We are pleased to offer a selection of recorded workshops by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP). These were presented as live workshops and recorded for online distribution. Unlike our typical professional training programs, these recordings do not include any interactive components or supplemental materials and are more akin to old-school CE than premium professional training.
This lecture of Child Murder by Parents is presented by Dr. Phillip Resnick. Andrea Yates and Susan Smith have increased public awareness about parents killing their children. Among depressed mothers with children younger than three years of age, 41% report thoughts of killing their children. The motives for killing newborns (neonaticide) will be distinguished from the killing of children older than 24 hours (filicide). Child murder will be divided into 5 categories: altruistic, acutely psychotic, unwanted child, child maltreatment, and spouse revenge. Dr. Resnick will discuss the perpetrators’ and their spouses’ reactions to the homicides in this 4-hour course. Videotaped examples of cases of altruistic filicide and neonaticide will serve as a basis for the discussion. Strategies for prevention will be addressed.
The fee for this training program is $200 and participants should expect to commit approximately 4 hours to completing this program. At the end of the program there will be a quiz that must be passed with a 70% in order to print your certificate of completion.
This course is relevant for psychologists–beginner, intermediate, and advanced.