This seminar will provide a basic framework of psychological forensics and their use in the litigation process. Whether it be a workers' compensation issue, or a claim of sexual harassment or posttraumatic stress from any type of accident or occurrence, a claim made for a specific psychological condition falling within the discipline of psychology requires a forensic expert's testimony. Therefore, this seminar would benefit lawyers, employers, insurance carriers, law enforcement, state and federal corrections facilities, and medical providers.
- Learn effective ways to provide expert psychological and neuropsychological testimony.
- Learn effective ways to know whether neuropsychological and psychological problems affect your cases.
- Learn effective techniques for cross-examining a psychological and neuropsychological expert.
- Learn about how malingering can affect your cases.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
A. Use Of Experts In General
B. Use Of Psychologists And Neuropsychologists As Experts In Particular
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Legal Application Of Forensic Assessment Instruments
A. Projective Tests vs. Objective Tests
B. Forensic Assessment Instruments Criminal Cases
C. Forensic Assessment Instruments Personal Injury Cases
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Cross-Examination Of Two Cases
A. Personal Injury Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Depression
B. Custody Evaluation
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Questions And Answers
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
V. Neuropsychological Assessment In Criminal And Personal Injury Cases
A. The Neuropsychological Evaluation
B. Role Of Neuropsychology In Personal Injury Cases
1. Pain And Suffering
2. Admissibility Of Neuropsychological Testimony
C. Role Of Neuropsychology In Criminal Proceedings
3. The Accused Testimony
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. What Is A Mental Status Examination, What Is The Relevance Of The DSM-IV And
What Goes Into A Good Report?
A. Use Of The DSM-IV
B. Components Of A Comprehensive Assessment
C. Complete Yet Concise Reports
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
VII. Malingering: How To Evaluate For It And How It Applies To Your Caseload
A. Malingering Defined
B. Malingering Assessment Neuropsychological Cases
C. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder And Depression
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VIII. Cross-Examination Based On Traumatic Brain Injury For A Personal Injury Claim
A. Psychological Testing And Cross-Examination
B. Cross-Examination Of The Expert Witness
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers