This self-paced online training program on Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning is presented by Dr. Michele Galietta. In recent years, the practice of formulation has garnered increased attention, particularly for the management and treatment of offender populations. Newer versions of structured professional judgments (SPJ) instruments facilitate the development of contextual formulations and potential scenarios in order to assess and manage risk in offender populations. However, linking risk assessment information with appropriate evidence-based interventions requires additional skills.
This course focuses on teaching participants to utilize risk assessment data in formulations to inform the management and treatment of forensic clients. The course also includes theoretical information about the process of case formulation and its utility. Current practices and the empirical basis for their use are highlighted along with controversies about the relevance of particular types of data in formulations. The course includes both nomothetic and idiographic aspects of formulations. Although there are multiple variations in theoretical approaches to formulations and treatment plans, this course focuses specifically on using SPJ risk data and a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral framework to inform forensic case formulations in order to develop evidence-based treatment plans targeting the most salient treatment targets.
Participants learn the process of behavioral chain analysis to examine past violent behavior as part of relevant data gathering and hypothesis generating. Participants practice on case vignette materials in order to create a forensic case formulation and treatment plan that incorporates specific evidence-based approaches or techniques. Participants also practice the process of ongoing evaluation and modification of formulations and treatment plans as treatment progresses.
The fee for this training program is $250 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 at 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 course is relevant for psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, social workers, nurses, marriage & family therapists, alcohol & drug abuse counselors and other mental health professionals who work with individuals for whom comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatments are relevant. This course is for intermediate level clinicians.
Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:
– Describe the rationale for Forensic Case Formulation – Describe the rationale for Treatment Planning – Describe essential features of forensic case formulations in order to manage and decrease risk in forensic treatment cases – Describe the prevailing research on the reliability and validity of formulations in forensic practice – Describe the best practices for formulation and treatment planning – Describe the relationship between SPJ concerning violence risk – Describe the use of forensic case formulations, including treatment plans – Demonstrate formulation and treatment planning using case vignette material
About Dr. Michele Galietta
Dr. Michele Galietta is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York where she served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the application, adaptation and dissemination of empirically-supported treatments. Her areas of clinical expertise include the assessment and treatment of violence, self-harm, and suicide across the lifespan. For the last decade she has been studying the assessment and treatment of stalking and interpersonal violence. For the last 15 years, she has developed specialized behavioral treatment programs in a variety of settings.
She has created specialized units and/or consulted to numerous civil, forensic and correctional setting, as well as trained and consulted internationally on the adaptation and application of dialectical behavior therapy, risk assessment, and risk management. She has conducted training for New York City Police Officers on communicating with mentally ill individuals, as well as hostage negotiations. Dr. Galietta has appeared on CNN and Court TV, and has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other media outlets.
This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn Forensic Case Formulation and Treatment Planning, specifically the Behavior Chain Analysis.
Theoretical Information Participants will learn theoretical information about the process of case formulation, and its utility. Current practices and the empirical basis for their use will be highlighted along with controversies about the relevance of particular types of data in formulations.
Nomothetic and Idiographic This course will focus specifically on using SPJ risk data and a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral framework to inform forensic case formulations in order to develop evidence-based treatment plans targeting the most salient treatment targets.
Behavior Chain Analysis This course will focus on teaching participants to utilize risk assessment data in formulations to inform the management and treatment of forensic clients. Participants will learn the process of behavioral chain analysis to examine past violent behavior as part of relevant data gathering and hypothesis generating.
Evaluation and Modifications Participants will practice on case vignette materials in order to create a forensic case formulation and treatment plan that incorporates specific evidence-based approaches or techniques. Participants will also practice the process of ongoing evaluation and modification of formulations and treatment plans as treatment progresses.
“This was an excellent training program! Dr. Galietta is a captivating and knowledgeable presenter. I will recommend this course to my colleagues.
“This was an informative and thorough training program. Having the ability to download the materials and work on the go was great”
“Dr. Galietta is an excellent instructor and provides detailed training on forensic case formulation. Her examples are incredibly helpful and useful for anyone in the forensic mental health field.”
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Home Study Program is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Home Study Program. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the webinar quiz 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 10 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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