Training on Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility / Insanity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 TAMPA, Fla.March 14, 2016– CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health and the Forensic Training Academy, announced today they are partnering to host Summer Training Institute 2016 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice June 13 – 17, 2016. Attendees will participate in in-person workshops with internationally renowned experts in the forensic mental health field. One key professional training program is the Evaluation of Criminal Responsibility/ Insanity is a 2-day workshop presented by Dr. Ira Packer. Dr. Packer has been a practicing forensic psychologist for over 35 years, with a particular focus on evaluations of criminal responsibility, competence to stand trial, and violence risk assessment.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of evaluations of criminal responsibility (insanity; mental state at the time of the offense). Best practices will be described and the empirical basis for evaluation in this area will highlighted. This in-person workshop is relevant for professionals who want to develop skills in forensic evaluations, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals who intend to add evaluation of criminal responsibility (insanity) to their forensic practice.

This 2-Day workshop will specifically cover:

* An overview of the legal standards and context for criminal responsibility evaluations will be presented. The empirical research on criminal responsibility and insanity acquittees will be presented and best practices in preparing for these evaluations will be emphasized. Finally, data collection and the importance of third-party and corroborating data will be discussed.

* The evaluation process, including the interview and relevant testing, will be discussed with a focus on case formulation. Case conceptualization, data integration, formulation, report writing, and expert testimony regarding insanity and criminal responsibility will be discussed.

For more information on 2016 Summer Training workshops, visit the information page.

For more information on our instructors, visit Our Instructors page.

About Forensic Training Academy and CONCEPT Professional Training

The Forensic Training Academy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is directed by Dr. Patricia Zapf. In addition to offering in-person world-class professional training, the Forensic Training Academy provides the opportunity for students to build research around our training programs. Each training program offered by the Forensic Training Academy is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit, through Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT).

Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert online professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, corrections, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. Our goal is to provide premium professional training in an accessible online format. We believe in the value of world-class professional training, enhanced by continuing education and lifelong learning, in an online format accessible to all.

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