torture, and vocational disability due to psychological conditions). Over the past several years he has conducted thousands of such evaluations, both in his private practice as well as in his previous capacity with Bellevue Hospital’s Forensic Psychiatry Clinic of the New York City Criminal and Supreme Courts. Dr. Rosenfeld is licensed to practice psychology in New York State and has been awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Forensic Psychology and Fellow Status by the American Psychology-Law Society/American Psychological Association.
Dr. Rosenfeld is also active in the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association), the European Association of Psychology and Law, and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services.
This course is excellent for mental health professionals who want to obtain or strengthen skills in forensic evaluation.
Participants will learn about 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).
Participants will learn about the integration of multiple instruments into an assessment battery and decision-making in equivocal cases or when test data appear contradictory.
Participants will learn about the use and interpretation of individual tests through case study examples
“I enjoyed this program very much! Dr. Rosenfeld is very knowledgeable and provides a broad scope of information to consider in one’s evaluations. Thank you.”
“The examples and the accompanying readings are very helpful and the presenter was very knowledgeable about this subject. This is a great course. “
“It was very easy to take this course over the internet and I appreciate the opportunity to learn from top exerts who never make their way to rural Texas ”
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizzes and evaluation for this Home Study Distance Learning Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 20 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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