DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

Principles of Forensic Psychology: National and Local Perspectives

  • April 23, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar

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Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

Principles of Forensic Psychology: National and Local Perspectives

Friday, April 23rd, 2020, 10AM-12:00PM

Two (2) Continuing Education Credits

Presented by Robin Timme, Psy.D., ABPP

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Workshop Overview:

In many jurisdictions across the country, the demand for forensic evaluations outpace the supply of qualified evaluators. This workshop provides a basic overview of forensic evaluation methodology, such that practicing psychologists and other clinicians are introduced to assessment of competency to stand trial in a criminal proceeding along with related processes for court-involved evaluations. Participants will leave with basic knowledge of psycho-legal principles for each type of evaluation, along with resources and recommendations for further study.

Objectives:

1.    Articulate the basic methodology used in general forensic evaluation.

2.    Describe the psycho-legal questions to be addressed in matters of competency to stand trial and related court-involved matters;

3.    List resources for further study of forensic evaluation methodology and application in practice.

Presenter Bio:

Robin Belcher-Timme, Psy.D., ABPP, is board-certified in forensic psychology, and specializes in addressing questions before criminal courts across the country. Dr. Timme performs evaluations of competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of an alleged offense, violence risk appraisal, sentencing evaluations, and other questions incorporating psychology and the law. Additionally, Dr. Timme is a Senior Expert with Falcon Correctional and Community Services, Inc., where he provides consultation to justice systems interested in evolving access to justice and leaning into social reforms. In that capacity, Dr. Timme assists jurisdictions with reimagining the role of public safety as it relates to public health, aiming to improve justice outcomes and equity for the most marginalized citizens. Dr. Timme’s research interests include reducing the reliance on jails for those in behavioral health crises; reducing and eliminating reliance on solitary confinement within jails and prisons; and addressing the impact of toxic stress and trauma on those living and working across the justice system.

Dr. Timme holds master’s degrees in education and criminal justice, in addition to a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, studying forensic evaluation at the Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy (ILPPP) at the University of Virginia. Dr. Timme achieved board-certification in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP). He is a Certified Correctional Health Professional with a Mental Health specialty (CCHP-MH) through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Psychological Association as Chair of the Ethics Committee. 

Target Audience:

The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community 

Please Take Note:

“Principles of Forensic Psychology is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 2 CE credits.  The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE TWO CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by April 21, 2021 will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after April 22, 2021.

     
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